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Free Jack the Ripper Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 17, 2023

London with a Local was created in 2018 out of a desire to bring something different to those visiting (or living in) this wonderful, hectic, ever-changing City. We wanted to provide the best quality tours at a price that works for everyone. London is expensive – believe us, we know. Our aim was to provide at least one part of your time here where you feel like you are truly getting your money's worth. London With A Local is made up of a mix of born and bred Londoners, who can give you a picture of how it feels to grow up in the midst of the chaos, and those who decided to become Londoners after visiting as a tourist and falling in love. They combine a knowledge of the secrets that have been passed down through generations, with the hunger and excitement that comes with embracing a new place as your home. Our tours, of course, visit the iconic architectural structures that London the most recognisable city on Earth, but also allow a peak behind the curtain, away from the glitz and glamour of the West End, to give you the opportunity to see the “real” London, far from the tourist trap souvenir shops, to where the true treats and treasures, so often hidden away from tourists, reside. In short, we want everyone who gets the opportunity to join us on a tour, to feel like they are getting to know the essence of this great city. As well as experience in guiding and a knowledge of the history and politics of Britain, our expert guides all come from a performance background. We are actors. We are musicians. We are comedians. We are dancers and directors. Above all, we are storytellers and our aim is not just to reel off a load of dates that will be forgotten in a split second, but to paint you a picture of the people and events that built the foundations that we tread upon.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Retrace the steps of the world's most infamous, unidentified serial killer, as we take you back to the Autumn of Terror 1888. 

In just 3 months, under the cover of darkness, Jack the Ripper brutally murdered 5 innocent Women on the streets of Whitechapel and then vanished, never to appear again. 

Come with us as we ponder some of the most compelling theories as to his identity and motives, hear about the vicious murders he committed and learn the tragic life stories of the poor women he preyed upon.
Along the way, we will visit, the Prostitute's Church, Mitre Square, Frying Pan Alley, Spitalfield's Market & The 10 Bells Pub.

The tour finishes at Spitalfields Market, not far from Liverpool Street Station.


Please note, groups larger than 6 and any educational groups will need to get in touch to arrange a private tour, as they will not be able to join the public tour

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Tower Hill, St Katharine's & Wapping,...
    Tower Hill, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DJ, UK
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    Head to Tower Hill Underground Station, next to the Tram Coffee stop, and look for the guide holding up a bright red umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Roman Wall of London
  • 2
    Outside visit
    St. Botolph Without Aldgate
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mitre Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Whitechapel
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Spitalfields Market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Liam 20 Feb 2024
Sacramento

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Ash is terrific and handled the topic of Jack The Ripper with extraordinary care! Unlike other guides who sensationalize the subject, touting a top hat and a theatrical approach, Ash focused on the victims and the society that set the stage for such horrible events to happen. A much more balanced, but still lively and fun, tour and far better than I could have ever expected.
Amanda 15 Feb 2024
Seattle

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Bobby was a wonderful guide. His tour focuses on honoring the victims, rather than glorifying the killer. He really painted a picture of what Victorian east London was like, and challenged the group to be critical of how the media has warped this story... and somehow he mixed in tons of humor in a very dark subject matter. Definitely recommend taking a tour with Bobby!
Yves 14 Feb 2024
Randburg

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Absolutely fantastic , Collin knew his work very well really enjoyed the experience Yves from South Africa
Elizabeth 10 Feb 2024
Canterbury

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
A very informative and thoughtful tour thank you. And no top hats !!!!
Matthias 08 Feb 2024
Vienna

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Und hat die Tour besonders gut gefallen, weil Jamie nicht nur über Jack the Ripper sprach, sondern auch interessante Einblicke in das Leben und die Hintergründe jener Zeit gab. Jamie war zudem sehr unterhaltsam und erzählte die Geschichten so lebendig, dass es sich anfühlte, als wäre man selbst dabei gewesen. Sehr empfehlenswert!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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