Things to do in Petticoat Lane

Our most recommended things to do in Petticoat Lane

London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

1. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on a Jack the Ripper mystery walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still-unsolved murders on this immersive experience. Assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. 'Investigate’ the alleged perpetrators and hear about the theories as to who committed some of the most shocking crimes in Britain's history. Learn more about the victims and everyday life in Whitechapel which was an impoverished neighborhood at the time. Your guide will even share gems about Victorian London, including the cultural context for enduring figures such as Sherlock Holmes.  Was Jack the Ripper ever close to being caught? Why did he choose Whitechapel? Where was any evidence discovered? Find all this out and more with your Ripperologist guide. Stops include:  • Brick Lane  • Christ Church  • Spitalfields Market • Mitre Square • Petticoat Lane • Ten Bells Pub

London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

2. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

London: Markets, Street Art, and Camden Town Walking Tour

3. London: Markets, Street Art, and Camden Town Walking Tour

Experience London like a local on this walking tour. Explore street art by artists like Jimmy C and Banksy. Shop at busy markets like Petticoat Lane Market and have a cold beer in Camden Town. Meet your guide on Aldgate High street and begin your walking tour. Listen as your guide tells you about the mysteries surrounding the history of Jack the Ripper. Uncover the sites where his grisly murders took place. Stop in at the pub where the famous serial killer used to drink beer. Walk through the colorful graffiti in the prestigious London street art center. Feel the bohemian vibe of Brick Lane street which is flooded with street art. Head to Whitby street to view work by the famed street artist Jimmy C. Discover works by the mysterious Banksy. Continue to the trend-setting markets like Petticoat Lane Market, which is a vibrant clothing and fashion market that is popular for its vintage boutiques. Make your way to eccentric market in Camden Town. Take in the atmosphere as you stop for a refreshing beer with your guide. Let yourself be carried away by an array of food trucks, unique shops with unusual wares, and street DJs. Finish your tour in Camden Town.

London 1- or 2-Hour Professional Photo Shoot

4. London 1- or 2-Hour Professional Photo Shoot

Experience London like never before and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city’s most striking backdrops. Choose between a 1- or 2-hour session, with a choice of focus for the session as well. Your friendly personal photographer will create stunning photos of you against London backdrops as you discover the city’s charms. The photo-documentary style of photography is unobtrusive and natural, and perfect for capturing special occasions or simply candid moments during your trip. In the vibrant street life of London, there’s plenty of photo-worthy scenes to be found at every street corner. You could be cycling around the city, taking a stroll along trendy shopping streets, relaxing in one of the many parks, reveling in London’s cultural offerings, or just kicking back and enjoying a beer and a meal at a traditional pub. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods. The most popular itineraries include: • Jack The Ripper’s London: Take a walk through the East End of London and retrace the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. From Whitechapel to Brick Lane, you’ll have lots of photo opportunities in the dark heart of London's East End. Travel back in time to the late 1800s. Take a walk through the sprawling markets of Petticoat Lane and Commercial Road, and on to the darkened corners of Mitre Square and Bucks Row! • Royal London: Explore the area around Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard. See Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, the London Eye, and South Bank. • Beatles London: Re-enact the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing and explore Carnaby Street, the London hub of the swinging 60s. Alternatively, the photographers encourage you to choose your own locations that suit your personality and style.

London: Small Group East End Market Walking Tour

5. London: Small Group East End Market Walking Tour

Discover London’s iconic market scene and how to get the very best out of it. Learn about the history of the area and the markets as your guide points you in the right direction towards the items and vendors that interest you most. Take some free time at each market to shop and relax at an optional pub stop for those wanting a break. From the classic Brick Lane market with ethnic foods at every turn and deals on amazing art to the Spitalfields Market, known for its selection of gourmet gifts and unique trinkets, this tour offers something for everyone. Many of the markets visited on this tour are located in the historic Jewish quarter of London, so it provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about this neighborhood.

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What people are saying about Petticoat Lane

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,640 reviews

Our guide Jonesy was really friendly, knowledgeable and fun.The tour gave us a first hand experience about street art in East London, Brick Lane and Shoreditch with the relevant history and we also had an unexpected tutorial on how to get the best photos ever! Strongly recommended, whether you think you know the area or if you don’t, the food tour is also second to none with tips on where to taste the best. We are seriously considering going again at Easter!

The photography was about half an hour, Ewa photoed me and she is great. She recommended several spots and photoed very professionally. Very enjoyable photoing and wonderful pictures.

Great experience! I really recommend it for art lovers and those who want to tour the city off the beaten path.