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London: Jack The Ripper Tour with Free Fish and Chips

1. London: Jack The Ripper Tour with Free Fish and Chips

Uncover the dark side of London and learn about some of the city’s most notorious murder cases on this Jack the Ripper tour. Try a traditional English dish — fish and chips — at one of London's oldest chip shops. Choose between a walking tour or a walking and bus tour. During the tour, hear about how the Whitechapel area of London was enveloped in fear for three months during the late 19th century. Find out about a spate of murders known as the "Whitechapel Murders," where five women were murdered and brutally mutilated by a killer that was never caught. Visit the real-life murder locations with your guide, who will paint a picture of life in Victorian London at the time. Along the way, discover all the evidence and clues as well as all the gruesome details behind the murders, such as how the killer mutilated his victims in trademark fashion. Begin the walking tour outside the Whitechapel Gallery, in the heart of what was Jack the Ripper country, and see areas of London dating back to Victorian times. Your guide will issue you with special VOX personal headsets so you don't miss a word of this intimate and chilling experience. To this day, the identity of the killer remains a mystery, and well over a hundred theories exist that attempt to lift the veil on the identity of one of history's most elusive murderers. Join the investigation as you assess the facts and try to make up your own mind — who was Jack the Ripper? During the tour, you'll be treated to a taster of typical fish and chips at one of London's most traditional and authentic "chippies." You'll also visit Spitalfields Market and see the Ten Bells pub, the rumored hunting ground of Jack The Ripper.

London: Gin Tour and Tasting at East London Liquor Company

2. London: Gin Tour and Tasting at East London Liquor Company

Cross the threshold of the distillery bar and a welcome drink will find its way to you in no time. You’ll then be whisked around the stills, where you'll see what on earth goes on inside those copper beauties, before being beckoned to the depths of the barrel room to taste your way through a full range of gins and vodka. If you know a good thing when you see it, then you’re in the perfect place to while your time away once your tour is over. The latest cocktail menu puts all the good stuff you’ve just sampled into action and if you’re feeling peckish, there's food in the restaurant too. Better yet, if the sun’s out (or you’re feeling brave), the outdoor terrace boasts an East End wisteria canopy that turns Chelsea Flower Show green with envy.

London: Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

3. London: Jack The Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Bus Tour

Step aboard a luxury air-conditioned bus, and journey through the haunted streets of London after dark. Along the way, hear stories about the legends buried at Westminster Abbey, and see the banqueting house where Charles I was beheaded. A guide will explain how the public executioner would often raise a severed head to the crowd to show it still twitching for several seconds after the brutal blows. Continue to the Old Bailey, where numerous public hangings once took place. Pass the Royal London Hospital where the “Elephant Man” once lived. Be spooked by tales of Mrs. Lovett’s pie fillings, which she sold from her shop next to a butcherous barber. Then, walk through a deserted Smithfield Market, looking for the William Wallace plaque where Braveheart was tortured. Learn about the 19th-century body snatchers that dug up local cemeteries “in the interests of science.” Listen out for the scratching of the Cock Lane ghost, Fanny Lynes, and hear her story of sex, loan sharks, arsenic poisoning, and séances. As the shadows lengthen, drive into London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. Relive the days of Jack the Ripper, when he came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys to stalk and butcher 5 victims. Stroll the path of his death trail to the murder sites, deciphering the evidence of the still-unsolved crimes. End in the warmth of the Sherlock Holmes Pub, where a wide collection of Holmes memorabilia is on display. The pub also serves an extensive menu of food, including a traditional fish and chip supper, which you can order from the bar.

London: Food Walking Tour with 8 Stops

4. London: Food Walking Tour with 8 Stops

Enjoy classic British foods & international dishes on this fun London food tour. You'll take a historic food journey through London to experience Award Winning Fish & Chips, try the best African Chocolate outside of Africa and enter London’s legendary Beigal Shop visited by Prince William! You’ll have the chance to experience London’s Largest Sausages, try the most genuine Greek Food in London and, if you dare, attempt the ‘Chicken Wing Challenge’ with London’s famously hot Viper Wings! Passing through one of London’s Famous Markets, you’ll also have the chance to try Britain’s Favourite Desert all whilst checking out the best Local Crafts and Street Art. Plus, join this tour on a Sunday and you’ll also visit Brick Lane Market with Italian Gelato, Roti Wraps, Fresh Coconuts and Brazilian Churros. So, whether you consider yourself a 'foodie' or just want to give your taste buds some new sensations, this London food tour is the perfect way to enjoy the best food in London.

London: East End Walking Food Tour with Tastings

5. London: East End Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Our 3 hour food tour of London's East End explores some of the best eating streets of London. This area has been a melting pot of communities of London for centuries. As a result we have amazing food, from Jewish bagels to Bangladeshi currys. The streets are a perfect backdrop for a tour. Full of history from Jack the Ripper to the Kray twins. It's a bit like walking through a film set sometimes. The businesses the tour visits are all locally run and have a unique story of London as well as great food. The tour aims to champion London's local food heroes and the dishes they create. By the end of the tour each guest will have a new understanding of London's east end as well as a new knowledge of where to get the best bites.

London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

6. 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: Small Group East End Market Walking Tour

7. London: Small Group East End Market Walking Tour

Discover London’s iconic market scene and how to get the very best out of it. Learn about the history of the area and the markets as your guide points you in the right direction towards the items and vendors that interest you most. Take some free time at each market to shop and relax at an optional pub stop for those wanting a break. From the classic Brick Lane market with ethnic foods at every turn and deals on amazing art to the Spitalfields Market, known for its selection of gourmet gifts and unique trinkets, this tour offers something for everyone. Many of the markets visited on this tour are located in the historic Jewish quarter of London, so it provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about this neighborhood.

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What people are saying about The East End

As a first time visitor to London this was the best tour to get a quick introduction to the fantastic food culture London has to offer. With a focus on the East End. Was the icing on the cake after visiting The Dungeon yesterday for me and my 14 year old son considering historical highlights in different parts of London. We were lucky to have the guide all to ourselves so we didn't miss a thing :)!

Delicious choices of food with great stories about the history and each of the locations we ate at. We visited about 9-10 food locations in total and it was great value because we could choose what we wanted to eat based on our own preferences and budgets.

The tour was delicious, educational and had a very diverse selection of food. Our guide was both friendly and full of information at each stop and had plenty of recommendations of what we should try.

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I'm so glad I did this tour! I really enjoyed the food and the stories about them and definitely want to do more tours like it.

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. The transport was clean and comfortable. A great night out!