Jack The Ripper Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Experience - 3:30pm

Activity code: WT4

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  • Travel back to the dark and dismal days of the Victorian era when Jack the Ripper roamed the streets with this VR experience (optional)!
  • Spooky Walking Tour
  • Explore the History Behind the Mysterious Jack the Ripper Murders
  • Professional Guide


The History
Delve into the world of Victorian London at its most grisly during this fascinatingly frightful Jack the Ripper Walking Tour. In the early house of 31st August 1888, a man walking to work down a dark lane in Whitechapel found a shapeless bundle lying on the ground. He went to investigate and found an East End prostitute murdered in the most gruesome way. This was the first of many killings, sparking one of the most famous man hunts in the world. Ripperologists and amateur sleuths are still trying to work out the identity of the man they called Jack the Ripper!

The Tour

During this walking tour you will follow the shadowy trail left by Jack the Ripper through East London’s Whitechapel. You will begin at Trader’s Gate before continuing down Aldgate High Street to Mitre Square – where the serial killer infamously claimed two unlucky victims and left their bodies in the street.

Our next stop is Goulston Street, where arguably the most vital clue to solving the case of Jack the Ripper could be found! Ramble down Commercial Street before arriving at notorious Hanbury Street, where the body of horrifically mutilated Anne Chapman was discovered. Play detective during this marvellously morbid walking tour and see some famous London sights too!

Who was Jack the Ripper? Discover the story behind the unidentified killer on this ominous and entertaining walking tour.

Optional – Virtual Reality Experience
Be transported back in time to when the world’s most prolific serial killer Jack the Ripper roamed the streets with our exclusive Virtual Reality experience. Be sure to have your wits about you as your thrilling adventure brings to life Victorian London like never before. See each scene where the victims were mercilessly murdered and see if you can find Jack the Ripper lurking in the background of each scene. Accompanied with the terrifying (yet fascinating) stories from your expert guide, this is the perfect way to discover one of London’s most famous crimes.

The tour will finish at approximately 5:00pm near Liverpool Street Station.
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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Guided walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Virtual Reality Experience (at extra cost)

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Admission to any of the attractions
Please Note:
  • Under 16s are able to attend this tour at their parents discretion
  • You must be over 14 years to be able to use the Virtual Reality headset

Available until April 2020

Days of Operation: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday

Available until May 2020

Days of Operation: Daily

Start time: 3:30pm
Finish time: 5:00pm

Departure Point and Directions:
Traders Gate Souvenir Shop, 35 Tower Hill, London EC3. Come out from Tower Hill station and walk down the steps on the right, the departure point is located at the bottom of the steps on the right hand side.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Return Location: Near Liverpool Street Underground Station

Nearest Underground Station: Tower Hill Station (District and Circle lines)

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