The Sweeney Todd Audiowalk, London

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Sweeney Todd: the murderous barber whose victims were made into human pies. Fact or fiction? Travel Darkly tries out Soundmap's audiowalk around London's Fleet Street to find out more...

The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London

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This unique space, in a church attic, houses one of the oldest operating theatres in Europe, and offers weekly demonstrations of surgery in the 19th century before anaesthetics and antiseptics. Travel Darkly visited to see what a leg operation involved circa 1822...

Private J Parr, Aged 17, Buried Mons, Belgium

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In a quiet rural cemetery on the outskirts of Mons in Belgium lies the body of Private John Parr, who at just seventeen years old became the first British casualty of the WWI. Travel Darkly went to pay their respects...

New First World War Galleries IWM London

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The new First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London open 19th July 2014, with the reopening of Imperial War Museum itself. We interviewed James Taylor, the lead curator, about bringing this ambitious project to life as we walked around...

Cross Bones Graveyard, London

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There are thought to be around 15,000 of London's prostitutes and poor buried at this site in Southwark, London. Travel Darkly went to an evening vigil in remembrance of the city's outcast dead...

Millbank Prison, PoMs and the Morpeth Arms, London

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Millbank Prison, which once overlooked the Thames, housed convicts destined for Australia. The building was demolished to make way for Tate Britain but some cells remain beneath the Morpeth Arms. Travel Darkly went to investigate...

Jeremy Bentham's Head and Auto-Icon, UCL, London

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A flash of lightning as they cut the body of Jeremy Bentham, his head stolen and replaced... why not visit the Utilitarianism-toting philosopher preserved in his case at UCL? It's free. Travel Darkly spoke to curator Nick Booth about the man behind the, erm, man...

The Plague Pits of London

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During the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague of 1665, plague pits were dug across the city to dispose of London's infected dead. Travel Darkly visits some of the sites...