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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour vintage double-decker bus and walking tour of the darkest recesses of historical London
  • Visit the locations of London’s most infamous executions, hauntings, and murders
  • Walk the alleyways where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims
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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London
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Overview

Learn about London’s darkest tales with a 2.5-hour haunted London bus and walking tour. Experience the grisly histories of execution, rebellion, madness, and murder that shadow this ancient city. Discover the stories and sites of Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and the Cock Lane Ghost. Visit the medieval Smithfield Market and the monument of Sir Willam Wallace, then finish in Trafalgar Square where you can purchase a tasty pub dinner and drink.

What to Expect

Your evening tour begins at Victoria Coach Station, where you’ll board a vintage double-decker bus and take off through the city’s darkened streets.

Pass Westminster Abbey and the Banqueting House at Whitehall, the execution site of King Charles I in 1649. Immerse yourself in the tales of execution etiquette in the 17th century, when beheading was the favored act. Learn of skilled executioners and the spectacle that would unravel during bloody public executions at Tower Hill. Then zip past Old Bailey – site of public hangings in the 19th century – and Fleet Street to see where the barber Sweeney Todd gruesomely butchered clients and packed them into meat pies to be guzzled by local patrons.

Your next stop will be London’s Smithfield Market. A historic site that began as a meat market in the 10th century, Smithfield witnessed many brutal executions over the centuries. Wander the building and surrounding lanes as you hear about historical figures that met their end here such as Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, and Scottish patriot William Wallace. Visit Wallace’s memorial and learn about how grave robbing became a popular money-making scheme in the 19th century.

As night falls, arrive at London’s East End, where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims more than 125 years ago. Pass locations where the Ripper’s five victims were found by horrified Londoners. Disembark to follow the murder trail, and discuss theories and suspects that have come and gone, leaving the Jack the Ripper story a great unsolved mystery.

The 2.5-hour tour concludes with a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Pub near Trafalgar Square. Explore Holmes memorabilia and warm yourself with a drink and some crispy English fish and chips (own expense).

Reviews (244)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour and fantastic story teller

I did this tour last week and I personally loved it. the narrator took us around East London and told us the story of the five murders of Jack the Ripper. In addition at the end of the tour we visited a very famous prison...More

1  Thank Francesca G
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
Loved it

This tour to me was amazing. I’ve been keeping up with the Jack the Ripper documentaries and history. So to walk the streets was a great experience.

Thank Global759797
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile
Interesting bits of information but reliable..? No don’t think so

My tour guide Derek was hired by the London tour and during the guide he would list some interesting information but even stated that he didn’t really study the information at all and doesn’t know the true facts about Jack the Ripper. Absolutely no information...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Good, in the right atmosphere

Definately interesting and was worth it, but best to good when the atmosphere is night. When it's dark, not too noisy, not too many people. We got into the spirit by watching ripper street beforehand which helped. Good for the price.

2  Thank jack w
Reviewed 15 September 2018
A walk on the dark side!

A fascinating trip to the historic area of London associated with the reign of Jack The Ripper. The stories told on the walk make the hairs on your skin stand up and it feels like you are watching the killer stalking his next victim. I...More

2  Thank Jon D
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Nia W
27 May 2018|
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Response from charlenecline2002 | Reviewed this property |
We just did the tour yesterday 6/9/18 and it was just dusk when the walking part started.
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krustie22
17 May 2018|
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Response from charlenecline2002 | Reviewed this property |
No. I too have RA and osteoporosis after a long bus ride my knees were killing me
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