Guns & Razors Tour
Gangsters in London
This tour has something for everyone. It’s fun, it’s furious, it’s funny, and family friendly
We start by leaving your London hotel in one of our all electric Taxi’s with a full panoramic roof. Your driver is not only a Professionally Registered Licenced driver, they are also a Registered Tour Guide.
Touring London, we start to travel back in time to the 1920’s. Seeing great London Landmarks, plus original Art Deco Buildings as you travel; your guide will unfold, the history of this fantastic city to you. It’s pomp, ceremony, history, culture, and the infamous gangs that have tried to rule London in the past 100 years.
You will find out about such notorious gangsters as Billy Kimber (“king of the racecourse gangs”) and his gang, Darby Santini, plus brothers, Alfie & Harry Solomon’s. We will visit the locations of where they were born, together with visiting areas and locations where the gangs worked, areas that they terrorized, together with restaurants and nightclubs they owned or frequented.
Murder, wine, women, gambling, racketeering, protection, we cover everything in this tour, even down to the London canal areas, where barges from Birmingham, full of stolen property, would moor.
Gentlemen; want to wear the attire of a 1920’s gangster, well we know just the place to take you to. Visiting our secret men’s outfitters, you can wander the store, admire the 3 piece suits, Fob watches and chains. the hats like the Feroda, Hombug, Boaters, Derby and of course the classic Flat Cap. In 1571 a law was passed that every male over the age of six must wear a hat on Sundays and public holidays. If you didn’t you were fined three farthings. So the flat cap was introduced. Over the centuries the landed gentry started to wear them. In the 1930s, Edward VIII had one made with his own Prince of Wales pattern design (which is still used by the present Prince of Wales) However, the flat cap remained a working-class symbol. London gangland boss Charles Sabini was known to wear, from time to time, a flat cap, along with a waistcoat and collarless shirt.
Ladies, we have not forgotten you. A fashionable hat in the art deco style, no problem, your guide will take you to the best place in town. We will also find out why this tour refers to Eric Clapton ?
It is during this tour, with the help of your registered guide that you can immerse yourself into the factual and fictional world of gangland crime in London. Combining Film locations together with real life locations you will hear stories of gangland Britain from the turn of the 1900’s to the Kray twins and everyone in between.
up to 6 people