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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
Victoria Coach Station , Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

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

7:00 PM
Sherlock Holmes , 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
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 is a combination bus/walking tour and will finish at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square. Some walking involved.
  • On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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

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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

3.5
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336 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Not what I thought
Linda_H
, Apr 2022
It was not what we thought. Disappointed and the standing around in the wind didn’t help. Should have started at the Ten Bells where it all started.
star-5
Awesome tour guide
Kyler_R
, Apr 2022
The tour guide was very enthusiastic and entertaining throughout the entire tour. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about Jack the Ripper and explore a bit of London
star-5
Top tour guide!
Dore_C
, Apr 2022
The tour guide is extremely educated on the tour topic! He was fun, witty and kind! He thoroughly researched the history of the crimes.
star-5
Catch him if you can!
Kevin_F
, Apr 2022
Oh what a wonderfully thrilling and informative tour with Magnus. While he focused on recreating the TRUTH from the popularized fiction of the late 19th Century killer, he took time framing the lives of the victims, lending light to their already struggling days in hard times London. The vintage bus was a treat as was the descriptions of every major building and time piece we passed. Magnus injected just enough Brit wit and personal commentary to show his love of the city, its history, and the importance to seek the truth. Thank you!
star-2
Boring and tiring
James_M
, Apr 2022
This 2 1/2 hour tour could have been done in 30 mins. It was very dry material, given by a very knowledgeable guide. Far too much walking and a very anti-climatic ending. Save your money and take a different tour.
star-4
Alan the tour guide was...
Steve_W
, Apr 2022
Alan the tour guide was excellent and kept us all entertained. Enjoy seeing a part of London I wouldn’t normally go to.
star-5
Brilliant!!
Heather_A
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was Magnus and he was absolutely brilliant!! Despite having road closures and extreme traffic he still managed to make it a great trip and told us the history about sites as we went past. Would highly recommend.
star-4
Jack the ripper explanation
Colleen_W
, Apr 2022
Very informative and wonderful host. Somewhat hard to picture some of the scenes since so much has changed..
star-5
Shouldn’t really laugh but we did
simon_p
, Mar 2022
The old bus And turning every corner to find the road was shut And off course our host for the evening And his tolerance with his driver So we’ll done and thank you Simon P
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Interesting Experience
Atkins_R
, Feb 2022
Very interesting experience. Informative tour guide as well. Good for those who likes haunted tours.

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