Jack the Ripper Tour is a unique free tour that takes you back to the Victorian London.
In this tour we will explore the poorest and most dangerous alleyways that in the 19th century resulted in being the crime scenes of the gruesome murders of innocent women, committed by this still unidentified serial killer.
The walking tour starts in Tower Hill area and continues in Whitechapel that during that era was sadly known as the “Doors to Hell”. The darkness of a late evening helps to dive into this gloomy atmosphere that, together with the excellent acting skills of our guides, will make you feel totally engaged and absorbed.
In this free tour in London you will hear about all the victims, suspects and conspiracy theories that will help you unravel the mystery behind Jack the Ripper’s murders.
Who was he? Some reckon he was a doctor, others a butcher, but what do you believe? Be a detective for a day and use our clues to build your own theory!
Pay What You Can
15 minutes prior to the starting time
Starting in Tower Gateway DLR Station we will guide you to the alleyways of Whitechapel to finally end in Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street Station.
Here you can find all the stops of our Jack the Ripper free walking tour, during which we will be talking about the five murders known as the Canonical Five.
The first stop will be behind the Chamberlain Pub where we will take you back to the night of August 31st 1888. We will then get a clearer view of St. Botolph Church, which has been a religious site for about 1000 years now. After that we will move to Mitre Square where we will talk about Catherine Eddows and then to Goulston Street where The Ripper took a piece of Catherine Eddows blood stained apron. We will lead you up a road called Toynbee Street where we will see a barber shop that quite proudly takes the name “Jack The Clipper”. After we will move to the next stop, Puma Court where Annie Chapman was escorted by an unknown gentleman… until we get to the last stop of this free walking tour in Spitafields Market.
My friend and I went on the Jack the Ripper tour on a whim and we were SO happy that we did! During the two hour walking tour led by Victor, we learned so much about the history and theories of Jack the Ripper as well as the history of the Whitechapel area during the 1880’s.
One of the things said by Victor (which I thought was incredibly classy) was that he likes to focus on the five victims’ stories more so than just glorify the killer; news outlets should take note!
We did the Jack the Ripper tour on a Friday in September 18 with Victor as our guide. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Victor is very easy to listen to and really knows his stuff – he spoke respectfully about the victims which really brought the information to life. Having never done a city ‘walk’ before we didnt know what to expect and researched lots of companies offering more or less the same thing. We initially chose a ‘free’ walk in case we didnt enjoy it but as we walked and encountered other groups, you are NOT getting anything less from Wonders of London – a very professional tour – thank you, we would use you again. (Please do tip the guides accordingly!).
Jack the Ripper Tour starts at 7 pm and it runs every week, please check the calendar to find available dates
Our Free Jack the Ripper Tour starts just outside Tower Gateway DLR Station (Minories – EC3N 1JY), just behind Tower of London
Our Free Jack the Ripper Tour ends in Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street Station
The Free Jack the Ripper Tour lasts for around 2 hours
Look for the guide with our unique blue, red and white umbrella!
If you can’t find your guide at the meeting point, on this link https://www.wondersoflondon.com/calendar-tour-london/ you will find the guide’s mobile number, just click on the date on the calendar.
Please be aware that the guide won’t check the phone once the tour has started
We go out RAIN or SHINE, so if it’s drizzling please remember to bring a rain jacket or an umbrella.
Only in case of unbearably inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled and you will be contacted as soon as we can
Yes you can, but we highly recommend to make a booking which is absolutely free and it takes less than one minute.
This is because in case of a very large group, for health and safety reasons we would need to accept participants with booking only and unfortunately if you have no booking we will have to send you home.
Please note that we can’t take groups of 8 people or more on our free tours, if this is the case please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour [email protected]
Wonders of London works on a pay what you feel basis, we understand that many of you have travelled various distances to get here, some of you might be locals, some of you might be on holiday here and we know that it can be difficult to enjoy all of London’s best attractions without spending a fair penny. We want our tours to be accessible to anyone and everyone so we don’t charge a ticket price but just bear in mind that are guides are working guides so we ask that at the end of the tour just have a think about what the tour was worth to you and pay however much or small you feel.