The Ripper Enigma
Photo: © 2015 Fay Bennett
With the finding of the body of Mary Ann Nichols in the early hours of 31 August 1888, a spate of serial killings began to prey on the public imagination, the most enigmatic series of murders ever to come under the scrutiny of criminologists worldwide. Well over a century later, so much about the killings remains unknown, but is this the only reason they haunt our collective imagination?
This tour is not a grim gore-fest; rather we consider buildings surviving from the time which tell this most mysterious of crime stories. As we explore, we hear just what happened, and we ponder the issues which must be addressed by anyone hardy - or foolhardy - enough to try to solve the Ripper enigma.
PLEASE NOTE - there will be an inevitable amount of graphic description. Please consider this when making your booking.
Meet outside the entrance to the Whitechapel Idea Store. The tour finishes at Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street Station.
Guide's number 07982 132231 - please ring if booking has ended: there may be room!
The walk will take approximately 2 hours. For information on travel, please use Transport for London's Journey Planner.