The Brown Bear is a traditional popular pub that serves a variety of beers, wines and spirits as well as a selection of Thai and traditional pub meals.
This pub was present on Leman Street by 1793 and was re-built in 1830 at the existing location at N0. 139, and appears in the historic Whitechapel taverns listings, which were gathered from census's at the time. More information can be accessed HERE
The pub featured in the hit TV drama RIPPER STREET and the bridge outside was where the train crash that featured in the 2nd series was located.
Leman St. is also synonymous with the Whitechapel murders, which were committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London between 3 April 1888 and 13 February 1891. At various points some or all of these eleven unsolved murders of women have been ascribed to the notorious unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. The investigation of the Jack the Ripper murders were based at the Leman St. Police station, where H division, under the command of Frederick Abberline and the original DCI Edmond Reid were based.
Close to the Brown Bear on Cable Street there is the Jack The Ripper museum. The museum is a dedicated to the history of the East London in the 1880s, providing a serious examination of the crimes of Jack the Ripper within the social context of the period. For the first time it tells the story of the man known as 'Jack the Ripper' from the perspective of six of the women who were his victims.