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Review of Ripping Yarns Ltd - CLOSED

Ripping Yarns Ltd
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 May 2014

we did the ripper tour with one of the tower of London's warders, Dickie. not only was it informative, but it was entertaining, accurate and the guide was enthusiastic and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour. I have done several others with other tour groups over the years but none compares to the ripping yarns guides. fantastic value. go and learn about a grisly part of this fantastic city's past with brilliant guides

1  Thank Elizabeth M
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jackfromhell1888, Public Relations Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

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!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

I had Simon tonight 22/4 sensational guide really knowledgable about Jack and the stories engaging with the group fantastic guide. Highly recommend this company and guide. Tour was 2 hours walking never let group get away like some guides on other tours I've done in the past. Great experience.

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jackfromhell1888, General Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

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!

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the ripping yarns Jack the Ripper tour, our guide Dickie was an amazing storyteller, we learnt loads about London and it was a bargain price of £7 by booking online. Would highly recommend it as an alternative Saturday night. Eamonn Stevenson

Thank Eamonn S
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jackfromhell1888, Guest Relations Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

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!

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

hope you get the tour guide jimmy he is a great informative guy.
tour suppose to last two hours, but it went on for two and a half almost
lots of walking so good footwear
you get to see some odd local characters going about there day but you are safe.
wrap up well if it is a cold night as you will get cold as you stand about for long periods while the guide is talking.
there are several other tours operating around the same areas and also street noise to contend with
we had a superb trip

we also bought a soup from the mobile coffee bar before the trip to warm up, but be warned they charge £2.00 for a cuppasoup soup of which was only a cheap shop brand

1  Thank 62macandme
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jackfromhell1888, Public Relations Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

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!

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Reviewed 30 September 2011

An excellent tour with a first class guide (Dickie) - at £7/head we certainly did not feel that we were 'ripped off'.
First class

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jackfromhell1888, Public Relations Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

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!

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