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“Simply Awful, no pictures, no murder sites, RIP OFF !!!”

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with London Walks
Ranked #116 of 670 Tours in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Simply Awful, no pictures, no murder sites, RIP OFF !!!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

My girlfriend booked this tour for my birthday as she knows im a big ripper enthusiast. I was delighted when i was told and at long last was going to visit the london i had only read about in books . We arrived in Tower hill station for the london walks 7.30pm tour only to be greeted by about 100 other people . Naturally i thought oh we will soon be seperated into groups , no , only 1 guide turned up . Everyone i spoke to could not believe it and soon we all started making our way up through the sky scrapers and modern buildings stopping along the way to hear a story about the ripper . (anyone who knows their stuff knows the ripper did not strike in tower hill but Whitechapel) . The guide quoted wikipedia , and wrongly too , often naming wrong police officers and getting dates wrong. 40 mins into the tour i voiced a question, "Are we going to the actual murder sites ?" "oh they dont exist anymore" an interesting answer considering , Bucks row, Mitre square and Gunthorpe street all exist to this day . I waited about 30 mins before saying "are there any pictures?" Greeted by "There wasnt any taken" lol you couldnt make it up , simply google it and its there for all to see. We arrived in Mitre Square and we're pointed in the wrong direction to the murder site, "in the middle of the square " exclaimed the guide. (Far Left hand corner if you check your facts my friend). We continued on our journey and crossed over into the East End (the rippers actual hunting ground, check time ,1 hour 15mins into tour). We see a door way where a clue was left , brilliant i thought until i realised he was talking abou the wrong door , (real door is now a fish restaurant). Moving on we came to the end of our tour and at last the guide got his facts right , it was the right street, it was the right name but all the facts where wrong and clearly from copied from a 1970's book when little was known about the ripper. I must confess i found myself staying on the tour simply for the amusement factor and seeing what the guide would say next. The tour ended suddenly and i could feel all around me looking confused and saying "is that it "? A terrible night for myself but if this is what ripper tours have become then im going to move to London and start a ripper tour, the public deserve better.

Visited February 2013
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“Alternative view of London”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Turned up at three o'clock on a Saturday afternoon and was surprised how many other people had done the same,interesting informative tour that took us from tower hill to old spitalfields about two hours altogether.well worth staying around the area afterwards to take a closer look around spitalfields lots of nice cafes and restaurants as well as the market.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Worth doing and very interesting.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our daughter bought us this tour as an xmas present so we set off on 25/1/13,meeting place was easy to find. Our guide was Amy a young lady from Belfast and she was brilliant,plenty of information,made it fun at times,made it so interesting as she knew so much about it that i didn't look at my watch until the end. Anyone visiting London or infact living in the UK i would really recommend doing this tour as its not only the story of JTR but with the use of the projector it gives you a great insight into what living in London all them years ago was like.
If your thinking of taking this tour DO IT.

Shaun Good (Cheshunt Herts)

Visited January 2013
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Stuart, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Tried to like it but disappointed by the walking tour.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our guide was the esteemed Donald Rumbelow who does not suffer rude Americans well. My daughter and I had studied up on the subject and wanted to ask questions but were stymied when we wanted him to expound on something. The cold rain didn't help.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Time Out's Jack the ripper walking tour run by Celebrity Planet”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Guide was a chap called Alex who was excellent, very informative, kept talking for whole two hours of trip with lots of funny asides - if he is not an actor he should be - keeping us all entertained on one of the coldest nights of the year in London was a feat! Great fun and would recommend, lot to learn about the gruesome Jack.

Visited January 2013
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