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Jack the Ripper walk (part ten)As you return to Whitechapel High Street the way you came, look out for the narrow road on the far side of the School, called Winthorpe Street. During the 17th century, this Street used to be called Ducking Pond Row. Here, wives who had scorned their husbands were taken to a pond at the end of the Street and tied to wooden chairs; the women would be ducked into the water as a punishment, and they sometimes drowned.
Jack the Ripper walk (part nine)Walk down Fournier Street and turn first left into Wilkes Street. Continue to the end and stop on the right hand side corner where it meets Hanbury Street.
Jack the Ripper walk (part eight)Continue along White’s Row until the end. Opposite you, on the right, is the Providence Row Night Refuge and Convent ⓱

Jack the Ripper walk (part seven)Return to and enter Gunthorpe Street ⓬. Walk down Gunthorpe Street to the end where it meets Wentworth Street. Turn left and walk to the very end where it meets Commercial Street. Turn right along Commercial Street and on your first right you will see Thrawl Street ⓮. Today only the entrance to the street survives as a new development has been built.

Jack the Ripper walk (part six)Continue along Whitechapel High Street and cross over Commercial Street at the traffic lights and continue. Stop at the second alley on the left, which is called Gunthorpe Street ⓬.
Jack the Ripper walk (part five)Continue along Aldgate High Street. Turn immediately right, in Mansell Street. Immediately in front of you is the Subway❾.
Enter the subway. Continue along and make sure you turn into the first intersection on the left. Continue, and turn first left up the stars to exit the subway ❿ on Whitechapel High Street.
Jack the Ripper walk (part four)Continue into St James’s Passage which leads into Mitre Square ❻. Walk directly ahead to the far left corner of the Square and stop at the iron gates on the left. Notice the original cobblestones.


Jack the Ripper walk (part three)Continue to walk down Dukes Place. The road becomes Bevis Marks; continue and, on the left, hidden within a modern building at no. 14 Bevis Marks, you will see the entrance to Bevis Marks Synagogue ❹.
Jack the Ripper walk (part two)Start this Walk at Aldgate Underground Station (N.B. Not Aldgate East), which is at the very end (East direction) of the Metropolitan Line. Exit Aldgate Underground Station ❶. Turn right and walk down Aldgate High Street. Immediately on the right is the Church of St Boltoph ❷.
Jack the Ripper walk (part one)In the East End of London, during 1888, there were a series of horrendous murders. At least five (but possibly up to seven) women, all of whom were prostitutes, were horribly murdered and their bodies mutilated. The victims had all had their throats and vocal chords cut, presumably in order to stop them screaming for help; they were then all mutilated in a gruesome fashion.