QUICK FACTS
  1. The murders attributed to "Jack the Ripper" took place in Whitechapel and the City of London in the autumn of 1888.
  2. Although the actual murder sites have long since been built over, it is still possible to visit them.
  3. Indeed, you can, in fact walk around every one of the sites in a little over an hour at brisk pace.

THE JACK THE RIPPER VIDEO TOUR

INTRODUCTION - WHITECHAPEL IN 1888

What was Whitechapel like at the time of the murders?

We begin our tour of the Jack the Ripper murder sites with an introduction to the East End of London at the time of the Whitechapel Murders to provide an insight into the historical context of the crimes.

STOP ONE - BUCK'S ROW, NOW DURWARD STREET

Site of the Mary Nichols murder - August 31st, 1888.

We continue our video tour of the murder sites with a visit to Durward Street (formerly Buck's Row) where, at 3.40am on August 31st 1888, the body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Nichols, was found at around 3.40am by a carter named Charles Cross, who was on his way to work.

STOP TWO - 29 HANBURY STREET

Site of the murder of Annie Chapman - 8th September, 1888.

Our tour continues with a visit to Hanbury Street where, at 6am on the 8th September 1888, the body of victim number two, Annie Chapman, was found in the backyard of number 29.

STOP THREE - BERNER STREET

Site of the murder of Elizabeth Stride - 30th September, 1888.

Following an absence of several weeks, Jack the Ripper returned on the 30th September 1888 and killed two women in the space of an hour.

The body of the first victim of the day, Elizabeth Stride, was found in Dutfield's Yard, off Berner Street (now Henriques Street), at 1am.

STOP FOUR - MITRE SQUARE

Site of Catherine Eddowes murder - 30th September 1888.

At 1.45am, on the 30th of September, 1888, PC Watkins patrolled his beat into Mitre Square, in the City of London, and found the body of Catherine Eddowes, the second victim of the night.

STOP FIVE - DORSET STREET

The Murder of Mary Kelly - 9th November, 1888.

We conclude the video tour of the Jack the Ripper murder sites by describing the events of 9th November 1888 when the body of the final victim, Mary Kelly, was found in her room in Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, in Spitalfields.