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.

Jack the Ripper and Black Magic

I recently attended a murder mystery dinner theater. It was a delightful experience and I am hoping there will be more of these events in the coming months.

My fellow diners at the table were all mystery buffs and conversation covered many topics associated with the genre.

Of course no murder conversation is complete without at least a passing mention of that most famous serial killer — Jack the Ripper. This is usually brought up by a confirmed Ripperologist.

Have you ever heard of a Ripperologist? Neither had I. However, more than 1,000 curious and presumably stalwart individuals, not to mention my table companions, have.

Even an actual magazine all about Jack the Ripper exists, and this bi-monthly publication has been in circulation for more than 15 years.

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