Ripping Yarns Tours have been leading Jack the Ripper Tours around Whitechapel for over 20 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 2010 and 2011, and feature prominently on Trip advisor.
But probably the best measure of a tour comes from the satisfied customers and a visit to the website at www.jack-the-ripper-tours.com 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 with our “From Hell” tour and the dark side of London’s city with our “Heads and Tales” tour with skill and passion. We bring to life the social background and the history of the area and help paint the most vivid of mental picture of life and death in London’s East End and the city. This is all 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. It is “truly and simply the best you will get”.
Our infamous Jack the Ripper 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. Our guides will display a “Ripping Yarns” poster and will stand just outside the exit to the station.
Our Heads and Tales tour takes you on a spine chilling walk through the dark narrow streets of the City of London. The tour begins at Tower Hill underground station, meeting at 6.45 pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, it lasts about 1 1/2 hours, Our guides will display a “Ripping Yarns” poster and will stand just outside the exit to the station.