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Gangster London — Walking tour with actor Vas Blackwood

Gangster London Walking Tour with Actor Vas Blackwood
Where? The Blind Beggar Pub, 337 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel When? Every Sat Running time? 2 hours Price? From £27 Parking: Nearby car parks Buses: 25, 205, 254 Bus fares Trains: The closest station is Whitechapel District Overground Elizabeth Ham&City Train fares

This two-hour tour starts inside the Blind Beggar pub, where Ronnie Kray famously shot and murdered George Cornell, and takes you to some of London's most notorious crime scenes.

Your guide for the evening will be the actor Vas Blackwood, best-known for his role as Rory Breaker in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, who's career has led to him rubbing shoulders with the likes of Freddie Foreman, Dave Courtney, Barbara Windsor and gangster-turned-actor Lenny McLean.

He'll take you to some of the sites associated with his movie, including where Vinnie Jones had his first day of filming, and explore the old stomping grounds of Jack the Ripper and The Krays.

You'll see places like the Repton Boys Club which played a pivotal role in launching a few criminal careers, and turned them from gangsters into genuine celebrity icons.

He'll also describe some of the methods that London's most feared gangsters use on their competitors, and provide some insight into what it's really like to be a gangster.

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