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London: Jack the Ripper Interactive Guided Walking Tour

1. London: Jack the Ripper Interactive Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on an interactive Jack the Ripper walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still unsolved murders on this immersive small-group experience. In your small group, assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. Even use your own suspect cards to ‘investigate’ the alleged perpetrators. Find out about the victims, suspects, and life in Whitechapel, 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

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London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

2. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

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 tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. 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 sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

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London: Jack the Ripper Museum Tickets

3. London: Jack the Ripper Museum Tickets

As you step through the front door of the Jack the Ripper Museum you’ll take a step back in time to the London murders of 1888. For 2 hours you’ll be immersed in the dark world of Jack the Ripper and his victims. Explore Mitre Square, and see a realistic and terrifying waxwork recreation of P. C. Watkins discovering the body of Catherine Eddowes. Once you have seen the murder, meet the murderer by visiting Jack the Ripper's sitting room, complete with medical instruments, books, maps, letters, and a fascinating collection of weird and wonderful Victorian Ripper memorabilia. Pride of place goes to prime suspect Walter Sickert’s original drawing of the body of a woman on a metal bed, appropriately signed in red ink. Whitechapel Police Station was the epicenter of the Ripper investigation. In the museum's recreation of the Police Station, you’ll see all the evidence presented on the crime scene boards. Inspect the From Hell and Dear Boss letters, as well as original newspapers and police artifacts. See the whistle that P. C. Watkins blew to call for help when he found the body in Mitre Square, together with his notebook, handcuffs, and truncheon which are on display to the public for the first time. These are the most significant Ripper-related items outside Scotland Yard’s private Crime Museum. In the attic of the museum, you'll see a recreation of Mary Jane Kelly’s bedroom, the scene of the Ripper’s most horrific murder. Experience how his victims lived and hear the life stories of the women he murdered. This poignant and moving room displays domestic photographs of the women and their families, boots, bonnets, a metal framed bed with a straw mattress, and the meager possessions of poor Victorian East End women. Finally, if you dare, enter the morgue, where you can study the actual autopsy photos and read the reports of the horrific mutilation and murder of the 9 women that fell victim to the Ripper's knife.

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Haunted London and Jack The Ripper Tour with Fish and Chips

4. 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.

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London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

5. 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.

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Jack The Ripper Tour in London's East End

6. 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.

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London: Jack the Ripper 2-Hour Evening Walking Tour

7. 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!   

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London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

8. 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.

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90 minute Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

9. 90 minute Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Your guide Paul Mansfield a Ripperologist for over 18 years will guide you around the cobbled alleyways and dark spooky streets of Whitechapel East London where you will see pubs dating back to 1721 and see a Victorian bath house and a Jewish soup kitchen for the Jewish poor. The area is famous for Charles Dickens Oliver Twist, Karl Marx, The Elephant Man,and the Bodysnatchers and The Krays. Your guide will tell you the history of the area and show Victorian photos of the times so you can understand the poverty and crime the area had. Life was cheap and murder was commonplace in the East End. With twenty murders a night in the Whitechapel area it was a difficult job for the police who were overworked and not solving many crimes.

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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

4.5 / 5

based on 2,100 reviews

Our tour guide's name was Jack and he made the experience a true entertainment. From memorizing intriguing Jack the Ripper letters and delivering west end quality soliloquy amongst chronologically regaling the story, we were on the edge of our heels the entire time. Jack, our tour guide, showed us fascinating pictures of the events from the late 1800s whilst floating us around to the many crime locations. He illustratively brought to life the specific geographical location of Whitechapel and the city of London to ruminate the replaced architecture as if we were walking the victorian streets of the time. I’d highly recommend Jack as a tour guide! 5 stars!!

Our guide, Tom, was excellent. Although he is clearly often the guide on this walk he managed to make it feel fresh. He was informative, good fun, and fhroughout the two hours always willing to answer any questions members of the group had, showing that his knowledge of ripperology extends way beyond the material he covered during the walk. I parti ularly appreciated that he gave background information on Whitechapel in the 1880s, providing context to the crimes we were learning about.

With the most fitting of names, Jack, the tour guide, was brilliant! Entertaining, educational, and a real thought provoking experience. An evening well spent - Jack was super enticing, his knowledge was second to none and the delivery was even better. Highly recommended to any aspiring Ripperologists.

Great exciting tour, guide Jack told everything with humor, great expertise and illustrative material! Highly recommended if you are in London!

Our tour guide Jack was amazing. He did a great job in walking us through this.