Welcome to The Whitechapel Society

The Whitechapel Society 1888 is a historical society that promotes the study of the Whitechapel murders and the social impact that this event had on the East End of London.

Victorian and Edwardian life and culture in the East End of London also features in the interest of the Society along with other true crime events that are often intertwined with the Whitechapel murder and the East End in general.

Next meeting – Christmas weekend

Saturday 3rd December

2pm-4pm: Visit to the Bishopsgate Institute including The Ted Ball Collection. Cost £2.

7pm-late: Christmas meeting of The WS at The Chamberlain Hotel. Auction of books (details to follow), launch of the new Whitechapel Society book, Quiz, Entertainment. The best leather apron competition. Entry free for WS members, guests pay £5 on the door.

Sunday 4th Dec

11am-1pm: A guided walk by Ed Stow down Whitechapel Rd towards the City – retracing backwards the last steps taken by Polly Nichols on 31st Aug 1888. Meet at 11am at the Whitechapel Ideas Store (library). Cost £5.

1pm: Christmas lunch. Venue yet to be decided. Cost to follow.

See Meetings page for location details

Next interim meeting

Saturday 5th November from 7pm at The Chamberlain

The Identity of Jack The Ripper still remains the greatest enigma in the annals of unsolved crime

Professor William Fishman

Little Book of Jack the Ripper

The Little Book of
Jack the Ripper

by The Whitechapel Society