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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

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    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).
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We were greeted by the tour guide (Alan) with 'Hurry up !! its been a very long day ' then whilst boarding the bus a 15 minute rant that someone had stolen his microphone so we would not be able to hear the tour because...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Alan was our tour guide. Well he did provide a fair amount of information regarding Jack the Ripper, he provided virtually no information on Sherlock Holmes other than concluding the tour at a pub called the Sherlock Holmes Pub at the end of the tour...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jeff S
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Outstanding! We had so much fun Adam was incredibly knowledgable and funny with it. New information has recently come out about the victims and this was included in the tour which goes to show how up to date the information you are given is. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Leigh H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We enjoyed this tour, a good introduction to the Ripper murders. Our guide, Magnus, was an expert on the case and a marvelous speaker. it was a thrill to stand on the actual crime scenes of several of the 1888 murders. Of course the city...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ottob28
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide was awesome!!(he kept on saying his name but i forgot. He’s an english guy who speaks fancy and adores the queen like she’s beyonce, alex i think. He kept on saying he was the handsome one). All i know is he had...More

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    Lynne K
    June 21, 2019|
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    Response from OnAir03179723296 |
    We got there about 10.30/11 again no seating no food on very loud and the kids on the tour weren’t allowed in but not sure if that was just because of the time
    S B
    January 29, 2019|
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    Response from 326aimeeg | Reviewed this property |
    No visit to Baker St. Very heavy on Jack the Ripper
    Nia W
    May 26, 2018|
    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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