When it comes to Jack the Ripper, there are numerous facts and theories, many of which include the locations attached to the Ripper’s crimes. There are many streets in Whitechapel that hold historical significance to the case – in fact, a Jack the Ripper tour would take you down these very streets.
However, there are also plenty of other suspected locations attached to the killer and his crimes. Were these places really frequented by the Ripper?
The Streets We Know
Brick Lane – The Frying Pan Pub located on Brick Lane is the last place that Mary Ann Nichols was seen before her body was later found on the 31st August
Hanbury Street – This is the street where victim Annie Chapman was found on the 8th of September
Berner Street – On September 30th, the body of Elizabeth Stride was found in Dutfields Yard, on Berner Street
Mitre Square – The 30th of September also saw the body of Catherine Eddowes found in Mitre Square. The deaths of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes are known as the double event as they took place within hours of one another
Duke Street – This is the street where Catherine Eddowes was last seen talking to a man before her body was later discovered
Dorset Street – The last known victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Jane Kelly was found on the 9th of November in her room on Dorset Street
Ten Bells – Situated on the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street, the Ten Bells Pub was said to be frequented by many of the Ripper’s victims – and possibly even the Ripper himself!
Goulston Street – This is the street where Jack the Ripper left a graffiti clue after the double event on 30th September
Possible Ripper Haunts
Maidman Street – Ada Wilson, who is alleged to be one of the Ripper’s victims, was stabbed in her home on Maidman Street after answering her door
George Street – This was the road that Emma Elizabeth Smith lived on, another woman who was murdered in 1888 and said to be a victim of Jack the Ripper. It is also the location where Martha Tabram, another possible victim, lived
Fairance Street – On the 3rd of April, potential victim Emma Elizabeth Smith was seen on Fairance Street talking to a man before she returned home having been beaten. She later died of her injuries, but it is said that Jack the Ripper inflicted her wounds
Whitechapel High Street – In a narrow passage leading from Whitechapel High Street, the body of Martha Tabram was discovered. She is thought to be the Ripper’s first victim, however, there is no concrete evidence of this
Poplar High Street – The body of Rose Mylett was found in the early hours one December morning by a Police Sergeant on Poplar High Street. She is another woman said to be a Ripper victim
Swallow Gardens – Suspected Ripper victim Frances Coles was found in Swallow Gardens in early February by Police Constable Ernest Thompson
Each of these locations is said to have a strong link to Jack the Ripper, but only some are true Ripper locations. There is no firm evidence that these suggested victims were indeed Ripper victims, but nevertheless, these are still locations that could share links to the notorious killer.
A Jack the Ripper tour will take you to all of the known sites as well and provide information on each of the killer’s victims. To find out more information and see the Ripper locations for yourself, why not book a tour now?