Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • East End, Shoreditch

  • Capacity

    - 40 people per tour guide
  • Advanced booking only
  • Dress

    - Its a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Departs

    Wednesday - Sunday @ 7pm
  • Meeting Location

    St Botolphs Church, Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AB
  • Final Destination

    The White Hart, 89 Whitechapel High Street Nrst Tube: Aldgate East


Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Tonight ladies and gentlemen we shall take you on a tour of the beautiful area of Whitechapel in London, telling the gruesome story of the most famous serial killer of all time. Using brand new and exclusive theories this definitive Jack The Ripper Walking Tour will both thrill and inform! Take the Jack The Ripper Walking Tour if you dare, and come on a chilling walk through sprawling markets and dark alleys, the perfect eerie setting to recount the tale of the worlds most horrific serial killer! This unique Jack The Ripper Tour takes you deep into the dark heart of London's famous East End, where we travel back in time to the late 1800's...Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has just published his first Sherlock Holmes story, Joseph Merrick (aka The Elephant Man) is being cared for at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel…and five prostitutes are brutally murdered with surgical precision by the world's first recognised serial killer. Learn the mystery and the horrifying legend of Jack the Ripper.

Jack The Ripper Walking Tour Itinerary

  • Murder! Discover the locations of all Jack's victims, as we recount in gory detail each murder story
  • Mystery! Who was Jack The Ripper? Learn all about the suspects, and decide for yourself who Jack really was
  • Exclusive Theory Following the research of Ripperologist, historian and author MJ Trow (Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Channel 5) a new suspect has come to the fore. Find out who he was, and where he lived.
  • See the real London Discover the history, splendour and squalor of the East End, including original architecture, and historic sites
  • Jack's East End Boozer! Why not head for a drink afterwards, in an authentic East End pub where it's said Jack used to drink to discuss your theories.
  • Historic photographs Original photography of the period, showing architecture, the mutilated corpses, and copies of contemporary press, letters and clues from the period.
See our Jack The Ripper Chauffeur Driven Tour for an even more luxurious experience.

London landmarks and attractions

  • Murder Sites
  • East End
  • Shoreditch

Customer Reviews


5 star(s)  80.64% (329 vote(s))
4 star(s)  11.76% (48 vote(s))
3 star(s)  48.53% (198 vote(s))
2 star(s)  48.77% (199 vote(s))
1 star(s)  45.34% (185 vote(s))
Celebrity Planet Harry Potter Walk - Excellent!
By TorontoToStart on October 5, 2015
A friend and I took the Harry Potter Walk yesterday – Sunday August 3rd. We are both adults but of course fans of the Harry Potter books and films. We were greeted on time by two of the friendliest, liveliest, entertainingly great fellows Ferry and Frankie. They were efficient in confirming we were down for the tour, engaged people in a super friendly and engaging way that made everyone on the tour welcome. We had folks on the tour that spoke a number of different languages, and while neither of our guides spoke other languages, they did have some basic key phrases that made these visitors welcome. Off we went for our excellent adventure and a whole host of sites, scenes, facts, trivia and the odd quiz question which I think the tour participants enjoyed.
Our tour involved catching a boat on the Thames and heading down river to a stop where the tour continued. Then we all caught the tube and headed to Kings Cross where the tour ended. Through all of this navigating and negotiating the different modes of transport, Ferry and Frankie where there as our guardians and ensured we were together, were safe and sound, and informed us all along the way as to where we were going and what we were seeing.
On our wonderful tour – our lovely guides added many additional bits of information concerning many of the actors in the Harry Potter films so that the background information we received was of great value. Also if other important films or facts were made along our walking tour, these were pointed out – and I for one really appreciated that extra information over and above the Harry Potter film information. Well done for adding this.
So was this tour good value for the money – absolutely. Were the tour guides good – no they were exceptionally good!!! The tour was very well planned, executed and very much appreciated. I can only hope that these two guides continue doing this tour for the enjoyment, education, benefit, and such great fun – for other people taking the tour. Thank you gentlemen – you were stars!

Visited August 2014
Jack The Ripper Walking Tour with John
By Sally B on October 6, 2015
One of the best walking tours I've ever been on. I'm so happy to have an attraction as interesting and immersive as this so close to home. I recommend this tour for anyone from their late teens upward, best enjoyed with friends or family, whether ye be a curious tourist or a morbid local like me.

Our tour guide was called John and he was very clear, projected well, was very well-paced and easy to understand even over the odd surge of late-night London traffic. What he truly excelled at was balancing information and historical detail with atmosphere and suspense, all whilst enduring the freezing cold mid-Janurary temperatures.

Although the main focus of the tour was of course the Jack the Ripper murders and visiting the murder sites (a few grisly pictures and descriptions are shown/given on this tour so not really one for kids if they're squeamish), John also threw in information about the street-lighting, the metropolitan police, the investigation itself, 19th century London geography and something truly unbelievable I'd never heard of before called 'The Rope and Bench'. As we walked down 'Rat Alley' it was not too difficult to imagine how completely awful it must have been to navigate in 19th century London. I had no idea that there was a complete lack of street-lighting during this time, and with the smog it must have been truly awful.

All in all, despite the cold, my boyfriend and I had so much fun and we were both looking up further details on the train back home. Loved this tour. I absolutely recommend it to everyone.

Visited January 2015
“Jack The Ripper Tour - Wednesday 20th November”
By Trevor N (a TripAdvisor Member) on January 4, 2014
I was a virgin tour walker. This was my very first time, so I needed to be impressed. I took the tour with my girlfriend and my daughter. By the way, this was a surprise for my daughter who is an avid Jack The Ripperite. We met our guide, Siddy, at St.Botolphs church near Aldgate underground station. Our party consisted of about 10 people, so it had a nice personal touch about it. Siddy, as a tour guide, was EXCELLENT. She was friendly, funny and very knowledgable about the whole Ripper history and background. Though it was cold and the rain threatened to wash us out on a couple of occasions, the walking tour was a great experience. Siddy's voice projection was very good and needed to be against the traffic in some places. She set the scene for each of the murders expertly. You could almost feel yourself being teleported back in time and being a 'fly on the wall' witnessing each gruesome murder. I would thoroughly recommend this tour. My daughter absolutely lapped it up. My only suggestion is for Siddy to dress up as a prostitute of the period. Nothing kinky, it's just that all of the Ripper's victims were prostitutes. It would add to the occasion and overall experience. The audience might even feel that the presence of The Ripper, might be amongst them in search of another victim to add to his tally.

Visited November 2013

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“Jack the Ripper Tour was absolutely brilliant, thank you George”
By Sascha M (A TripAdvisor Member) on December 29, 2011
Me and my friends attended to the Jack the Ripper tour in London on 26th of novembre 2011 and I liked it a lot. We met George (guide) at St. Botolph's church in east London and it was already dark outside. Best atmosphere for such a cruel story. He was very nice and friendly and had a huge knowledge about London and Jack the Ripper.
If you are not english, it's not a problem to understand him. He speaks very understandably and with a perfect voice.

We saw all crime scenes where the murders happend and got a lot of information about it.
The walking tour was not too long, quite perfect. We stopped often and visited the next ancient and dark place of east London. I was really impressed how much George knew about London and Jack the Ripper, how many details he revealed. He could also answer all of our questions and recommended nice places of London. We got not only informations about Jack the Ripper, but interesting others as well.
During the tour, you will see dark, cruel and scary places but also nice places for dinner or walk, for example. The tour took about 2 hours and was not too long. We had enough time talk and this is what I like. Speaking english.
The tour brings you out of the tourist area and let you scare sometimes.
Last word: absolutely brilliant (like this)

Visited November 2011
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“Jack the Ripper Walking Tour”
By CarlaB79 (a TripAdvisor Member) on May 1, 2014
We did the Jack the Ripper Tour on April 12 2014. It was easy to book and the meeting point easy to find. We were greeted by out tour guide, George. I have to say, George was amazing and made this tour a fantastic evening out. Not only was he knowledgeable about the Ripper murders themselves, he was enthusiastic and engaged the group. I had my two sons with me, one 14, who thought that George's banter was funny, which indeed it was, and not at all inappropriate, in fact it added to the entertainment of the evening. My other son, who is 3, didn't really care, but enjoyed the walk. (On booking, I was told 3's and under were free, so worth checking out if you have young ones with you as the tour is pushchair friendly). There were other tours going on but this didn't interfere any with ours. George was happy to answer any questions, was friendly, approachable, willing to wait for anyone who needed a toilet break! and also gave us historical information on the local area that didn't relate to the ripper murders, but was still very interesting. We left the tour, not only learning a lot about the ripper murders, but also local history. Would definitely recommend anyone doing this tour. And a massive thank you to George for being such a fantastic guide. :)

Visited April 2014

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