On the 28th July 1888, no less a person than Dr. Thomas Barnardo, would find himself in a spot of hot water over an alledge assault he was accused of making on the person of Eliza Whitbread in […]Read Article
Here in the Latest News you can read the latest articles on the Jack the Ripper crimes, watch videos and also get suggestions for other things to do in London.
You can also keep up to date with what’s going on in the East End and find out if there will be any travel disruption on the day of your tour with us.
Now, this one is a real humdinger of a quiz! The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Beat the Ripper by answering 20 mind-jarring questions on the case in less than 6 minutes. Are you up […]Read Article
In a previous article we looked at the mysterious disappearance of local rate collector Mt Jas. Hood and ended by pondering what had happened to him. Well, on 31st August 1888, the same day that it reported the […]Read Article
In August 1888 the East End newspapers were reporting the strange case of a local parochial officer who had, apparently, vanished without a trace. On 18th August 1888, The East End Observer carried the headline:- MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF […]Read Article
When, in 1896, Alfred Harmsworth – later knighted as Lord Northcliffe – launched his lively new journal The Daily Mail his motto was “Get me a murder a day”! Harmsworth was well aware that murder and scandal sold papers […]Read Article
In this article we are just going to take a quick look at the Jack the Ripper saga, detailing some of the people who have, over the years, found themselves connected with the story, be it as victims, […]Read Article
There are many surprises in the East End of London. Streets that you can walk along that seem to be dull, boring and totally uneventful thoroughfares can, for example, suddenly give way to a location that has you […]Read Article
Over the previous months we’ve been adding snippets of our documentary of the decision by Arthur Conan Doyle to finish off his famous creation Sherlock Holmes. In fact we’ve currently reached the part where Doyle had done the […]Read Article
One of the most poignant locations that I visit on any of my tours is the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice, located in Postman’s Park, off Aldersgate Street, and which I visit on the Secret London walking tour. […]Read Article
One of the great things about conducting Jack the Ripper tours is the number of people you get to meet who have an interest in the case with whom you can discuss various aspects of a mystery that […]Read Article