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Jack the Ripper Free Tour: Discover the haunting secrets of Whitechapel

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on December 12, 2019

Free Walking Tour London was created to show you the best of London in a more cost-effective way. Our guides are experts in history and London in general and are only too happy to recommend ways to spend your time in the U.K. capital. Our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis whereby you can enjoy a tour with us, and then at the end of the tour, you can show your appreciation to our guides.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Unveil the Secrets of Whitechapel: A Terrifying Journey into Jack the Ripper's Haunting Past

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the sinister alleys of Whitechapel, where mystery and horror converge. Join us for a chilling Jack the Ripper tour that will transport you back to the dark underbelly of Victorian London. From the infamous Tower Hill sundial to the eerie Ten Bells Pub, prepare to unravel the enigma of the world's most notorious serial killer.


1. Tower Hill Sundial: Where the Nightmare Begins

As dusk settles upon the city, our adventure commences at the Tower Hill sundial. Feel the weight of history as you stand in the shadows of the ancient fortress, where whispers of Jack the Ripper's chilling reign still echo. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the atmosphere that plagued Whitechapel during those fateful nights.

2. The 'Prostitutes' Church': Echoes of Sorrow

Venture deeper into the haunting realm of Whitechapel, guided by our expert storytellers. Discover the "Prostitutes' Church," where destitute women sought solace in their darkest hours. Learn about their tragic lives, hear their tales of survival, and sense the lingering presence of those who fell victim to the Ripper's blade.

3. Mitre Square: A Glimpse into Horror

Enter Mitre Square, a place forever etched in the annals of true crime. Here, the Ripper's gruesome handiwork sent shockwaves through society, leaving investigators baffled and the world in fear. Stand in the very spot where the Ripper claimed one of his unfortunate victims and delve into the baffling clues that still puzzle experts to this day.

4. Goulston Street: Unravel the Cryptic Messages

Unravel the enigmatic puzzle left behind by the Ripper himself as we explore Goulston Street. Decode the cryptic message scrawled on the wall, a haunting testament to the killer's taunting nature. Will you be the one to crack the code and shed light on the Ripper's motivations, or will the mystery forever elude us?

5. Spitalfields Market: A Melting Pot of Terror

Immerse yourself in the vibrant chaos of Spitalfields Market, once the heart of London's bustling trade. Here, amidst the colorful stalls and hushed whispers, you'll uncover the secrets hidden in plain sight. Feel the palpable sense of fear that gripped the community as the Ripper struck fear into their hearts. Explore the backstreets and shadowy corners where the Ripper's presence still lingers.

6. Ten Bells Pub: Raise a Glass to the Fallen

Finally, our journey concludes at the infamous Ten Bells Pub, a legendary establishment steeped in history and ghostly tales. Step into the same pub where the Ripper's victims may have sought refuge, their spirits forever trapped within its timeworn walls. Raise a glass in their memory and toast to their tragic lives, while contemplating the secrets that this haunted haven guards.


Join us on this spine-tingling Jack the Ripper tour, where the boundary between the past and present blurs, and the unsolved mystery looms. Are you ready to confront the shadows of history and immerse yourself in the world of London's most enigmatic killer? Book your place now and prepare to have your nerves tested like never before. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Tower Hill, London EC3N 2LY, UK
    Tower Hill, London EC3N 2LY, UK
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    Your guide will be carrying a PURPLE flag, emblazoned with 'Free Walking Tour London' and will be by the Sundial at Tower Hill Station.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sundial at the Tower Hill Underground Station

    As dusk settles upon the city, our adventure commences at the Tower Hill sundial. Feel the weight of history as you stand in the shadows of the ancient fortress, where whispers of Jack the Ripper's chilling reign still echo. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the atmosphere that plagued Whitechapel during those fateful nights.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    St. Botolph Without Aldgate

    Venture deeper into the haunting realm of Whitechapel, guided by our expert storytellers. Discover the "Prostitutes' Church," where destitute women sought solace in their darkest hours. Learn about their tragic lives, hear their tales of survival, and sense the lingering presence of those who fell victim to the Ripper's blade.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mitre Square

    Enter Mitre Square, a place forever etched in the annals of true crime. Here, the Ripper's gruesome handiwork sent shockwaves through society, leaving investigators baffled and the world in fear. Stand in the very spot where the Ripper claimed one of his unfortunate victims and delve into the baffling clues that still puzzle experts to this day.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Goulston Street

    Unravel the enigmatic puzzle left behind by the Ripper himself as we explore Goulston Street. Decode the cryptic message scrawled on the wall, a haunting testament to the killer's taunting nature. Will you be the one to crack the code and shed light on the Ripper's motivations, or will the mystery forever elude us?

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Old Spitalfields Market

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant chaos of Spitalfields Market, once the heart of London's bustling trade. Here, amidst the colorful stalls and hushed whispers, you'll uncover the secrets hidden in plain sight. Feel the palpable sense of fear that gripped the community as the Ripper struck fear into their hearts. Explore the backstreets and shadowy corners where the Ripper's presence still lingers.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    The Ten Bells

    Finally, our journey concludes at the infamous Ten Bells Pub, a legendary establishment steeped in history and ghostly tales. Step into the same pub where the Ripper's victims may have sought refuge, their spirits forever trapped within its timeworn walls. Raise a glass in their memory and toast to their tragic lives, while contemplating the secrets that this haunted haven guards.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lenard 10 Apr 2024
Tartu

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
A typically "brisk" and windy London evening did not deter our group and our enthusiastic guide from embarking on a tour of the media-frenzied exploits of this notorious killer. Steve was very entertaining and filled with knowledge and lore. I also greatly appreciated the brief intro to the Roman history of Londinium.
Ian Confurius 06 Apr 2024
Vlaardingen

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
It was great!
Sabrina 25 Mar 2024
Belo Horizonte

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Adam is great, knows a lot and answered everyone! It was a really pleasent tour!
Kayleigh 16 Mar 2024
Torquay

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Fantastic tour! It was really informative and the tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and clear. I think the tour would be even better with bigger visuals like printed out. It was hard to see the images on the phone.
Anastasia 14 Mar 2024
Krefeld

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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