Try our unique Jack the Ripper tours with an alternative aspect of this gruesome time in Victorian London. You may have heard the story of Jack the Ripper, but how much do you know about his victims? Our Feminist Jack the Ripper tour looks at history from a different angle focusing on the lives of Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, bringing them centre stage.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is different. Katie’s tour focuses not on the killer but on his – largely forgotten – female victims. If that sounds preachy or po-faced, don’t worry: it’s anything but. Her stories take you down surprising historical side streets and alleyways, revealing inspiring East End women past and present. Spitalfields and Whitechapel are so lucky to have a guide like Katie.” – Tripadvisor Review, February 2020
We’ll be stepping back in time to the 19th century streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel in East London. Forget the overly theatrical man in top hat and overcoat, we’re not focussing on him. Our alternative Jack the Ripper walking tour investigates the grim and unfair situations women had to face in the 19th Century. This is a chance to hear about the real women behind the glorified vision of ‘Jack’, visiting the streets they would’ve known and seeing the physical reminders in an area that has changed almost beyond recognition. The walk will concentrate on women’s lives rather than their murders and aims to inspire you with the stories of brave and brilliant East End women, past and present.
Our Jack the Ripper walking tour of London is for small groups (maximum 8 people at a time) and includes a stop inside an authentic and atmospheric 18th century home. A hot drink and treat are included in the ticket price.
Starting from Aldgate East Station (outside the Whitechapel Art Gallery) our “Ripper” tour lasts around 2 hours, ending at the Golden Heart pub.