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Ripping Yarns Ltd

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Address: Tower Hill Underground Station | District & Circle Tube lines, London, England
Phone Number: +44-0-7813-559-301
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Ripping Yarns have been leading Jack the Ripper tours around Whitechapel...
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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One of London's finest attractions!

This tour is conducted by the Beefeaters from the Tower of London. Our guide was Jimmy, and he was as knowledgeable, funny and friendly as you could hope for. We spent a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Shannon S
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Conception Bay South, Canada
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Conception Bay South, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This tour is conducted by the Beefeaters from the Tower of London. Our guide was Jimmy, and he was as knowledgeable, funny and friendly as you could hope for. We spent a little over two hours touring the sites most closely associated with Jack the Ripper and his victims, and it was a delight from start to finish. My wife... More 

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Kensington, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Booked this walking tour for our last night in London - so happy we did! Love to hear the history of not only Jack the Ripper, but of London and the East End/White Chapel as well. Ken was our guide and was excellent - knowledgeable, funny, engaging. 1000% recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This tour was by far worth the $8 spent! The story of Jack the Ripper was woven out comprehensibly, and with the masterful storytelling of Steve, our guide. He was engaging, and made the few hours we spent fly by. I wish it would've lasted longer!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really enjoyed this tour, ourYeoman guide Barney made this thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly knowledgeable and a great story teller, would definitely recommend this.

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Celle, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was an absolute fantastic, entertaining and interesting tour. Our guide Simon, one of the original Yeoman was absolutely great!!! My students and I really enjoyed the tour and Simon's entertaining way let us forget the cold. I highly recommend this tour, you won't regret it. You don't only hear and learn about the Jack The Ripper cases but get... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had heard about Dickie's tour when he was touring us around the Tower of London (he's a beefeater). We met up with him and off we went, no need to pay up front. He took us to each spot where the victims were found, complete with historical facts, pictures, and forensic documents. He is incredibly knowledgeable, but also lays... More 

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Northumberland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great fun and friendly tour from Barney, I would highly recommend this company very easy to deal with . Barney was very friendly and knowledgeable about not only the Ripper story but London too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our guide was Jimmy and he was absolutely marvellous! We have only been to London for four days and seen almost every big attraction, but this tour was by far the best. It was only a group of 6 people but that made it a little bit special. Other tours that passed us were overloaded with about 25 people. Therefore... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our guide was Jimmy and he was absolutely marvellous! We have only been to London for four days and seen almost every big attraction, but this tour was by far the best. It was only a group of 6 people but that made it a little bit special. Other tours that passed us were overloaded with about 25 people. Therefore... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have always wanted to do a Jack The Ripper tour and chose this company after being impressed last year by the skills and knowledge shown by the Yeoman Guard at the Tower of London. Our Beefeater guide (not in uniform!!) Ken was fun and informative and gave us a real taste of Victorian London and the infamous crime spree... More 

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