#16: A pint with Jack the Ripper at the Ten Bells

The Ten Bells is a pub at the corner of Commerical Street and Fournier Street in Spitalfields East London.  Essentially its a dingy dive pub that is always packed but is most famous for its […]

The Ten Bells is a pub at the corner of Commerical Street and Fournier Street in Spitalfields East London.  Essentially its a dingy dive pub that is always packed but is most famous for its association with Mary Kelly who was drinking in the this establishment before meeting her fate as the last victim of Jack the Ripper.

The building was designated a Grade II listed building in 1973, with some of the original decor still in tact today like the original Victorian tiling found along the walls. Apparently Jamie Oliver’s Great Great Grandfather was a landlord of the Ten Bells during the 1880s.

Between 1976 and 1988, the pub was named The Jack the Ripper, and memorabilia relating to the case was displayed inside. The brewery ordered the change back to its original name after a long campaign by “Reclaim the Night” demanding that a murderer of women should not be commemorated.

Ten Bells Pub, 84 Commercial Street (Spitalfields)

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