The Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 were concentrated on a relatively small area of London and they affected a small number of people living in that area. Yet their impact was felt throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.
Numerous books have since been written that look at the murders and the victims of Jack the Ripper as well as trying to solve the mystery of who he was.
Yet very little consideration is given to the people who actually lived through the so-called “autumn of terror,” the ordinary men, women and children whose everyday lives were, in a way, preserved for posterity by the amount of newspaper coverage and general social awareness that the Whitechapel Murders generated about the East End of London.
When you join us for a Jack the Ripper Tour you get an unrivaled opportunity to experience first hand the effect that the Jack the Ripper murders had on the area . Your are able to travel back to the autumn of terror and, by making use of the mass of anecdotal evidence that we have access to, we will take you step by step through the events of 1888 as they unfolded.
In so doing you will be gain an insight into the area, the everyday lives of the people who lived in the area and will be able to view the police investigation as the ripper crimes gained momentum and the police found themselves floundering against a tide of media and public criticism.