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Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood

By Brit Movie Tours
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Price is $37per adult

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Masks required
Social distancing
Guides regularly wash hands

Overview

  • Learn about the godfathers of British crime on a 2-hour walking tour of London’s East End, led by ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ actor Vas Blackwood! Vas is instantly recognizable as on-screen gangster Rory Breaker, having a wealth of knowledge about the villains (both on-screen and real) involved in London’s murky underworld. Hear tales of the notorious Kray twins while visiting sites around Whitechapel and the East End that are linked to them, and see iconic film locations from ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.’

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Gangster Tour of London’s East End Led by Actor Vas Blackwood 14:00

Non-Refundable
2h

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Price is $36.83 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $36.83
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Price is $36.83

What's included, what's not

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - East End
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Departure time: 2:00 PM

What you can expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: East End, London England

Meet your guide – Vas Blackwood (famous for playing Rory Breaker in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as well as Only Fools and Horses in which he played the robber Lennox 'Shadow' Gilbey) - in Whitechapel, the gritty heart of London’s East End. Then set off on your 2-hour walking tour of the area, visiting film and TV program locations as well as real-life places associated with London’s criminal underworld.

Famously the stomping ground of the Kray twins (Ronnie and Reggie) who terrorized the East End during the 1950s and 60s, the area is rich with sites linked to them. Pay a visit to Repton Boys’ Club, where the twins learned to box, and see the Blind Beggar pub, where Ronnie killed an arch rival – one of the ruthless acts that propelled him from mere gangster into an East End celebrity icon (albeit a feared one).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Blind Beggar Public House Whitechapel, 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU England

Having rubbed shoulders with many of London’s ex-gangsters to prepare for his role in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Vas Blackwood has countless tales to tell, and you’ll hear the best as you walk from site to site. Learn about ‘The Guv’nor,’ Lenny McLean, a gangster-turned-good guy who started his criminal resume as a bareknuckle fighter before going on to act in popular UK TV programs, like Eastenders and The Bill.

You'll also hear tales of Barbara Windsor – a much-loved London actress who married one of the Krays' feared associates Ronnie Knight – as well as discovering the dastardly doings of Brown Bread Fred, a chap nicknamed after the cockney rhyming slang in which ‘brown bread’ means 'dead' in reference to the murders he committed. See the pub used as Samoan Jo’s in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, as well as Hatchet Harry’s office, where ‘Porn King’ Harry Lonsdale worked in the film.


Duration: 15 minutes


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Masks required
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Activity Location

  • Greater London
  • London England

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU, UK Greater London
    • London England

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