Descend into London’s dark history with an evening Jack the Ripper walking tour. Spend two hours exploring London’s East End with your informed guide. As you wind through the dark alleys of Whitechapel, learn the horrifying details of the 1888 killing-spree at the hand of this still unknown serial killer. Hear about the victims and theories on the suspects, then warm your chilled blood with a drink at Ten Bells pub, a key setting in the Jack the Ripper mystery.
If you're interested in learning about the suspects in the case of London's most notorious killer, this is the tour for you! See newspapers and other artifacts from the time of the gruesome murders.
As night falls on the city, meet your guide at Botolph's Church in Aldgate for a chilling 2-hour walking tour through the East End. Get an introduction to Whitechapel – Jack the Ripper’s hunting ground – and hear details of the world’s most infamous serial killer who remains unidentified after more than 125 years.
Pass pubs and locations where the Ripper’s victims frequented, and wind through the eerie warren of alleyways where the killer’s five victims were found by horrified Londoners. Along the way, examine original crime scene photos and newspaper clips offered by your guide. As you stop by the scene of each murder, hear stories about the key suspects and victims like Mary Jane Kelly and Elizabeth Strides, who were brutally assaulted with a surgical precision that baffled the authorities.
Your tour concludes at the historic Ten Bells pub, where victims Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly may have been directly before their murders. Sip on a drink (own expense) as you conjecture and hypothesize about the Whitechapel murders with fellow history buffs and your guide. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the killings that shook the world, and continue to be the subject of intense curiosity and speculation!
Guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about not only Jack the Ripper but the entire Whitechapel and City of London area. Had a really good time learning about the area and how it has changed and how it has not changed in many ways.
Loved our guide, he was knowledgeable and friendly, brought London of olde alive!
We had such a great time with Charles! Also known as Giles to my sister and Nigel to my cousin as we all heard a different name but I'm betting on Charles. Not only was the walking tour informative and entertaining but Charles had a great way of lightening the mood of such a serious topic and engaging the tour group with demonstrations and thought provoking questions. We also had a blast learning about the history of London during that time, which Charles used to put the subject matter into perspective. You will not be disappointed with Charles' tour, highly recommended!
Tour was fantastic. Tour guide was great. Joe Know all the stories and twists to the case.
You get to walk the actual streets where the murders took place...at night!
Worth the time and
Only thing missing was the London Fog :
From the 800 year old creepy St. Boldoph's church to the tiny backstreet endearing nicknamed sht alley this tour was a real trek through time. Tales of life in White Chapel before it was electrified really set the stage for the grim crime wave. I particularly enjoyed the vivid descriptions of Poor House living. Book this tour if you like a mix of gritty history and spooky stories.
Great learning small tour experience with a fab guide.
We enjoyed this a lot. We only had a small group so it was easy to hear our guide who was very knowledgable and enthusiastic despite the small group. Good stuff.
Joe was a great guide, spun out the facts and the not-so-facts in a clear and humorous way. He was happy to spend a little extra time with us and all our silly questions. Definitely good for those who don't know much about JTR and Old London.
Was an entertaining tour. Joe was good-natured and full of interesting facts. Was a good way to spend a few early evening hours. My 18 year old daughter enjoyed, too.
Joe, our guide is a very knowledgeable and caring gentleman, we had a great and enjoyable time. Strongly recommended.
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