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Hidden Spitalfields: Artisan Markets & Alleyways

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Jack the Ripper-Walks

  • Locations

    London, England, United Kingdom

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    £15 GBP per person
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 mins

  • Avg Distance

    1/2 mile

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Sundays 1pm

  • Starting Location

    Liverpool st Station Bishopsgate St entrance by Starbucks Coffee Stall

  • Price Includes

    1.5 hour walk with a tour guide

  • Notes

    Spitalfields main market day is on Sunday, it is VERY busy so please be aware of this and stay together

Highlights

  • See a medieval charnel house where they used to keep human bones when the graveyard was too full
  • Hear about the important Roman lady's coffin discovered here
  • Learn about the arrival of the Huguenot Silk Weavers, which is how Spitalfield became wealthy
  • Hear how the terrible poverty, prostitution and homelessness probably aided the crimes of Jack the Ripper
  • Wander the fabulous Spitalfield Market with it's myriad of stalls selling clothes, food and antiques. Soak in its vibrant atmosphere before you head off home

Guide

Trip Info

A wander round Spitalfields takes in the history of the area from the Romans through the Huguenot Silk Weavers, and from the Jews fleeing Pogroms to the present day markets. Located in the East End of London, Spitalfields has a great atmosphere and variety of stalls selling clothes, ornaments, household goods, antiques, and of course, great food.

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Jack the Ripper-Walks

Jack the Ripper-Walks is a new walking tour company dedicated to Murder Mystery and History walks aimed to chill, thrill and intrigue! Owner and guide Jenny Phillips has 24 years experience of performing Jack the Ripper walks and has appeared multiple times on TV and radio. Come and hear our blood-soaked tales! Jenny is also a registered Clerkenwell & Islington Guide and performs walks in these areas also in Wapping along the River Thames.

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