Ten Bells Pub London Jack the Ripper
The Ten Bells pub London has existed since at least the middle of the 18th Century. The pub links two of the Rippers victims, Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly. Annie Chapman may have drunk at the pub shortly before she was murdered; and it has been suggested that the pavement outside of the pub was where Mary Kelly picked up clients as a prostitute.
The interior of the pub is particularly interesting as it is impressively decorated with original Victorian tiling. Two of the walls feature a blue and white floral pattern tiling scheme and there is a colourful tiled dado going round the room. Of particular note is the mural of painted tiles on the wall on the North side of the building, entitled Spitalfields in ye Olden Time – visiting a Weaver’s Shop, which commemorates the weaving heritage of the area. The mural was designed by the firm of W. B. Simpson and Sons and dates from the late 19th century.
In October 2011, the Ten Bells was featured in the Jamie Oliver series Jamie’s Great Britain. Jamie’s great great grandfather was a landlord of the Ten Bells during the 1880s. Jamie is shown visiting the Ten Bells to discuss his East London roots, and to see how Londoners lived, drank and ate at the end of the 19th century.
Book an Experience with Russell Edwards, author of ‘Naming Jack the Ripper’. Eat at the Ten Bells Pub and follow in the steps of Jack the Ripper as he murdered his 5 vicitims over a 10 week period.