Private Tour

The Dixon's Ripper Enigma

Rewind to smoky 1888 Victorian London. A serial killer stalks in the shadows.

Things to know


2 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets are required for this tour. 

Type of tour:

Walking tour (with one-way private transfer from The Dixon to tour start).

Other inclusions:

  • Children under 5 are free, though please get in touch if a child under 5 is in your party. 

Meeting points: The Dixon Lobby

What makes this tour special

Your historian guide will meet you in the lobby of The Dixon to embark on your tour down one of history's most notorious unsolved mysteries. 

Few enigmas have captured the imagination of conspiracy theorists and the general public in England as have the murders attributed to Jack the Ripper. With the finding of the body of Mary Ann Nichols in the early hours of the morning of 31 August 1888, the story begins with a spate of serial killings which were to become the most inexplicable murders ever to  be scrutinised by criminologists worldwide. Mystery continues to surround the Ripper enigma.

Fuelled by the press, suspicion took hold of the population of the time. Was the killer the mysterious ‘Leather Apron’? Was it one of the Jewish immigrants who spoke their own unfamiliar language? Or was it a doctor, looking for body parts? The grotesque mutilation of the bodies, and the sensationalism of the press kept the people of London in awe of the mysterious killer.

The Ripper killings ended with the gruesome murder of Mary Jane Kelly on 9 November – or did they? Maybe the killings carried on into the 1890's and beyond?Or maybe they ended with the notorious ‘Double Event’ of the 30th September 1888? The string of murders remains unsolved to this day. 

This tour does not sensationalise the murders, nor does it offer solutions to these centuries-old questions. Rather, we seek to understand the murders and their significance. We do so through buildings surviving from the time, which tell the story of the murders and illustrate their context.

Your tour ends near Old Spitafields Market, where we suggest you enjoy a dinner amongst the locals, and return to The Dixon at your leisure. 

What you'll see

Jack the Ripper
Follow the footsteps of London's infamous (and unidentified) serial killer, who terrorised the city's East End in Victorian times.
East End
The history behind the East End of London - the home of cockneys - begins just outside of the traditional Roman boundaries of the City of London.


QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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