Monday, 2 December 2013

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

There are several walking tours that you get tickets for on, but none could possibly match the fascination and intrigue of the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour.

One of the most infamous serial killers in the history of not only London but the whole world, Jack the Ripper has gripped the imagination of generations of writers, detectives and amateur sleuths; yet to this day nobody has uncovered the truth of the killers identity.

At around 3.40am on 31st August 1888, in Bucks Row Whitechapel, the body of a woman was discovered brutally murdered. So began a spate of killings that lasted the rest of that year and had the police baffled. The first victim was called Mary Anne Nichols and she was quickly followed to her grave by Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and finally Mary Jane Kelly who was discovered horribly mutilated on her bed; her heart was missing.

Although there were other similar murders around that time, some say the victims numbered eleven, the police insisted that only these five were the work of the same man. Who knows the real death toll?

So why did he stop? It has been speculated that the killer may have died himself, or possibly emigrated. It could be that he was convicted of a separate crime and imprisoned or institutionalised. Or perhaps he was on a mission, deliberately targeting these particular women because of some dangerous information they were privy to, and stopped when the job was done!

The biggest question of all is whodunit? The Jack the Ripper Walking Tour takes you to the sites around the Whitechapel area where the Ripper struck, with the services of a professional guide and “Ripperologist”. They will tell you all the facts of the case, and then it is up to you who you believe the Ripper was!

Buy your tickets to the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour, or any of the other fabulous London sightseeing tours, from

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