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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Learn about London’s darkest tales on a 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.
  • Vintage double-decker bus and walking tour of the darkest recesses of historical London
  • Visit the locations of London’s most infamous executions, hauntings, and murders
  • Walk the alleyways where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims
  • See the execution sites of King Charles I and William Wallace, as immortalized in the film 'Braveheart'
  • Head inside the Sherlock Holmes pub to enjoy a drink and dinner (own expense)
  • Travel on a Jack the Ripper-themed double-decker bus with a guide
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Transport by 1960's Vintage double-decker bus
Jack the Ripper walking tour
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

London SW1W 9RH, UK

Located 5-minute walk from Victoria Train & Underground station. Tour departs at Gate 0 at 7pm (Boarding starts at 6.45pm)

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

10 Northumberland St, London WC2N 5DB, UK

Located 5-minute walk from Charing Cross underground station near Trafalgar square

Your evening tour begins at a central meeting point, where you 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 is 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.

Your 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).
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Westminster Abbey
See Westminster Abbey
Stop At:  
Sherlock Holmes Museum
The tour ends here for you to enjoy the rest of the evening.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Banqueting House
Drive through White Hall where Banqueting House stands
Pass By:  
Old Bailey
The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales
Pass By:  
Fleet Street
The former home of London’s newspaper industry
Pass By:  
Smithfield Market
Smithfield or, to give it its official name, London Central Markets, is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
Stop At:  
Premium Tours - London Tours
Enjoy the tour with Premium Tours
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Trafalgar Square
See the famous lions and Nelson's column
Pass By:  
Royal Courts of Justice
Drive past Royal Courts of Justice, the Law Courts
Pass By:  
St. Paul's Cathedral
See the magnificent cathedral which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for children aged 12 and under
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London.

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Traveler Tips


  • "youll need to walk a bit so make sure you are comfortable" See review
  • "The tour wasn’t scary, so if that is what you’re looking for then I wouldn’t suggest it, but if you want a fun way to experience history, I would highly recommend doing this tour." See review
  • "We loved this tour and would recommend great for families" See review

Reviews

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309 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Fun evening with sunset bus tour
Shermann_S
, Sep 2021
Frank was an AWESOME Jack the Ripper tour guide. His knowledge was excellent, his story telling ability is awesome, and he was just overall welcoming and kind! The tour was beautiful in the evening during sunset into the night. We hit all the jack the ripper locations with great stories and ended with a drink at the Sherlock Holmes pub
star-4
Very enjoyable
Carl_W
, Aug 2021
It was an enjoyable and very informative trip. The guide was very personable and made the experience enjoyable.
star-5
Excellent ripper tour.
Kevin-heidi
, Aug 2021
The guide was excellent, he had a brilliant knowledge of London history and was a natural presenter.i will be doing this again for sure.
star-5
Fantastic
Lora
, Aug 2021
Enjoyed the old fashioned bus. Seeing all the buildings and finding out the history of London. Frank was very enthusiastic and an amazing tour guide.
star-5
Magnus Is a wonderful guide and lovely person
Steve_H
, May 2021
Amazing evening, lovely bus trip and Magnus was very informative and knowledgeable. I would recommend this for those visiting London.
star-2
Not the best
Wendy_S
, Nov 2020
Very put off by the bus driving. Tour itself was OK but lacked a bit of storytelling. Certainly learnt a lot about the case.
star-5
Lovley
Malin_N
, Feb 2020
Vonderfully competent guide with à Lovley way to tell stories! Nice bus, Well driven. It was raining and Windy but that i no ones fault.
star-4
Good tour guide
brindle0957
, Feb 2020
Good knowledge by tour guide Alan and worth the money. Only down side not enough information and time set aside for Sherlock Holmes, this tour should only be titled Jack the Ripper. Also didn't feel very haunting.
star-5
Phenomenal Guide
michelleA6891RS
, Dec 2019
Adam and our driver were amazing! It was fun and informative. We definately learned things about London that we never knew!
star-4
I got on the bus
Dream22540021363
, Nov 2019
OK so there was no ghost of Jack. But we come close. At night in the dark lost corners of london. We search high and low for him. I places not mentioned in any guide book (I thing). With our amazing guide adding flesh to the bones of the long lost jack the Ripper.

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