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London: Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

1. London: Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

Step aboard a vintage open top bus, and journey through the haunted streets of London after dark. Along the way, hear stories about the legends buried at Westminster Abbey, and see the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded. A guide will explain how the public executioner would often raise a severed head to the crowd to show it still twitching for several seconds after the brutal blows! Continue to the Old Bailey, where numerous public hangings once took place. Pass the Royal London Hospital where the “Elephant Man” once lived. Be spooked by tales of Mrs Lovett’s pie fillings, which she sold from her shop next to a butcherous barber! Then, walk through a deserted Smithfield Market, looking for the William Wallace plaque where Braveheart was tortured. Learn about the 19th-century body snatchers that dug up local cemeteries “in the interests of science.” Listen out for the scratching of the Cock Lane ghost, Fanny Lynes, and hear her story of sex, loan sharks, arsenic poisoning, and séances. As the shadows lengthen, drive into London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. Relive the days of Jack the Ripper, when he came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys to stalk and butcher 5 victims. Stroll the path of his death trail to the murder sites, deciphering the evidence of the still unsolved crimes. End in the warmth of the Sherlock Holmes Pub, where a wide collection of Holmes memorabilia is on display. The pub also serves an extensive menu of food, including a traditional fish and chip supper, which you can order from the bar.

Haunted London and Jack The Ripper Tour with Fish and Chips

2. Haunted London and Jack The Ripper Tour with Fish and Chips

Discover the dark side of London on this combined 3-hour coach and walking tour and learn about some of the capital’s most notorious murder cases. Starting from the Theatre Drury Lane, you will learn why it is considered London’s most haunted theater. Drive past site of numerous public hangings at the Old Bailey, and continue past the former home of Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. Hear how his accomplice, Mrs Lovatt, was said to have baked pies from the flesh of his victims, before selling them to unsuspecting customers. As the shadows get long, head to London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th-Century. Learn how, during the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys, to stalk and butcher his 5 victims. Walk along his death trail, inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence, and discussing the suspects in the case that has never been solved. Among the highlights is a visit to the 10 Bells Pub, where many of Jack the Ripper's victims were said to have drunk.

London: Jack The Ripper Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

3. London: Jack The Ripper Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around the streets of London while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. With every step you take, get closer to solving a mystery that has baffled the world for more than a century: who was Jack the Ripper? Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues to visit the sites of Jack the Rippers’ most sinister murders, including the Christ Church Spitalfields, the White Hartand, and many more. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Go into the pub where unfortunate victims had their last drinks and wander into the cobbled alleys where the serial killer used them. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour. Take part in a special Halloween event on October 30 featuring live actors. Wear your best to enter the costume contest and win prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card and more.

London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

4. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on a Jack the Ripper mystery walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still-unsolved murders on this immersive experience. Assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. 'Investigate’ the alleged perpetrators and hear about the theories as to who committed some of the most shocking crimes in Britain's history. Learn more about the victims and everyday life in Whitechapel which was an impoverished neighborhood at the time. Your guide will even share gems about Victorian London, including the cultural context for enduring figures such as Sherlock Holmes.  Was Jack the Ripper ever close to being caught? Why did he choose Whitechapel? Where was any evidence discovered? Find all this out and more with your Ripperologist guide. Stops include:  • Brick Lane  • Christ Church  • Spitalfields Market • Mitre Square • Petticoat Lane • Ten Bells Pub

London: Grim Reaper Walking Tour

5. London: Grim Reaper Walking Tour

This 2-hour walking tour of London’s shadowy streets takes you back in time, starting with the 1400s, long before an official police force patrolled the dark alleys in the city’s infamous East End. London was a city where tyrants ruled, and the weak were swallowed by death’s gaping maw. The walk through the city’s gloom takes you through the sites of gruesome executions and crushing poverty, of overcrowding, disease, and depraved criminality. Retrace the bloody trail of the notorious Jack the Ripper's murders, get a taste for a new breed of soul harvester born of the Victorian age, and see the plague pits, the Bloody Tower, and Traitor’s Gate. You will go to several notoriously haunted areas of the East End and discover how traitors and criminals were punished, why the Ripper was never caught, and what life was really like for people living in the East End. In a city so full of light and beauty, this walk will show you the darkness waiting around every corner.

London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

6. London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Journey back to a time when the streets of London were shrouded in fog, dimly lit by gaslight, and when poverty and disease were rife. Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper and investigate his gruesome crimes. Benefit from the services of a guide dedicated to one of the most notorious - and mysterious - criminals in history. Try to discover who Jack the Ripper was using modern methods of criminal profiling. Marvel as your guide reveals the man the police should have been looking for during the biggest manhunt in British history.

Jack The Ripper Tour in London's East End

7. Jack The Ripper Tour in London's East End

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The 2-hour tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. It’s a story that can send shivers down your spine to this very day. The discovery of a body set in motion one of the most famous man-hunts in London’s criminal history. For over 120 years Ripperologists and amateur sleuths have been trying and failing to discover the identity of the man known as Jack the Ripper. Throughout the tour you will explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders and their passing into a genre almost in their own right. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the actual sites of the murders.

London: Jack the Ripper 2-Hour Evening Walking Tour

8. London: Jack the Ripper 2-Hour Evening Walking Tour

Take a journey through the dark, dirty, and murderous streets of Victorian London. Enter the secret world of violence, prostitution, and gin, overshadowed by the menace of Jack the Ripper. Join this 2-hour Jack the Ripper evening walking tour and see the sites where the infamous stalker murdered his victims, and walk along the very streets where the crimes were committed. Hear about the salacious side of Victorian life and learn about the slums and inner-city poverty in the 1880s. This is a chance to finally separate fact from fiction, and get to know exactly what Jack the Ripper did to the women he victimized. You’ll get to play detective as well when you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. So, get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!   

London Crimes & Punishment Walking Tour

9. London Crimes & Punishment Walking Tour

This private walking tour might not take you to many of the big tourists sights and famous buildings (though you'll see a few) but what it will do is take you to is to real London.  Sometimes a scary London, full of history of murders, dark deeds by criminals and often even more horrendous tortures and executions by the State. This tour will cover a number of neighborhoods, all of different characteristics and historical time periods.  You'll will start off in the heart of the East End and visit one of the most notorious pubs where The Krays famously and violently ruled the roost in the heart of the old East End (of London). Not too far away you will go back in time almost a century and you will retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper and his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in. From there you will head towards Smithfields, home of many a famous and bloody execution.  Stopping briefly at the beautiful St. Bartholomews church, you'll then visit the shrine of William Wallace (Braveheart) where he was put to death in one of the most horrible ways imaginable. Onwards you'll go to the site of the old Newgate prison where people awaited their trials and deaths for centuries and you will stand on the spot where many of the executions were enacted. The Old Bailey is famous in the U.K. for being the court that holds many of the most infamous trials both now and then and you'll get to see one of the oldest courts in the world as you make our way towards St. Pauls and across the river where the notorious Clink Prison awaits us. Finally, you will pass through the maze of alleys around Borough Market and the setting for the poverty-stricken world of Charles Dickens before finishing on the site of the old Debtors Prison which influenced that Victorian writer in the most stark ways.

London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

10. London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Discover the myths and facts behind one of the world’s most notorious unsolved murder mysteries and follow in the footsteps of the infamous Jack the Ripper. In the early hours of 31st August 1888, a man walking to work down a dark lane in Whitechapel saw a shapeless bundle lying on the ground near some gates. Curious, he went over to investigate. His gruesome discovery of a murdered East End prostitute started one of the most famous manhunts in history. Ripperologists and amateur sleuths are to this day still trying to work out the identity of a man they called Jack the Ripper. This fascinating 90-minute Jack the Ripper walking tour will follow the trail left by the serial killer who once reigned supreme in the area of Whitechapel. You will begin at Trader’s Gate, before continuing down Aldgate High Street to Mitre Square, infamous as the place where Jack the Ripper claimed not one, but 2 victims. Moving on, you will arrive at Goulston Street, arguably the location of the most vital clue to potentially solving the case of Jack the Ripper may be found. Traverse Commerical Street before arriving at Hanbury Street, where the body of horrifically mutilated Anne Chapman was discovered. The notorious Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel murders are as controversial and unfathomable to many in the modern age as they were in the Victorian era. Jack the Ripper eluded identification in his age, and continues to do so. You will explore who Jack the Ripper might have been, and come closer to separating the facts from the myths behind the legend on this unforgettable walking tour.

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4.2 / 5

based on 1,638 reviews

The tour was extremely thorough, interesting, and gave great insight into both the case of Jack the Ripper and the history of the area. Our tour guide, Tom, was fantastic, and you could tell he knew the topic inside and out. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone looking for something to do in the city at night, especially true crime buffs or those interested in unsolved mysteries. Thanks for a great night!!

It was great! Exciting, scary and entertaining. Our German guide (unfortunately I don't remember the name but it was a lady from Hamburg) was great! Not recommended for small children, but otherwise for everyone!

The tour guide (Tom) was amazing! He kept the tour lively and really knew what he was talking about. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends.

I loved the tour, in all due to the passion that the guide managed to convey with his story!! Amazing

Tom was a very, very good speaker and made the tour lively, anytime again