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Descend into London’s dark history with an evening Jack the Ripper walking tour. Spend two hours exploring London’s East End with your informed guide. As you wind through the dark alleys of Whitechapel, learn the horrifying details of the 1888 killing-spree at the hand of this still unknown serial killer. Hear about the victims and theories on the suspects, then warm your chilled blood with a drink at Ten Bells pub, a key setting in the Jack the Ripper mystery.

Highlights

  • 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!

As night falls on the city, meet your guide at Botolph's Church in Aldgate for a chilling 2-hour walking tour through the East End. Get an introduction to Whitechapel – Jack the Ripper’s hunting ground – and hear details of the world’s most infamous serial killer who remains unidentified after more than 125 years.

Pass pubs and locations where the Ripper’s victims frequented, and wind through the eerie warren of alleyways where the killer’s five victims were found by horrified Londoners. Along the way, examine original crime scene photos and newspaper clips offered by your guide. As you stop by the scene of each murder, hear stories about the key suspects and victims like Mary Jane Kelly and Elizabeth Strides, who were brutally assaulted with a surgical precision that baffled the authorities. 

Your tour concludes at the historic Ten Bells pub, where victims Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly may have been directly before their murders. Sip on a drink (own expense) as you conjecture and hypothesize about the Whitechapel murders with fellow history buffs and your guide. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the killings that shook the world, and continue to be the subject of intense curiosity and speculation!

Customer Reviews

Brad M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very fun night time tour. Giles was the perfect guide1

pittpirate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about not only Jack the Ripper but the entire Whitechapel and City of London area. Had a really good time learning about the area and how it has changed and how it has not changed in many ways.

Tanya L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved our guide, he was knowledgeable and friendly, brought London of olde alive!

Heather H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had such a great time with Charles! Also known as Giles to my sister and Nigel to my cousin as we all heard a different name but I'm betting on Charles. Not only was the walking tour informative and entertaining but Charles had a great way of lightening the mood of such a serious topic and engaging the tour group with demonstrations and thought provoking questions. We also had a blast learning about the history of London during that time, which Charles used to put the subject matter into perspective. You will not be disappointed with Charles' tour, highly recommended!

Andrew M

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 place...at night!
Worth the time and
Only thing missing was the London Fog :

Erin T

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.

Aaron E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great learning small tour experience with a fab guide.

John B

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.

David P

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.

April W

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.

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