London by Afternoon & Jack the Ripper Evening TourProduct ID: 54484
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- Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London
- See the magnificent Crown Jewels
- Investigate London's darkest secrets with a world-renowned storyteller and see where Jack the Ripper found his victims
- Visit a traditional London pub
- Cruise along The Thames after your tour
Climb up 259 steps and you’ll come to The Whispering Gallery, which runs around the interior of the Dome. It gets its name from a charming quirk in its construction, which makes a whisper against its walls audible on the opposite side.
Next you’ll head to The Tower of London. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged by successive sovereigns, the Tower of London is one of the world's best known and most spectacular fortresses.
Over the past 1000 years it has been a royal palace, an armory, and a place of imprisonment and execution. The Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with stories of its past. See the Crown Jewels, including the magnificent solid-gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the enormous Cullinan diamonds, and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor.
Later you’ll take a coach drive to the dark side of London. The Drury Lane Theatre is said to be the most haunted theatre in London, and your guide will tell you why. See the Old Bailey, the site of numerous public hangings. Drive along Fleet Street, home to Sweeny Todd and his accomplice Mrs. Lovett, who were said to have baked pies from the flesh of their victims and sell them to unsuspecting customers.
As the shadows lengthen, you’ll approach London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck the East End when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk and butcher his 5 victims.
Walk his death trail, inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence, and discussing the suspects. See the 10 Bells Pub, built in 1752, where many of Jack the Ripper's victims were said to have been patrons. To this day the cases remain unsolved.
- Admission to St. Paul's Cathedral
- Admission to the Tower of London
- Walking tour with expert Ripperologist
- Personal audio headset
- Free Wi-Fi
- Thames river cruise (after your tour)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Afternoon London: Tour starts: 13:00, at The Original London Visitor Centre Jack the Ripper: Tour starts: 19:00, at The Original London Visitor Center (Open in Google Maps)
• On Sundays and during special events, St. Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors. As an alternative, the tour will stop for photographs at St. Paul's Cathedral and spend more time at the Tower of London or visit the Banqueting House
• This is a combination coach/walking tour and will finish at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square
• The tour is not suitable for anyone under the age of 12 years
• There will be time between the 2 tours to grab a quick bite to eat
Product ID: 54484