Jack the Ripper Walking Tour: Expertly Led by a Renowned Ripperologist in Period Attire
4.8
171 Ratings
Greater London

The guide, a seasoned Ripperologist, has been leading these tours for three decades and also wears attire representative of the historical period.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • St Botolph’s Aldgate - the introduction takes place outside St Botolph’s Church known as the Prostitutes Church because girls used to solicit on the island where it stood.
  • Aldgate Square - Moving round to the square beside the church. You then have a description of what life was like in the poverty stricken overcrowded of Whitechapel in 1888. The squalor, crime and degradation of the people living on the breadline.
  • EC3A 5BU - Mitre Street just inside the City boundary is the stop about Elizabeth Stride (Long Liz) the 1st victim killed by Jack on the night of the double event
  • EC3A 5BU - To the right of Mitre St lies Mitre Sq just inside the City of London boundary. it is here that Jack killed his 2nd victim on the ‘Double Event’ Catherine Eddowes - two murders in less than an hour. Jack was getting greedy!
  • Petticoat Lane Market - Now called Middlesex St this is the boundary between the City of London and the Metropolitan area
  • Goulston Street - We proceed to the doorway where the only clue was found on the same route that the police took that night hot on the trail of Jack the Ripper
  • Gunthorpe Street - We view Gunthorpe St from Wentworth St looking towards the spot where Martha Tabram was found murdered on 7th Aug 1888 in George Yard Buildings she is now thought to be the most likely 1st victim of Jack the Ripper
  • Thrawl Street - We continue to Brick Lane and stop opposite the Frying Pan Pub on corner of Thrawl St where Mary Ann Nichols had her last drink before staggering down Whitechapel Rd to be murdered by Jack in Bucks Row behind Whitechapel Station
  • Hanbury Street - We continue up Brick Lane to turn left into Hanbury Street where Annie Chapman was murdered in the back yard of 29 Hanbury St
  • Wilkes Street - We turn into Wilkes St, a street untouched by time sine the 1800’s and make our way to Puma Court where you will hear about the Dear Boss letter
  • The Ten Bells - We stop opposite the Ten Bells Mary Kelly’s favourite pub and also view Christchurch Graveyard known as Itchy Park, where the homeless would sleep in the daytime
  • Old Spitalfields Market - Opposite the market is the London Fruit & Wool Exchange we stop in the entrance for the letter sent to George Lusk head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Group
  • London Fruit Exchange - In the square behind the London fruit & Wool Exchange we end our tour with the murder of Mary Kelly, Jack’s last victim killed on 9th Nov 1888. from here it is a 5 min walk to Liverpool St Station where there is a choice of tube train lines
What's Included
  • Crystal clear photos on a 14’ backlit tablet
What's Not Included
  • Very limited toilets available on the route
Additional Information
  • No children under 15 allowed 16-17 accompanied by adult only
  • Not recommended for people who cannot walk and stand for 2+hours
Location
Aldgate
Aldgate High Street
Directly outside the station
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Leannecd2568ss
Mar 30, 2024
Definitely recommend - Our tour guide Serena was brilliant. Informative and fun. We had a great time. The real photos from the investigation were a great touch, albeit gorey! Only downside was the London city noise on a Friday night, however this was not the fault of anyone and it didn’t spoil the tour.
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Annesx4714sf
Mar 15, 2024
Brilliant Tour with Excellent Guide and Real value for Money - Our guide was brilliant and so informative not just about Jack the Ripper but about the part of London we walked through. We really enjoyed the tour, excellent value for money and very informative. Walking through the exact venues and seeing the past pictures of the place, really brought events to life. Our tour guide couldn't have been more, friendly, informative and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this tour. Anne and Steve.
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Alexbj1806iv
Jan 7, 2024
Gripping with chilling tales of evil deeds of Jack the Ripper and how he evaded capture ! - To start we had Fish & Chips at Poppies and it was delicious and lm fussy about my fish & chips but the tour was even better wrap up warm as Jenny our tour guide will certainly give you chills with the bloody gore of the story that depicts Old Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper she has 30years of experience and as she says YOU decide ? Bravo 👏 This lady certainly keeps you entertained!
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Tsang
Jan 2, 2024
Brilliant tour guide Jenny! - This is our second tour with Jenny. She is brilliant and we are already planning about her tour with her soon! Jenny is punctual, friendly, professional and extremely knowledgable, couldn't ask more from a tour guide! Thank you for making our experience a memorable one once again Jenny and see you soon!
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C5027hpgeorgiap
Nov 12, 2023
Engaging and interesting! - Jenny was a great guide- and really knew her stuff! I appreciated her logic, and personal research into the topic that really informed the talk- particularly concluding on more up to date research on who Jack the Ripper might have been. Really engaging and interesting talk. Walk was manageable and you could tell it was interesting as we were out for 2.5 hours and it flew by! Would recommend to anyone with an interest in Jack the Ripper or even the history of East London.
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Jodu1623fd
Oct 28, 2023
Incredible experience - Great tour,very engaging presetation and really funny? Absolutely loved it. Lady who run the tour knows her stuff- she event remember letters that Jack the Ripper wrote to the detectives,word by word
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Antoniaj361
Oct 21, 2023
Brilliant - Sarena was a brilliant tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable, charismatic and clear. I learnt a lot and had such a good time. Would definitely recommend! You won’t regret it!
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Ilaria_t
Oct 7, 2023
Super interesting tour!... - Super interesting tour! Our guide Paul was exceptional! I would definetely recommend to my friends and family!
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Jlaurence
Sep 27, 2023
A pleasant and professional tour. - An interesting tour, through what was for me an unknown part of London, with a friendly and helpful guide. Difficult to understand how anybody could commit those murders, but the details were related well and it was most enjoyable (as far as a tour on murder and mutilation can be, but you know what I mean).
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397priyak
Nov 14, 2023
Very enjoyable - Very informative, I wish the tour had lasted longer! It's just a shame that Whitechapel is so over developed now that it has lost its authenticity.
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