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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.
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).
This tour was very fun!! Very, the tour guide was very good.
You'll hear the stories about every murder and some of the most plausible theories around the suspects, this tour was different than the other Jack the Ripper typical tour where you go to every site and see the pictures. There's a graphic description of the murders but it's somehow different without the visual, I quite liked it.
At the end you finish in the Sherlock Holmes pub in Central London, advice! if you're thinking of having dinner there...which you can book in advance that pub is always full
Gary W United States of ...
I would recommend this.
fantastic tour is youre into this stuff....just is about history. the guide was full of information and showed us all the sites where everything happened. he also had nice drama to his story telling. youll need to walk a bit so make sure you are comfortable
Our tour guide from Evan Evans was very well versed on the subject of Jack the Ripper. He was able to answer random questions and suggest further reading. Not much to see but still worth it to learn all the little tidbits that were a bonus to the tour!! Thank you so much to our tour guide Nick!!
Although we were halfway delirious when we did this tour due to the time difference, it still held our attention. It was full of facts, fun and gore. Our tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable.
Excellent. Our guide, Alan, was informative and funny. Highly recommend this experience.
A fun night tour....great guide!
FANTASTIC!!! So many questions answered.
The guide we had was so knowledgeable he made it so so exciting and interesting and he was funny he was called Stephen. He even should us were part of the new Sherlock was filmed and the tunnel that was used for M in one of the Bond films.
Really enjoyed the tour
Lots of fun! Our guide, Alan Doyle was not only knowledgeable, but funny as hell. The British Ninja! Highly recommend this tour
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