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Ripping Yarns Ltd - CLOSED

Tower Hill Underground Station | District & Circle Tube lines, London, England
+44 7813 559301
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Excellent Tour and Tour Guide

This was an excellent walking guided tour. Our Tour Guide, Matt, was outstanding in his story... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denver, Colorado
Jack The Ripper

I went with my Partner on this tour. We had a fantastic time. Jimmy, Our Guide was brilliant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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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.
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“walking tour” (13 reviews)
Tower Hill Underground Station | District & Circle Tube lines, London, England
City of London
+44 7813 559301

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Reviewed yesterday

This was an excellent walking guided tour. Our Tour Guide, Matt, was outstanding in his story telling ability and thorough knowledge of the Jack the Ripper story. This a walking tour, so I recommend comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the season, since the tour...More

Thank Carmenda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my Partner on this tour. We had a fantastic time. Jimmy, Our Guide was brilliant, friendly and well versed on this topic. I would highly recommend this walk.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the Jack the Ripper tour with Barney. It was fab. Barney was an excellent guide & really informative. He painted an excellent picture and gave all the facts across brilliantly. Honestly one of my favourite things I've done in London & for...More

Thank darrenhepworth
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a fabulous Jack the Ripper tour led by Jimmy the Beefeater with whom we felt very safe walking through some of London's less touristy areas. The story unfolds in all its gruesome detail with Jimmy offering clues along the way. At £8 per...More

Thank LadyOlive
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The best part of my trip to London and the most involved I have ever been in a tour! My sister and I decided last minute to join this tour after finding it online and it really delivered! Jimmy is a beefeater from the Tower...More

Thank sherry w
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I went last night 3rd of June and David was our tour guide. Me and my partner have been on another tour last year which was good but we wanted to do a tour again as we love history of London and always been fascinated...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Our Ripping Yarns experience was unforgettable. Our guide on this gruesome journey, Jimmy, was affable, knowledgeable and lively. An authentic beefeater that lives in the Tower of London, he was passionate about the subject at hand. We hung on every word, laughed and learned more...More

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in London last weekend, and had planned to do a Jack the Ripper tour during our visit. We had initially bought tickets for a different company online, and were looking forward to the experience. However, on the way to the...More

Thank laurenblue88
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Our school group had a very good time on this tour. There was much to be learnt from David, who took our group around and shared snippets of London which was very educational for our college kids to learn. Of course, the gory images helped...More

Thank AdelleLim
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Fascinating tour of the "Ripper" area. A small group led by the excellent David, whose knowledge of the area and subject was most informative. He is also very witty and entertaining! A walk of just over two and a quarter hours around an area of...More

Thank GeorgieC723
jackfromhell1888, General Manager at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for your guide, we are very grateful, we love taking people on the trail of Jack the Ripper, you have done it but will others come along....will they dare!

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