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Ripping Yarns Ltd

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Address: Tower Hill Underground Station | District & Circle Tube lines, London, England
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Dickie Dover spins a masterful tale

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Really well-presented Ripper tour. Our guide was a Yeoman warder from the Tower of London and was not only knowledgable but highly entertaining and seemed to have fun scaring people. Many of the original sites are no longer there or have been renovated but the tour gave a really good overview of London at that time and the possible Jack... More 

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Milton Keynes
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a trip for my mums birthday, she loves a good story about Jack and ripper and Jimmy did not disappoint! He was brilliant, he knew everything you could imagine about the murders and also about London back in the 1800's (which fascinates me!) Jimmy made the tour fun and a little gruesome with the crime scene pictures he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had Barney as our tour guide who was exceptionally knowledgeable.He made the tour interesting and at times a bit of fun. It was a smallish group of about 25 which was perfect. Other tours we passed had a huge tour that was far too big in my opinion. It was over 2 hours of interesting facts about Jack the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Simply the best one !! This was our second time and Jimmy was fab 5* because he made it interesting with personality. Forget the rest RIPPING YARNS all the way for me !

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Sussex
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Tour led by Yeoman Guard Jimmy. Excellent evening. Very informative and brilliantly presented. Great fun and well worth the money. Jimmy was extremely knowledgeable and threw in several other interesting facts on the way. Would certainly recommend this tour.

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