Below you will find a selection of photographs that show the various locations related to the Jack the Ripper murders.
Simply click on an image to enlarge it or to begin a slide show that will allow you to view our extensive collection of pictures of the crime scenes and of the victims.
Our Jack the Ripper walking tour begins on Whitechapel High Street, and the photographs in this first section show it as it appeared in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although Emma Smith probably wasn't a victim of Jack the Ripper, she is certainly the first murder victim to appear on the generic Whitechapel Murders file. You can read a full account of her murder here.
Martha Tabram, on the other hand, may have been the first of Jack the Ripper's victims. You can read about her death here.
They were murdered within a few streets of each other and the pictures in this section show important locations connected with their both their murders.
Mary Nichols, who was murdered in Buck's Row, Whitechapel, on 31st August 1888, is generally believed to have been the first of Jack the Ripper' victims and her name tops the list of the "canonical five".
The photos in this section are of the various locations at which she was seen in the hours leading up to her murder and of the actual crime scene itself. You can read a full account of Mary Nichols murder here.
Annie Chapman, Jack the Ripper's second victim, was murdered in the back yard of 29 Hanbury Street on the 8th September 1888.
The collection of photographs in this section show Hanbury Street itself, as well as exterior and interior views of the scene of the crime at number 29, in the backyard of which the body of Annie Chapman was discovered. You can read the full account of Annie Chapman's murder here.
On 30th September 1888, after an absence of several weeks, Jack the Ripper returned in the early hours of the morning and murdered two women within an hour of each other.
The first victim, Elizabeth Stride, was found at 1am in Dutfield's Yard, off Berner Street.
The photos in this section show Berner Street and Dutfield's Yard from various angles.
This page contains the full details of her murder.
The second victim that Jack the Ripper claimed on 30th September 1888 was Catherine Eddowes, whose horrifically mutilated body was found in a dark corner of Mitre Square on the eastern fringe of the City of London, where it bordered with the East End.
The sequence of photos that follow show Mitre Square at various times since the murder occurred.
You can read the full story of her murder on this page.
Having escaped from Mitre Square, the ripper headed east where he dropped a piece of Catherine Eddowes apron in a doorway of Wentworth Model Dwellings in nearby Goulston Street.
As well as the apron, the police also discovered a piece of chalked graffito on the wall which read "The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing."
These two photographs show Wentworth Street itself and the doorway in which the apron and the chalked message were found. You can read the full story on this page.
The final victim of Jack the Ripper was Mary Kelly, whose body was found in her room at 13 Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, on 9th November 1888.
The pictures in this section show the various locations, such as Commercial Street, where Mary was seen by various witnesses in the hours leading up to her murder.
You can also peruse the photos of the crime scene itself, including the harrowing photo of Mary Kelly that was taken in her room shortly after her body was discovered.
Mary Kelly was buried in St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Leyton and so we also include photos of the burial register and of her grave which people still visit today and leave flowers on. Read more.
The name "Jack the Ripper" actually came from the signature on a letter that was sent to the Central News Office in the City of London in later September 1888.
It was the first of many letters that were sent in by hoaxers throughout October 1888.
One such letter was sent to Mr. George Lusk and was addressed 'From Hell', the title that was used for the Johnny Depp film on Jack the Ripper in which he played the part of the lead investigator on the case Inspector Frederick George Abberline. We look at the letters here.