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Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours

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Address: Aldgate East Underground Station | Toynbee Hall Exit, London E1, England
Phone Number: 02085308443
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Description: Our Jack the Ripper tour takes place seven nights a week at 7pm. We meet...
Our Jack the Ripper tour takes place seven nights a week at 7pm. We meet outside Aldgate East Underground Station. We ask you to book because we limit the number of participants on each tour to around 34 people per guide. We go straight into the old alleyways where the Jack the Ripper murders occurred in the autumn of 1888. Several of our guides are published authors on the subject.
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Extremely interesting and great fun!

My Auntie booked my Mum, cousin and I onto this tour for Christmas, so we had a few months to be really excited! I love Jack the Ripper, and have been on a tour previously when I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My Auntie booked my Mum, cousin and I onto this tour for Christmas, so we had a few months to be really excited! I love Jack the Ripper, and have been on a tour previously when I was at school. We arrived at the meeting point, and was greeted by our tour guide Phillip who was very energetic and fun.... More 

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Philip. We are glad to hear that it lived up to your expectations. Yes, we do prefer to treat the case as a serious historical walk rather than too lighted, however as you say Philip does bring in his own energy and personality that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I booked this tour as part of a xmas present for my sister, daughter and niece, we spent the early part of the day going round London, then we went to Aldgate east to meet our guide Phillip we did not know what to expect but he was brilliant, Phillip was very knowledgeable and made the evening, with his enthusiasm... More 

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne Thank you for your review, its great to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that you had a great day in London. Certainly Philip is a very well respected 'ripperologist' and as the author of numerous books knows the subject extensively. He enjoys leading the tours and its great to hear that this enthusiasm and passion for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Filled with detail and even photos of victims and how the streets you were standing in would have looked back then, this is a great tour for anyone interested. John our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and approachable, open to questions and what's best, an actual local! No costume, no gimmicks, just the terrifying truth.

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Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed the tour with John. Yes, John was born and brought up in The East End and this affection and passion for the area is demonstrated by the books he has written and research carried out not only on the Ripper murder case but also the history of... More 

East Patchogue, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This tour was great, it started with the double Decker bus. The tour offered a new perspective on. Our tour guide was great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

John was our guide, and his talk was interesting and informative. He played on the 'cockney geezer' role a bit, and sometimes it was more theatre than history, but it was a very enjoyable evening's stroll through the East End. The only down side is that there are just too many of these tours, 6 or 7 groups of 25+... More 

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with John. John was born and brought up in The East End, thus this is his local area. We are glad to hear that you found the tour both interesting and informative. It is a popular tour, however we are the only company that strictly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The tour guide Linley showed a real interest into the history of Jack the Ripper. She made the tour as she had exclusive images of the victims and was very knowledgable. I am excited to read her book when it has been completed. The tour is real value for money and highly recommend going.

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Dear Samantha Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Lindsay. As a experienced researcher and well know expert within the field she is certainly able to pas on her knowledge within this field. Also as a curator at The Scotland Yard Crime Museum, her knowledge of policing and London crime history... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

John was a great guide on this tour, informative and very knowledgeable, a good storyteller. This was an interesting tour given the magnitude of its historical relevance and it was particularly eerie in places.

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with John. Yes, its certainly a fascinating subject that encompasses so many different aspects, its great to hear that John brought these facts to life and took you back to that period. Best wishes Richard More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We booked this tour and were really looking forward to it but were unsure what to expect. We are NOT disappointed! Our guide Lyndsey was informative and knew the subject of Jack the Ripper inside out - she made the tour what it was - a fantastic 2 hours. She delivered an informative, interesting and engaging tour and the 2... More 

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Lindsay. Yes, we do feel our experience has enabled us to not only develop the best route but also to ensure that our guides are the most knowledgeable and experienced within this field. They are constantly looking at new evidence, delving through archives and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

You book these tours and wonder are they with it? They sound and read good. This one was definitely worth it and Lindsay our guide is one very knowledgeable and interesting person you will ever meet. It was great to see some original buildings of that era are still there and the photos you are shown are as shocking as... More 

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Dear Christina Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Lindsay. Yes, do feel that her knowledge and passion for the subject is certainly evident on the tour. It is a fascinating area to explore and as you say, still see buildings, streets that were there when Jack the Ripper prowled his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went for the tour last night and it was awesome. Our guide was quite a story teller. During the tour, we walked along a street where there were lots of Bangladeshi restaurants. New things discovered during the tour! Not bad for 9 quids per person.

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to increase your knowledge of the case. The area is certainly a lovely mix of old and new and the restaurants on Brick Lane are certainly worth a visit. Best wishes Richard More 

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Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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