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Jack the Ripper Tours

#45 of 633 Tours in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Whitechapel
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Address: | Tower Hill Tube Station, London, England
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+44 7813 559301
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Ripping Yarns have been the leading Jack the Ripper tour into Whitechapel...

Ripping Yarns have been the leading Jack the Ripper tour into Whitechapel for over 25 years. We remain a small Company who believe that small Group Sizes and personal interaction will surpass your expectations, as opposed to the Larger Advertised Companies who now Operate in the area. The Tour is recommended in the Rick Steves Guide book to London. The cost is just £8.00, Where else could you get a great night in London for that price? But perhaps the best measure of the Tour comes from our many customers. which are a fitting testament to the level of satisfaction. All the Guides are serving Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) at the Tower of London, so you can be assured that your Guide knows how to conduct a tour properly and "tell a tale" the content is such that it weaves the story of Jack the Ripper, the social background and the history of the area, helping to paint the most vivid mental picture of life and death in London's East End, this is backed up by Crime Scene Photographs, Letters and Evidence, you will not just get some "off pat script" or gimmicks but an up close and personal story.

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Have been talking about doing one of these for years. Researched and picked this one because it's done by Yeomen Warders. Could not have been more impressed with our guide Matt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was already the second time I booked this tour, I just love the atmosphere in the dark streets of London. Johnny was a great tourguide, who shows his passion for the story of Jack the Ripper. really enjoyed it! the only problem is, that the groups are very big, we were maybe about 40 people I guess. so you... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been talking about doing one of these for years. Researched and picked this one because it's done by Yeomen Warders. Could not have been more impressed with our guide Matt. His knowledge on the topic and the City of London was beyond reproach. The 2 plus hour walk in the misting rain flew by. Not only were the Ripper... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Jack the Ripper Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your guide a review and we are so glad you enjoyed the tour, now others can see why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town and they to can come on the trail of Jack the Ripper if they dare! he is out there waiting for you tonight! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 2 young sons (8 & 9) on this tour at their insistence. Best thing we done in our 5 days for our Xmas trip. They havnt stopped talking about it...... just as they were on the night , pestering the brilliant tour guide " matt" with question after question on the ripper. Matt had lots of interesting... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Jack the Ripper Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your guide a review and we are so glad you enjoyed the tour, now others can see why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town and they to can come on the trail of Jack the Ripper if they dare! he is out there waiting for you tonight! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Yes it's touristy, but this tour was great. Jimmy, our guide, was not only a wealth or knowledge, but was just the right amount of funny, and very engaging. The tour itself is lengthy, ours was 2 hours, so be prepared to walk. You'll see some parts of London that are definitely off the beaten path, and at night they're... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Jack the Ripper Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your guide a review and we are so glad you enjoyed the tour, now others can see why we are simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town and they to can come on the trail of Jack the Ripper if they dare! he is out there waiting for you tonight! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This tour ticked the boxes for me for 3 reasons 1. Simon was our private guide. I saw other tours heaving with people. Ours was a small, very intimate group. 2 Simon was a beefeater who lived and breathed London history. He lived opposite in the Tower of London and had an encyclopaedic knowledge on Jack the Ripper and U.K... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Jack the Ripper Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your guide a review, thank you also for joining us in saying this is simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town, come and join us and see for yourself, come on the trail of Jack the Ripper.... if you dare!....he is waiting for you there tonight in Whitechapel! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, informative guide who created a tour for us, very interesting and highly recommended. Simone is absolutely brilliant

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jackfromhell1888, Front Office Manager at Jack the Ripper Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your guide a review, thank you also for joining us in saying this is simply the best Jack the Ripper tour in town, come and join us and see for yourself, come on the trail of Jack the Ripper.... if you dare!....he is waiting for you there tonight in Whitechapel! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We choose to do the walking tour associated with the Jack the ripper museum in Cable st. Meeting at Traders Gate, Tower Hill Tube station 3pm And I'm so glad we did, with so many other tours all competing this was definitely the best! Our guide Sam (forgive me if I'm wrong on the name) was brilliant with a wealth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went with Mick from Secret Chamber Tours. He was such a good story teller, and was able to give so much detail as to what went on in the killings and told it in such a wonderful, gory and gruesome way. He also painted a really good picture of the conditions in the 1880s, and also provided other interesting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is something you do once, and probably never do again. It was informative and was pretty cool checking out some different areas, but defiantly not a "must see".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

There are many Jack the Ripper walking tours to choose from in London, so we really lucked out with Ripping Yarns. Our guide, Matt, was knowledgable and funny. He took his time and really delved deeply into the subject matter. It was dark, cold and rainy that night, which in my opinion, really enhanced the experience. As we walked from... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Public Relations Manager at Jack the Ripper Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for your guide we are very grateful, don't for get to tell your friends and tell your enemies in fact tell everyone about us and they to can come on the trail of Jack the Ripper if they dare...... More 

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Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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