The London Audio Walk following in the footsteps of The Ripper himself, this is not a walk for those with a nervous disposition!
It started in Victorian London in August 1888. Whitechapel, at the heart of a London’s seedy East End, became the backdrop for some of the most brutal murders ever recorded. Following the gruesome events of this Autumn of Terror, the killer was neither apprehended nor identified and the mystery surrounding the awful legacy of ‘Jack the Ripper’ still fascinates many today.
On our walk through the streets which witnessed such terrible atrocities over a century ago, we visit the murder sites, examine the most likely suspects and mull over the possibilities of Royal and Masonic conspiracies. And if you choose, you can refortify yourself with a drink in the pub that would have been the local for many of the unfortunate victims!
Before learning more about the Jack the Ripper audio tour, the audio guide is available for streaming or to download on Amazon – iTunes – Google Play Music – Spotify. Click on the audio page of your choice, and listen to a preview there.
Our Route: From Whitechapel to Aldgate we visit the 5 murder sites within the Ripper’s stalking grounds and give you the opportunity to catch your breath in the Ten Bells which was the local pub at the time of the murders. En route we see many sites of the Modern East End including Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. The distance is approx 3 miles (4KM), the full audio walk lasts for 50 minutes and usually takes us around 1.5 – 2 hours when we do it.
Best time to go: Anytime, although Spitalfields Market is only open 11- 3 on Sundays whereas it is open from 9 – 6 the rest of the week. We do not recommend this tour after nightfall.
The tour Starts outside Whitechapel Tube Station. Track one of the audio walk will give you full instructions.
And Remember….. This is an audio walk, so you can do it when you like, with people you like and you can stop when you like! You can move around the tracks too, just skip to the next track for directions to the next site when you want to move on. And if you can’t take the walk, listen at home!
We will add a map soon, see below the list of tracks:
Jack the Ripper’s Reign of Terror
01 Introduction 227 Whitechapel Road, London E11 BY
02 Jack the Ripper 227 Whitechapel Road, London E11 BY
03 Orientation 227 Whitechapel Road, London E11 BY
04 To Durward St 227 Whitechapel Road, London E11 BY
05 Polly Nichols Background Whitechap Sports centre, Durwood Street, london E1 5BA
06 Polly Nichols Murder Whitechap Sports centre, Durwood Street, london E1 5BA
07 To the Royal London Hospital Whitechap Sports centre, Durwood Street, london E1 5BA
08 RLH and From Hell Letter Royal London hospital, London E1 1BB
09 To Hanbury St Royal London hospital, London E1 1BB
10 Continuing up Hanbury St Old Trueman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
11 Annie Chapman Background Old Trueman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
12 Annie Chapman murder Old Trueman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
13 Directions 12 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
14 Liz Stride Background 12 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
15 Liz Stride Murder 12 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
16 To Ten Bells 12 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
17 The Royal Conspiracy 84 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY
18 To Spitalfields Market 84 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY
19 To Millers Court Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields, London E1 6BG
20 Mary Kelly Murder Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields, London E1 6BG
21 Joseph Barnett, Suspect Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields, London E1 6BG
22 To Goulston St Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields, London E1 6BG
23 Goulston St Grafitti Goulston St, London EC1
24 To Middlesex St Goulston St, London EC1
25 Ripper Diaries 50 Middlesex St, London, E1 7EX
26 To Mitre Square 1 50 Middlesex St, London, E1 7EX
27 To Mitre Square 2 50 Middlesex St, London, E1 7EX
28 Catharine Eddowes Murder Mitre Square, London EC1
29 Summing up Mitre Square, London EC1
30 To Aldgate Mitre Square, London EC1