Death in a Chocolate Box – About


WHEN CAN I WALK WITH THE LADY BRIGANTE?

You can enjoy a meander through the fascinating streets of York with the Lady Brigante on the following days:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evening FROM 7pm

Sunday Morning FROM 9am

FOR HOW LONG WILL I WALK?

Although our Lady B should take up no more than 90 minutes of your precious time – she welcomes curious minds and a question from an inquisitive fellow wanderer may add an additional few minutes to your walk.

REMIND ME OF THE COST?

A grown-up can grab a ticket for £10 and for a child OVER the age of 12 years – it’s £5.

NOW, WHERE CAN I BUY A TICKET?

You can buy a ticket from our box office with Ticket Tailor.

However, if you would rather buy a ticket from an actual human – that’s fine too!

Message the Lady B by email to hello@politetourist.com or by call, text or Whatsapp to 44 (0) 7485 216628 and IF there are tickets available – she’ll be happy to oblige.

And, if you are tempted by any and all of our ‘ChocBox’ goodies on offer and wish to buy a souvenir, some chocolate or a gift for a loved one – register your interest with the Lady B and she will attend to your request.

Contactless payments are accepted.

TELL ME THE PLACE WE RENDEZVOUS?

As our walks through the snickelways and secret passages through York vary according to the chosen day – the locations for our place of rendezvous along with information on public transport and car parking can be found in the description for every walk we offer.

I HAVE BOUGHT A TICKET BUT NEED TO CANCEL – WHAT DO I DO?

Message us by email to hello@politetourist.com or by call, text or Whatsapp to 44 (0) 7485 216628 and we can offer you assistance with the choice of an alternative day for your walk or arrange a refund.

However, a refund can only be offered IF notification of cancellation is received by us NO LATER than 7 days prior to the date of your walk.

Please refer to our Conditions of Sale Policy.

JUST HOW ACCESSIBLE ARE YOUR WALKS?

At the heart of our company are the values of innovation, reward, inclusivity and responsibility and as Death in a Chocolate Box Limited is determined to provide our clients with a professional service in accordance with those values – we have published our Accessibility and Inclusivity Policy.

Although we are confident that this policy will offer our clients the information about our walks in which to make an informed decision – comments and suggestions are always welcome!

AND WHAT OF THE WEATHER?

As Ranulph Fiennes once famously quipped that “There is no such thing as bad weather only inappropriate clothing.” – sturdy shoes, umbrella, cosy waterproof clothing and a cheerful disposition should be just the ticket!

However, if you want to make sure that you are fully prepared – why not take a look at one of the many delightful weather apps available?

WOULD YOU OFFER A PRIVATE WALK FOR A GROUP?

Absolutely!

Message us by email to hello@politetourist.com or by call, text or Whatsapp to 44 (0) 7485 216628.

ARE THERE ANY GHOSTS?

Although the City of York is home to many ghosts and is arguably one of Europe’s most haunted cities – we cannot promise you that during our walk some mischievous spirit or restless soul will NOT make their presence known!

WHY ARE YOUR WALKS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS?

As our walks share the untold tales of long forgotten folk with their real stories of tears, heartache and tragedy including suicide and murder – we believe that young people of an impressible age may struggle emotionally in the hearing of these stories.

It is also our belief that these meticulously researched stories of ordinary folk with their lives woven into the rich fabric of York’s varied and challenging social history are not for those of a sensitive nature.

AND WHAT ABOUT MY CONCERNS OVER CORONAVIRUS?

In this brave new world we now find ourselves in – Death in a Chocolate Box Limited is committed to providing an enjoyable AND safe experience for our clients.

And in these uncertain times – those considering taking a walking tour may understandably have concerns about their health and safety.

However, we hope that our Public Health Policy will offer a note of reassurance.

TELL ME ABOUT DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX!

Death in a Chocolate Box is a company limited by shares and registered in England.

Our company number is 12282903 with a registered address of Anvil Lodge. Thanet Road. York. North Yorkshire. United Kingdom. YO24 2PH.

Death in a Chocolate Box Limited carries full public liability insurance and our team are registered and verified with the UK Government Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are also a member with Visit York.

In addition, and with our adherence to UK Government and public health guidance – Death in a Chocolate Box Limited has been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and consumer mark.

I’M INTRIGUED- WHY THE NAME OF ‘DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX’?

Surely, the City of York is as synonymous with chocolate as the Queen is to the City of London?

And our city with her glorious Minster, quaint mediaeval streets, green parks and sandstone castle turrets has often been described as a ‘Chocolate Box’.

In addition, and as our innovative walking tours share the tales of the extraordinary deaths of those ordinary folk – our name of Death in a Chocolate Box all but suggested itself!

BUT WHO IS THE LADY BRIGANTE?

Although the Lady Brigante loves nothing more than shocking unsuspecting folk with the tale that she was abandoned at birth by gypsies and raised en famille with kindly mice in the crypt of an old church – the truth is altogether more unremarkable!

By day our Lady B is usually huddled within her atelier with those shelves of weird creatures, baskets of sumptuous silks and the tubs of delightfully named paints, the odd pot of glue, stacks of parchment paper, exotic woods and other strange looking implements as she designs an eclectic and unique array of miniatures created for those who relish the appeal of the macabre.

However, as the sun falls and with the messy apron discarded and the door to the atelier closed – Lady B goes in search of the dead!

For if she’s not wandering through a cemetery, musing upon the discovery of a mysterious bundle of ephemera, poring over the details of a tatty burial record or recording her exciting discovery of an elusive ancestor in an old notebook – she will be wandering through the snickelways and secret passages of York.

And although our Lady B has been known to glide effortlessly through the pages of our tattered history and is a wordsmith with quill and ink by candlelight – she has since laid claim to a slice of the web!

Lady Brigante Storyteller. Miniaturist. Seeker of the Dead…

AND YOUR PLANS FOR DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX?

For those who wish to step inside the twilight world of Lady Brigante and enjoy a peek at the bundles of old documents, burial records and hear the untold tales of nefarious deeds and suspicious deaths from the exclusive ‘ChocBox’ archives – Death in a Chocolate Box has now launched a page on the membership site Patreon.

You can also champion our work and enjoy a tea with the Lady B on Ko-fi.

AND Autumn 2021 will also see the launch of something VERY exclusive AND exciting!

OK! HOW CAN I FOLLOW ALL THE ‘CHOCBOX’ NEWS?

You can discover Death in a Chocolate Box on IG, Facebook and Twitter.

However, for all the gossip and exciting discoveries – subscribe to The Brigante Chronicles to bring forth EVERY snippet of chatter direct to your inbox!

Death in a Chocolate Box can also be found on the Visit York website.

I CAN’T FIND YOU ON TRIPADVISOR – WHY?

As Death in a Chocolate Box Limited opposes discrimination, racism and hate crime in ALL forms and in keeping with the United Nations February 2020 decree that TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations while supporting an illegal situation in the State of Palestine – we have taken the decision to boycott the use of TripAdvisor until further notice.

TripAdvisor – Our Statement offers further clarification.

However, as Death in a Chocolate Box is proudly listed on Google My Business – reviews are welcomed!

CAN I SHARE YOUR NEWS? YOUR IMAGES?

Of course!

BUT as the text, images and videos on this website are the copyright of Death in a Chocolate Box Limited – we ask that you fully and accurately credit our work and provide a link back to our website.


Last Updated: April 2021