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Haunted London and Jack The Ripper Tour with Fish and Chips

1. 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 Guided Walking Tour

2. 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: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

3. 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.

London: Grim Reaper Walking Tour

4. 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.

Jack The Ripper Tour in London's East End

5. 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

6. 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: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

7. 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.

City of London and East End: Ghosts and Execution Tour

8. City of London and East End: Ghosts and Execution Tour

Take an educational but spooky tour of the City of London and the East End. See some of the locations of the Ripper murders as well as a graveyard from the movie 28 Days Later. You will also discover where Sweeney Todd was said to be born. Visit where a Plague Pitt once stood and a ditch where dogs were buried by order of the King. See a 300 year old haunted pub which is said to have spirits inside, as well as the only surviving city pub from The Great Fire of London. Hear the story of the ghost that haunts the station you will start and finish at and how she is said to have saved a mans life. You are welcome to come in fancy dress as a Witch or a Warewolf or Harry Potter. You will even see a few sights from his movies.

London Street Art and The East End Guided Walking Tour

9. London Street Art and The East End Guided Walking Tour

Notorious as the hunting ground of 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper, it’s now home to London’s best street art including Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The East End is alive with contradictions and colorful characters, and you’ll be introduced to some favorite spots along the way, including the shops and flavors of Spitalfields Market. Explore the streets and neighborhoods that will leave you wanting to stick around and mingle at the coffee shops with the hipsters all afternoon. Highlights Generally Include: Spitalfields Market, Whitechapel, Brick Lane, Shoreditch,Banksy, Shepard Fairey

London: Private 3-Hour Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

10. London: Private 3-Hour Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Relive the horrors of the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 on a 3-hour walking tour around East London. Follow in the footsteps of the infamous Jack the Ripper, visiting the sites of the 5 crimes that shocked the world. Your private guide will transport you back to the dark and chilling world of Whitechapel in the days of the Victorians, and describe how the notorious Jack has never been identified; perhaps until now! You will hear how London was rocked by the murders of at least 5 women during the autumn of 1888, and speculate on whether several other horrific killings during the period were carried out by the man voted, “The Worst Britain of All Time.” Walk the cobblestone streets of Aldgate and Whitechapel, looking for the pubs and churches that Jack’s unfortunate victims frequented. Creep down lonely alleys, safe in the knowledge that the monster is no longer lurking in the shadows. Learn what life was like in the East End during Victorian times, and the awful conditions that the residents had to endure. Discover the lucky breaks that Jack got, and the police misconceptions of what the world’s 1st - and still most feared - serial killer would be like. Visit the very spots where the murders took place! After your tour, you can visit part of a medical museum to see some of the Victorian instruments used on Jack's victims.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,638 reviews

Fantastic tour! We went at 7pm on a Saturday evening, which was a great transition from daylight to nightfall as we moved around the sites. Our guide Jack was knowledgeable, engaging, and managed a good combination of walking and story telling. After the tour, we continued the night at The Ten Bells pub, where some of Ripper’s victims used to drink. Highly recommend the experience, and hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Our tour guide was Jack, he was very friendly and informative. I've wanted to do this tour for years. I'm glad I finally got to. Considering its a 2 hour tour the price is very well worth it. I'd recommend.

Our guide, Alan, was very Knowledgeable and entertaining. we also saw many other sights of London on our tour, which were pointed out and explained to us,

We had an excellent time with our German leader giving us a detailed tour of Jack The Ripper

Great delivery of the story by the guide. 2 hours passed very quickly!