The Dark Side of the Green

The Tour

Certain shadows cast themselves more darkly than others over the East End: but what do you know about the dark stories that lurk within the history of Bethnal Green?

Boundary Street 1890 - The Dark Side of the Green

Boundary Street 1890

You may know what Ronnie Kray did at the Blind Beggar in 1966, but what did Arthur Harding do at the Bluecoat Boy in 1911? And what connects the Fascists with the Blade Bone?

The London Burkers 1832 - The Dark Side of the Green

The London Burkers

Why should you think twice before accepting a drink from John Bishop and Thomas Williams?

Or letting the Reverend Benjamin Russen teach your daughter?

This tour encompasses crimes and wrongdoing in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It takes in murder, rape and unrest, as well as the struggle to impose law and order.

Bethnal Green’s past is littered with dark deeds and dodgy dudes, but these are important moments in the history of law and order in this country.

As the lid is lifted, come and peek at the darkness that lurks beneath.

The Dark Side of the Green is the inspiration for my book The Dark Side of East London – for details click HERE.

Details – The Dark Side of the Green

Please go to the SCHEDULE to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.

MEET: Outside the churchyard at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street.
Duration: Two hours (approximately).

If you have any questions about this walk, contact me

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons


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