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Ripping Yarns Ltd

Tower Hill Underground Station | District & Circle Tube lines, London, England
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Ranked #150 of 635 Activities in London
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a great and fun experience. This tour exceeded our expectations! Ken was awesome we could not have asked for a better guide! Funny, witty and knowledgeable,the time flew by and we learned and enjoyed it a lot. There are a few other tour companies that do the Jack the Ripper experience, but IMHO this one was by far the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was so excited that we saw the sign for this tour when we were leaving the tube. Left our bags at the hotel and came straight back. We weren't disappointed, funny, witty and informative. It is a long walk so be prepared, but worth every ache! Thank you guys for the experience. You made our weekend x x

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I went on the Ripping Yarns Jack The Ripper tour the guide was Simon Youds. We all thoroghly enjoyed the tour and Simon in particular made it very interesting to the extent we now feel we know who Jack the Ripper was.To find out yourself I strongly recommend you go on the tour.Well worth the £8 on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Myself and my husband (who is bored stupid by history usually) went on this tour with simon last night. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! Great value for money (we booked online £7 each) as so many other things in this town cost a fortune. The group was small enough (20ish) so everyone could hear simon and see the things he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Did the tour with Rob. I'm not a Ripper fan - I just love London and so a chance to see parts of its darker side was too good to miss. Two hours and more flew by as we discovered bits of London you'd never normally frequent. Rob was highly entertaining and as other have said: if you don't like... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I always look for something different to see or do in London so this time it was The Jack The Ripper Tour. I had read books and watched films and heard a plethora of theories and this was a golden opportunity to do the tour and learn some more about the most notorious serial killer in the capitals history. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

As with any tour like this, it all really begins and ends with the individual running the show. We were lucky enough to have Rob as our guide: Tower of London Beefeater by day, JTR tour guide by night. He was a natural. Walking around East London, visiting points of interest that were central to the case, as well as... More

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Forks, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

we did the ripper tour with one of the tower of London's warders, Dickie. not only was it informative, but it was entertaining, accurate and the guide was enthusiastic and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour. I have done several others with other tour groups over the years but none compares to the ripping yarns guides. fantastic value. go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had Simon tonight 22/4 sensational guide really knowledgable about Jack and the stories engaging with the group fantastic guide. Highly recommend this company and guide. Tour was 2 hours walking never let group get away like some guides on other tours I've done in the past. Great experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the ripping yarns Jack the Ripper tour, our guide Dickie was an amazing storyteller, we learnt loads about London and it was a bargain price of £7 by booking online. Would highly recommend it as an alternative Saturday night. Eamonn Stevenson

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