London plus Jack the Ripper and Ghost Walking Tour
- Blue Badge guide (afternoon tour)
- Professional guide (evening tour)
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Transportation in air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
- Entrance fees
- fish and chips sample
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
What You Can Expect
London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London (4.5 Hours)Meet your guide in Trafalgar Square, and then settle into your comfortable seat aboard an air-conditioned coach. Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts so you can hear your guide talking clearly about each site.
Your first stop is a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. Crowned by the magnificent dome that continues to dominate the London skyline, the cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. In recent years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and the services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
Next it's on to the Tower of London, the ancient fortress steeped in centuries of murder and treason. The splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history, including tragic tales of royals and nobles who met their end within its walls. You'll also see the Crown Jewels, including the 6,000-year-old Koh-I-Noor diamond and impressive coronation regalia.
Then continue to the City of London, that famous square mile where new architecture towers above buildings dating back to medieval times.
Your tour concludes in Trafalgar Square around an hour before you need to meet for your next tour.
Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk (3 Hours)Join up with your coach in Trafalgar Square or along the nearby Strand. Then, as you travel to your first stop, listen to your guide set the scene for your evening tour. The year is 1888. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has just published his first Sherlock Holmes story; meanwhile, in the Whitechapel district of London's East End, five women are brutally murdered by the world's first recognized serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
Gaze out of the window and see sights such as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which is said to be the most haunted theater in London, and the Old Bailey — a site of numerous public hangings. You’ll also visit Fleet Street, home of the demonic barber Sweeny Todd and his accomplice Mrs Lovett, who allegedly baked pies from the flesh of his victims and sold them to unsuspecting customers.
In Whitechapel, jump out of your coach to inspect some of Jack the Ripper's murder sites, decipher the evidence and discuss the suspects. You'll even see Ten Bells Pub, established in 1752, where many of the merciless killer's victims came to drink.
The tour finishes at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square, where you can calm your nerves with a drink (own expense).
Additional Important Information
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This tour is a combination of coach and walking tour.
- This tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 15 years.
- Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays andspecial events or services :February 9, 14, March 30, May 15, June 23, 30. There will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and longer time spent at the Tower of London.