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Whitechapel

London, United Kingdom

The Basics

History and true crime buffs can see Whitechapel on a Kray Twin or Jack the Ripper-themed walking tour, visiting the sites of their violent acts and learning about the social circumstances that led to their reigns of terror. Visitors will also enjoy exploring Whitechapel’s vibrant culture by dropping into one of the district’s popular curry houses, and checking out local galleries, street art, markets, coffee shops, and pubs.

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Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Really good date night!!
Takeru_K, Nov 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
We thought jerrys enthusiasm and knowledge of London as a whole was the highlight of the evening. He had great strories and the way he interacted with us all was great. Highly recommend this tour!
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A fun evening!
Kathy_H, Sep 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Had a great time! Our guide Angie was fabulous! Loved this! She was entertaining and knowledgeable and funny too!
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Absolutely brilliant
Jillian_W, Aug 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Absolutely fantastic, really enjoyed, our guilde Angie was fantastic very knowledgeable, would definitely recommend 😀
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Informative and entertaining
Barbara_F, Aug 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
The whole tour was brilliant, very informative and Jeremy made it entertaining. Thanks especially to him we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour, if that’s the right word for a serial killer tour!
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Wow…. Whitechapel
Katie_B, Aug 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Jeremy was great!! Made it fun and very informative. Learnt lots of new facts. Which I looked at deeper once I got back to the hotel. Highly recommended. Just such a shame the heavens opened in the last 15/20 mins. Definitely will be looking in to the other tours on our next visit to London.
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Very interesting and Educational
Emma_D, Jul 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Very interesting and informative, Angie was good at bringing the history to life through pictorial language and it was obvious she had a passion for the tour that made the experience more enjoyable.
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Angie, super guide!
Darren_W, Jul 2021
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Angie was a fantastic guide. She gave us a really interesting insight into the Jack the Ripper case. She had lots of photos and fascinating facts with all the gory details, not for the fainthearted but brilliant for the morbidly interested ;)
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Enjoyable and informative
Stewart_M, Oct 2020
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Highly recommended, we throughly enjoyed it, from start to finish the guide had us encapsulated with her words, thank you
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A complete timemachine
DanielaAndrea_V, Feb 2020
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Annie was such an amazing storyteller, the way she managed to suck you into the time of Jack the ripper was just amazing. She walked you through the victims and trajectory witch such an enthusiasm that was just wonderful
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Walking along the Ripper’s footsyepd
Florence_A, Nov 2019
2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London
Enjoyed the Jack the Ripper walking tour on a cool, drizzly September eve with tour guide Angie. Her theatrics set the mood.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A historical walking tour is a must for anyone interested in the district’s criminal past.

  • The area’s restaurants, bars, and cafés are popular with local creatives, workers, and visitors.

  • Remember your umbrella and raincoat, especially in winter, as London’s streets can be wet and windy.

  • The public paths are mostly accessible to wheelchair users, though it’s recommended to check access arrangements with specific tours and attractions ahead of time.

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How to Get There

Whitechapel station serves the area, with both Underground and Overground line access. Aldgate, Aldgate East, and Shadwell stations are also nearby. Whitechapel Road and Commercial Road are both major thoroughfares, and are frequented by many local buses.

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When to Get There

Crime tours are particularly atmospheric after sunset, with winter’s early dusk providing a perfect backdrop for spine-chilling tales. The district’s multicultural heritage also provides a year-round program of local festivities to enjoy, including Eid al-Fitr celebrations led by the East London Mosque in June, as well as Christmas merrymaking in December.

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Immigration in Whitechapel

During the 19th century, many Irish and Jewish families moved to London, fleeing persecution or famine and seeking work. Most of those people settled in the traditionally working-class areas of the East End. During the mid-20th century, many poor immigrants from Bangladesh moved to the area. Several social-history tours provide further insight into these population shifts, as well as their political, cultural, and economic influence on the city.

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