Delve into the underbelly of Victorian London and learn about the fascinating and grisly history of the Jack the Ripper murders – perhaps the most famous series of unsolved murders in the world.
In the early hours of 31st August 1888, a man stumbled across a shapeless bundle down a dark alleyway in Whitechapel. When he went to investigate, he discovered Mary Ann Nichols, an east-end prostitute who has been gruesomely murdered. This was the beginning of a spate of horrendous killings taking place in London’s east-end, sparking one of the most high profile manhunts in history.
Take a walking tour of Jack the Ripper’s shadowy trail, seeing where the murders took place and his gruesome crimes discovered. Begin at Trader’s Gate, continuing down to Aldgate High Street to Mitre Square, the place where the Ripper committed his infamous double murder.
Visit Goulston Street, upon which was found perhaps the most vital clue to the Ripper’s identity, then stroll down Commercial Street before arriving on Hanbury Street, the site of the murder of Annie Chapman. Play detective on the tour, piecing the facts together and learning about the suspect list – perhaps you can solve the mystery?
The tour will finish at approximately 7.30pm near Liverpool Street Station.
April to September: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday
Start time: 6:00pm
Finish time: 7:30pm
Departure Point and Directions:
Traders Gate Souvenir Shop, 35 Tower Hill, London EC3. Come out from Tower Hill station and walk down the steps on the right, the departure point is located at the bottom of the steps on the right hand side.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time (5.45pm).
Return Location: Near Liverpool Street Underground Station
Nearest Underground Station: Tower Hill Station (District and Circle lines)