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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
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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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Best Way to Find Out About Jack!!

Barney was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and the tour was great. Awesome to think that you walk around and stand in the places where these famous events took place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony B
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barney was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and the tour was great. Awesome to think that you walk around and stand in the places where these famous events took place. Highly recommended!

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

Beccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to do a jack the ripper tour and after lookimg at the internet decided upon this one. We had Steve as our guide who was also a yeoman at the Tower of London. He was an excellent friendly guide and showed us all the sights we needed to see with all the information we needed! We would recommend... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

As someone who has travelled to London for almost 30 years now professionally, I have done this tour a couple of times over the years. On my most recent visit, I was accompanied by family including 3 teens. They were all enthralled for the whole 2 hours and despite the number of other tours being conducted in this small area,... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a very fun tour and informative tour. Also very intriguing that they are guided by beefeaters! The end of the tour really pulls you in and ties it all together. They pass around pictures too which is helpful during the tour.

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

Hunt Valley, Maryland
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This marks the fourth time I have visited Whitechapel at night to hear about Jack the Ripper. Each time I have chosen Ripping Yarns and each time I have been delighted and brought new guests along. My first trip was in 1998, Whitechapel was very different then from now as it was prior to it gentrification, and it had a... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic experience exploring the tale of Jack the Ripper. Ken was amazing and even took us somewhere to eat afterwards

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Kent, Ohio
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Our guide Dickie belongs on the stage! Hailing from his work as both a tour guide and a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, he had an incredible command of the history of London and the details behind the Ripper tale. I was totally captivated by his story telling abilities, and the 2 hour tour went by incredibly fast.... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide Dickie introduced himself and pointed out that he lived across the road, pointing at the tower of London where he is a beefeater. We then headed off for a 2 hour tour of 1888 london with all the facts from the crimes while pointing out some more recent history too. Really enthusiastic/ theatrical guide would recommend this

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1 Thank Neil P
jackfromhell1888, company secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We turned up with friends outside Tower Hill Tube Station at the appointed hour and were met by North Yorkshire's very own Yeoman 'Cheekie Chappie' who did his very best to both entertain and educate the four of us over the next couple of hours. No easy task. At a brisk pace we followed in the footsteps of Jack, his... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

beijing
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I went for the Jack the Ripper walking tour on a Friday night, and despite the cold I thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide was Ken, he was a great laugh, and has a way of talking about things that kept me interested, which isn't always an easy task! I would recommend this to everyone, it's not too creepy, but walking... More 

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jackfromhell1888, Company Secretary at Ripping Yarns Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your evening on the trail of Jack the Ripper, other Trip Advisor's can now come and find out about it themselves on the tour...From Hell! More 

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