There’s no denying it, we in London have just endured the wettest drought in history!
It seems like it’s been raining for an eternity, and not just raining. We’ve been having four seasons in an hour. Typically, we have a sudden heavy downpour. Then it stops raining, the sun comes out and you’re basking in warm sunlight. Then you feel it, the soft touch of rain on your face and, lo and behold, you get pelted with hail stones the size of marbles. Yep, there’s no doubt about it, the weather has been frightful.
But there’s sunlight at the end of the tunnel. The weather is about to take a turn for the better. Today, Tuesday, the sun will have his hat on and the temperatures are about to head upwards.
What’s all this got to do with the Jack the Ripper Tour? I hear you ask. Well, the walk has, as we promise gone ahead come rain or shine.
The nice thing is that the changeable weather has really been a, literal, eye opener on our nightly Jack the Ripper walk.
Since our tour starts at the heart of the area where many of the buildings have survived from 1888 you get a real atmosphere from the off. The first cobblestone alleyway we go in to really looks awesome with the rain beating down on the cobbles.
The soaring White spire of Christchurh Spitalfields, looks totally different with the rain hammering at it’s timeless stone work. In other words the rain has enhanced rather than detracted from the atmosphere of our walking tour.
So, yes, the weather outside may well have been frightful but the result has been that the atmosphere on our Jack The Ripper Tour has
been delightful (ly) spooky!