Take a free walk through Legal London, along Fleet Street, past St Paul’s Cathedral and the wall of the old Newgate Prison, finishing at the famous Old Bailey. Learn about the history of crime and punishment in London and the connection to the social conditions and political/religious conflicts of the time. Find out the answers to the following questions:
When was it illegal to practice Law in the City of London and why?
Where did the practice of lawyers wearing wigs come from?
Where were the heads of executed criminals usually displayed?
Which famous thief and highwayman stole from both King Charles the First and Oliver Cromwell?
Did the Demon Barber of Fleet Street really exist?
Who was the AngelMaker and how many people did she murder?
Pay What You Can
15 minutes prior to the starting time
Check out all the stops of our free walking tour about criminals in London. In this section you will find the detailed itinerary:
awesome tour with so many amazing stories and facts ! just loved it ! thank u vincent
First of all— These free tours are Amazing!! Thank God for companies like this. Im a solo female traveler on a strict budget and its so important to be around people in safe and affordable environments. So yes it’s free but if you can do not be greedy with your tips. I thank everyone who is a heavy tipper so that people like me can have this opportunity! When I am able to, I will return the favor for future travelers!
Our tour with Mark was so interesting and he was so great at storytelling. At the end of the tour some of the group dropped into a pub that he recommended and he even surprised us with extra tour of the pubs dark history that only he and the bartenders would have known of (not saying anything more of this secret space). Moral of the story is “Always take your last pint”- a story you will hear on this tour!
Crime and Justice in London Tour runs almost every week at 7pm, please check the calendar to find available dates
Our Free Crime and Justice in London Tour starts outside Temple Tube Station – WC2R 2PH
Our Free Crime and Justice in London Tour ends at The Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey)
The Free Crime and Justice in London Tour lasts for around 2 hours
Look for the guide with our unique blue, red and white umbrella with our logo!
If you can’t find your guide at the meeting point, click here and you will find the guide’s mobile number, just click on the date on the calendar.
Please be aware that the guide won’t check the phone once the tour has started
We go out RAIN or SHINE, so if it’s drizzling please remember to bring a rain jacket or an umbrella.
Only in case of unbearably inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled and you will be contacted as soon as we can
Yes you can, but we highly recommend to make a booking which is absolutely free and it takes less than one minute.
This is because in case of a very large group, for health and safety reasons we would need to accept participants with booking only and unfortunately if you have no booking we will have to send you home.
Please note that we can’t take groups of 8 people or more on our free tours, if this is the case please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour [email protected]
Wonders of London works on a pay what you feel basis, we understand that many of you have travelled various distances to get here, some of you might be locals, some of you might be on holiday here and we know that it can be difficult to enjoy all of London’s best attractions without spending a fair penny. We want our tours to be accessible to anyone and everyone so we don’t charge a ticket price but just bear in mind that are guides are working guides so we ask that at the end of the tour just have a think about what the tour was worth to you and pay however much or small you feel.