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Whitechapel Tours and Activities

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Whitechapel
Dating back to the 14th century, Whitechapel has long been associated with London’s criminal underworld, as it’s the location of Jack the Ripper’s murders and many of the Kray brothers’ offenses. Today, the trendy district proudly boasts an architectural, artistic, and culinary heritage that reflects the capital’s cultural diversity.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
Address: London, United Kingdom, England
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Whitechapel

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Jack the Ripper and Haunted London Tour

Jack the Ripper and Haunted London Tour

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Feel your spine tingle as you follow in the footsteps of violent murderers like Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd on a ghoulish ghost coach-and-walking tour of London. See the sinister side of the city as you creep down gas-lit alleys and secluded streets to discover London’s gory history; travel by motor coach between destinations and listen to terrifying tales told by an entertaining guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London

2-Hour Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour in Whitechapel, London

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Unravel the truths and myths of London’s most notorious serial killer on this 2-hour Jack the Ripper walking tour. Explore the dimly lit backstreets of London’s East End by night, visit sites frequented by Jack the Ripper, and learn the many different theories about the infamous murderer.
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  • 2 hours
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Jack The Ripper Tour : Solve The Crime

Jack The Ripper Tour : Solve The Crime

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Experience a Jack the Ripper tour with a difference during a crime-solving experience that takes place on the historic streets of Whitechapel. This tour, which is not for the faint-hearted, follows the chronological route of the grisly Jack the Ripper murders and attempts to solve the mystery of the mass murderer using logic and evidence.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks

Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks

This tour is perfect for travelers interested in learning the shocking story of Jack the Ripper. Save hours of research time, and enjoy the company of a Ripperologist guide who’s helped in the making for four documentaries on Jack the Ripper. Visit places where Jack the Ripper is thought to have picked up victims, and learn which spots are thought to be haunted too.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Expert Ripperologist

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Expert Ripperologist

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Follow a guide dressed in period costume through the streets of London to learn all you ever wanted to know about Jack the Ripper. You'll follow in the killer's footsteps on his reign of terror, learning about the history of the time as well as the culture and media frenzy. Enjoy plenty of time to ask questions and take photos.
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  • 2 to 15 minutes
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PRIVATE Jack the Ripper Ghost Walking Tour in London

PRIVATE Jack the Ripper Ghost Walking Tour in London

This is a PRIVATE tour for your group only. Follow in the footsteps of notorious London serial killer, Jack the Ripper, on this private 1.5-hour walking tour. Travel back in time to the 19th century as you visit sites upon which Jack the Ripper committed heinous crimes and where the infamous Bedlam lunatic asylum used to reside. Your guide’s attention is dedicated solely to you and your party, ensuring an atmosphere perfect for strolling London’s haunted streets. Greet your private guide outside of Dirty Dicks, an 18th-century pub located opposite Liverpool St. Station. As you start to stroll, your guide provides a historical overview of Jack the Ripper, detailing the crimes committed by the Victorian serial killer. TOURS ARE AUTOMATICALLY BOOKED FOR 730PM UNLESS YOU REQUEST ANOTHER TIME.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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PRIVATE Jack the Ripper Ghost Walking Tour in London

PRIVATE Jack the Ripper Ghost Walking Tour in London

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Follow in the footsteps of notorious London serial killer, Jack the Ripper, on this private walking tour. Travel back in time to the 19th century as you visit sites upon which Jack the Ripper committed heinous crimes and where the infamous Bedlam lunatic asylum used to reside. Your guide’s attention is dedicated solely to you and your party, ensuring an atmosphere perfect for strolling London’s haunted streets.  
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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London Super Saver: London City Sightseeing Including Tower of London plus Jack the Ripper and Ghost Walking Tour

London Super Saver: London City Sightseeing Including Tower of London plus Jack the Ripper and Ghost Walking Tour

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Experience some of London’s most spectacular and spine-chilling sights on a full-day Super Saver tour; enjoy two popular tours and pay a discounted price to maximize your time in England’s captivating capital. Gaze at legendary landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square on an afternoon tour of the city then set out on a Jack the Ripper and Ghost tour to discover London’s turbulent and terrifying past. Feel the unnerving atmosphere of Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the city’s most haunted theater, and tremble as you listen to the violent tales of Jack the Ripper’s bloody reign.
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  • 6 hours
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London Day Out. Walking Tour, Visit The Globe Theatre & Charles Dickens Museum

London Day Out. Walking Tour, Visit The Globe Theatre & Charles Dickens Museum

Delve into London’s rich literary heritage on a walking tour that covers Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Charles Dickens Museum. Exploring on foot means that you get a more intimate glimpse into the Southbank, which is close to London landmarks such as the Shard, Borough Market, and the Tower of London.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private 2-hour Walking tour of Jack the Ripper in London w/ Hotel pick up

Private 2-hour Walking tour of Jack the Ripper in London w/ Hotel pick up

Enjoy this private tour by walking the streets of London for 2 hours where you can enjoy the steps of Jack the Ripper. During this tour we will see the alleys where long ago in the time of Jack the ripper was covered in mists and there were numerous murders.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.70
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