Explore Jack the Ripper’s former hunting ground and learn more about his victims, his era and who he might be
Jack the Ripper is a shadow with whom everyone is familiar.
On 31 August 1888, the brutally murdered body of prostitute Mary Ann Nichols was found at 3:40am. So began London’s autumn of fear when four subsequent – and similarly vicious - murders occurred in the East End each baffling police.
Ever since that fateful night, the world has been mesmerised by Jack the Ripper. Notes from the perpetrator, written in blood, were sent ‘From Hell’ but his true identity has never been discovered. Theories abound – was he a doctor? the future King? a tortured artist?
On Saturday, 14 April answers may be yours when we meet at Whitechapel Gallery and John Steel, of Tour de Force London, leads us on a walking tour that will bring us back to the London of Jack’s day and indeed his very hunting ground…
The event at a glance
10.15 Meet at the Whitechapel Gallery
10.30 Walk starts. Our guide, John Steel, will take us through the back streets of the East End.
12.30 approx. Tour ends with lunch in the Hubble Room at The Astronomer, 125 Middlesex street E1 7JF for a famous East End pie lunch (dietary needs can be accommodated).
14:30 the day finishes
Price: £30 incl VAT which includes the cost of the walk and a main course.
We are limited to 25 places and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.