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London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

1. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on a Jack the Ripper mystery walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still-unsolved murders on this immersive experience. Assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. 'Investigate’ the alleged perpetrators and hear about the theories as to who committed some of the most shocking crimes in Britain's history. Learn more about the victims and everyday life in Whitechapel which was an impoverished neighborhood at the time. Your guide will even share gems about Victorian London, including the cultural context for enduring figures such as Sherlock Holmes.  Was Jack the Ripper ever close to being caught? Why did he choose Whitechapel? Where was any evidence discovered? Find all this out and more with your Ripperologist guide. Stops include:  • Brick Lane  • Christ Church  • Spitalfields Market • Mitre Square • Petticoat Lane • Ten Bells Pub

London: Brick Lane Street-Art and Graffiti Self-Guided Tour

2. London: Brick Lane Street-Art and Graffiti Self-Guided Tour

With this self-guided street art tour on Brick Lane and in the alleys and hidden backyards of the colourful district of Shoreditch in London's East End, you will discover the greatest highlights and also very inconspicuous masterpieces of world-famous street artists such as Roa, Ben Eine, Ronzo, Wrdsmth, Stik, Shepard Fairey ... and Banksy of course. You'll get exciting background stories, learn about the techniques used and even get an exclusive video look over the shoulders of two artists as they create new works. Brick Lane is the main artery of the district and has a long and eventful history, which you will learn about on this 3.5 km walk. At the stops there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what happened to a famous graffiti painting that the British Prime Minister gave to American President Barrack Obama? Or what Crunchy, the legendary Credit Crunch Monster, is all about? You'll find out! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Shoreditch by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or even from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in London's East End!

London: Private Beer Bike Tour with Unlimited Drinks

3. London: Private Beer Bike Tour with Unlimited Drinks

See the sights of London from a different perspective as you pedal around the city on a private beer bike tour. Take your seat, sip on unlimited premium beer, and listen to music through the onboard audio system as you travel through Shoreditch, past the Old Spitalfields Market, and more. Make your way along a set route with the help of your sober driver, drinking as much beer as you like and having fun with your friends. Bring your music to play through the bike's audio system and make several stops along the way to use the bathroom and take photos. Ride most comfortably and paddle easily with the specially designed lightweight beer bike. And if it rains, free raincoats and the bike's roof will help keep you dry.

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: 2.5-Hour Off the Beaten Track Private City Tour

6. London: 2.5-Hour Off the Beaten Track Private City Tour

Dive into Shoreditch, London's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Brick Lane, Old Spitalfields market, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of London. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Discover Shoreditch: London's Coolest Neighborhood

7. Discover Shoreditch: London's Coolest Neighborhood

Venture into Shoreditch with your host and discover the vibrant and wild side of this East London neighborhood, which is known to be the hippest, or most hipster pocket of London. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, a bespoke itinerary will be put together just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. A meeting will be arranged with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in London that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by locals. See East London's best galleries and street art. Shoreditch and the rest of East London are the best places to discover hidden street art, as well as lesser-known galleries and little gems that display London's best art pieces from independent, up-and-coming artists.  The day revolves around your wishes, so enjoy your private meet-up and bespoke itinerary and let your local show you the East London you will love.

London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

8. 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: Shoreditch Bar Crawl of Five Venues with Drink Deals

9. London: Shoreditch Bar Crawl of Five Venues with Drink Deals

First time in London or a fellow Londoner wanting an amazing night out? Look no further than London Pub Crawl’s Shoreditch Pub Crawl. Join us in the heart of London’s coolest borough Shoreditch, the hipster haven with graffiti-filled streets full of some of the capital’s quirkiest and coolest bars. Experience the go-to spots for music, arts, and culture in London and fill yourself up with a cocktail or five, and party into the early hours! Experience a night out like never before with our best drink deals and free shots. We will save you an average of £50+ from your night out. The best way to meet new people, get value for money with free shots, speedy entry, and fun party games! As us Londoners say, Mind the Gap at the end of the night!

London: The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

10. London: The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

Experience a party pub crawl like no other in Shoreditch, one of London's coolest areas. Visit bars full of bohemians, creatives, hipsters and the odd banker from the city. Expect graffiti covered walls, quirky cocktails and lots of photo opportunities. Every Friday and Saturday night our fun and friendly guides take you to 5 of East London's most happening bars and clubs. In each venue you'll get a free shot, exclusive drink discounts, photos of the night's fun, while drinking and dancing with your fellow pub crawlers.  Make new friends and befriend locals while you discover the capital's best nightlife scene without breaking the bank.

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Hannah, our tour guide, was a very friendly, engaging, and knowledgable ‘Ripperologist’. Knew the murder sites well and gave comprehensive accounts of the facts of each case, while paying respect and homage to Jack the Ripper’s victims. Struck a great balance of educational and fun while also endulging in various conspiracy theories surrounding the topic of who Jack the Ripper could be. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone visiting and/or wanting to learn about the infamous Jack the Ripper, and his surroundings of London’s grimey Victorian rookery history in the heart of Whitechapel. Ideal value for money.

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.

Nice and informative your. The guide will tell you more about the history of the Whitechapel district, about the victims and about the suspects in the case.

The guide was very interesting, involved and very clear