LONDON IS BEST EXPLORED ON FOOT
CREEPIER, MORE ATMOSPHERIC, QUITE SIMPLY - MILES BETTER
The main reason to explore Jack the Ripper's London on our Walks is that coaches and busses just cannot get into the narrow alleyways that formed the backcloth against which the Jack the Ripper mystery unfolded.
So, if you choose to explore Jack the Ripper's London on a coach tour you really will miss out on some of the most historic and atmospheric streets and alleyways that are associated with the mystery.
WALK THE WALK AND FEEL THE FEAR
From our first turn beneath a sinister little arch that leads in to a cobblestone thoroughfare, and on through a warren of backstreets, our clients are spirited back in time to places that have survived the march of time. Places that coach tours can only tell you about as they drive you through busy, well lit main roads, lined with modern office blocks.
Cocooned behind glass, those who explore Jack the Ripper's London from coaches are divorced from the reality of what the area was like in 1888 when Jack the Ripper lurked in its shadows.
By contrast, on a London Walking Tour, you're there at the scenes of the crimes. And, with the expert guidance that we provide, you become your very own CSI, able to sift the evidence, look at possible escape routes for the perpetrator of the crimes, and generally enjoy a more intriguing, interesting, rewarding experience. Indeed, such is the ambience of the old alleyways that we take you in to, it'll be just like you're hot on the trail of Jack the Ripper.
WE GO STRAIGHT INTO THE STORY
Because we start in the heart of the area where the Jack the Ripper Murders occurred we go straight into the creepy old alleyways in which the story unfolded.
Coach tours, by contrast might take upwards of forty minutes to an hour to get to Jack the Ripper's streets. First of all, they have to stop off to pick up passengers from several hotels. Next they have to battle against the London rush hour traffic to get to the East End. Would you really enjoy sitting in a sweltering coach, as the driver inches his way through the rush hour and your guide tries to keep your interest with increasingly innate conversation?
YOU COME TO US. IT'S QUICKER AND MORE ENJOYABLE.
With our Jack the Ripper London walks, you jump on the tube, get to the start of the tour in time for 7pm and, within moments of setting out you're in the thick of it. Following the story chronologically, experiencing the places that actually relate to the story by standing at them, not hearing about them from a behind a coach window several streets away.
With us you're not fuming on a sweltering, pollution belching coach. With us, if it's a dark winter's night you're out there in the creepy alleys experiencing and appreciating their sinister ambience. If it's a summer's night, then you're enjoying a pleasant, airy stroll appreciating the old buildings of the area that have survived from 1888.
WALKING IS MILES BETTER
Plus, you can walk alongside our expert guides and discuss the story with them. You might have a pet theory. Great. Our guides love to chat about the mystery with our clients.
In short, what better way to spend an entertaining two hours than actually taking a gentle stroll through the very streets where the main events behind one of the world's greatest whodunits were played out.