Jack the Ripper Food & Drink Tour
Jack the Ripper is probably the most infamous criminal of London history. He remains a
creature of of facsination, largely due to never being caught. This tour does not focus on the
conspiracy theories as to whodunnit, though this is discussed and gone over during the tour.
The speculation is covered in a souvenir booklet with the participant writing their own theory
before returning back to their hotel/home.
The food and drink covers watering holes and food places of interest that dovetail into the
history and conjecture of Jack. We go into the social history of each of the victims and what put
them in the wrong place in the wrong time. Also, the housing, poverty and drink cultures are
gone into and discussed.
1. We begin in The White Hart Pub on Whitechapel High Street and the backstory is covered over a nice ale in a great Old English Pub.
2. We go to the place of discovery of the first victim MARY NICHOLS and have a good chat
about Mary and the whys and wheres of her
3. The Dispensary is visited as Gin House – more backstory. The history of the police is
covered here as Leman Street is the home of the then Metropolitan Police and of the
fiction series Ripper Street
4. We visit the finding place of Victim 2 Annie Chapman and talk about her
5. We visit a great Old Victorian Pub The Princess of Prussia and wallow in the atmosphere
of pub still existing from that time
6. We go to the finding place of the third victim Elizabeth Stride
7. We go to a real old East End pub The Blind Beggar – which has a long criminal history
and is loaded with character still from a bygone era
8. We go to the finding places of victims four and five, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly
9. We finish the tour with a hot bagel from the Jewish bakery – and go through the various
theories whilst eating our way back to the tube.
There is the optional extra of spending a time in an old cockney pub, The Pride of Spitalfields.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening: 6.30 – 10.30pm
Price £100 Food & Drink included
Dates for 2021