Jack the Ripper Walks – Sweeney Todd Walks – what to expect
With 25+ years experience of conducting Jack the Ripper and other walks when you tour with us you can be sure of an interesting and informative walk and see pictures of the streets where it all happened at that time!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I redeem a Groupon voucher?
A. For the old type voucher e.g. F923EC3656 send an email with voucher attached to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any new voucher that’s starts with GRP you can enter the code directly on this site on the bookings page to make your booking and check availability for your requested date. It will not allow you to book, if there are no free spaces, if so just choose an alternative suitable date.
Q. How long is a Jack the Ripper walk?
A. Jack the Ripper walk is 2.15 hrs approx.
Q When do Jack the Ripper Walks take place?
A. You can join a walk Wed, Fri, Sat or Sun evenings at present, please see Home page for all details and booking page calendar for available dates.
Alternatively you can book a private walk at a time to suit on the booking page
Q. How long is a Sweeney Todd walk?
A. Sweeney Todd walk is 2.00 hrs approx
Q. When do Sweeney Todd walks take place?
A. Every month on a Friday but please check booking calendar for all available dates
Q. How do I check for available dates?
A. Go to booking page click on book button for walk you require and the booking calendar will be on the right
Q. How do I book a private walk?
A. For any private unscheduled walk you can email our booking email at email@example.com or by calling 07949 588840
Q. How will I find my way back to transport at the end?
A. Jack the Ripper Walk begins and ends at Aldgate Tube Station, Sweeney Todd walk begins at Temple and end at St Bride’s Fleet St a short walk from either Blackfriars (Circle & District) or St Pauls (Central) lines. Your guide will always direct you to the nearest tube.
Q Are Jack the Ripper & Sweeney Todd Walks suitable for people with disabilities.
A Jack the Ripper does not include any steps it is all on the flat but it is a long walk, it takes 2hrs 15mins to complete the route. We do stop 9 times during this time for periods from 5 mins- 15 mins. I have successfully taken people in wheelchairs either motorised or being pushed on the walk but it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties on foot as it is over uneven ground – cobbles and it is 21/2 hours half walking and half standing.
With Sweeney Todd it is a bit more difficult as there is a very steep flight of stairs at the beginning, so the only way it would be possible would be to re-route the walk, this is possible if it a private group but would be difficult on the Friday night public walk.
Jenny Phillips ……………….26 years a Ripper Guide
Sinead…………………. A great all round guide and a Jack the Ripper specialist
Paul…………………….A Ripper guide for 15+ years
Cliff Jacobs…………..A Ripper guide for the past 8 years
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Benefits at a glance
A great deal of research have gone into Jack The Ripper and Sweeney Todd walks and our other private walks. We aim to give you an authentic feel of the area at the time!
In the case of Jack the Ripper walks you will be taken to the very streets where the events took place (to the actual murder site wherever possible)
On Jack the Ripper walks you will be shown many photos (some of murder victims), maps and drawings to give a real feel of the area at the time. On Sweeney Todd tour you will be taken to where his barber’s shop would have stood & the site of where Mrs Lovett’s Pie shop was in Bell Yard.
About your guide
I studied the history of Whitechapel/Spitalfields in an intensive one year course. Professor William J Fishman, a Senior Research Fellow of Queen Mary’s University, was my tutor in this I was fortunate indeed, as Professor Fishman had grown up on Brick Lane, in the East End and provided an inside view of this most interesting area. Commencing ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours in the mid-nineties I have been carrying these out ever since then. Reading about most of the most famous theories I now have an opinion of the type of man ‘Jack’ must have been!
I do have a possible theory that answers the two most important questions. How was Jack the Ripper able to extract organs so rapidly, in the dark? Also how was he able to escape bloodstained through streets crowed day and night? How was he able to kill silently, as no screams were heard except in the case of Annie Chapman!
TV & Documentary Appearances
I have also appeared in various documentaries – The Discovery Channel. ‘It happened here’. Histories Mysteries ‘Jack the Ripper’. Carlton TV Shift – ‘A short examination of the tale of Jack the Ripper’. The Electric Theatre Company ‘Unmasking Jack the Ripper’. Phare Ouest (a French TV company) ‘A la poursuite de Jack l’Eventreur’ this appeared on France Deux and other TV stations around Europe. On my Gallery page there’s a video by students of the North Eastern University in America in which they asked me and other guides to appear, they did such a great job I decided to show it here.You can see a short sample video of me in action on the Home Page. Other projects are in the pipeline at present for example a book about Mary Kelly, his last and most mysterious victim, which I hope to get time to finish this year.
I have completed a Level 2 in Tourism and was awarded 3 credits from the Open College Network in July 2010. I have also completed a year long course at the University of Westminster to attain my Clerkenwell and Islington Guiding Qualification. I am very familiar with the areas of Smithfield, Spitalfields, Wapping and the whole of the East End having lived her for 35+ years, also Fleet St, where Sweeney Todd claimed his victims, all these areas lying just outside the City of London, rich in history, murder mystery and gruesome stories!
Interested in our services?
We’re always happy to offer personal advice. Simply call us on 07949 588840 or use our contact form on last page.