London Walking Tours

Jack the Ripper

LONDON'S LEADING JACK THE RIPPER TOUR (Established 1982)

In the autumn of 1888 a series of brutal murders in the East End of London lit a fire that sent shockwaves reverberating around the civilised world. The murderer was never caught, but at the height of the panic a letter signed “Jack the Ripper” was received by a London news agency and the world’s greatest criminal legend was born.

On this unique and highly original Jack the Ripper walking tour we spirit you back to that long ago era when terror lurked in the shadows and the whole of London walked in fear.

This is the only London Jack the Ripper Walk to take you to: the very epicentre of the murders. Within minutes of leaving Aldgate East underground Station you step beneath a sinister archway and catch your breath as the security of the 21st century falls away and you find yourself in a cobblestone alleyway that is just as it was in 1888.

It was here in August 1888 that what, at the time, was thought to be the first of the Jack the Ripper murder’s took place and your guide will paint a vivid and chilling picture of that crime and the way in which it impacted on the area as a whole.

From here you follow in the footsteps of the Victorian police through some of the most atmospheric and least changed streets imaginable and picture them as they pursue the Ripper through one of the most crime ridden quarters of the Victorian Metropolis.

You will experience streets that still have the ambience of the 1880’s, share the sites of buildings that Jack the Ripper’s victims would have gazed upon on a daily basis. You will stand at the scene of each murder and contemplate the horror of each killing.

Your guide’s commentary will breathe life into the streets through which you walk and people the area with those who lived through the autumn of terror. In addition our unique collection of contemporary photographs will help fill in the blanks for those buildings that have disappeared over time, and thanks to our meticulous research and determination to make this more of a voyage of discovery than a simple walking tour, you will learn the full story of the world’s most famous murder mystery in the very streets where it unfolded. An experience not to be missed.

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Duration: approximately 1 hour 45 minutes – 2 hours
Meeting Point: Aldgate East Underground

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Walk Highlights

Places we go to and streets and alleyways we encounter that tell the story of the Jack the Ripper Walk.
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Fact File

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Testimonial

Whilst a contributor to Ripper Notes one of the leading journals on Ripper studies had this to say about Richard's knowledge of the case and presentation skills.
Richard,
I just wanted to congratulate you on a DVD that way exceeded my expectations. You are an exceptional writer and orator. You obviously went all out on this DVD... I understand you have a book coming out on the Ripper case. I cannot wait to read it. No doubt it will be one of the most well-written ever on the case.  If I can free up some time, I'll be writing a review of your DVD for Ripper Notes. Expect some serious praise.  I thought you were very well-balanced on your handling of the case.  While you clearly prefer Kosminski (or someone like him) you didn't force that view down the audience's throats. I could go on, but I'll stop here.  You've made a real achievement here and I'm looking forward to more output from you.
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DVD Offers

Unmasking the Ripper

You can order the internationally acclaimed feature length DVD dramatised documentary presented by Richard Jones from MOST HAUNTED. Discover the real identity of Jack the Ripper in UNMASKING THE RIPPER and enjoy some extraordinary and accurate dramatic reconstructions staged at the world famous London Dungeon. An experience not to be missed. Duration 80 minutes.
RRP £12.99 Walk Customers who book on line: £5.99
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DVD Offers

Jack the Ripper

Step by step be spirited back to that fascinating era of gaslit intrigue and mysterious fogs to join the Victorian Police as they hunt the Ripper through a warren of crumbling backstreets. With more expert guidance and informed speculation than any other guide, this DVD truly is THE ultimate Jack the Ripper experience and experience that has been featured on international television and in the pages of the world press. Duration 60 mins.
RRP: £12.99 Walk Customers who book on line: £5.99
VHS Video version also available in PAL or NTSC. £5.99
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