As some of you may remember, a few weeks ago I created my first 360 degree video tour which all takes place in beautiful and literary Bloomsbury in London based upon our great Bloomsbury walking tour of the district. So far it has proven to be very popular and even got me some new 5-star reviews which is of course is pretty tricky in the midst of a year-long dearth of tourists.
And so I decided to create a new tour based on our Crimes and Punishment Walking Tour. This tour takes us to a decidedly less glamorous and much less visited part of London, the East End and Southwark. We start off at the location of one of the great gangland killings involving the legendary Kray twins as well as visiting spots related to Jack The Ripper as we meander through Whitechapel and increasingly hip Spitalfields.
We’ll visit plague pits, places of execution for famous figures such as William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace and then cross over the river by St Pauls and visit an area that was once the most salubrious in London and see The Globe, the infamous Clink Prison, London Bridge and Borough Market as well as stepping back in time to Victorian Squalor to visit Crossbones and the remains of the debtors prison that were so instrumental in motivating Charles Dickens. There is much else to see as well.
Because the tour is 360 degrees (or just about) you can use your mouse or fingers to scroll the screen around and look in almost every direction as we walk around the streets and there is nowhere quite like Whitechapel.
I’ve imaginatively titled it the Great Crimes and Punishment 360 degree Virtual Video Tour and it is 90 minutes long. So if you would like to visit a part of London that even Londoners don’t get to see then click on the link and enjoy my walk through some of the most notorious neighbourhoods in history from the comfort of your own home.
If you’d like to share the link and help out your favourite #ExcludedUK historian and tour guide who is now on bis 9th month with no income or government support then be my guest 🙂
My next tour will be in a totally different part of London, Westminster with all its pomp and circumstance.