That might have been the White Hart on Whitechapel High Street (Pearly Poll, Martha Tabram and Seweryn Klosowski's old stomping-ground), where Ripper-themed chalk-boards are still on display.
Thanks Sam, that looks like it may be the place! It seems to have been done up since I visited, and I remember it being down a little alley rather than on a high street, but maybe we arrived via Gunthorpe Street....have I been on a Ripper tour without even realising?
PS I like the description on their website "Straightforward, traditional watering hole offering Thai and English food and live TV sports." - how long has Sky Sports been a tradition?
Which reminds me...before my ripper -hunting days, I was in London with a friend, and we went to a little pub that was said to have a Ripper connection. It had the names of the victims written on a chalk board, but that's all I remember (it wasn't the first pub we visited). Any idea what pub this might have been? The only other place I remember visiting was a pub by the river which I thought was on the north bank, but have just identified as the Founders Arms, which turns out to be near the south end of Blackfriars Bridge. Are there any Jack themed pubs south of the river? Or did we somehow stagger unknowingly into Whitechapel?
It sounds like it might have been the Ten Bells during its 'Jack the Ripper' period. A long way from the Founders, though.
Did you take in The Blackfriars at the northern end of the bridge?