Bethnal Green tube station (West exit), London
Guided by Jane
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|19 July 2020||Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm||Summer|
Short read: London’s answer to Al Capone.
Long read: When people are afraid of you, you can do anything. This was the maxim of the Ronnie and Reggie Kray. Having twins made Violet Kray feel special, and she rewarded her boys by instilling in them a sense of infallibility. Violet Kray had given birth to a legend; a legend we re-live on every street corner on the Krays’ East End Walk.
True legends are never laid to rest. The Kray story is constantly being reworked as ‘new’ revelations, recollections and confessions filter up from the underworld making the time ripe to walk a while in Krays’ shoes before the streets that shaped their destiny are lost forever to gentrification, and before the quaint Whitechapel Underground Station, where our walk ends, is modernised to accommodate Crossrail.
The Kray’s East End takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, July 19. The meeting point is just outside the West exit of Bethnal Green Tube. The walk is guided by Jane.
The Kray’s East End is one of our occasionals, one of our From the Repertory walks. I.E., it only comes up a couple of times a year as a just-turn-up, public, Tour du Jour walk. If you can’t catch one of the dates we run it as a public walk – well, it can always be booked as a private walk. You can have it as a private walk on a day (or evening) and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Just give us a ring – on 020 7624 3978. Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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