Tower Hill Tube, meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand | Map
7.30 pm every* evening
Twice on Saturdays: a 3 pm matinee. Followed at 7.30 pm by the Saturday night Ripper Walk.
Meet outside Tower HillTube. Meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stall
*Except Dec. 24/25
*Donald Rumbelow is "internationally recognised as the world's leading expert on Jack the Ripper." Steve is a supremely gifted (Royal Shakespeare Company) actor. Only at London Walks do you get guides of this calibre. Which is by way of saying, there are lots of merry hucksters doing Ripper walks – I'd give them a miss if I were you.
"Exceptional...grim, compassionate, well-told" R. Narvaez President, Mystery Writers of America
Sustained threat, extreme violence, chilling language... He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888. Watching. Stalking. Butchering raddled, drink-sodden East End prostitutes. Leaving a trail of blood and gore that led... nowhere. Yes, something wicked this way walked, for this is the Ripper's slashing grounds. We evoke that autumn of gaslight and fog, of menacing shadows and stealthy footsteps, as we inspect the murder sites, sift through the evidence – in all its gory details – and get to grips, so to speak with the main suspects. Afterwards you can steady your nerves in The Ten Bells, the pub where the victims – perhaps under the steely gaze of the Ripper himself – tried to forget the waking nightmare.
WATCH "the world's leading expert" VIDEO This is The Jack the Ripper Walk. The Ripper walk created, directed, curated, mentored and still occasionally guided by the world's leading authority on Jack the Ripper. Donald Rumbelow – "internationally recognised as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper" – is a London Walks guide. Britain's most distinguished crime historian, Don is the author of the definitive book on Jack the Ripper. The former Curator of the Police Crime Museum, he's been the chief consultant for every major film and television programme on Jack the Ripper for the past 30 years. "I patrolled Mitre Square when it was still gaslit" Donald Rumbelow WATCH the other Don video
For a private Jack the Ripper walk e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Fiona or Noel on 020 7624 3978. We'll set it up for you, tailor the walk to your requirements, make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is right.*
*The guide-walker(s) "fit" is primus inter pares. By way of example, a student group. Think of that time-honoured adolescent combination of boredom, lethargy and free-floating belligerence. There, in a nutshell, is why it's critically important to have the right guide. A guide who can zap that "time-honoured adolescent combination." Snap them out of it and keep them out of it. Get their interest from the get-go. And hold it. Some guides can. Others can't. You're booking a private walk for a school group you want a guide who's "got it." Got the skill-set. Got the frequency. Got the master key to their wavelength.
"London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour..." The New York Times
"London Walks has many copycats, but it's the best" Frommer's London by Night
"Led by the world’s leading expert on all things Jack the Ripper, Donald Rumbelow – and with glowing reviews from The New York Times and Time Out – this tour from London Walks is the definitive guide to one of history’s most fascinating unsolved mysteries. Starting at Tower Hill, the tour traverses some of London’s hidden alleyways and secret hideaways. With fascinating commentary on contemporary police conflicts, London Walks transports guests back to 1888, to the scene of the crimes..." Huffington Post