The Ten Bells

84 Commercial Street, E1 6LY; 020 7366 1721
Tube: Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East

The scene: Most famous for its association with Jack The Ripper, this is where two of his victims – Annie Chapman and Mary Kelly – allegedly drank. The pub has been refurbished and isn’t as ”authentically” mouldering
as before, but there’s still a slightly mad feel to the place.

Due to its location on the edge of Shoreditch, this is a popular haunt most nights. Expect a mixed crowd of City boys, hipsters and serious drinkers (plus the odd Jack The Ripper walking tour).

Behind the bar: There’s a full bar and great draft beer selection.

Verdict: An interesting place to have a pint during a Spitalfields Market trip. Whether you’re into gruesome murders or not, this is a living piece of Victorian London. History should always be this fun.


– Frankie Mullin