About The Experience
Jack the Ripper is a man that brough terror to the streets of London in the autumn of 1888. It all took place 250 years ago and has troubled the nation ever since, maybe you fancy solving the case yourself. Then head to the safety of the Sherlock Holmes pub that has a collection of the investigators memorabilia.
Travel back in time on a vintage open top double-decker bus. You will hear tales of the legends buried at Westminster Abbey and see the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded. We then travel to the Old Bailey, 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 and more. Stay close to our guide as we walk through a deserted Smithfield market where you will see the William Wallace plaque where Braveheart was tortured. 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, arsenic poisoning and more. We approach London's East End; where Jack the Ripper struck in the autumn of 1888. At this point we 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. Fancy a nightcap. Then join us in the warmth of the Sherlock Holmes Pub. 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.