5 of the best Jack the Ripper tours in London

by Paul Stafford  |  Published July 14, 2020

Jack the Ripper, also known as the Whitechapel Murderer, completely captured the fears of Londoners between 1888-1891 as a series of horrendously mutilated bodies were discovered. The assailant, responsible for at least five murders during that time, was never caught by police, and so the nickname lives on. Variously used as a warning to naughty children, by writers looking to tap into that fear, or as a symbol of faceless tyranny, Jack the Ripper has also inspired many tours.

Most Jack the Ripper tours explore the streets and buildings in East London where the menace accosted and murdered his victims, who typically worked as prostitutes in the impoverished slums that once existed there. Tours vary widely in quality; therefore, we have traipsed through the dark alleys of the web to bring you the best five in terms of itinerary, intrigue, value for money, the reviews of previous guests, and of course the general health and safety offered to all of those taking part.