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Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours

#25 of 659 Tours in London
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Address: | Aldgate East Underground Station, Toynbee Hall Exit, London E1 8EY, England
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+44 20 8530 8443
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19:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Join London's original Jack the Ripper CSI tour led by expert authors who...

Join London's original Jack the Ripper CSI tour led by expert authors who have written books on the world's most infamous murder mystery. Step by step we will spirit you back in time to the cobbled streets of the Victorian East End of London where we will conduct a fact filled inspection of the Jack the Ripper murder sites in the course of which no stone will be left unturned and no shadowy recess left unvisited.

Our guides John Bennett, Philip Hutchinson, Richard Jones and Lindsay Siviter are internationally recognised s being amongst the leading experts on the case and have appeared on every television documentary about Jack the Ripper.

You will enjoy the full story of the murders that shook Victorian London and will have the opportunity to peruse our exclusive collection of 19th century photographs and documents that will breathe life into the atmospheric history that will surround you.

So if you are looking for a Jack the Ripper tour be sure to join the expert led expedition that will bring you up to date on all the latest facts and information about the ultimate whodunit.

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Amazing and very informative. We were taken on a two hour guided tour by our wonderful host angie. From the moment we set off from aldgate east station(exit 4) angie simpley and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing and very informative. We were taken on a two hour guided tour by our wonderful host angie. From the moment we set off from aldgate east station(exit 4) angie simpley and brilliantly in her victorian dress took us back in time. We visited places in the heart of whitechapel that were part of the ripper murders and heard about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide Philip Hutchinson was dramatic, funny and encyclopedically knowledgeable about all things Ripper. For 2 hours, we were alternately intrigued and appalled by his 'on-this-spot' accounts of the Ripper's crimes, although some locations were either beyond reasonable walking distance for our tour's duration or long since demolished. We unreservedly recommend Philip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited London for my birthday and i decided as i am so interested in the Jack the Ripper case to book this tour around the East End and at only £10 per person I thought why not. I was pleasantly surprised by the tour guides enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject, i cant remember his name but he was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

John Bennett our tour guide was exceptional. A fantastic factual and interesting tour full of information I had not known before. John was a brilliant guide with a vast amount of knowledge and clearly very passionate about history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went tonight (26th March), Barry our guide was very informative and you could tell that he was interested in the Jack the Ripper story. Took time to answer peoples questions and made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. At the end of the walk/tour pointed us all in the right direction for our various stations/routes home. Will do this again in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite simply - spectacular! Philip Hutchinson brought Jack the Ripper to life - offering fabulous insight into the murky East End world that was Victorian London. This is a 'must do" for everyone in London be you a local or tourist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost, we booked this cuz we thought it was the other jack the ripper tour led by the beefeaters, and we were initially disappointed when i found out that we paid for the wrong one. Now with that being said, we went on this tour and I'm so glad we did! The narrater was great, passionate and expressive,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is something my wife and myself had been meaning to do for some years. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and brought the whole story to life. For £10 we spent an enjoyable 2 hours walking the streets of Whitechapel learning of the lives of those that lived there. It was obvious from the outset that there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As many other reviewers already stated, the tours live on the energy and ability of the guide to re-create a city and it's atmosphere long gone. And despite the typical London maze as background, they do it so well, it is like listening to an audio book, immersing in your imagination.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Angie, was awesome. She knew all the history, all the information, and truly enjoyed doing the tours. Highly recommend this tour, very informative of all the victims, complete with some pretty graphic photographs, and very good knowledge of the area. The tour lasted almost 2 hours, so if there is one drawback, it's a long time to be... More 

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