The Most Frightening Ghost Tour of Jack the Ripper
“In 1888 Jack the Ripper was to become one of the most famous serial killers to date. This despite the fact that no-one was ever charged, nor was he ever conclusively identified. The mystery has however remained at the forefront of criminal and social history for over 125 years. And today we can follow in his footsteps in this London tour of Jack the Ripper”
See the sinister side of London as you follow the blood-soaked footsteps of murderers Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. Walk down gas-lit alleyways, and arrive at each scary spot by motor coach. Ultimately as you listen to your guide dish out the gory details of the infamous killers on your provided headsets. Expect goosebumps as you approach Drury Lane, the most haunted theatre in the city and Fleet Street. But it’s the stories of Jack the Ripper on the East End that will have you trembling with fear!
Follow Jack the Ripper…
See where Jack the Ripper preyed on his victims while your guide runs through some of the suspects in this unsolved case. Scotland Yard even considered Queen Victoria’s grandson, the Duke of Clarence, to be a suspect at one point! It’s one of several stops along a ghost walk of London’s most notorious haunts.
Just off Whitechapel High Street, for example, you will find a delightfully sinister arch that leads into the cobbled Gunthorpe Street. This is the street along which Martha Tabram walked with her killer in the early hours of the 8th August 1888 and the surroundings still have a sinister air about them.
Once in Whitechapel, disembark your motor coach and walk this death trail to inspect some of Jack the Ripper’s murder sites, decipher the evidence and discuss the suspects. You’ll even see the Ten Bells pub, established in 1752, where many of the merciless killer’s victims came to drink.
The Ripper seemed to follow a fairly regimented modus operandi when dispatching his victims. In many cases there seems to be evidence of strangulation, followed by the severance of the carotid artery, which caused near-immediate death. Then he performed various abdominal/genital/facial mutilations, to varying degrees. On some victims there were only a few cuts and stab wounds, while others were mutilated beyond recognition.
About tour of Jack the Ripper:
The tour finishes at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square—you might need a drink (own expense) to calm your nerves after this enthralling ghost walk.
Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk can be booked here
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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!