1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. The East End

Gangster London Walking Tour with Actor Vas Blackwood

Product ID: 22004
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.”
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Meet the actor who played Rory Breaker in Guy Ritchie's "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
  • Learn about the methods used by some of the most feared gangsters in 1950s and 1960s London, such as The Krays and Mad Frankie Fraser
  • Visit the location where Vinnie Jones’s had his first day of filming for "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
  • See film locations from "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." "The Krays," "Face," "The Crying Game" and "Gangster No. 1"
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!
  • Celebrity guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Truly amazing tour so worth the small fee for a gent guide full of life and great stories ,with top knowledge on the subject.One of best things we have done in ages 100% recommended and Kathryn doing that bit of filming at end of tour made her day.Many thanks Vas will tell all my friends it's a must do my friend.

February 9, 2020

Vas was excellent and full of information. He's story telling was imaginative and clear. The only request we would all make is the use of the 'C' word. I know it's a Gangster Walk and language can be spicy but generally the majority of people, especially ladies, find this word extremely distasteful and offensive. Also, it's using the 'C' word in the wrong context as a females vagina is surely not disgusting??? How would men survive without it!!!

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November 16, 2019

Vas was very charismatic warm hearted and gave an up and personal experience of gangland London.

February 10, 2020

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Brit Movie Tours

Product ID: 22004