You may have heard the story of Jack the Ripper, but how much do you know about his victims? Our Feminist Jack the Ripper tour looks at history from a different angle focusing on the lives of Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, bringing them centre stage.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is different. Katie’s tour focuses not on the killer but on his – largely forgotten – female victims. If that sounds preachy or po-faced, don’t worry: it’s anything but. Her stories take you down surprising historical side streets and alleyways, revealing inspiring East End women past and present. Spitalfields and Whitechapel are so lucky to have a guide like Katie.” – Tripadvisor Review, 2020
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a fascinating way to spend a Sunday afternoon. This walk is enthralling, engrossing and at times surprisingly inspiring. ” – Tripadvisor Review, 2020
We’ll be stepping back in time to the 19th century streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel in East London. Forget the overly theatrical man in top hat and overcoat, we’re not focussing on him. Our alternative Jack the Ripper walking 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 meeting point is outside Whitechapel Art Gallery on Aldgate High Street.
Groups are limited to 10 and the ticket price includes a hot drink and snack at an atmospheric cafe dating back to the 18th century.