Jack the Ripper Tours

Jack the Ripper Tours: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

1. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on a Jack the Ripper mystery walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still-unsolved murders on this immersive experience. Assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. 'Investigate’ the alleged perpetrators and hear about the theories as to who committed some of the most shocking crimes in Britain's history. Learn more about the victims and everyday life in Whitechapel which was an impoverished neighborhood at the time. Your guide will even share gems about Victorian London, including the cultural context for enduring figures such as Sherlock Holmes.  Was Jack the Ripper ever close to being caught? Why did he choose Whitechapel? Where was any evidence discovered? Find all this out and more with your Ripperologist guide. Stops include:  • Brick Lane  • Christ Church  • Spitalfields Market • Mitre Square • Petticoat Lane • Ten Bells Pub

London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

2. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

London: The Jack the Ripper Tour with Ripper-Vision

3. London: The Jack the Ripper Tour with Ripper-Vision

The Jack the Ripper Tour with Ripper-Vision Journey back to a time when the streets of London were shrouded in fog, dimly lit by gaslight, and when poverty and disease were rife. Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper using Ripper-Vision, our unique hand-held projectors that emblazon images of crime-scenes, mortuary photos and suspects on the Victorian streets of Whitechapel. Investigate his gruesome crimes. Benefit from the services of a guide dedicated to one of the most notorious - and mysterious - criminals in history. Try to discover who Jack the Ripper was using modern methods of criminal profiling. Marvel as your guide reveals the man the police should have been looking for during the biggest manhunt in British history.

London: Jack the Ripper 2-Hour Evening Walking Tour

4. London: Jack the Ripper 2-Hour Evening Walking Tour

Take a journey through the dark, dirty, and murderous streets of Victorian London. Enter the secret world of violence, prostitution, and gin, overshadowed by the menace of Jack the Ripper. Join this 2-hour Jack the Ripper evening walking tour and see the sites where the infamous stalker murdered his victims, and walk along the very streets where the crimes were committed. Hear about the salacious side of Victorian life and learn about the slums and inner-city poverty in the 1880s. This is a chance to finally separate fact from fiction, and get to know exactly what Jack the Ripper did to the women he victimized. You’ll get to play detective as well when you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. So, get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!   

Jack The Ripper Tour in London's East End

5. Jack The Ripper Tour in London's East End

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The 2-hour tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. It’s a story that can send shivers down your spine to this very day. The discovery of a body set in motion one of the most famous man-hunts in London’s criminal history. For over 120 years Ripperologists and amateur sleuths have been trying and failing to discover the identity of the man known as Jack the Ripper. Throughout the tour you will explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders and their passing into a genre almost in their own right. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the actual sites of the murders.

London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

6. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Your guide Paul Mansfield a Ripperologist for over 18 years will guide you around the cobbled alleyways and dark spooky streets of Whitechapel East London where you will see pubs dating back to 1721 and see a Victorian bath house and a Jewish soup kitchen for the Jewish poor. The area is famous for Charles Dickens Oliver Twist, Karl Marx, The Elephant Man,and the Bodysnatchers and The Krays. Your guide will tell you the history of the area and show Victorian photos of the times so you can understand the poverty and crime the area had. Life was cheap and murder was commonplace in the East End. With twenty murders a night in the Whitechapel area it was a difficult job for the police who were overworked and not solving many crimes.

Jack the Ripper: Solve the Crime Tour with Local Guide

7. Jack the Ripper: Solve the Crime Tour with Local Guide

This tour will take you on a walk through the dark and narrow streets of London's famous Victorian East End. You will trace the footsteps and crime scenes of the murders Jack the Ripper committed - be warned, this tour is not for the faint of heart. To set the scene… It is the autumn of 1888, and a sinister serial killer is loose on the streets of London’s East End. At first he is known simply as "the Whitechapel Murderer". But in time, thanks to a mysterious letter sent to a London news agency (a copy of which you will be shown in the course of the walk), he will become known as "Jack the Ripper", a name that will become famous throughout the world. You will see the places and buildings where his victims were murdered and found; streets, buildings and alleyways that have hardly changed since 1888; the pubs and buildings where his victims drank, worked and lived; the doorway where Jack the Ripper’s only clue was discovered; and police photos of the victims and evidence. The route you will take follows Jack the Ripper's murders in sequence. This area is steeped in history, and you'll be sure to learn all about its fascinating stories that took place after Jack's appearance as well.  Jack the Ripper is a gruesome and unsolved part of London's history. Your guide has lived in the centre of London for over 20 years (for 5 years right in Whitechapel, where the Jack the Ripper murders took place). He has his own theories about who Jack the Ripper was...

London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

8. London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Go back in time to 1888 and trace the bloody trail of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers. On this 2-hour walking tour you’ll be introduced to the history of Jack the Ripper, whose murders still haunt London to this day. The murder spree sparked one of the greatest manhunts in British history. Jack the Ripper’s identity has never been discovered. Learn about the gruesome details of the murders and the investigations that unsuccessfully attempted to capture the killer. Hear about the theories and the real facts as you walk along the streets that once were stalked by Jack the Ripper.

London: Jack The Ripper Bus Tour with Fish & Chips Tasting

9. London: Jack The Ripper Bus Tour with Fish & Chips Tasting

Discover the dark side of London on this combined 3-hour coach and walking tour and learn about some of the capital’s most notorious murder cases. Starting from the Theatre Drury Lane, you will learn why it is considered London’s most haunted theater. Drive past site of numerous public hangings at the Old Bailey, and continue past the former home of Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. Hear how his accomplice, Mrs Lovatt, was said to have baked pies from the flesh of his victims, before selling them to unsuspecting customers. As the shadows get long, head to London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th-Century. Learn how, during the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys, to stalk and butcher his 5 victims. Walk along his death trail, inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence, and discussing the suspects in the case that has never been solved. Among the highlights is a visit to the 10 Bells Pub, where many of Jack the Ripper's victims were said to have drunk.

London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

10. London: Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Discover the myths and facts behind one of the world’s most notorious unsolved murder mysteries and follow in the footsteps of the infamous Jack the Ripper. In the early hours of 31st August 1888, a man walking to work down a dark lane in Whitechapel saw a shapeless bundle lying on the ground near some gates. Curious, he went over to investigate. His gruesome discovery of a murdered East End prostitute started one of the most famous manhunts in history. Ripperologists and amateur sleuths are to this day still trying to work out the identity of a man they called Jack the Ripper. This fascinating 90-minute Jack the Ripper walking tour will follow the trail left by the serial killer who once reigned supreme in the area of Whitechapel. You will begin at Trader’s Gate, before continuing down Aldgate High Street to Mitre Square, infamous as the place where Jack the Ripper claimed not one, but 2 victims. Moving on, you will arrive at Goulston Street, arguably the location of the most vital clue to potentially solving the case of Jack the Ripper may be found. Traverse Commerical Street before arriving at Hanbury Street, where the body of horrifically mutilated Anne Chapman was discovered. The notorious Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel murders are as controversial and unfathomable to many in the modern age as they were in the Victorian era. Jack the Ripper eluded identification in his age, and continues to do so. You will explore who Jack the Ripper might have been, and come closer to separating the facts from the myths behind the legend on this unforgettable walking tour.

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What people are saying about Jack the Ripper Tours

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,715 reviews

I don’t usually give 5 stars on reviews but to be honest I could not find any room for improvement on this tour. Our guide was professional organised and what I liked was he respected everyone in our group by listening and answering questions. He was full of interesting stories - not just facts that I will remember for a long time. He was enduring our safety at all times Re roads and staying on footpaths. At the end he showed my daughter and I how to get back to our hotel in tower shill areA

Paul was a very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. He pitched the tour at a level suitable for the group. We are interested in doing further tours with him in the future.

John was great, very knowledgeable and our driver Kyle was awesome! The fish and chips were excellent!! Highly recommend this tour!

A really great guide. Very jovial and brought it in such a way that you were completely immersed in the story!

Such a fun walking tour, lots of interesting facts and tidbits, and a really great guide!