Jack the Ripper and Haunted London Tour

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Jack the Ripper and Haunted London Tour
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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.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:

April to September 2017  : Friday Saturday and Sunday

October 2017 to March 2018 : Sunday

April to October 2018 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

November 2018 to March 2019 : Wednesday and Sunday 

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Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Throughout the summer of 1887, much to the consternation of the authorities, the poor and the destitute of London had been congregating in Trafalgar Square to sleep rough in the open air.

By October this was being seen in official circles as a direct challenge to the forces of law, and order and the Home Secretary, Sir Henry Matthews, tasked Sir Charles Warren, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, with ensuring that the practice was stamped out sooner rather than later.

Pass By: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4A England

Sweeney Todd, "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" first came to prominence in the mid 19th century since when he has appeared in books, plays, a musical and in films. His gruesome story caught the public imagination yet again in 2008 when Johnny Depp played him in Tim Burton's film Sweeney Todd. But who was this murderous barber, and when, if ever, did he live?

Stop At: Evan Evans Tours, Road Victoria 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS England

Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.

Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitechapel Road, London England

For three months during the late 19th century, the Whitechapel area of London was enveloped in fear. During this period, a series of murders known as the 'Whitechapel Murders' took place; five women were murdered and brutally mutilated by a killer that was never caught. To this day, the identity of the killer remains a mystery, and well over a hundred theories exist today that attempt to lift the veil on the identity of one of history's most elusive murderers.

Wander the same dark, cobbled streets and alleyways as the Ripper's victims and visit the murder sites as our expert tour guide reveals the gruesome, horrific details behind their deaths and how the killer mutilated his victims in trademark fashion. Listen as our expert tour guide brings the history of 19th century Whitechapel to life and reveals an area gripped by fear and uncertainty.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

You'll also visit Spitalfields Market and the Ten Bells pub, where it is rumoured the killer visited and selected his unwitting victims from as they drank their troubles away.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Fish and chips sample

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Whitechapel Road
  • Entry/Admission - Old Spitalfields Market

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Departure Point

Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1BS, UK

Returns To

Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a combination coach/walking tour
  • This tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 51 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our guide on this tour was John. He is extremely knowledgable and a very passionate story teller. The tour itself was very good, but John made it even better. As an added bonus, we stopped for a small serving of authentic fish and chips. We highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
Our driver Nicholas and our tour guide Rhys were friendly and perfectly punctual for the beginning of our tour. Rhys is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour, from the short bus trip past some major historical points of interest and points of interest which are key to the story of the white chapel murders. The vox box system was perfect to be able to hear our tour guide as we walked the narrow darkened streets and the fish and chips was a really brilliant extra! Nicholas’ driving through the streets must be commended also, safety was high on both of the driver and tour guides agenda. Highly recommend this tour even if your not a “ripper” fan, you will be afterwards 😜
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Wonderful tour. Guide really knew his material and the entire evening was delightful.Thanks to our guide, John.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Great time with detailed knowledge of all the crimes. Nice stop for a fish and chip snack. The area has changed a lot but our guide did a great job of painting a picture with words
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
This is an ideal tour for anyone interested in learning about not only Jack the Ripper, but life in 1880s London. As fans of the show Ripper Street, this was a must for us and the tour guide delivered! John was an incredible storyteller who made the past come alive through his detailed reconstruction of Jack's crimes. Highly recommend the tour company Evan Evans, the bus and John the guide!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
Excellent guide and bus driver Gave an informative an entertaining tour. Would highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
It was an amazing tour to all the spots of Jack the Rippers murders. John, our guide, was very enthusiastic and he showed a lot of knowledge of this topic. He even gave us general information on London's history. I would recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in the dark side of London's history.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Our guide (I believe his name was John) was a Scottish man with great knowledge, quick wit, and impressive story telling ability. He had our attention the entire time, treated us to fish and chips, and overall made it easy to imagine what was going on in London, in the White Chapel neighborhood, in the late 1800s. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Perfect tour for your first eve in London. Loved the fish n chips at the end. Thank you
• Submitted 21 Sep 2018
Clearly a step above other operators. John was a fantastic guide and the service from start to finish made the tour relaxing and enjoyable. We saw other tour groups in the area and none used headphones to help hear the guide - this would have been a difficult tour without the headphones given the noise of the busy streets. It allowed us to take in the information and the humor while also keeping an eye on the surroundings.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
I can't say enough good things about John, the tour guide. We were on the Underground train when it broke down. Lucky for us, the train broke down at an underground station. We got off and ran outside looking for a taxi. Finally, after 10 minutes looking, we found a taxi. However, it was already after the 15 minute early check-in and we had 5 minutes before the tour started. We arrived at Trafalgar Square and ran up to the first tour bus we could find and asked for directions to the check-in area. As we were asking for directions, a gentleman, John, approached us with his tour, as they were trying to board the bus. He asked if there was anything he could do and I explained the situation. He asked if we minded waiting for a moment while he boarded his tour onto the bus and we obliged. While his tour was boarding, he approached us again and asked how he could help. He asked us what tour we were looking for and we told him, we were late for our Jack the Ripper Tour. He asked us our names and it just so happened, HE was our tour guide. He told us not to worry and that he would take care of everything and we could just board the bus for our tour. We were so elated!!! The tour started online. John was full of so much knowledge regarding all things, Jack the Ripper and White Chapel. He was funny and gave in depth accounts of the horrors that occurred during this period. An added bonus was that he took us to a local Fish and Chips place Poppie's for the best fish and chips we, or anyone in our tour, have had. Also, this was INCLUDED in the price of the tour no other tours offer this on their tours. It was a nice reprieve halfway through our tour. I have already told many friends and colleagues about this amazing tour and John's profound knowledge regarding Jack the Ripper. This was a gift to my niece, as she is a huge fan of gothic things, Jack the Ripper, ghosts, etc. and she is still talking about how amazing this tour was for her. Thank you John and Mo for such a great experience!!!
• Submitted 29 Jun 2018
Excellent walking tour.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
I learned so much more. The tour guide was awesome.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
Excellent tour!!! Our tour guide was amazing. We learned a lot about the true history of the area and the time of Jack the Ripper. Very well done. I would recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
The tour was informative and walking the streets of The Ripper was thrilling. Our guide gave us a little extra with a free fish and chips stop! TheNight time tour let your imagination wander to the past. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
This was a great tour!! Killer fish and chips!! Once I got home I had to watch all the Jack the Ripper movies, and tv shows I could!!
• Submitted 23 Jul 2017
My son and I are still talking about this tour. Our tour guide is AWESOME! So knowledgeable about the area and really interested. The fish and chips were also the fantastic! Thank you for sharing this treasure.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2017
What an amazing experience. We got way more than expected. The only concern we had prior to the trip was, did the guest houses have en suite bathrooms? we just booked it, not knowing, no one mentioned or complained about it on the prior reviews. turned out fantastic. the guest houses were all charming, warm and welcoming. The one couple who had chosen hotels were far away for the rest of us. so if you are undecided, the guest houses were fine. only one guest house i did not like, that was Kings Arms Hotels in Skye. The dang hotel was hot all the time unexpected warm weather we had maybe and wifi only in the lobby. so get your pajamas on, then go down to the lobby to do all your stuff... not comfortable. Other than that, rest were great, breakfasts were great too. So, we packed for 50F, and rain. weatherman got this all wrong we had 70's and sunshine. sometimes hotter. I don't think anyone had summer clothes to wear. NOT complaining, and the weather sure made this trip way more enjoyable! Also, another two lucky things: we were to be a group of 25 on a larger bus. Something was wrong with that bus, so they split it. we got the small bus with Fergie. that was truly a blessing. he was so knowledgeable, told fantastic stories with drama, while driving, I know, right? how? They were so interesting, the bus was held quiet, so attentive when he told them. Then like little kids we would ask for more stories! He was great answer all questions, great at making sure everyone got what they wanted. OH, one thing that topped all was our first stop, somehow both my hubby and I heard the wrong time and we were exactly 30 minutes late. rather than leaving us there, they waited. could have been a different rating! totally our fault but thank goodness they were all kind enough to wait. so to recap, these three things made this trip perfect: the smaller group, the weather, and definitely Fergi. WE WOULD DO THIS WHOLE TRIP AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT, if you guaranteed those three things!
• Submitted 15 May 2017
The guide was very knowledgeable. The night of the tour was perfect for the drama being a cold and wet night. Engaged the group in every aspect and was able to impart the facts in a dramatic way. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, one I will definitely do again.
• Submitted 21 Mar 2017
Our group of four adults thoroughly enjoyed the tour and finding out about all the victims of the notorious Jack the Ripper. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and provided some nice insights of the city and era.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2017
This was really great. We had John as our guide and he was terrific and enthusiastic.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Our tour guide was fantastic. His knowledge of the area and descriptions of live at the time of Jack the Ripper were great. I love history and his stories from the time period were factual and entertaining.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2016
Very interesting, full of details. Great guide.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2016
EXCELLENT NEED I SAY MORE.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:

April to September 2017  : Friday Saturday and Sunday

October 2017 to March 2018 : Sunday

April to October 2018 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

November 2018 to March 2019 : Wednesday and Sunday 

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