Who are the most famous British serial killers? One of the most famous - a London serial killer - went by the name of Jack the Ripper and his identify has never been solved. This list features British murderers from the 20th century and years prior. If you're interested in more on serial killers, check out the most famous American serial killers, the most notable female serial killers, and art imitating life with the greatest fictional serial killers.
AKA "Angel of Death"; paediatric nurse who killed four babies and wounded nine others; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991
known to have killed at least three young boys near London in the 1980s
Age: Died at 40 (1953-1993)
#8 on Prison Deaths
#17 on Famous People Named Lesliesee more on Leslie Bailey
Scottish schoolgirl killer; convicted of three murders, suspected of far more killings
Age: Died at 86 (1829-1915)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Profession: Journalist, Writer
Also Rankedsee more on Robert Black
AKA "Moors Murderers"
Murdered five kids, aged btw 10 and 17, then buried them in Saddleworth Moor
Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
#180 on Celebrity Death Pool 2016
#13 on Famous People Named Iansee more on Ian Brady
Partner of Ian as "Moors Murderers". What a couple!
Age: Died at 60 (1942-2002)
Birthplace: Crumpsall, United Kingdom
#479 on People We Wish Were Still Alive
#22 on Prison Deathssee more on Myra Hindley
notorious body snatcher
(Edinburgh in the 19th century)
Age: Died at 37 (1792-1829)
Birthplace: County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Also Rankedsee more on William Burke
poisoned three women; suspected by some authors of being Jack the Ripper
Age: Died at 38 (1865-1903)
Also Rankedsee more on George Chapman
killed at least six women (including his wife) between 1943 and 1953 and hid the bodies in his house. He has been implicated in the murders of one other woman and her infant child, of which Christie's fellow tenant, Timothy Evans, was convicted in 1950.
Age: Died at 54 (1899-1953)
Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdomsee more on John Christie