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Jack the Ripper Small Group Tour (12 Max)

Richard Walker

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Max group size 12! We start at Whitechapel Underground Station because that's where Jack the Ripper started. We visit four murder sites to investigate who the victims were - why they were targeted and how he killed so swiftly and silently. There is more to this story than just legend and spooky images. And you will not be following 35 or 40 people through the narrow streets of Whitechapel.

With the help of the FBI Special Agent John Douglas's 1988 profile of Jack the Ripper and Scotland Yard's 2008 geographical profile we will explore Jack the Ripper's territory from his first murder in Buck's Row to his last in Dorset Street. And in the process examine some of the assumptions that were made at the time. Assumptions that are still popular with today's 'Ripperologists'.
Wear good shoes. You'll certainly know Whitechapel by the end of the tour - and it's well worth the 1.5 mile (2.5 km) route we'll take. Do check the TripAdvisor Reviews before booking.

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Stop At: Whitechapel Road, London England

We start in Whitechapel Road opposite the London Hospital where Emma Elizabeth Smith the first victim of the Whitechapel Murders died after she was brutally attacked on April 3rd 1888.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitechapel, Whitechapel, London, England

We will visit Buck's Row, Whitechapel for a crime scene investigation of when, where and how Jack the Ripper committed his first murder. And learn about Polly Nichols and just how she became Jack the Ripper's first victim. And right here discover our first suspect.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane, Brick Ln, London, UK

Brick Lane is of course the curry capital of Great Britain but this is also the eastern boundary of where all five victims lived at the the time of the murders. Thrawl Street which ran from Brick Lane to Commercial Street where Polly Nichols stayed at Wilmott's Lodging House. And Flower and Dean Street where the third and fourth victims lived and also where Scotland Yard believe Jack the Ripper was living. And a stone's throw from Brick Lane is where Annie Chapman, the second victim, was found murdered. More CSI and a second suspect who fits both a Scotland Yard geographical profile and also a profile created by the FBI.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Spitalfields, Christ Church Commercial Street Spitalfields, London E1 6LY England

The magnificent example of Nicholas Hawksmoor's work. Christchurch Spitalfields which stands right opposite the famous, or should that be infamous, Ten Bells Pub. A pub that gets its name from the church that stands across the road from it. A pub that the victims drank in.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

Where the American writer, Jack London, witnessed some of the appalling examples of abject poverty common in Victorian London. Old Spitalfields Market a centre of the community for centuries.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Spitalfields, Spitalfields, London, England

This is where the worst street in London stood. And where the second victim, Annie Chapman was living up to the night she was murdered. It's also where Mary Kelly lived and was murdered. She was a very different kind of victim and she brings with her a third convincing suspect.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Petticoat Lane Market, Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF England

Petticoat Lane, now called Middlesex Street, apart from being a famous old market street was and is the boundary between the areas controlled by the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police. Two police forces who did not work well together when Jack the Ripper was prowling the gaslit lanes and alleys of Victorian London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aldgate Square, Aldgate Station Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AH England

Newly landscaped Aldgate Square lies just across the road from Mitre Square. And Mitre Square is where the body of the fourth victim, Kate Eddowes, was discovered at 1.44 on the morning of September 30th 1888. The second woman brutally murdered in the space of less than hour.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Botolph's Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB England

In medieval times travellers leaving the City of London would pass through the Old Gate or Aldgate and say a quick prayer in St Botolph's Without Aldgate. By the 19th century it was no longer associated with traveling. At night as many as 200 women would be gathered around it and it was known as the prostitutes church.
It's here you get to choose your suspect. And it's here that the tour ends.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • I'll be using an iPad to display selected images to enhance the tour.

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Spitalfields
  • Entry/Admission - St Botolph's Aldgate

Departure Point
Whitechapel Station, 277 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BY, UK

Departure Time
7:00 PM

2 hours 15 minutes

Return Details
Aldgate Station, Aldgate High St, London EC3N 1AH, UK

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