Authentic Whitechapel -Secrets & Mystery

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Maurizio

60 mins, Hosted in English and Italian
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Up to 6 people

What you'll do

We will walk through Whitechapel up to the edge of Stepney and experience dozens of apparently anonymous sites where big and small things have happened throughout the centuries, from the large Jewish and now Bangladeshi immigration communities to the disappeared churches, unique medical cases, founders of nations and magical former breweries. Includes a stop where a monster killer did his dastardly deeds more than a decade before Jack the Ripper.

Meet your host, Maurizio

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 9 Reviews
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Your friendly neighbourhood expert finder. Freedom writer. Space/weather/climate/history/politics buff, journalist, skeptic, IT consultant, omnologist. 20 years in London, 8 years in Aldgate, I observe the world especially where it seldom gets observed.

Let me share the dozens of interesting, invisible little stories that pervade Whitechapel
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From £19
/ person
Sat, 7 Aug
£79 per person
£79 per person
Wed, 11 Aug
£19 per person
£19 per person
Wed, 11 Aug
£19 per person
£19 per person

Where you'll be

Gardiner's corner, Bloom's restaurant and Jewish coat of arms, Whitechapel gallery, Whitechapel church, famous bells' foundry, forgotten street signs, "cradle of national schools", Pavilion theatre, Whitechapel mound, Harriet Lane murder, Stalin meeting Lenin and Trotsky, Elephant Man, boxer Mendoza the Jew, first almshouses, founding of Salvation Army, Spiegelhalter the Holdouts, a secret garden, Capt. James Cook and a sweet ending, And more.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Hugo
June 2021
An interesting tour because it focused on a lot of things in a short period of time. There were over 40 things to see and each one had a nice succinct explanation.
Loredana
August 2019
Secondo tour con Maurizio, si visita una parte di Londra da Whitechapel al confine con Stepney e si ascoltano tantissime cose interessanti che non ci sono in nessuna guida, aneddoti, fatti storici, luoghi dove si è fatta la storia e dove sono nati o vissuti personaggi famosi, il tutto corredato di foto dei luoghi come erano in passato. Consigliato a tutte le persone che si interessano alla storia delle città che visitano e che vogliono andare oltre i soliti luoghi iconici e trappole per turisti. Il tour oltre che in inglese è anche in italiano.
Secondo tour con Maurizio, si visita una parte di Londra da Whitechapel al confine con Stepney e si ascoltano tantissime cose interessanti che non ci sono in nessuna guida, aneddo…
Carry
August 2019
Great experience!Maurizio is very good, enthusiastic and experienced. I recommend you to choose this experience, and you will experience the baptism from history!!(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧ o(^o^)o
Stela
June 2019
Maurizio is an amazing guide, has totally knowledge about the area and its mysteries, he is funny and the way he talks makes us to feel more curios about what he has to tell us. Beside that he showed pictures to illustrate and to compare how the place was in the past and how it is now. I have been working in the area for more than two years and there are so many interesting historical facts very close to me that I have never noticed and wouldn't if wasn't for him. I highly recommend Maurizio to anyone who wants to know about the secrets and mysteries of the Brick Lane area!
Maurizio is an amazing guide, has totally knowledge about the area and its mysteries, he is funny and the way he talks makes us to feel more curios about what he has to tell us. Be…
Henry
June 2019
Maurizio provided a really enjoyable walk through parts of East London -- he has enormous expertise and provided a fascinating perspective on the history of this geographic region. My wife and I highly recommend this tour!
Kimberly
March 2019
Maurizio’s tour of Whitechapel made for a really great first night in London. I learned a lot and felt like I got to see a part of London I wouldn’t have otherwise. He made it fun, educational and his passion was contagious! Would definitely recommend to anyone new to London who wants to learn more than just about Jack the Ripper, although that’s part of the mystery as well. I especially liked the Jewish history and the way he had pictures of the way the buildings used to be along with some personal stories about the business owners. The foundry was particularly memorable for me. I hope it becomes a museum. Perhaps next time I visit, we can tour another part of London together.
Maurizio’s tour of Whitechapel made for a really great first night in London. I learned a lot and felt like I got to see a part of London I wouldn’t have otherwise. He made it fun,…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Photographic equipment, comfy shoes and be ready for London weather!