Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

London, Greater London

This museum offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the men, women and animals who have guarded the City since 1839.

The City of London, the financial centre of the UK, may only be 'one square mile' but it has its own police force, separate from the Metropolitan Police.

The City Police, as well as safeguarding the Square Mile and its residents, workers and the many visitors that come each year to see landmarks such as St Paul's and Tower Bridge, specialises in economic crime. 

From the first police call box in London, via the history of the police uniform and Olympic glory, to the grisly stories of the City’s criminal past (murders, robberies, assassinations and gun battles), you'll discover the story of crime and policing in the City of London. Find out about the final hours of Catherine Eddowes, one of Jack the Ripper’s victims; bomb damage during the Blitz; and the Houndsditch murders.

This new purpose-built museum is a collaboration between the City of London Police and the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Library, which is situated next to the new museum at Guildhall, the City’s historic headquarters. 

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