Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.

Take a Ripper virtual tour from the first murder scene. Click on the map below to view all 5 murder scenes and other key locations in the hunt for the world's first recognised serial killer.

Buck's Row Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper's London 1888

View Jack the Ripper Walk, Whitechapel, Greater London UK in a larger map

This link will take you to the key points in London where Jack the Ripper carried out his 5 murders
over 71 days from 31 August 1888 to 9 November 1888. You can use this map to make your own Jack the
Ripper walk around London or to trace the movements of the Whitechapel killer whose identity has
never been established.

New Jack the Ripper beer available in Tokyo, Japan

The Aldgate: 19 taps, reasonable prices

The Aldgate (Udagawacho 30-4, Shibuya-ku, tel. 03 3462-2983) is quite a contrast with the other restaurants on Center-gai in Shibuya. This English-style pub has 19 taps that serve up a great balance of imports and Japanese local brews. They also offer several exclusive brews for beer hunters.

Aldgate Ale and Harry Porter are favorites, and recently they've started serving Jack the Ripper IPA -- a nice, dry IPA with a long hop finish that is contract brewed exclusively for The Aldgate by Baird Brewing. 

Beers are expensive. Glasses at around 650-750 and pints 950-1,050 but The Aldgate is still the best value of these five pubs, especially since the bar provides free Wi-Fi service.

Altogether there are 19 taps, with three to four of the taps serving guest beers and the others the excellent range of regulars.

The Aldgate occasionally opens early in the mornings for major overseas sporting events such as rugby matches and the Super Bowl. If you're interested in attending, it's advisable to make friends with the staff. This may also let you occasionally request a song from their impressive record collection.