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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of London’s East End

Discover the spine-chilling mystery of Jack the Ripper, the notorious 1888 serial killer, on a walking tour of London’s East End. As darkness descends onto the streets, head into the neighborhood of Whitechapel to explore its warren of sinister-looking alleyways that have changed little – if at all – since the 19th century. Hear little-known theories about the suspects, learn all about the victims, and then finish with a drink (own expense) in the historical Ten Bells pub.


  • 2-hour Jack the Ripper walking tour of London’s East End
  • Explore Whitechapel with an expert guide, seeing sites linked to the Victorian serial killer
  • Learn about the original investigation, seeing black-and-white photos of the crime scenes
  • Hear stories of the key suspects and victims like Mary Jane Kelly
  • Finish your tour at the Ten Bells, a historical pub that is said to have been a favorite of Jack the Ripper

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you're interested in learning about the suspects in the case of London's most notorious killer, this is the tour for you! See newspapers and other artifacts from the time of the gruesome murders.

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What You Can Expect

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of London’s East End

Walk in the footsteps of London's most notorious killer!

Meet your guide in Aldgate (east London), and then set off on your walking tour of Whitechapel. Now a cosmopolitan area full of curry houses and markets, the neighborhood was once the stomping ground of London’s most fearsome serial killer – Jack the Ripper.

Never identified, the 19th-century killer struck at least five different times in the eerie streets of Whitechapel, selecting local prostitutes as his victims. Hear stories about the prime suspects and the theories surrounding their involvement, as you explore the darkened streets and East End pubs that are linked to them.

As well as hearing about the suspects, learn about the victims like Mary Jane Kelly and Elizabeth Strides, who suffered a brutal end under the hands of the ripper. Gruesome, yet clinically precise, the murders sparked huge media interest and an enduring international notoriety. Between seeing the sites, your guide will show original photographs of the crime scenes, plus newspaper cuttings from the period.

Finish your tour in a historical East End pub – the Ten Bells – a supposed watering hole of the killer. Enjoy a drink (own expense) while chatting with your guide and the rest of your group about the investigation, the East End and, of course, Jack the Ripper himself.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was fantastic. Tour guide was great. Joe Know all the stories and twists to the case.
You get to walk the actual streets where the murders took night!
Worth the time and
Only thing missing was the London Fog :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

From the 800 year old creepy St. Boldoph's church to the tiny backstreet endearing nicknamed sht alley this tour was a real trek through time. Tales of life in White Chapel before it was electrified really set the stage for the grim crime wave. I particularly enjoyed the vivid descriptions of Poor House living. Book this tour if you like a mix of gritty history and spooky stories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great learning small tour experience with a fab guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We enjoyed this a lot. We only had a small group so it was easy to hear our guide who was very knowledgable and enthusiastic despite the small group. Good stuff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Joe was a great guide, spun out the facts and the not-so-facts in a clear and humorous way. He was happy to spend a little extra time with us and all our silly questions. Definitely good for those who don't know much about JTR and Old London.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Was an entertaining tour. Joe was good-natured and full of interesting facts. Was a good way to spend a few early evening hours. My 18 year old daughter enjoyed, too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Joe, our guide is a very knowledgeable and caring gentleman, we had a great and enjoyable time. Strongly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour is great! The guide gives detailed information throughout the tour and you hear about the victims, suspected identity of Jack The Ripper and gruesome details of the murders along with timelines for the murders. Our tour lasted about an hour and a half so wrap up warm and wear comfy shoes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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