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The Real London of Peaky Blinders
In series two of Peaky Blinders, the BBC series based around the Birmingham gangs that ruled the racecourses after World War One, Tommy Shelby and his boys head to London. This brings them up against the Italian gangster Sabini, and Jewish gangster Alfie Solomons. But is Peaky Blinders based on real life? This ninety minute walk led by Islington guide Rob Smith looks at the true story of the Sabini gang, and visits some of their haunts in what was London's Little Italy. Rob will tell some stories from the mean streets of gangland and introduce some more of London's gangs from the 1880's to the Titanic Mob of pre First World War London, to gangsters like Mad Frankie Fraser who grew up in the world of the Sabini's.

Entrance to Farringdon Station

Farringdon · London


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This group is for short guided walks led by London guide Rob Smith. While you can read about London history in books and online, nothing beats visiting historic locations and hearing stories at the places they actually happened. Victorian London was a place of amazing change, with people overcoming great challenges - the walks tell these stories. They last 1-2 hours and usually take place on evenings and weekends. They're a really social experience, there's lots of opportunity to talk and debate ideas with Rob and the other walkers.

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