Whitechapel, the tour of Jack the Ripper

12 September, 2012 0 Comments


Throughout history many episodes have been closely associated with figures certainly peculiar. People who has not been won fame and immortality by heroic actions, but rather quite the opposite, being recognized as psychopaths capable of the most terrifying acts. Although it may be even more terrifying the curiosity that these characters causes in the rest of the people who, wanting to know more data scabrous on their actions, do not hesitate to navigate to where these psychopaths made case to his sick mind.

One of the most famous murderers in the history of England, and also of the world, is Jack the Ripper, a legend of the crime that today in the neighbourhood of Whitechapel, London, is very much alive. Therefore, in this neighbourhood London it is possible to make a tour that we will show the main areas related to this monster. A monster whose identity, indeed, it remains a mystery.

Let’s go back to the nineteenth century. In those times, Whitechapel was a dirty and impoverished suburb of London. The continuing influx of foreigners in the area forced many women to prostitution, a prostitution in Whitechapel grew uncontrollably. And it was precisely in this suburb where Jack the Ripper decided to carry out their macabre rituals.


Let’s go back to today… Between visits you can choose to follow the known as London walks that will take you out to the places that were murdered their victims, or you can choose to visit the pubs The Ten bells and the princess Alice, which were frequented by some of the victims and probably where they were chosen by Jack the Ripper.

As you can see, the neighbourhood has been able to exploit this potential tourist. For this reason, it is quite common to find references to the famous killer in many of the streets, as well as many shops where you can buy a souvenir of the place.

Certainly a different experience for those interested in this part of the darker history of London.

Photo 1 source: roskodgroovy
Photo 2 source: schnappi

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