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London's best horror-themed tours

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Have you ever wanted to walk the streets of Whitechapel, known for the brutal murders of Jack the Ripper, or perhaps Fleet Street, where Sweeney Todd is said to have killed numerous clients? Or how about the bloody Tower of London, where everyone from low-life thieves to infamous queens have been beheaded. Check out some of these horror-themed tours of London offered by Door 2 Tour.

A variety of coach tours and day trips are provided by Door 2 Tour from many cities, including London. It not only offers public tours, but private group tours as well. Some of its coach day trips include multiple stops where you'll be able to leave the coach transportation and visit various attractions. There are also coach day trips that will pick you up and drop you off at the same point, and then you'll be led on a guided walking tour by an expert tour operator.

Jack the Ripper

This luxury coach tour takes place in the evening and will pick you up and drop you off in one of London's infamous areas of Whitechapel. You'll be led on a guided tour of locations where Jack the Ripper's victims were found as well as some of the claimed haunted locales. You'll also visit a traditional London pub that Jack the Ripper victims were known to frequent. Other locations seen on this tour are the Old Bailey where numerous hangings took place and Fleet Street, home to the demon barber Sweeney Todd.

The tour guide will give a vast history of the area, the Jack the Ripper victims and investigations, and also tales of ghostly encounters many have experienced. Door 2 Tour guides don't feel this tour is appropriate for children under the age of 12.

The Big Bus London Tour

The Big Bus London Tour will take visitors around the city of London, as well as on a cruise of the Thames River. For this particular tour, you will be picked up just outside of the Green Park underground station, and you will be getting on and off the transportation coach frequently throughout the day. The ticket you purchase for this tour is valid for 24 hours, so you will have an entire day to take in all of the sights available to you.

There will be two coaches of transportation running every 15 to 30 minutes for this tour. The red bus gives live guide commentary and the city's history while you take in various London sights. The blue bus is a more extensive route that features commentary in eight languages, as well as seeing all of the top London attractions including Kensington and Hyde Park. Once you book tickets for this tour, there are no refunds from Door 2 Tour.

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford

Enjoy this full-day London tour visiting England's Windsor Castle, the ancient site of Stonehenge and the university town of Oxford. At Windsor Castle, you'll receive a guided tour of various public parts of the castle, the state apartments and St. George's Chapel, where King Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour, were laid to rest. Then it will be on to Stonehenge to view the towering rock formations estimated to have been created around 2500 BC and possibly linked to both King Arthur and Merlin. Your last stop on the tour will be in Oxford, a university town in England that dates back to the 13th century, and you will receive a guided walking tour here.

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