Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a list of the most commonly asked questions about our Jack The Ripper Tour. If you have a query about anything that isn’ mentioned below then please do not hesitate to send us a an e-mail on from our contact page
How far in advance should I book?
It is advisable to book as far in advance as possible since the Jack the Ripper Walk is very popular and often sells out. Should you need to move your date we will endeavour to do so subject to us having availability on the required date. If for any reason you can’t make the tour please let us know as we can often re-sell your places and issue a refund or a change of date to you.
Where does your Jack The Ripper Walk Meet?
Our tour meets outside Exit Four of Aldgate East Underground Station. Aldgate East is in zone one of the underground. To reach Exit Four of Aldgate East Underground Station you turn right off the train (if you are coming from Central London (if you are coming from the East of London turn left off the train) go up the stairs and through the ticket barrier and exit four is the exit on the right. We meet on the pavement directly outside that exit.
How Long Does Your Walk Last?
Our tour takes around one-and-three-quarter-hours and is done at a moderate walking pace with frequent stops for the guide to tell you the Jack the Ripper story.
What Happens If It Rains?
Our Jack the Ripper Tour takes place regardless of weather conditions. We go rain, shine, and especially in thick, thick fog!
Is The Tour Suitable For The Disabled?
We have endeavoured to make the walk accessible to all. The route has no steps (apart from the steps out of Aldgate East Underground Station). The first section is along a cobblestone street which can prove bumpy for wheel chair users. There is also a section that uses a subway to cross beneath the street. The subway does have a ramp so isn’t too much of a problem. On the whole though the route is on flat pavements and where we cross roads we try to do so by pedestrian crossings with ramps. Our guides will always ensure that every member of the group is over the road before continuing. Please inform your guide at the start of the tour if you have any difficulties with walking and we will ensure that we do everything possible to ensure you enjoy the walk. A set of notes are available for the hearing impaired which tell the story at each of the sites visited. If you wish a set of these notes please let us know at the time of booking and we will ensure that one is waiting for you at the start of the tour.
Is The Walk Suitable For Children?
We do get children on the tour and leave it to parental discretion as to whether they think the tour suitable. Bear in mind the subject matter is about prostitution in Victorian London, and the very brutal and gruesome murders of five prostitutes. As a rule we would not recommend the tour for children under the age of 14.
Do You Stop Off At Pubs?
Our Jack the Ripper tours do not stop off at pubs. There are several pubs in the area where the tour finishes.
Are There Toilets Along The Route?
There are no public toilets on the route. We ask that participants attend to all toiletry needs before commencing the tour. There are several pubs that we pass where you may be able to use their toilets, but this is strictly at the discretion of the pub managers.
Do People Jump Out On The Tour?
Most certainly not. Or at least if they do they’re nothing to do with us! The Jack the Ripper story is a fascinating one and does not need gimmicks to grip the imaginations of participants.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to send us an enquiry via our contact page.