Jack the Ripper and Haunted London Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in London

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This exciting evening tour allows you to walk in the footsteps of London’s most infamous serial killer. Prepare yourself for the gruesome tales of London’s East End in 1888, brought to life by our expert Ripperologist guide and enjoy a delicious sample of authentic fish and chips.
In the year of our lord 1888, Jack the Ripper terrorised the streets of london leaving fear, acrimony and civil unrest in his wake. Then in September of that year, the killings ceased without explanation with the perpetrator being neither caught nor identified. Live the story and study the evidence as you get your chance to decide - who was Jack the Ripper? Ghostly tales in the heart of the capital Our tour begins with a coach drive direct to the dark side of London. The Theatre Drury Lane, said to be the most haunted theatre in London, your guide will tell you why! We see the Old Bailey - the site of numerous public hangings, drive along Fleet Street, home of Sweeney Todd - the demon barber of Fleet Street - and his accomplice, Mrs Lovett, who was said to have baked pies from the flesh of his victims, selling them to unsuspecting customers. Nearing the East End… As the shadows lengthen, we approach London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk and butcher his five victims. Walk the streets of The Ripper’s victims Next we leave the coach and continue on foot – you will be issued with a VOX personal headset to ensure you don’t miss a word of your expert guide’s commentary as you walk the death trail, inspect the murder sites, decipher the evidence and discuss the suspects. Learn about London’s more disturbing past including the ghostly story of the Man in Gray at Aldwych, the demon barber of Fleet Street - Sweeney Todd & Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop at Bell Yard, the Great Fire of London & more! We will see the Ten Bells Pub, built in 1752 where many of Jack the Ripper's victims were said to have drunk. Enjoy traditional Fish & Chips en route We will visit one of London’s most authentic fish and chip restaurants where you can sample this world famous British cuisine – their fish is supplied by Billingsgate Market and served in the traditional manner as you continue your walking tour. You will walk through Spitalfields – dating from the 13th century it is amongst the oldest markets in London: take a moment explore its wide ranging stalls and stands. The terrifying conclusion As you step back into the comfort of your coach your guide will give you his expert opinion on the truth behind this unsolved case, based on years of researching the evidence and listening to the many conspiracy theories. This is a combination coach/walking tour and will finish at The Sherlock Holmes pub near Trafalgar Square. Take a moment to explore its first floor and the unique recreation of Holmes’ study with memorabilia relating to the many books.

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Fish and chips sample

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off