During the last week of August 1888, the people of London were enjoying what might be described as the calm before the storm. The murder of Martha Tabram, which had taken place earlier that month, had certainly caused […]Read Article
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One of the points about the various Whitechapel Murders sites is that none of them have survived, at least not in the form they were in 1888. Yes, we can visit the sites in 2016, but we are […]Read Article
One of the more poignant things you can do in London is to visit the graves of the various victims of Jack the Ripper. Standing alongside their final resting places – or at least as close to those […]Read Article
Today I feel very honoured that Michael L. Hawley, Author of The Ripper’s Haunts – a book that I heartily recommend for the sheer depth of its research – has agreed to provide us with a distillation of his research […]Read Article
One of the stories that I cover on my London Ghost Walk is the story of the lady who, having died and having been buried, was “brought back to life” when the church verger decided to try and […]Read Article
On the 18th of August 1888, The Illustrated Police News, gave its readers a taster of the type of newspaper reporting that would, within a matter of weeks, become extremely familiar to people all over Victorian England. On the […]Read Article
A question we get asked time and again on our walking tour of Jack the Ripper’s murder haunts is – who do you think Jack the Ripper was? Our guides often give the only honest answer that can […]Read Article
One of the many problems that one encounters when studying Victorian crime and criminals objectively, is the sheer omnipresence of Jack the Ripper in the genre. Indeed, so famous and pervasive have the Whitechapel Murders remained – and […]Read Article
One of the things we like to do for people who might be enjoying a day in London when they are going to join our evening Jack the Ripper tour, is suggest out of the way places that […]Read Article
In the previous blog we mentioned the letters that were received by Dr Forbes Winslow and Mr Albert Bachert in October 1889, all of which purported to have come from the perpetrator of the Whitechapel Murders. The reason […]Read Article