Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

I have lived in London for eight years (oh God) and there are so many things I need to do to make sure that I stay in love with this city and discover more about it. In my 'New Years Resolutions' type post, I mentioned how I wanted to take advantage of the city more and was so happy when I was invited to the Jack the Ripper Walk.

I went to university in Whitechapel so it's not like I never had the chance to do this and used to walk past the meet ups basically everyday after evening lectures. I never really had an excuse so when I was offered the chance to go, I obviously said 'yes'.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour London
Image Source: +xo_clairelouise 
We met outside Whitechapel Art Gallery (which just so happens to be one of my favourite buildings in London) then were lead down the familiar and some unfamiliar streets of the East End, following the steps and stories of Jack the Ripper himself.

With the aid of a very clever pocket projector, our guide truly immersed us in the tale. He was so charismatic and spoke with such passion and didn't miss out any detail, no matter how gory.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour London
Image Source - Madeleine Miranda

As I'm sure most of you have, I had already seen a lot of the sketches and read a lot of accounts of the tale (plus there's that film with Johnny Depp) but I wasn't prepared for the more intense kind of autopsy images that flashed before us from that clever adaptor and copies of the letters sent in blood red ink (apparently from the man himself). It really makes you realise that this wasn't a twisted fairy tale, it actually happened.


Jack the Ripper Walking Tour London
Image Source - Working Mum Blog
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour London
Image Source - Working Mum Blog 
Even though I was thoroughly grossed out for the latter parts, this was a wonderful experience and I am so happy I got to go at last. Plus London is absolutely beautiful at night.

Gherkin London
Image Source - Madeleine Miranda
If you'd like to experience this for yourself you can book tickets here.

Many thanks to Madeleine Miranda and Working Mum Blog for sharing their photos with me as I was stupid enough to forget my camera.


*I was invited to attend this for free but all opinions are my own and completely unbiased


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