Descubra los mejores lugares de interés y el pasado oscuro de Londres en este Super Saver de 7,5 horas que combina las dos excursiones más populares a un precio reducido. Pase la tarde viendo los principales lugares de interés turístico como la Catedral de San Pablo y la Torre de Londres. A continuación, después de una hora de tiempo libre, realice un recorrido de 3 horas sobre Jack el Destripador y los fantasmas. Se le pondrá la piel de gallina cuando se acerque a Theatre Royal Drury Lane, el teatro más embrujado de la ciudad, pero serán las historias de Jack el destripador en el East End las que le harán temblar de miedo.
Because this was really two tours patched together, I'm kind of sad that the star rating doesn't let me separate them.
The first part of the tour was led by Leslie, who was very knowledgeable about London, and St. Paul's in particular. She clearly was interested in the stories of the Cathedral's survival during WWII, and the stories of the heroics were well told. She also did a good job describing why the Cathedral was built and decorated the way it was, why it has a dome, and why one part is colored in decor while the rest is in white and shades of gray. There was time to wander as well.
The Tower tour, though...well...there was a general description of the building and its history, and a trip to the Crown Jewels, but unfortunately she became fascinated with a wedding that may or may not have been happening. We had visited the Tower earlier, with a guide who was more interested in the seamier side of Tower's history. Most of that history had more to do with deaths and funerals than weddings. We were left with scant time to visit much more than the armory in the White Tower before we had to leave. Before the guide went off, we asked when and where we were to gather for the Ripper tour, and she got the time wrong. So: fun time at St. Paul's, less fun with the Tower.
Phil was our guide for the Jack the Ripper tour. He not only went over the facts, but was an expert at getting in to the spaces where events actually happened even if urban improvements had covered them up. His descriptions were graphic, but necessary, and he gave a complete overview of the events and the theories. He did it without wearing a Victorian costume, but held attention without tricks. There were no ghosts mentioned on the tour, but it was enough without the ghosts. The fish and chips sample, from Poppies Fish and Chips in Spitalfields, were the best that I've ever had. My grown son has not willingly eaten fish in fifteen years, but this time he asked for mine. Which I'd already consumed. Sorry, son.
So: St. Pauls, very good. Tower, vague and disappointing. Ghostless Ripper tour, a well developed, well practiced presentation and utterly fascinating.