London Month of the Dead - Present, Present and Future, October 2019, A series on death curated by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation supporting Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries

A Haunting Walk Along the Thames with Pete Smith
Saturday 7th October 2023 at 11 am  & 2 pm

Embark on a journey along the River Thames, where history unfolds with tales of the docks turned deadly inferno, World War Two bombings, and the infamous Execution Dock for pirates. Explore the haunting remnants of Dissolute Sailortown and hear about a bloody multiple murder. Experience the fierce Battle of Cable Street, visit a ruinous mortuary, and learn the legend of a London vampire. Brace yourself for a crossroads burial and the tragic tale of a young boy taken by a tiger.

On this guided tour, Pete Smith will lead you through the dark tales and mysteries that have woven their way into London's most iconic waterway. Discover all of this in just two hours - visually glorious, chills aplenty plus spectacular River views.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation to Nunhead Cemetery. Please click here to purchase.

Pete Smith is a Devon-born academic who has lived in London since the age of ten. Since retiring as Head of English and Dean of Arts at Brunel University (a job he describes as very like managing the salad bar at Smithfield Meat Market), he has reinvented himself as a City of London and City of Westminster guide and freelance lecturer.