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Ripping Yarns Ltd

#103 of 673 Tours in London
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Address: Tower Hill Underground Station | District & Circle Tube lines, London, England
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+44 7813 559301
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Ripping Yarns have been leading Jack the Ripper tours around Whitechapel...

Ripping Yarns have been leading Jack the Ripper tours around Whitechapel for over 25 years now and although a small company believe that the quality of tour must surpass all expectations, The Tour is now recommended in the Rick Steves Guide book to London both 2011 and 2012. We keep the cost of the tour at just £7.00,Where else could you get a great night in London for that price! But probably the best measure of a tour comes from the satisfied customers and a visit to the website to read the guest book and the comments that have been made by those that have taken the tour are a fitting testament to the level of satisfaction on offer. All the guides on this tour are serving Yeoman warders (Beefeaters) from the Tower of London so you can be assured that your guide knows how to conduct a tour properly and the tour content is such that it weaves the tale of Jack the Ripper, the social background the history of the area and helps paint the most vivid of mental picture of life and death in London's East End, this backed up by crime scene photographs, letters and evidence etc. The story telling aspect of the tour sets it apart from the other tours available, it does not just extol bland fact after fact. The Tour begins each night of the week outside Tower Hill underground station. meeting at 6;30 p.m. the Tour will commence at 6:45 p.m.. and lasts around 2 hours, guides will display a "Ripping Yarns " poster and will stand just outside the exit to the station. On this tour you only pay at the end of the tour because by then you'll have become a satisfied customer. Ripping Yarns Tours lead smaller manageable groups. The cost has been maintained at £7 per person which must be the best value night out in London.

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This is a tour my family and I would highly recommend. Who better to know the history of London than a Beefeater... Factual, Entertaining and a great walk around the area that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan C
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Largs Bay, Australia

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Largs Bay, Australia
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tour my family and I would highly recommend. Who better to know the history of London than a Beefeater... Factual, Entertaining and a great walk around the area that Jack the Ripper claimed his victims..If your looking for a tour that is not based on theatrics then this is the tour you need to go on. Priced... More 

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Thank Jan C
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Jack the Ripper tour last night with friends. It was a fantastic experience. Our tour guide Matt was excellent. He was very knowledgeable. Very friendly and approachable. Keen to answer any and all questions. Set the scene for Victorian London very well. I highly recommend this tour. Its informative and interesting. I learnt so much in those... More 

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Thank tor1990
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This tour was really great. Tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and kept a good pace which was great. He was incredibly engaging and interesting. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about this time in London's history.

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Thank Nicola H
Carmel Valley, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Wow. Absolutely unmissable! I was traveling solo in London and looking for nighttime activities as I didn't fancy a pub visit on my own. As a huge lover of true crime, history, and general offbeat things, this was a FANTASTIC experience. As I've stated in other reviews, I am not big into "touristy" activities, but this was well worth it.... More 

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Thank whatshapaning
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was billed £1313 for two tickets for a tour in December when paying on their website using PayPal – that is, that amount left my account immediately! I thought I’d been scammed and spent the next couple of hours frantically on the phone to PayPal and my bank trying to figure out what happened. Despite being refunded the money... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Very informative and light hearted. Gained interesting information about London and not just The Ripper. Guide was jovial and made our tour something to remember continuously putting in an effort for two and a quarter hour. Very good value for money but we would recommend wrapping up warm in the winter months. Not for children.... More 

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Thank Trudy C
jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your guide, we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and now others know why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town. Tell your friends, tell your enemies tell everyone just get them to come on the trail of Jack the Ripper....if you dare, he... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Really great tour with a great guide and one of Britain's finest ... One of Our own Beefeaters... Knowledgeable and interesting guide for the walk around East End and all that brings ... If you get a chance take this tour ...

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Thank suem2712
jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your guide, we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and now others know why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town. Tell your friends, tell your enemies tell everyone just get them to come on the trail of Jack the Ripper....if you dare, he... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great tour guide - was charismatic and very entertaining. Tour was very insightful. Now I know the identity of Jack the Ripper I can relax.

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Thank Charlie M
jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your guide, we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and now others know why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town. Tell your friends, tell your enemies tell everyone just get them to come on the trail of Jack the Ripper....if you dare, he... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Fantastic informative tour. Simon was full of facts and figures. He also had a fantastic love for the history of London. Loved every bit of this tour!

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Thank meselan
jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your guide, we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and now others know why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town. Tell your friends, tell your enemies tell everyone just get them to come on the trail of Jack the Ripper....if you dare, he... More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The smaller group made it so much better, the tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly! It was so surreal to walk in the footsteps of jack the ripper. We saw other groups out and they were massive, it was nice being in a smaller group, it made for questions and hearing the stories so much better!

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Thank DyanaWWW
jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your guide a review it is very much appreciated and shows why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town and also get the best customers, thank you again and let's see who else now comes with us on the trail of Jack the Ripper! More 

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