This fascinating coach and walking tour takes you into the heart of Whitechapel to investigate key locations in the most infamous crime story of all time. Who was Jack the Ripper?
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.
We will see the Ten Bells Pub, built in 1752 where many of Jack the Ripper's victims were said to have drunk. To this day the
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.
Important: This tour is not suitable for children.
When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier to confirm the availability. Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is available we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.
Tour Date:Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (April-October) and Wednesday and Sunday (November-March) excluding 24-26 December and 1 January.
Meeting Time: 6:45pm. Please be at meeting point at least 15min before departure time.
Departure Time: 7pm.
Tour Finishes: 10pm approx. at Trafalgar Square.
Meeting Point: The Original London Visitor Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London.
Additional Information: This tour is not suitable for children.