Explore Jack the Ripper’s former hunting ground at dusk 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?
At dusk on Saturday, 2 November answers may be yours when we meet at Whitechapel Gallery. John Steel, of Tour de Force London, leads us on a chilling 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
16.30 Meet at the Whitechapel Gallery. (77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX)
16.45 Walk starts. Our guide, John Steel, will take us through the back streets of the East End.
18.45 approx. Tour ends with supper in The Magpie 12 New Street, EC2M 4TP (dietary needs can be accommodated).
20.30 The event finishes