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London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

1. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on a Jack the Ripper mystery walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still-unsolved murders on this immersive experience. Assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. 'Investigate’ the alleged perpetrators and hear about the theories as to who committed some of the most shocking crimes in Britain's history. Learn more about the victims and everyday life in Whitechapel which was an impoverished neighborhood at the time. Your guide will even share gems about Victorian London, including the cultural context for enduring figures such as Sherlock Holmes.  Was Jack the Ripper ever close to being caught? Why did he choose Whitechapel? Where was any evidence discovered? Find all this out and more with your Ripperologist guide. Stops include:  • Brick Lane  • Christ Church  • Spitalfields Market • Mitre Square • Petticoat Lane • Ten Bells Pub

London: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

2. London: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into Shoreditch, London's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Brick Lane, Old Spitalfields market, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of London. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

London: The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

3. London: The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

Experience a party pub crawl like no other in Shoreditch, one of London's coolest areas. Visit bars full of bohemians, creatives, hipsters and the odd banker from the city. Expect graffiti covered walls, quirky cocktails and lots of photo opportunities. Every Friday and Saturday night our fun and friendly guides take you to 5 of East London's most happening bars and clubs. In each venue you'll get a free shot, exclusive drink discounts, photos of the night's fun, while drinking and dancing with your fellow pub crawlers.  Make new friends and befriend locals while you discover the capital's best nightlife scene without breaking the bank.

Discover Shoreditch: London's Coolest Neighborhood

4. Discover Shoreditch: London's Coolest Neighborhood

Venture into Shoreditch with your host and discover the vibrant and wild side of this East London neighborhood, which is known to be the hippest, or most hipster pocket of London. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, a bespoke itinerary will be put together just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. A meeting will be arranged with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in London that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. See East London's best galleries and street art. Shoreditch and the rest of East London are the best places to discover hidden street art, as well as lesser-known galleries and little gems that display London's best art pieces from independent, up-and-coming artists.  The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local show you the East London you will love.

London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

5. London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

Eat and drink like a Londoner on this private dining tour of London's East End. Originally a neighborhood of immigrants, with a dark past associated with crime and poverty, today it is one of the best areas to dine in London. Visit five of the best pubs and taverns frequented by Londoners. Start your tour through the charming streets of East London and stop at one of the most interesting places in London: a café in the middle of a medieval church. Taste the most authentic British pastries accompanied by a classic tea or coffee. Next, it's time to try the classic London dish: fish and chips. Enjoy this dish with a cold beer while your local guide tells you the darkest stories of Jack the Ripper, a famous character from the 19th century who murdered his victims in the same area where your tour takes place. Visit one of the best pubs in London while you taste the typical "Scotch egg", a popular pub dish in Great Britain consisting of a hard-boiled egg inside sausage meat that has been shredded and baked or fried. Finally, sample the classic English pie, a traditional British dish consisting of a puff pastry filled with a rich sauce and slowly cooked meat or vegetables. Savor these pies served with a craft beer or wine in a beautiful English tavern with a buzzing atmosphere.

London: Exotic East End Food Tour at Sunday Markets

6. London: Exotic East End Food Tour at Sunday Markets

Join the ultimate cultural journey in London’s East End as you take a guided tour of the famous Sunday Markets. Try food samples from international cuisine vendors and get a chance to learn Cockney Rhyming slang. Experience not simply a ‘food tour’ but a journey around the world and understanding and celebration of how the most multicultural area of the most cosmopolitan city came to be. Taste Indian samosas, local oysters with a glass of Bubbly, Ghanian chocolate, and Jewish “Beigels or Bagels” (depends on which side of the world you are in).  No visit to the East End would be complete without some Cockney banter, so you’ll learn a bit o’ rhyming slang when it’s time to rest your ‘plates of meat’.

East London: Guided Nightlife Walking Tour

7. East London: Guided Nightlife Walking Tour

Explore London's nightlife with a local guide on this walking tour. Party the night away as you enjoy free entry to some of the best clubs and bars in the area and get discounted drinks. Start your tour at Old Street Station and discover Shoreditch, the best place in London for those that enjoy the night scene. Visit 12 different clubs and pubs starting with the award-winning restaurant and bar, McQueen, and enjoy shots at discounted prices. Find out what excites locals about a night out in London as you follow your guide to XOYO, Floripa, Hoxton 7, Nikki's, The Hoxton Pony, Strongroom Bar, Simmons and the Blues Kitchen, Sunset Bar, Old Street Records, and Trafik. End your tour at Oval Space, an iconic area that is just as stunning as it is fun. From there you will have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of your night at any of the nearby destinations and sites.

London: Shoreditch Bar Crawl of Five Venues with Drink Deals

8. London: Shoreditch Bar Crawl of Five Venues with Drink Deals

First time in London or a fellow Londoner wanting an amazing night out? Look no further than London Pub Crawl’s Shoreditch Pub Crawl. Join us in the heart of London’s coolest borough Shoreditch, the hipster haven with graffiti-filled streets full of some of the capital’s quirkiest and coolest bars. Experience the go-to spots for music, arts, and culture in London and fill yourself up with a cocktail or five, and party into the early hours! Experience a night out like never before with our best drink deals and free shots. We will save you an average of £50+ from your night out. The best way to meet new people, get value for money with free shots, speedy entry, and fun party games! As us Londoners say, Mind the Gap at the end of the night!

Banksy&Beyond London Ultimate Street Art Experience & Lunch

9. Banksy&Beyond London Ultimate Street Art Experience & Lunch

This is a unique opportunity for lovers of art & culture to get an immersive tour through different spectrums of the Street Art industry in London. You will experience firsthand the ever-changing landscape of Street Art influenced by its culture and society. Artists include ZABOU, ROA, HNRX, Wozerski, ANTE Ltd, DREPH, MR CENZ, Aka Jimmy C, Daniel Blackwood, Ed Hicks, Martin Ron, Otto Schade, STIK, Butterfly Man, Gums and Tongue, Otto Schade, Tom Gerrard, Jim Vision, Ryan Roadkill, David Speed, FAN, Nathan Bowen, Sr X, Ciaonelius and many more. You will remain immersed in the theme at lunch with Street Art food carefully selected from the famous market area of London’s East End where the artists themselves would frequent.

London: Private Beer Bike Tour with Unlimited Drinks

10. London: Private Beer Bike Tour with Unlimited Drinks

See the sights of London from a different perspective as you pedal around the city on a private beer bike tour. Take your seat, sip on unlimited premium beer, and listen to music through the onboard audio system as you travel through Shoreditch, past the Old Spitalfields Market, and more. Make your way along a set route with the help of your sober driver, drinking as much beer as you like and having fun with your friends. Bring your music to play through the bike's audio system and make several stops along the way to use the bathroom and take photos. Ride most comfortably and paddle easily with the specially designed lightweight beer bike. And if it rains, free raincoats and the bike's roof will help keep you dry.

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,035 reviews

I had an excellent time doing this walking tour! I’m very glad I booked this with See your City. Ivan was our tour guide and he was very creative and fun and kept the whole group engage with his stories. Despite the horrific history in Whitechapel, he was very respectful towards all the places we’ve seen and uplifted the dignity of those victims, instead of romanticizing the gruesome murders in a form of creative but sensitive storytelling. Kudos to Ivan for also keeping us safe all throughout the tour!

We were given an amazing tour by our tour guide Jack, who managed to lighten up the gruesome stories with tokens of humour and an importance on the names of the victims. It couldn’t have been done better and included everything! We would highly recommend to anyone who is fascinated by True Crime. Though the tour is 2 hours of walking and standing, so this is worth noting if you are older or have trouble walking :)

Loved this experience - Nic was a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject

Enjoyed the tour very informative and the guide pleasant guy 2 hur flown by..

nick was very knowledgeable , definitely recommended