Jack the Ripper, Haunted London and Sherlock Holmes Tour on Double Decker Bus

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Hop on a vintage open top bus and drive through sinister and haunted London. Watch out for ghosts and apparitions as you walk through the Smithfield market. Meet and discover the secrets of Jack the Ripper. Then at the end of the evening, shared haunted tales at the Sherlock Holmes pub and maybe have a drink or two.

Highlights
  • Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
  • Hear tales about the people buried at Westminster Abbey and pass by the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded
  • See where the Elephant Man lived and where Braveheart was tortured, the Old Bailey
  • Walk through the haunted Smithfield market
  • Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper and inspect the murder sites

Description

Hop on our vintage open top bus to begin your journey through the dark and haunted streets of London. Start off the tour with tales of the legends buried at Westminster Abbey and see the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded, a relatively common punishment for crime at the time.

Next up, head to the Old Bailey - the site of numerous public hangings, the Royal London Hospital where the Elephant Man lived and hear tales of Mrs Lovett's pie shop with her specialty fillings, the butcherous barber who lived next door and who would cut off more than just your hair; gangland warfare, great train robber's and much more.

Stay close to our guide as you walk through a deserted Smithfield market and the surrounding cobbled streets. See the William Wallace plaque where Braveheart was tortured and discover the 19th century body snatchers who dug up local cemeteries 'in the interests of science.'

See where of the most famous snatchers, John Bishop and Thomas Williams, were hanged at Newgate prison in front of several thousand boisterous Londoners. Then listen out for the scratching sounds of Fanny Lynes, the Cock Lane ghost, and hear her true story of death, sex, loan sharking, arsenic poisoning and seances. It all took place 250 years ago and has troubled the nation ever since.

As the evening gets darker, approach London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk and butcher his five victims. At this point, leave the safety of the bus and walk his death trail inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence and discussing his suspects. To this day the case remains unsolved. Come and investigate the case for yourself - who was Jack the Ripper?

The local pub also boasts a wide collection of the investigators memorabilia. Feeling hungry? The pub also has a wide variety of meals including a traditional fish and chip supper on offer which can be purchased from the bar. The tour ends at the Sherlock Holmes pub which is situated close to Trafalgar Square.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide
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Jack the Ripper, Haunted London and Sherlock Holmes Tour
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Your expert guide will explain how the executioners, who worked regularly in front of large crowds at Tower Hill which we will also see, would often raise the severed head showing it off to the crowd and that would often continue to twitch for several seconds after the brutal blows. We then travel to the Old Bailey - the site of numerous public hangings, the Royal London Hospital where the Elephant Man lived, and hear tales of Mrs Lovett’s pie shop with her speciality fillings, the butcherous barber who lived next door and who would cut off more than just your hair; gangland warfare, great train robbers and more.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Wed, Fri and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

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Schedule

  • 18:45

    Check-in at Victoria Coach Station

  • Open top drive through sinister and haunted London

    Step aboard our vintage open top bus to begin our journey through the dark and haunted streets of London. Hear tales of the legends buried at Westminster Abbey and see the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded, a relatively common punishment for crime at the time.

  • Ghost walk through Smithfield market

    Stay close to our guide as we walk through a deserted Smithfield market and the surrounding cobbled streets. You’ll see the William Wallace plaque where Braveheart was tortured, and learn of the 19th century body snatchers who dug up local cemeteries ‘in the interests of science.’

  • Jack the Ripper - walk his death trail inspecting the murder sites

    We approach London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk and butcher his five victims.

  • Fancy a nightcap at Sherlock Holmes Pub?

    The pub also boasts a wide collection of the investigators memorabilia. Feeling hungry? The pub also has a wide variety of meals including a traditional fish and chip supper on offer which can be purchased from the bar. The tour ends at the Sherlock Holmes pub, situated close to Trafalgar Square.

  • 22:00

    Tour ends at the Sherlock Holmes pub which is situated close to Trafalgar Square

  • (For Check-In) Victoria Coach Station Time: 18:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Sherlock Holmes Pub (10-11 Northumberland Street, London, United Kingdom) Time: 22:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Victoria Coach Station Time: 18:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Sherlock Holmes Pub (10-11 Northumberland Street, London, United Kingdom) Time: 22:00:00

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • Tour departure gates may change at short notice, please check immediately upon arrival at Victoria Coach Station.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

  • This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

  • Meals are not included in the price.

  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

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all areas good

Paul

We enjoy the tour, the guide is very good and really knows a lot, very entertaining and nice

Isabel

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