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“Charismatic and knowledgeable tour guide-a must!”

Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours
Ranked #31 of 727 Tours in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Join London's original Jack the Ripper CSI tour led by expert authors who have written books on the world's most infamous murder mystery. Step by step we will spirit you back in time to the cobbled streets of the Victorian East End of London where we will conduct a fact filled inspection of the Jack the Ripper murder sites in the course of which no stone will be left unturned and no shadowy recess left unvisited. Our guides John Bennett, Philip Hutchinson, Richard Jones and Lindsay Siviter are internationally recognised s being amongst the leading experts on the case and have appeared on every television documentary about Jack the Ripper. You will enjoy the full story of the murders that shook Victorian London and will have the opportunity to peruse our exclusive collection of 19th century photographs and documents that will breathe life into the atmospheric history that will surround you. So if you are looking for a Jack the Ripper tour be sure to join the expert led expedition that will bring you up to date on all the latest facts and information about the ultimate whodunit.
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Me and my husband went on this tour led by John , who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the ripper mystery. There are lots of companies doing a similar thing but very much doubt they have a patch on this tour.

Thank scatcat86
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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Thank you for your review.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with John, we ensure that our guides are are not only knowledgeable but also passionate about the subject. As John is a published author on the subject we feel confident we can offer you the best experience when taking a tour.

Best wishes
Richard

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

It doesn't get better than this! For £9 you will walk along with one of the best ripperologists going. Our guide, Philip knows his stuff. He can communicate well and can keep the attention of his audience. He looks as though he's having fun, and if your guide is having fun, then so are you! This tour is a must for any visitor or local.

Thank Trudy M
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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Dear Trudy

Thank you for your review.

Its good to hear you enjoyed your tour with Philip, who is one of the most experienced guides leading the tours. Having written several books on the subject and appeared in many of the most recent documentaries he does know the subject inside out.

Best wishes
Richard

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our guide Philip was brilliant, a true ripperologist and fun person. Even though I'm not an English native speaker, I understood everything and the whole tour was just amazing.
It's definitely worth more than 9 pounds!

Thank Uzaska
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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

Thank you for your review.

It's good to hear you enjoyed your tour with Philip. He has been researching the subject for many years thus is certainly an expert in the field, but also leads his tours in his own unique style.

Best wishes
Richard

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Just got back our hotel fresh from a 2 hour Jack the Ripper tour with our guide John. The tour was incredibly interesting and engaging, and made for a truely excellent evening. The £9 we paid for the tour is completely nominal, i felt like i've ripped (no pun intended) the tour company off! Its a must for any trip to London.

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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

Dear Mark

Thank you for your review.

Its great to hear that you enjoyed the tour tour with John.
Its good to hear that you felt it was money well spent.

Best wishes
Richard

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

A fairly full-on 90 minute tour with an excellent guide, who really brought out the terror that must have faced the so many desperate women at the time of the Ripper Murders. The guide really brought out that these 'unfortuantes' were often selling their bodies, for 4 pence, to pay for their accommodation for the night (also 4 pence)...just surviving from day to day.
A great tour, that brought out the brutality of both the times and the Ripper Murders, but also the great reforms that eventually resulted. I really liked the balance between frustration felt by the police, the viciousness of the murders and the empathy for the victims. HIghly recommended.

Thank Stayzon
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Richard J, Owner at Jack the Ripper Tour - Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

Thank you for your review.

Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. We do aim to include in our tour more than just a description of the murder case - but also to include an insight into the people of the area/the times and how they were forced to live. We do feel its important to understanding the case and also as you say how it changed/affected so many things from social reform to police investigative techniques.

Best wishes
Richard

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