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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.

  • 2.5-hour 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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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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b
, Sep 2018

This didn't touch on Sherlock Holmes, but the Ripper information was good.

V
, Aug 2018

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

G
, Aug 2018

I would recommend this.

R
, Aug 2018

Too repetitive. Dragged on and on and on. None of the places we stopped at existed as the had been torn down and replaced with new buildings. Was disappointed. May have been better if only an hour.

A
, Aug 2018

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

s
, Jul 2018

The tour guide talks very fast that we hardly understand what he was saying

it was not interesting for me at all ,,,

C
, Jul 2018

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!!

Z
, Jul 2018

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.

r
, Jul 2018

Somewhat boring. Tour guide knew the information, but didn’t make it interesting. Places visited not great.

a
, Jul 2018

Title is misleading. This is 90 Jack the Ripper. No Sherlock Holmes! Very disappointed.


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