Jack & Sherlock. Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes & Jack The Ripper!

Ibis Budget Whitechapel London

Departure Date:

16/05/2020
No. of Days:

2 days








£139.00 pp


Delve into the dark history of Jack The Ripper and walk in the footsteps of the World's Most Famous Detective (and his side-kick, Watson).

Staying in central London - what a bonus!

Join us on this great trip to London that takes in some of the best sights this great city has to offer. Browse the antique shops and stalls on Portobello Road on market day and then enjoy a chilling tour of Jack the Ripper's London...to complete the expreience, you will even stay in infamous Whitechapel (although nowadays it is one of London's most fashionable and vibrant areas!). There'll also be free time to explore London on your own and with our hotel conveniently located within Zone 1, grabbing the tube or a bus could not be easier.

London is a fabulous city to visit. From street markets to historic monuments, incredible museums and galleries through to dance, cinema and theatre London never disappoints. For those that love their food and drink, London offers unparallelled options with virtually every cuisine on earth available somewhere in this great city for budgets to suit every size of wallet. Getting around is easy too with an extensive bus network, the underground, taxis and of course those famous Boris Bikes...unless you’d just like to walk and take in the atmosphere including the beautiful and tranquil Royal Parks which provide a welcome oasis and rest from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Then there's our visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum located on at 221b Baker Street and our Sherlock & Watson guided walking tour. It helps if you know a little about Sherlock's manic detective work as we'll be aiming to keep up with him as we follow some of his fantastic story lines.

Ibis Hotel London, Whitechapel

Home to 269 bedrooms, the Ibis budget London Whitechapel is perfect for those who need affordable accommodation in central London. Sleep in comfort, prepare for the day with unlimited continental breakfast, and enjoy direct access to London’s best treasures including Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market to name a few. Located only a 5 minute walk from Aldgate East and Whitechapel tube stations, this hotel really is perfect for exploring this great capital city.

Day 1

After joining the coach at a local joining point, head towards central London and its most famous street market, Portobello Road. Spend time here browsing the antique stalls and shops or maybe picking up something to eat? Then we take you on into London's East End to hear all about one of its most infamous characters, Jack the Ripper. We have included a knowledgeable guide to show you around. Afterwards, transfer to your centrally located hotel and the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Day 2

After a tasty breakfast, check out of the hotel and join the coach as we make our way to Trafalgar Square where our peramulation begins. We'll meet our very own Sherlock here and we are sure to fall under the spell of the great man and his sidekick during our fascinating walking tour. Topped it off with a visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum and you have an altogether fitting end to a fabulous weekend. Our coach will depart central London in the mid-afternoon for your return journey and drop off back at your local joining point.

Portobello Market & Jack the Ripper Tour

Arrive around lunchtime at London’s famous Portobello Market and spend time browsing the numerous antique stalls and shops and just savouring the atmosphere of one of the world’s best-known street markets. There is food and drink aplenty available along with a diverse range of other stalls and shops selling a wide range of curios and fascinating wares. Then head on over to Aldgate East tube station to join your chilling Jack the Ripper Walking Tour and hear about the gruesome deeds of one of Britains’ most infamous murderers…not for the faint-hearted!

In the footsteps of Holmes & Watson (walking tour - around 1hr 45 min)

London in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries was home to both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous creation Sherlock Holmes.

It was in the streets of the metropolis that Holmes – accompanied, of course, by his faithful sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson – pitted his wits against some of literature’s most dastardly villains and pondered some of its most baffling cases.

The highways and byways of London are as integral a feature of Holmes and Watson’s adventures as are the main characters themselves, and no story would be complete without a brisk stroll, or knuckle-clenching carriage chase, through the fog enshrouded thoroughfares of the Victorian or Edwardian Metropolis.

So, come with us on a journey of discovery that follows in the footsteps of Holmes and Watson through the alleyways and courtyards of an area that features in more of their adventures than any other part of London.

Sherlock Holmes Museum 

Step back in time and visit The World's Most Famous Address - 221b Baker Street - the Official Home of Sherlock Holmes!

The world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Mr Holmes shared his rooms with his loyal friend and colleague Dr Watson. The house is protected by the government due to its ‘special architectural and historical interest’ and the 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity, just as it was kept by Mrs Hudson in Victorian times.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 1 nights bed & breakfast
  • Visit to Portobello Road 
  • Enjoy a guided Jack The Ripper walking tour
  • In the Footsteps of Holmes & Watson walking tour
  • Visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Swansea Central

Don't see your pickup? Don't worry, we have a great fixed rate transfer with Premier Taxi's . Check out the details here.

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.

OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.

TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

THIS TRIP

£30 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

The Jack the Ripper tour is a walking tour and requires walking.

In the Footsteps of Holmes & Watson is a walking tour and requires walking.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Saturday 16 May 2020
Duration: 2 Days



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