Jack The Ripper Tours & Other Eerie Activities In London

With its 2,000 year history, London has its fair share of ghost stories, and eerie legends. Most prominent are Jack the Ripper, England's most notorious serial killer, and the barber Sweeney Todd who, along with his accomplish Mrs Lovett, allegedly baked pies from the flesh of his victims. Although Sweeney Todd is a fictional character some folks still believe that the spine-tingling murderer was a historical figure from the 1800s…or was it the 1780s?

While you're in London, why not take a journey to the dark side on a nighttime walking tour? Scared? Don't be, your guide will protect you from spooky ghosts as you discover the city's tales of mystery, murder, and execution. Trace Jack the Ripper's gory trail while untangling fact from fiction in London's greatest crime mysteries.

Jack the Ripper Tour & London Ghost Walk

Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk

See the sinister side of London as you follow the footsteps of Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. Expect goosebumps as you approach Drury Lane, the most haunted theatre in the city, and Fleet Street, home of Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett.

In the East End's Whitechapel, walk the eerie trail to inspect Jack the Ripper's murder sites. The haunted tour ends at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square, with a pint to calm your nerves.

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A fun, informative tour filled with the history of London in the late 1880s. Our tour guide was fun, knowledgeable and a pleasure. The tour occurs in the evening hours which made it that much more interesting to visit the location scenes of the murders."
– 5-Star Review

Visit the London Dungeon

London Dungeon Entrance Ticket

Be transported to the darkest moments of the city's history. Enjoy a spine-chilling meeting with Sweeney Todd and go face-to-face with the Jack the Ripper with live actors, interactive shows, and high adrenaline rides.

Everything you experience in the London Dungeon is based on actual historical events (well, except for maybe Sweeney Todd!), from the Great Fire of London and torture in the Tower of London to the plague years. Ride on the Vengeance, UK's first 5D laser, where you spin duck, dive, dodge and shoot your way out in the darkness. Then journey on Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom!

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This was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it — the acting, the history, the VIBES! Great experience and I recommend it to anyone visits London. Well worth the experience!!"
– 5-Star Review

Jack the Ripper & Sherlock Holmes Tour

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour

Board a vintage double-decker bus and brace yourself for the legends & tales of London.

See where Charles I was beheaded in 1649 and learn the eerie 'etiquette' of executions, including how severed heads were displayed. As darkness descends, visit the East End, a hotbed of crime during the 19th century, to see where Jack the Ripper lurked in shadowy alleyways.

Afterward, retreat to the warmth of the Sherlock Holmes Pub to soothe your jangled nerves.

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This tour was incredible, in 3 short hours you get to see so much of London's sights, as well as all the Jack The Ripper sights. The guide was incredible and super knowledgable. All round great time"
– 5-Star Review

Ghost Walking Tour of London

London Ghost Walking Tour

This walking tour takes you along to the Thames riverfront where you hear myths about the Lady in Black (who haunts All Hallows Church), the ghosts of Downing Street, and, of course, Jack the Ripper, London's most legendary murderer.

As you approach the Tower of London, your learn about the unfortunate souls who were executed there, including wives of Henry VIII. It's said that the ghost of Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded there in 1536, still wanders the corridors at night.

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I went on this tour with my two daughters. Our guide was excellent, his stories were really good, his own personal story was very engaging. He even managed to chat with lots of the group during the tour. We particularly enjoyed the boat trip, not to mention the wine, all in all a lovely walk round London with some vivid stories and great company."
– 5-Star Review