Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

'Jack the Ripper' is the popular name given to a serial killer who is believed to have murdered a number of women in and around Whitechapel, London, in 1888. The name originates from a letter, written by someone claiming to be the killer, which was sent to the Central News Agency of London and forwarded to Scotland Yard. He was also called the 'Whitechapel Murderer' and 'Leather Apron'.

There were a number of murders of women at the time but there are five which are widely believed to be the work of Jack the Ripper - Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, all murdered between August 31st and November 9th 1888.

his walk took in the sites of where the bodies were found, ending at The Ten Bells where, many say, Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly had drank and picked up clients in the hours leading up to their deaths.

Distance: around 3 miles.

Mitre Square (Victim 4)
Catherine Eddowes was found on the corner of Mitre Square on September 30th at 01:45. She was the second victim that night of what is known to investigators as 'the double event'.

Goulston Street
Here the bloody apron belonging to Catherine Eddowes was found along with the graffiti which read 'The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing'.

White's Row (Victim 5)
This street was previously known as Dorset Street and it was here, at 10:45 on November 9th, Mary Jane Kelly was found.

Hanbury Street (Victim 2)
At 05:30 on September 8th Annie Chapman was found in the back yard of Number 29 (no longer standing).

Durward Street (Victim 1)
Known then as Buck's Row the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found on August 31st at around 03:40. She was the first known victim of Jack the Ripper.

Henriques Street (Victim 3)
Elizabeth Stride's body was found here in what was then known as Dutfield's Yard on Berner Street. She was the first victim discovered on September 30th at around 01:00.

Good things come to those who wait...

Good things come to those who wait...

A classic with a fruity twist.

A classic with a fruity twist.