White Hart, Tower Hamlets

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White Hart, Tower Hamlets

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89 Whitechapel High Street, Whitechapel Greater London

  • Alongside an eerie alleyway, this pub locals knew it to Jack the Ripper and his victims. A notice in the bar maintains it exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include a woman dressed in Victorian style clothing and weeping. One of the Ripper’s victims, Martha Turner, had her last drink here before being murdered. George Chapman, a barber–surgeon, who lived in the cellars of this pub, was arrested as a suspect for the Ripper murders and later hanged. The ghost of Chapman , commentators have heard, shouting in the cellars, with some claim to have seen him dressed in late Victorian style of clothing. Built in 1721, the White Hart became infamous after Dick Turpin shot dead a law officer after being tracked to the White Hart in 1739. Turpin fled from the scene before moving to Yorkshire. It was at York authorities arrested him calling himself John Palmer and hanged.

 

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