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 – special guest speaker

Saturday 2nd Devember

Whitechapel Society are delighted to announce our guest speaker for the Christmas meeting will be Gyles Brandreth.

Free entry and buffet for members.

Non-members £10 – click ‘Add to Cart’ to book via PayPal.

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness.

This event is in aid of Great Ormond Street hospital.

Gyles Brandreth Whitechapel Society Guest speaker


See Meetings page for location details


The Society AGM will also take place on Saturday 2nd December – see News page for details.

Next interim meeting

Saturday 4th November

Meet for an evening of conversation on a Whitechapel related subject

Chamberlain Hotel Bar, Minories.



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

Professor William Fishman

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21 years of Jack the Ripper
the Whitechapel Society