Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Jack the Ripper (A Guided Walk in London)

"Jack the Ripper" is one of a fine collection of popular Guided Walks in London devised and led by the well known Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These walks are an enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.

This walk starts outside Whitechapel Station, on Whitechapel Road in the East End.

The subject is the series of ghastly and ultimately unexplained murders which terrorised London in 1888.

Colin visits, or gets as close as possible to, the murder scenes of all five definite victims. Mary Ann Nicholls was found in Durward Street; Annie Chapman in Hanbury Street; Elizabeth Stride in Berner Street; Catherine Eddowes in Mitre Square; and Mary Jane Kelly in Dorset Street.

Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes were murdered on the same night, and Mary Jane Kelly was the only one whose body was found indoors.

There are also visits to the scenes of other murders, possibly of Ripper victims.

Along the walk, Colin points out other places of interest, such as the notorious Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields, and places where the girls lodged or were last seen alive.

And there is also a discussion about the identity of the Ripper. Among those named over the years are an eminent surgeon; the founder of a children's charity; a famous painter; and even a prominent member of the Royal family. It's all fantasy, of course, but somebody was responsible. Maybe the man from Ashby-de-la-Zouch who was executed in Australia for murdering his family?

Colin leads other London walks looking at the darker side of the capital, including "Haunted London", "The Haunted Capital" and "The Grim Reapers London".

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Jack the Ripper' costs £6.00 per person, or £5.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Whitechapel Station, and is running on:

I'm sorry, but there are no plans to run this event at present.

If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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