This is where Aldgate, Leadenhall Street and Fenchurch Street meet, and have done so through the ages.Mitre Square witness ,Joseph Lawende,had a tobacco shop in Fenchurch Street-or worked in one.There are still one or two newsagent/tobacconists there.
This picture shows a woman leaving Mitre square and entering Mitre Street-she probably cut through Mitre Square to avoid the longer route via the corner of Aldgate at St Botolphs. Kate Eddowes may well have done the same on the night of the double event.
This is Bishopsgate today.The church pictured,is "St Botolphs without Bishopsgate",and stands at the top end of" Houndsditch" where Kate Eddowes is thought to have headed , after leaving Bishopsgate Police Station.
Houndsditch-Kate is believed to have walked down this street
on her way to Mitre Square.The church is "St Botolphs Without Aldgate" which stands at the opposite end of Houndsditch to the previous church. Mitre square is just opposite it,reached through a short side street.The picture was taken on a Saturday morning just before Christmas, December 2007
Important in the case because it was fromthat part of his beat in Leadenhall Street that City PC Watkins entered Mitre street and then Mitre square at 1.44 am and ,just behind Mitre Street in the darkest corner of Mitre Square ,he discovered Kate Eddowes mutilated corpse.