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Jack the Ripper Experience

Aldgate East 2 | Toynbee Hall Exit, London E1 7PU, England
+44 7539 547161
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Jack the Ripper tour

We loved our tour. Our tour guide John, was very knowledgeable about the subject. He made the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lolawm
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Montreal, Canada
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Better than expected!

We loved taking this tour with Angie! Her genuine passion for the stories and facts kept us hanging... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashley M
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The Official Jack the Ripper tour from Russell Edwards. Our tour guides have over 50 years experience and expertise into the case and have an untold wealth of knowledge to pass onto the fellow travelers on our thrilling and utterly engaging journey into the 'Autumn of Terror'. The only tour to include Aaron Kosminski's home. Tours run 3 times every day, starting at 10:30am, 13:30pm and 19:00pm from Aldgate East Tube Station, Exit 2. Tours last approx 2 hours. Look out for the man in the Bowler Hat. Using DNA evidence, Russell Edwards is able to conclusively name Jack the Ripper as Polish born Aaron Kosminski. The biggest murder mystery of all time has now been solved, thanks to DNA on a Victorian shawl and forensic science. In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a Victorian shawl at an auction. The shawl was large - over 7 feet long, made of silk, obviously very old, and damaged, with pieces missing. The shawl had been taken by a policeman from the murder scene of Jack the Ripper's fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes, on 30 September 1888. Since then, aside from a few years in Scotland Yard's Black Museum, it had been safely stored away by the direct descendants of that policeman. In his book, Naming Jack the Ripper, Russell Edwards details the years of dedicated historical and scientific research that have gone into proving without doubt that Aaron Kosminski was Jack the Ripper.
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Aldgate East 2 | Toynbee Hall Exit, London E1 7PU, England
Whitechapel
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+44 7539 547161
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our tour. Our tour guide John, was very knowledgeable about the subject. He made the tour interesting and fun. We loved visiting the area and learning all about Jack the Ripper. I would recommend this tour as a great way to see the...More

Thank lolawm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved taking this tour with Angie! Her genuine passion for the stories and facts kept us hanging on her every word. She was able to delver the facts and gruesome details while still making it a very fun and enjoyable evening.

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

What a great walking experience! Walking in the footsteps of the still unsolved murders of Jack the Ripper. Even though it is a gruesome story, Angie brings it to life with her unique ability to weave a story. She is an excellent guide that really...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

DISGRACE! UNPROFESSIONAL & UNRESPONSIVE. Don't waste your time and money. Did not show up. Did not respond to numerous phone calls on the night. Did not respond to numerous emails and calls the following day. May I add all correspondence was polite and constructive. We...More

5  Thank BuuBuu16
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We arrived in plenty of time to meet the tour guide along with lots of others however the tour guide did not bother to show up. This was hugely disappointing after making the effort to travel to East London and paying for this tour. We...More

4  Thank lizzies851
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We booked this as part of my Dad’s 60th birthday present and I must admit I wasn’t sure before hand.I’m glad to say it was brilliant,Angie’s tour concentrated on the historic facts rather than the myth.It really doesn’t need any elaboration as a subject;it is...More

1  Thank Adam G
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We bought the voucher from Groupon and were only about two minutes late due to something out of our control. We ran around asking SIX different tour guides till the last one laughed and said he sometimes doesn’t come. We called the provided number five...More

Thank Lawrence B
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Don't bother wasting your money on this 'rip off' tour. Guide doesn't bother to show up and unable to contact him. Complained by email - no reply.

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Excellent tour by Angie. She was engaging, sympathetic, dramatic when needed and also humourous, especially when having to deal with what can only be described as hecklers on a Saturday evening. All round very interesting and enlightening.

Thank BobIvey633
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We arrived in plenty of time and waited in the drizzle. Russell did not show up. I rang the mobile number twice and received a recorded message saying that someone would call back but no one did. Later I checked my emails, nothing there but...More

Thank sueandrog
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Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world
class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to
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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
...More
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georgia_hxll
22 February 2018|
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Response from kaztuz | Reviewed this property |
Hi, apologies, I've not been on here for a while. Not sure if you still need to know about the tour but it is certainly accessible for a wheelchair user as it is a tour of the streets through Whitechapel. There are some... More
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1 July 2017|
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Response from darren n | Reviewed this property |
It would be ok, just remember the gruesomeness of the story and maybe judge how this May effect your children. Have a great time.
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Hi our booking address is on the link on trip advisor or you can call our Admin manager on 07539547161
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