You may have heard the story of Jack the Ripper, but how much do you know about his victims? This tour takes the lives of Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, bringing them centre stage.
We’ll be stepping back in time to the 19th century streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel. Forget the overly theatrical man in top hat and overcoat, we’re not focussing on him. Our tour investigates the grim and unfair situations women had to face in the 19th Century. This is a chance to hear about the real women behind the glorified vision of ‘Jack’, visiting the streets they would’ve known and seeing the physical reminders in an area that has changed almost beyond recognition. The walk will concentrate on women’s lives rather than their murders and aims to inspire you with the stories of brave and brilliant East End women, past and present.
The walk is for small groups (maximum 8 people at a time) and includes a stop inside an authentic and atmospheric 18th century home. A hot drink and treat are included in the ticket price.
Starting from Aldgate East Station (outside the Whitechapel Art Gallery) the tour lasts around 2 hours, ending at the Golden Heart pub.