Jack the Ripper

Last night we went on a Jack the Ripper walk. It was done through a great company called London Walks. They have all kinds of walks from the Beatles to Shakespeare. We met at the Tower Hill Tube Station and took a 2 hour guided tour around the areas of the Jack the Ripper murders. I made sure to check that it wasn’t a scary walk and they didn’t have people dressed up like killers placed around the city ready to jump out and scare you to death. (I don’t do scary, just fyi) It was very interesting and fun to hear the stories near where they actually happened. The bad part was that the area has changed so much it definitely wasn’t like stepping back in time. All but one of the murders took place in the East End which was a slum then and mostly a business district now. Some of the buildings do date back that far but they are still quite different then they were. If you have any interest at all in Jack the Ripper, the walk is definitely worth the £7. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject (they went to a Jack the Ripper conference in Cambridge). So when you come visit, if you have a spare evening or afternoon, the walk is a great way to see some of the grittier history of London.

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About fishandchipsandsalsa

This is the story of a newlywed-ish couple in Dallas about to pack up their lives and pups to move to jolly ol' England. They will miss good family, good friends and good fajitas.
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2 Responses to Jack the Ripper

  1. JiJi1 says:

    FYI, I’ve read Jack the Ripper and you guys can mark that off my list of things to do while in London. Don’t need flashbacks when Ben is out of town. Miss you. XOXOXOX Mom

  2. Cindy says:

    The Beatles and Shakespeare sound a little more to my liking than Jack the Ripper!! Sounds like a fun thing to do when we are there in LESS THAN two months!!!

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