Given the huge popularity of the Ripper Street & Whitechapel TV series’ (and frankly the great success of our other TV inspired walks – Mr Selfridge & Call the Midwife) we have decided to introduce a walk that incorporates the late 19th century Whitechapel reproduced in Ripper Street; real old murder sites, not just from Jack the Ripper but from other murders that featured in the third Whitechapel TV series; plus scary modern sites used throughout the four series. As for Ripper Street, we see the real Brown Bear pub, still there today, the police station on the same street and we also see what remains of Tenter Street which the TV series uses as their ‘Ripper Street’. We also bring along plenty of photographs from the period so you can compare them with what you see on TV. And with the two most hitherto unspoilt Ripper murder sites recently destroyed by construction, it’s also a chance to see the most atmospheric remaining Ripper murder site, which is never visited by Jack the Ripper tours because it’s too far from the other murder sites.
Start Tower Gateway back exit – Mansell Street
Finish Shoreditch High Street overground station or the beigel shop/café in the Whitechapel TV series
For keen fans of the Whitechapel TV series who are happy to do a longer walk we can finish at the lovely old Italian cafe in Bethnal Green that featured in the second series about a latter day pair of villainous twins. This is where the real Kray brothers, who lived nearby, actually had breakfast each morning.