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Jack the Ripper Tour with 'Ripper-Vision' in London
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Jack the Ripper Tour with 'Ripper-Vision' in London

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Immerse yourself in Victorian London on this one-of-a-kind Jack the Ripper experience featuring RIPPER-VISION.™ Unlike other tours, your guide uses handheld projectors to accompany spine-chilling tales of the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the 1800s. As you explore the dimly lit back streets of Whitechapel, images of Victorian London are projected onto buildings to guarantee a highly atmospheric experience. Plus, an evening departure time means you’ll experience London at its most mysterious.  
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desito07 wrote a review Aug 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom1,428 contributions165 helpful votes
Beautiful building no question! Beside of seeing in so many times, this visit was because of one of the HP movie locations...the flight of the Order of the Phoenix
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Malarchy wrote a review Apr 2020
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo846 contributions562 helpful votes
The Westminster district of London in the City of Westminster is one of the most famous districts in the world. It has been the home of English and then British democratic traditions for more than 800 years. The whole place is synonymous with the projection of those values and of British power. It is an awe-inspiring part of the world which has witnessed so many world-turning events. Westminster's boundaries to the south are formed by the River Thames. It is of course always a pleasure to look at but in this case it is better to be on the southern bank to be able to look back at the Westminster frontage which is among the most remarkable seen anywhere on a riverbank. Taking centre stage of course is the Palace of Westminster which dates from only 1876 after rebuild following fire but the history of the building reaches back as far as 1016 or 50 years before the arrival of the Normans. There is no doubt this place is history and is so well-known for its values that the phrase Westminster Democracy is a widely used substitute for Parliamentary sovereignty representing distinct units throughout the country as a whole. The Palace of Westminster is just incredible. The Elizabeth Tower holding Big Ben is the most famous aspect but actually the rest of the building is much more imposing and exceptional. It is possibly best viewed from afar but close up there is so much to be amazed by with the incredibly ornate detail. The area around the Palace of Westminsters matters. This is also the real home of power in the UK. Parliamentary democracy is one aspect but the bulk of the civil service's key decision making bodies sit close by along Whitehall. Those buildings are themselves simply gorgeous including 100 Parliament Street and King Charles Street in particular. Downing Street is exceptionally famous but not especially beautiful. Whitehall itself contains numerous statues and representations of various phases of history, many of them rightly displaying the grandeur of a place that once ran the largest Empire ever known to man. Westminster Square is a slightly strange place with various statues that have little if anything to do with the UK. The statues are to be honest overlooked and probably would be more appreciated somewhere else. The Square is also a location for protest and celebration. Frequently the febrile political atmosphere adds to the experience whether that be the vibrant anti-war campaigners or the jubilance of the successful Brexit supporters. The amazing buildings just keep on coming. Westminster and Lambeth bridges are both pleasant places though the necessary protective barriers are an unfortunate reminder of our times. Other must-see parts of the district include of course Westminster Abbey, the location of Royal coronations for England and Britain. It is a magnificent experience to see and feel the atmosphere. The Abbey's history is barely believable stretching back to 940 and having so many stories to tell. Some of the age of the area can be seen by a stretch of the ancient wall which still stands. It is rarely noticed but what an incredible piece of history it is. Westminster's influence stretches into the Royal domain through Horse Guards Parade which is one of the great squares anywhere. The square looks on to St James Park which is a lovely green space with plenty of birds but really quite busy. Buckingham Palace is nowhere near as impressive as many of the other buildings in the area but its significance is what matters. On top of these structures is the history of place. There are hardly any other places if any that have seen so much. The development of democratic values and the competition between Royal and popular power played out here. As did much of the planning and decision making for the great competitions against European nations as England merged with Scotland then went on to become the pre-eminent country of the world. As time went on the various social impacts of quests such as womens rights played out here. As did the birth of the blitz spirit then the era of protest as well as celebration. The number of stories this place has to tell is mind-blowing. Westinster stretches out towards the smaller district of Victoria and there is so much social history there. Much of this is Grosvernor land or at least was. Still, the people who lived here are also pretty remarkable and some of that is retained in some of the residential buildings that identify in particular the medical workers of this location. The communal living spaces with small flats that make up most of the residential part of Westminster continue to tell new and exciting stories that are often unheard by those who only see the the tourist areas. The watering holes of the area are at times legendary. This is a place for mixing and mingling. None lack in atmosphere and all have their place, many with Division Bells proudly displayed. There is maybe nowhere in the world like Westminster. It is quite possibly the most remarkable district to be found anywhere because of its history, its grandeur, its people, and the memories that are obvious everywhere. Westminster is one of the world's great wonders.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KGB 2407 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India77 contributions20 helpful votes
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I heard alots of this place big bell but actually came to check out something else and discover the amazing view and bell sound is like sitting in the restaurant still you can hear the sound of the bell.nice place n crowd to hangout with friends.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Alice R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia7,453 contributions430 helpful votes
Unfortunately there is so much scaffolding around that the only decent photos were from the bridge. Spent some time in the square and Westminster Abbey but didn't get to do anything else...next time.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gigeresque wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York657 contributions109 helpful votes
We always stay in this part of London because it’s beautiful and very safe. Lots of shops and it’s quiet on the weekend. We really enjoy the proximity to sightseeing and also the tranquility of the neighborhood by our hotel.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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