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London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

1. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

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East End: Street Art Walking Tour

2. East End: Street Art Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of one of London’s most vibrant areas, and discover the alternative scenes of fashionable East London. Meet your guide just outside the City of London (London’s historic financial district). Learn the history of the East End as you walk down streets covered in street art. Gain unique insights into the urban art and graffiti scene of the area from your knowledgeable guide. Wander through areas such as Spitalfields, Brick Lane, and trendy Shoreditch, and discover works from dozens of artists, depending on the option chosen. Street art by its nature constantly changes, which in turn means that these tours evolve on a regular basis and that you’ll get a unique experience.

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English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

3. English Heritage: Attractions Pass for Overseas Visitors

Get a range of benefits with a 9-day or 16-day single or family English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass, offering free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, prehistoric remains and gardens the length and breadth of England. Only available to non-UK residents, the great value pass will save you money even if you only visit 2 or 3 attractions, making a 9-day pass suitable for a weekend break. You can visit as many English Heritage attractions as you like, and come back as many times as you want to. But the more places you visit, the more money you save! Plan your vacation with the help of our overseas visitor Guidebook. The English Heritage website will also help you plan your visit before you travel. Once you have decided which attractions to explore, there is no need to get your money out at every attraction, and no need to keep track of your spending. The monuments bring the story of England to life, and have all been selected for their historic significance. Located in some of the most beautiful settings in England, they include mighty castles, tranquil monastic ruins, pleasant gardens and grand stately homes. Many host special events throughout the year, and your pass also gives you free or reduced price entry. You might even come face-to-face with a knight in shining armor. All sites have reduced opening times during the winter months (October to March). Detailed information available after booking. The full list of places you can access with your pass is as follows: In London: Apsley HouseChiswick HouseEltham Palace and GardensJewel TowerMarble Hill HouseRanger’s House - The Wernher CollectionWellington ArchIn the South East: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & BattlefieldBayham Old AbbeyCarisbrooke CastleDeal CastleDover CastleFort Brockhurst (as part of a pre-booked group)Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)Lullingstone Roman VillaMedieval Merchant’s HouseOsborne HousePevensey CastlePortchester CastleRichborough Roman FortRochester CastleSt Augustine’s AbbeyWalmer Castle & GardensYarmouth CastleIn the South West: Berry Pomeroy CastleChysauster Ancient VillageCleeve AbbeyDartmouth CastleFarleigh Hungerford CastleHailes AbbeyLaunceston CastleMuchelney AbbeyOkehampton CastleOld SarumOld Wardour CastlePendennis CastlePortland CastleRestormel CastleSt Mawes CastleSherborne Old CastleStonehengeTintagel CastleTotnes Castle In the East of England: Audley End House & GardensBerney Arms Windmill (as part of a pre-booked group)Castle Acre PrioryDenny Abbey and the Farmland MuseumGreat Yarmouth Row Houses and Greyfriars’ CloisterGrime’s GravesFramlingham CastleOrford CastleSaxtead Green Post MillTilbury FortWrest Park In the East Midlands: Ashby de la Zouch CastleBolsover CastleHardwick Old HallKirby HallKirby Muxloe CastleLyddington Bede HousePeveril CastleSibsey Trader WindmillLincoln Medieval Bishops’ PalaceRushton Triangular LodgeIn the West Midlands: Boscobel House and the Royal OakBuildwas AbbeyGoodrich CastleHaughmond AbbeyKenilworth Castle and Elizabethan GardenStokesay CastleWenlock PrioryWitley Court and GardensWroxeter Roman CityIn Yorkshire: Aldborough Roman SiteBrodsworth Hall and GardensByland AbbeyClifford's TowerHelmsley CastleKirkham PrioryMiddleham CastleMount Grace PrioryPickering CastleRichmond CastleRievaulx AbbeyRoche AbbeySt Peter's ChurchScarborough CastleThornton Abbey and GatehouseWhitby AbbeyYork Cold War Bunker (pre-booked visits only)In the North West: Beeston Castle and Woodland ParkBrougham CastleCarlisle CastleFurness AbbeyLanercost PrioryStott Park Bobbin MillAt Hadrian's Wall: Birdoswald Roman FortChesters Roman FortCorbridge Roman TownHousesteads Roman FortIn the North East: Aydon CastleBarnard CastleBerwick-Upon-Tweed-BarracksBelsay Hall, Castle and GardensBrinkburn PrioryDunstanburgh CastleEtal CastleLindisfarne PrioryPrudhoe CastleTynemouth Priory and CastleWarkworth Castle

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East End: Street Art Walking Tour with Spray Painting Session

4. East End: Street Art Walking Tour with Spray Painting Session

Take a walking tour of one of London’s most vibrant areas, and see the famous street art of the East End of the city. Next, enjoy a workshop and produce your own street art piece. Wander through bohemian neighborhoods with your guide, and see pieces by famous artists such as Banksy, ROA, Shepherd Fairy, Jimmy C, Invader, Stik and many more. Head back to the workshop and try your hand at your own street art. Learn the unique techniques of graffiti-style art from your tutor and take your masterpiece home with you.

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London 1- or 2-Hour Professional Photo Shoot

5. London 1- or 2-Hour Professional Photo Shoot

Experience London like never before and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city’s most striking backdrops. Choose between a 1- or 2-hour session, with a choice of focus for the session as well. Your friendly personal photographer will create stunning photos of you against London backdrops as you discover the city’s charms. The photo-documentary style of photography is unobtrusive and natural, and perfect for capturing special occasions or simply candid moments during your trip. In the vibrant street life of London, there’s plenty of photo-worthy scenes to be found at every street corner. You could be cycling around the city, taking a stroll along trendy shopping streets, relaxing in one of the many parks, reveling in London’s cultural offerings, or just kicking back and enjoying a beer and a meal at a traditional pub. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods. The most popular itineraries include: • Jack The Ripper’s London: Take a walk through the East End of London and retrace the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. From Whitechapel to Brick Lane, you’ll have lots of photo opportunities in the dark heart of London's East End. Travel back in time to the late 1800s. Take a walk through the sprawling markets of Petticoat Lane and Commercial Road, and on to the darkened corners of Mitre Square and Bucks Row! • Royal London: Explore the area around Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard. See Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, the London Eye, and South Bank. • Beatles London: Re-enact the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing and explore Carnaby Street, the London hub of the swinging 60s. Alternatively, the photographers encourage you to choose your own locations that suit your personality and style.

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London: Half-Day Street Art Tour and Workshop

6. London: Half-Day Street Art Tour and Workshop

For those who fancy themselves as the next Banksy or Shepherd Fairy, this inspiring walking and workshop tour of the East End of London is just the ticket. Held in a gritty, bohemian neighborhood of the city, with a long history of street artists, it will introduce you to some of the world's best street art. An expert guide will take you to see street art by Banksy, ROA, Shepherd Fairy, Jimmy C, Invader, Stik and many more. Then, after a refreshment break, head back to the workshop to try some street art for yourself. All are welcome, regardless of your artistic ability. Tutors will teach you all you need to know to create a masterpiece that you can take away with you. You can also take an image from your smart phone or USB stick to turn it into a stencil and make a personalized piece.

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East End: Street Art Private Walking Tour

7. East End: Street Art Private Walking Tour

Take a guided walk through London's East End, home to street art by the likes of Shepard Fairey and Banksy. Feel how each neighborhood is alive with contradictions and colorful characters. Be introduced to some favorite spots in Whitechapel, Shoreditch, and along Brick Lane. Browse the shops and taste the flavors of Spitalfields Market. Explore the streets and districts that will leave you wanting to stick around. After your tour is over, give in to the urge to mingle at the coffee shops with the hipsters all afternoon.

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London Street Art and The East End Guided Walking Tour

8. London Street Art and The East End Guided Walking Tour

Notorious as the hunting ground of 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper, it’s now home to London’s best street art including Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The East End is alive with contradictions and colorful characters, and you’ll be introduced to some favorite spots along the way, including the shops and flavors of Spitalfields Market. Explore the streets and neighborhoods that will leave you wanting to stick around and mingle at the coffee shops with the hipsters all afternoon. Highlights Generally Include: Spitalfields Market, Whitechapel, Brick Lane, Shoreditch,Banksy, Shepard Fairey

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East London: Street Art Tour & Spray Painting Session

9. East London: Street Art Tour & Spray Painting Session

For those who fancy themselves as the next Banksy or Shepherd Fairy, this inspiring walking and workshop tour of the East End of London is just the ticket. Held in a gritty, bohemian neighborhood of the city, with a long history of street artists, it will introduce you to some of the world's best street art. An expert guide will take you to see street art by Banksy, ROA, Shepherd Fairy, Jimmy C, Invader, Stik and many more.  After the tour you have a short break and then a 45 minute spray painting workshop where you'll learn all the skills you need to build up your first piece of street art. Take your work home with you on a piece of card, or buy a canvas bag or t-shirt to paint on to. 

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Jack the Ripper: Solve the Crime Tour with Local Guide

10. Jack the Ripper: Solve the Crime Tour with Local Guide

This tour will take you on a walk through the dark and narrow streets of London's famous Victorian East End. You will trace the footsteps and crime scenes of the murders Jack the Ripper committed - be warned, this tour is not for the faint of heart. To set the scene… It is the autumn of 1888, and a sinister serial killer is loose on the streets of London’s East End. At first he is known simply as "the Whitechapel Murderer". But in time, thanks to a mysterious letter sent to a London news agency (a copy of which you will be shown in the course of the walk), he will become known as "Jack the Ripper", a name that will become famous throughout the world. You will see the places and buildings where his victims were murdered and found; streets, buildings and alleyways that have hardly changed since 1888; the pubs and buildings where his victims drank, worked and lived; the doorway where Jack the Ripper’s only clue was discovered; and police photos of the victims and evidence. The route you will take follows Jack the Ripper's murders in sequence. This area is steeped in history, and you'll be sure to learn all about its fascinating stories that took place after Jack's appearance as well.  Jack the Ripper is a gruesome and unsolved part of London's history. Your guide has lived in the centre of London for over 20 years (for 5 years right in Whitechapel, where the Jack the Ripper murders took place). He has his own theories about who Jack the Ripper was...

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What people are saying about The East End

It was really fun! We mostly looked around Shoreditch as there is so much art around there. Then we grabbed a quick bite to eat, and then walked to the workshop space. Both of our guides were lovely - really knowledgeable, explained things, answered all our questions, and were friendly and accommodating. I have asthma and they gave me a better mask for spraying, but all the paints are water soluble and there was good ventilation in the space so it was great. All in all, a really fun experience. I would definitely recommend this!

I went with my husband as it was a present for his birthday. Wonderful experience, both the tour and the workshop afterwards were excellent, even the rainy weather didn't spoil the day. Josh, our guide was very passionate, likeable, friendly, informative and so helpful. It made us see different side to London. Not just the usual touristy places. The workshop after was a great fun too. Everybody produced something of their own which made a perfect ending to the 4 hour trip.

The tour was very interesting and inspiring. We experienced a whole new side of London! Gary was a great guide and we absolutely loved creating our own street art at the end of the tour. Had an amazing time and couldn’t recommend enough!

Johnny the tour guide was great, very thorough and knowledgeable - didn’t rush and even recommended a Indian restaurant that gave us a 20% discount after the tour - 10/10

Josh our guide was fun, knowledgeable and great with the kids.