Guided tour

Gangster London Walking Tour with Actor Vas Blackwood

4.8 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours

Gangster London Walking Tour with Actor Vas Blackwood

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours

From US$ 29.88 per person

Explore the real stories behind London’s underworld legends in the mean streets of the East End. The 2 hour tour is guided by actor Vas Blackwood, known for his role as Rory Breaker in the gangster classic “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.”

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Meet the actor who played Rory Breaker in "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
  • Learn about the methods used by some of the most feared London gangsters
  • Visit the location where Vinnie Jones’s had his first day of filming
  • See film locations from "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "The Krays"
Full description
The East End of London has long been associated with violence, from its association with Jack the Ripper to The Krays. This 2 hour walking tour explores real life and film locations associated with London’s criminal underworld. On-screen hard man, actor Vas Blackwood, best known for his role as Rory Breaker in gangster film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” guides the tour around the infamous Kray twin’s stamping ground. The tour goes to the Blind Beggar pub, Repton Boys Club and other locations which played a pivotal role in the lives of the Krays and other gangsters, and which turned them from mere gangsters into celebrity icons. Through his role as an onscreen gangster, Vas has rubbed shoulders with some of London’s ex-gangsters and their associates, including Freddie Foreman, Dave Courtney, Barbara Windsor and gangster-turned-actor Lenny McLean. On this tour Vas retells first hand accounts of crimes from some of London’s most notorious criminals, and provides insight into what it’s really like to be a gangster. It is a thrilling ride!
Includes
  • Celebrity guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
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You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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Meeting point

Meet inside the main bar area of The Blind Beggar pub, 337 Whitechapel Rd, 2 minutes walk from Whitechapel Tube Station. Vas will be signing images at the ‘Blind Beggar’ from 12:30 to 1:30 before the tour departs. (Costs: Pics £20. Wall-mount Pics £40)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

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Vas is a great story teller and is so obviously a well known and liked member of the local community … everyone seemed to know him. We had a very interesting and really humorous few hours in his company and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Complete with Cockney rhyming slang, it was a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Absolutely loved it.

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September 4, 2022

Interesting tour. Largely focused on the Kray Twins. Not much walking involved. A lot of London slang used so you need to have a very good level of English to get the most out of it. Heads up: do not film Vas or take any photos of him without asking for permission. Vas is a real character and is very knowledgeable!

April 24, 2022

Was very hyped up for this tour and I so wasn't disappointed. Vaz is one of the funniest and kindest people I have ever met. His knowledge totally captivated me and he spent time getting to know everyone and made us feel part of it all. This tour is a must as its very interesting and entertaining. Vaz totally goes above and beyond.

March 7, 2022

Product ID: 22004