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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
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:  
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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
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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
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

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322 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Liver note
John_C
, Dec 2021
Reading the note that Jack the ripper sent saying that nobody will catch him, along with half of a liver.
star-5
Excellent
NormanLee_P
, Dec 2021
An excellent and knowledgeable guide. Learnt more this, than last tour we went on. The guide was whitty too
star-2
Very Poor not what was expected.
Simon_G
, Nov 2021
First of all, we were Very unhappy with the late cancellation of pre booked arrangement for Jack the Ripper London Most Haunted tour due to “not enough people booked” on Halloween??? Really??? A week previous!. Rang Viator, was Offered this as a similar. Almost missed the tour as given 2 different locations to meet at. I have the emails and photos stored for evidence as to the two locations. Good job we gave a little extra time getting around the area. We Rang the helpline 2/3 times which recived no answer. Answerphone message. Was amased that there were children on the tour which stopped the guide from using particular real words in line with the facts. And making it more of a reality tour. It Made it all less factual. It Was no where near a scarey expected tour as sold to us and explained on the website. It Gave a comical impression during the tour and spoilt the whole scenario walking around. Afterall its about the murder of prostitutes and who it was theme. The Guide was a very pleasant, chatty, polite guy, doing his job, but used a Kindle to explain everything and this didnt feel professional whilst walking around. Out of all tours We have experienced in London and other citys this has to be the worse value for money. £34 x 2. We Wont be advising this tour to our friends and family for the future.
star-5
Jack the Ripper Tour
Karen_C
, Nov 2021
Guide made the tour really good fun and the information and detail was spot on. Would recommend the experience.
star-5
Perfect way to spend your time
Muhammad_A
, Nov 2021
Very interesting and funny tour The tour guide is excellent and have a lot of information about the tour and other places Something you have to do
star-3
Little disappointed Sherlock Holmes was hardly mentioned
Natasha_B
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed the tour of London but was a little disappointed as it said Sherlock Holmes tour which seemed to mean getting dropped off At him famous pub, Didn’t hear anything else said about him, Think the price was a little expensive for the actual tour probably won’t recommend that tour to people
star-5
Informative memorable interesting
Claire_C
, Oct 2021
The host was full of character and very enjoyable to listen to. But diplomatic and considerate of children present.
star-5
Great Tour
Johnny_C
, Oct 2021
Great informative tour with Alan who was brilliant, very funny and very knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend this tour.
star-2
Poor tour, not as advertised.
Deborah_K
, Oct 2021
The driver was good, the guide knowledgeable, however, he didn’t give any background story on Jack the Ripper, ie back in the 1880’s gruesome murders took place, the children knew nothing of J the R, and there was nothing on the tour about Sherlock Holmes at all!! Nothing about any where being haunted. We did learn where to eat & what were the best pubs though… so disappointing. Other tours had dressed up tour guides & sounded much more inter-active. Sadly too all the places really now were built over & redesigned, so no real feeling of the past.
star-4
Great!
Frederic_M
, Oct 2021
Magnus, the guide, is very knowledgeable, polite and interesting.. Magnus really helps understanding the facts from the 'fake news'. I recommend the visit!

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