Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 66.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about London’s darkest tales on a haunted London bus and walking tour. Experience the grisly histories of execution, rebellion, madness, and murder that shadow this ancient city. Discover the stories and sites of Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and the Cock Lane Ghost. Visit the medieval Smithfield Market and the monument of Sir Willam Wallace, then finish in Trafalgar Square where you can purchase a tasty pub dinner and drink.
  • Vintage double-decker bus and walking tour of the darkest recesses of historical London
  • Visit the locations of London’s most infamous executions, hauntings, and murders
  • Walk the alleyways where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims
  • See the execution sites of King Charles I and William Wallace, as immortalized in the film 'Braveheart'
  • Head inside the Sherlock Holmes pub to enjoy a drink and dinner (own expense)
  • Travel on a Jack the Ripper-themed double-decker bus with a guide

What's Included

  • Jack the Ripper walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

    Located approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs inside the building at Gate 0 at 19:00pm (Boarding starts at 18:45pm).

Start time

07:00 pm

End point

  • Sherlock Holmes
    10 Northumberland St, London WC2N 5DB, UK

    Located 5-minute walk from Charing Cross underground station near Trafalgar square

What To Expect

Your evening tour begins at a central meeting point, where you board a vintage double-decker bus and take off through the city’s darkened streets.

Pass Westminster Abbey and the Banqueting House at Whitehall, the execution site of King Charles I in 1649. Immerse yourself in the tales of execution etiquette in the 17th century, when beheading was the favored act. Learn of skilled executioners and the spectacle that would unravel during bloody public executions at Tower Hill. Then zip past Old Bailey—site of public hangings in the 19th century—and Fleet Street to see where the barber Sweeney Todd gruesomely butchered clients and packed them into meat pies to be guzzled by local patrons.

Your next stop is London’s Smithfield Market. A historic site that began as a meat market in the 10th century, Smithfield witnessed many brutal executions over the centuries. Wander the building and surrounding lanes as you hear about historical figures that met their end here such as Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, and Scottish patriot William Wallace. Visit Wallace’s memorial and learn about how grave robbing became a popular money-making scheme in the 19th century.

As night falls, arrive at London’s East End, where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims more than 125 years ago. Pass locations where the Ripper’s five victims were found by horrified Londoners. Disembark to follow the murder trail, and discuss theories and suspects that have come and gone, leaving the Jack the Ripper story a great unsolved mystery.

Your tour concludes with a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Pub near Trafalgar Square. Explore Holmes memorabilia and warm yourself with a drink and some crispy English fish and chips (own expense).

Westminster Abbey (Pass By)

Sherlock Holmes

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Banqueting House (Pass By)

Old Bailey (Pass By)

Fleet Street (Pass By)

Smithfield Market (Pass By)

Premium Tours - London Tours

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Trafalgar Square (Pass By)

Royal Courts of Justice (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for children aged 12 and under
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a combination bus/walking tour and will finish at a traditional pub near Trafalgar Square. Some walking involved.
  • An open top bus will be used until the 31st March. From the 1st April a luxury air-conditioned coach will be used.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

youll need to walk a bit so make sure you are comfortable
The tour wasn’t scary, so if that is what you’re looking for then I wouldn’t suggest it, but if you want a fun way to experience history, I would highly recommend doing this tour.
We loved this tour and would recommend great for families


384 reviews
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Interesting Tour
Heather_T, May 2023
Magnus was very knowledgeable and made the experience interesting. Tyrone our driver had a great sense of humour went above and beyond to make sure we made it back to our hotel. Thank you 😊
Back in time
Julie_C, May 2023
Our guide was in character for the tour. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the time and money
Magnus Neilson was great ...
Diana_B, May 2023
Magnus Neilson was great He is a serious Jack the Ripper researcher it was more about Jack and very little about Sherlock Holmes Or anything haunted
Tom_B, May 2023
Our tour guide Magnus Nielsen was exceptionally knowledgeable about Jack the Ripper. He showed us a map of the locations of each murder. Provided insights into possible suspects and rational of the why each person fit the profile or not.
Don’t miss this
bzkat14, May 2023
Our guide explained so much in detail & things we never knew. It was very interesting learning such details and my teen granddaughters loved it.
Jack the Ripper tour
Lisa_S, May 2023
Allan was an entertaining and informative guide. His extra commentary on London history was exceptional!
Derek was super...
Paul_F, May 2023
Derek was super knowledgeable and made the evening memorable. I would recommend the evening for any Ripper fans
Janine_N, Apr 2023
Glad I booked through your site.Enjoyed the walking tour . Tour guide presentation was great and very informative about the area besides Jack the ripper accounts of what happened.
Not worth the money
kerry_w, Apr 2023
I think I was expecting a more entertaining presentation. Magnus is knowledgeable but it was very flat. And there was very little Sherlock Holmes content.
Thumbs up for Allan
Jacy_S, Apr 2023
Allan was super funny and we learned a lot on the trip - only let down was that the tour advertised a double decker / Jack the Ripper themed bus but when we arrived it was a regular coach. Still comfy and warm though and the driver was impressive
Ripping experience of London
Lydia_K, Mar 2023
Tour was fantastic. Saw a lot of London and learned about Jack the Ripper. The tour guide, Mr. Hansen was delightful.
Wonderful experience!
Susan_F, Jan 2023
Wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable in the subject. We loved hearing historical facts along the way and seeing actual locations of the crimes. Great experience!
Mr.Magnus Nielsen's narration Very impressive and show us all around the crimes We shall definitely follow him on Facebook '' catch me if you can ''
Ripper of a tour!
Sandra_M, Oct 2022
Going on the double decker bus and seeing London at night was a great start to this tour. Everyone knows something about the Jack the Ripper story but the tour guide was able to weave a story from the perspective of the victims with details of who they were and what they were doing at the time which made it become "real". Also to retrace the steps of the killer from one murder to the other with information about what the areas would have been like then was fascinating. The Sherlock Holmes part was not as interesting but overall we enjoyed it very much.
Riding the night bus back in time
Connie_S, Sept 2022
The bus was great fun and an extra thrill to our trip as it’s a very old double decker, a classic. Our guide was very knowledgeable & full of information re: the Ripper, the locations and the women victims. I was surprised to see how narrow the actual streets were. There were places you could understand why no one saw anything. I was disappointed that there was little regarding Sherlock Holmes. Our guide did have some interesting facts he relayed on the bus. The ending place, a pub named the Sherlock Holmes, was lively and fun with good prices. I would go again. Though this is NOT for children as the guide shared more graphic descriptions of the violence.
True crime lover's dream tour!
Kimberly_S, Sept 2022
We had an amazing time on this tour. My brother and I are both big true crime fans, and this was such a unique opportunity to see history in person. Magnus was an amazing guide and incredibly knowledgeable. He was engaging and fun to talk to. Our driver, Lloyd, had to contend with extreme traffic conditions and road closures in preparation for the Queen's funeral. He skillfully navigated us through the streets of London, expertly handling the double decker bus. All in all, an amazing trip!
Full of facts and the unknown
Debbie_P, Aug 2022
so much history and interest. The tour guide was great. Alot of walking involved but well worth it. Got to lots of attractions while driving around London.
Interesting and Spooky
Yonara_G, Aug 2022
Very Interesting and spooky! We learned a lot about several historical events, and were enthralled with the fascinating and dark history of London! Our guide Alan was also very amusing
Lots about Jack the...
David_B, Aug 2022
Lots about Jack the Ripper but next to Nothing about Sherlock Holmes and just mentioned one ghost story. Could have been way better.
Lackluster tour
Ashley_B, Aug 2022
This tour sounded amazing! We were really looking forward to taking a fun tour and see the “dark side” of London. While our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and we appreciated his intense passion for Jack the Ripper, this tour did not live up to the reviews or even the write up. Contrary to the tours name, there was no mention of Sherlock Holmes at all. Also, we were not dropped off at the Sherlock Holmes pub. We abruptly were let off at a bus stop and it was just “thank you, have a great evening”. We were wandering around to find the underground, and after getting a little lost, stumbled upon the Sherlock Holmes pub. The tour guide gave tons of information about Jack the Ripper, but he kept losing the interest of everyone because he went on and on with information about the subject.

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