Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

London, Greater London

This museum offers a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains, and looks at the lives of those who have guarded the City since 1839.

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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 9,000 residents, 320,000 workers and the many visitors that come each year to see landmarks such as St Paul's and Tower Bridge, specialises in economic crime. Its headquarters on Wood Street, around the corner from the historic Guildhall, houses a small but unique museum dedicated to the history of crime and policing in the City of London.

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.

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