I’ve never gone on a ghost tour or visited a haunted house, but a few years ago I did a Jack the Ripper walk in London. Was it touristy? Yes. Did I enjoy it? Hells Yes.
You see I was never someone fascinated with the whole Jack the Ripper legend. The only thing I knew about it was that Jack the Ripper was a serial killer who had killed some people in London, mostly prostitutes it was alleged, in the late 1800′s. The tour was informative, winding through different streets and alleyways in London. The tour guide talked about the various legends of who Jack the Ripper might have been. It was informative and fun, but not scary, unless you’re someone who is completely terrified of being out at night or doing some light walking. In fact the scariest part for me was after the tour was over when I got lost finding my way back to my hotel.
The tour I did was with London Walks. The tour started just outside of the Tower Hill tube station at 7:30pm and cost £8. I liked taking this tour, and I would definitely recommend it to if you’re going to London. Even though it’s not a ghost tour, it might be a bit too intense for kids.
Have you done any “spooky tourism”?