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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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Excellent Jack the Ripper walking tour!

I do many walking tours when I travel. This tour was, by far, one of the best ever! It was led by Jimmy, one of the off-duty Yeoman guards from the nearby Tower of London... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I do many walking tours when I travel. This tour was, by far, one of the best ever! It was led by Jimmy, one of the off-duty Yeoman guards from the nearby Tower of London. Although true crime is not usually very high on my list of favorite topics, my 16 year old nephew made the selection-and he really loved... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I wanted an informative, educational, non bias and thrilling tour ... and that's exactly what I got! Barny was very factual and yet was able to spark us all into thinking about the tour in a 'who done it manner'. Asking us to remember key happenings to build our own case, as we walked a relatively short distance between each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Be prepared to walk, and to cross paths with all the other 'jack the ripper' tours. Our guide was brilliant. Only think I would suggest, do it in winter - more spooky and terrifying!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We heard about Ripping Yarns during our Beefeater tour of the Tower of London earlier in the day. My husband and I had been toying with the idea of doing a Jack the Ripper and our Tower of London tour was so spectacular, we decided to give the Beefeater Jack the Ripper tour a chance. We were not disappointed. Simon... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

By the end of Stephen, the Yeoman Warder's tour of Jack the Ripper's killing fields, I was ready to admit my guilt of the horrible crimes I committed over 100 years ago. Our guide kept us safe and gave us more background than I've ever gotten in years of watching documentaries and reading accounts of the day. Seeing the area... More 

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Melbourbe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Loved every moment. Had Dickie take us on our tour. Was extremely entertaining and had us wanting to know more! Fantastic value for money. Give Dickie a pay rise!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Jimmy was our tour guide and he was informative and entertaining. Although many of the sites had changed, it was still an informative walk. The price was right and there was about ten of us on the tour.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This Jack the Ripper tour was really good, Ken was a great tour guide, had a lot of enthusiasm and funny jokes but also add suspense to the horror tale that is Jack the Ripper.

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Conception Bay South, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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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