Haunted London, Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour by Vintage Open Top Bus

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Journey through the dark and haunted streets of London
Journey through the dark and haunted streets of London
Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
Hop on a vintage open top bus and drive through sinister and haunted London
Hop on a vintage open top bus and drive through sinister and haunted London
Hop on a vintage open top bus and drive through sinister and haunted London
Hop on a vintage open top bus and drive through sinister and haunted London
Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
Hop on a vintage open top bus and ride through the dark side of London with an expert guide
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What To Expect

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

Specifications

Type:
Bus Tours around London
Departs From:
London
Meeting Point:
Victoria Coach Station
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7:00 PM
Product Code:
12843
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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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

  • Open top bus tour

  • Guide

  • Smithfield market walking tour

  • Jack the Ripper murder sites visit

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • This is not a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. It is a continuous loop.

  • This is a combination bus / walking tour and will finish at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Weather can be very changeable in London, please make sure you bring adequate rain wear if required.

  • Seating is based on a first come first serve basis. Seating on the upper deck is not guaranteed.

  • Participants must be at least 17 years old to join this tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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