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Jack the Ripper, Haunted London and Sherlock Holmes Tour

Retrace the murder sites of Jack the Ripper as you travel back in time on a vintage open top double-decker bus.

Travel back in time on a vintage open top double-decker bus, and walk through an empty Smithfield market, home to the cock-lane Ghost. Then retrace the murder sites of Jack the Ripper, before heading to the safety of the Sherlock Holmes pub.  

Part 1: Open top drive through sinister and haunted London

Step aboard our vintage open top bus to begin our journey through the dark and haunted streets of London. Hear tales of the legends buried at Westminster Abbey and see the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded, a relatively common punishment for crime at the time. Your expert guide will explain how the executioners, who worked regularly in front of large crowds at Tower Hill, would often raise the severed head showing it off to the crowd and that would often continue to twitch for several seconds after the brutal blows. Then, travel to the Old Bailey - the site of numerous public hangings, the Royal London Hospital where the Elephant Man lived, and hear tales of Mrs Lovett’s pie shop with her speciality fillings, the butcherous barber who lived next door and who would cut off more than just your hair; gangland warfare, great train robbers and more.

Part 2: Ghost walk through Smithfield market

Stay close to your guide as you walk through a deserted Smithfield market and the surrounding cobbled streets. You’ll see the William Wallace plaque where Braveheart was tortured and learn of the 19th century body snatchers who dug up local cemeteries ‘in the interests of science.’ Two of the most famous snatchers, John Bishop and Thomas Williams, were hanged at Newgate prison in front of several thousand boisterous Londoners. Then listen out for the scratching sounds of Fanny Lynes, the Cock Lane ghost, and hear her true story of death, sex, loan sharking, arsenic poisoning and séances. It all took place 250 years ago and has troubled the nation ever since.

Part 3: Jack the Ripper

As the shadows lengthen, we approach London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk and butcher his five victims. At this point, leave the safety of the bus and walk his death trail inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence and discussing his suspects. To this day, the case remains unsolved. Come and investigate the case for yourself - who was Jack the Ripper?

Part 4: Fancy a nightcap?

Lastly, join us in the warmth of the Sherlock Holmes Pub. The pub also boasts a wide collection of the investigators memorabilia. Feeling hungry? The pub also has a wide variety of meals including a traditional fish and chip supper on offer which can be purchased from the bar. The tour ends at the Sherlock Holmes pub which is situated close to Trafalgar Square.

Additional Information

  • Tour starts 19:00 hrs at Victoria Coach Station gate 0 and the tour is expected to finish approximately 21:30 hrs at Trafalgar Square (Sherlock Holmes Pub)
  • This is a combination bus/walking tour and will finish at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square. Some walking involved
  • Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 12 years old
  • Please note that this is an open top bus tour – please be prepared for the possibility of rain
  • On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus
  • Kindly note that transportation to the tour pick-up point is not inclusive
  • You are advised to arrive at the pick-up point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
2.5 Hours
Transport
Included
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
3 Days Prior
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour departs Victoria Coach Station Gate 0 at 19:00 hrs

Pick-up Location

Victoria Coach Station (Gate 0),
164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria,
SW1W 9TP

What You Get

Includes

  • Transportation by Open Top Vintage bus
  • Professional Guide
  • Walking tour of Smithfield Market
  • Walking tour of East London (sites associated with Jack the Ripper)
  • Visit to a Traditional London Pub

Excludes

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food/drinks

How to Use

  • Please present your booking confirmation to the tour operator

Terms and Conditions

Important Notes:

  • You can present a printed or mobile copy of the voucher/ticket for this activity
  • The voucher/ticket is accepted only at authorised redemption points
  • The voucher/ticket is valid only on the date and time specified 
  • The voucher/ticket cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion unless otherwise stated.
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of late comers/no shows, it would be considered cancellation and no refund will be given.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • Full refunds will be given to customers who have purchased the loss coverage for uncollected tickets.

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

 

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$55.00
$50.00
Age 17 and Above
Child
$45.00
$40.00
Age 13 to 16 years old

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