The Spookiest Walks Around London’s East End
The definitive Halloween activity, dare to join this night-time tour following the chilling steps of Victorian London’s most notorious serial killer.
Meet at Exit 4 of Aldgate East Underground station – centre point to Jack the Ripper’s London. Once the tour group has collated you’ll be guided through the areas where the gruesome murders took place, meandering through dark passageways and within two minutes you will have arrive at the first murder site.
Onwards (if you’re brave enough) to The White Hart Pub and then Dunthorpe Street’s sinister arch and cobble stoned alley. When you reach Brick Lane at the junction of Osbourne Street you will discover where Emma Elizabeth Smith the first murder victim recorded on the generic Whitechapel Murders Files was attacked in the early hours of April 3, 1888.
The old streets of Spitalfields play a key role, Hanbury Street was where Annie Chapman, Ripper’s second victim was murdered.
Another public house, Ye Frying Pan sets the scene for more Ripper stories, followed by a walk down Brick Lane, turning left into Fournier Street. The old streets of Spitalfields play a key role, Hanbury Street was where Annie Chapman, Ripper’s second victim was murdered and Christchurch Spitalfields is one of the most poignant buildings on the tour.
Opposite is Christchurch is The Ten Bells pub where two of Jack the Ripper’s victims used to drink and allegedly Jack the Ripper himself. Customers and staff report hearing footsteps in empty corridors and there are said to be unexplained cold spots in the bar.
If a tour isn’t your thing, you can head straight to the pub famed for being the favourite drinking hole for Jack the Ripper’s victims, The Ten Bells.
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