Explore Jack the Ripper’s former hunting ground at dusk and learn more about his victims, his era and who he might be

Jack the Ripper is a shadow with whom everyone is familiar. On 31 August 1888, the brutally murdered body of prostitute Mary Ann Nichols was found at 3.40am. So began London’s autumn of fear when four subsequent – and similarly vicious - murders occurred in the East End each baffling police.

Ever since that fateful night, the world has been mesmerised by Jack the Ripper. Notes from the perpetrator, written in blood, were sent ‘From Hell’ but his true identity has never been discovered. Theories abound – was he a doctor? the future King? a tortured artist?

At dusk on Saturday, 2 November answers may be yours when we meet at Whitechapel Gallery. John Steel, of Tour de Force London, leads us on a chilling walking tour that will bring us back to the London of Jack’s day and indeed his very hunting ground...

The event at a glance

16.30 Meet at the Whitechapel Gallery. (77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX)

16.45 Walk starts. Our guide, John Steel, will take us through the back streets of the East End.

18.45 approx. Tour ends with supper in The Magpie 12 New Street, EC2M 4TP (dietary needs can be accommodated).

20.30 The event finishes

To book tickets:


Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019

Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Dress: Casual, to suit the cold weather and comfortable walking shoes. PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR MARKETORS BADGE

Cost: £30 walk + pub supper

Meeting Place: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX

Nearest Station: Aldgate East

If you have any questions, please contact the event director, Liveryman Martin Ashton, on 07905 446776

Booking Deadline: October 25th 2019

Photographs will be taken and used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish your photograph to be taken please let the photographer who is covering the event know at the start of the event.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MARKETORS AND THEIR GUESTS.