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Aldgate East Tube Station

Whitechapel High Street

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Chocolate East - A Journey Along Brick Lane and Beyond into Shoreditch

This exclusive walk will take you on a gentle but fascinating tour of an iconic road in London's East end. During this journey you will encounter not just Jack the Ripper's haunt but also how a road has changed from abject poverty and deprivation to being cool and trendy; including visiting 2 famous Chocolate Shops in the Brick Lane area.

This walk will explore:

1. History of Brick Lane and its many fleeting residents such as the French Huguenots, Jewish Immigrants fleeing persecution, the Irish community that was based in the area, Bangladeshi communities and our newly settled artists/entrepreneurs occupants.

2. Explore the Truman’s Brewery and visit their Black Eagle Brewery.

3. Sip hot chocolate at Dark Sugars Chocolate Shop whilst listening to how its founder built her empire on the Lane.

4. Visiting the site of Brick Lane's Sunday Market and its famous Bagel Shop is a must. We'll also let you know where you can eat a top curry for which the area is world famous.

5. See first hand some of the more vibrant Street Art that has also made Bick Lane famous

6. You will also hear about Jack the Ripper victims beginning at the site where Martha Tabram was found dead 5am at the George Yard building; you will then hear how Mary Nichols was murdered on 31 August 1888; hear where the body of Annie Chapman was found in the yard of 29 Hanbury Street on the 8 September; and listen to how poor Elizabeth Stride was found murdered on 30 September 1888 Dutfield's Yard, off Berner Street and on the same night/early morning Catherine Eddowes was found in Mitre Square in the City of London at about 1.45am.

You will then be told the story of how another 3 victims, Mary Kelly killed on 9 November 1888, Alice McKenzie on 17 July 1889 and Frances Coles were murdered on 13 February 1891.

7. This tour will end at Shoreditch Hign Street overground station where you will then get the opportunity of visiting the famous BoxPark shopping area at your own leisure.

This really is it, history in a deprived area of London told in under two hours, earthy, real, told by locals and very, very London.

Duration 1and a half hours.

BOOK your walk here! Then contact us by emailing - walks@londoncitysteps.com to confirm a date and time (ONLY SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2-4PM IS AVAILABLE). Please note that there is a minimum booking of 2 adults in attendance per walk.

http://www.history.com/news/has-jack-the-rippers-identity-been-revealed

Based on DNA testing of a 126-year-old shawl, the author of a new book being released today claims to have solved one of history’s greatest murder mysteries and unmasked the identity of one of the most infamous serial killers of all time—Jack the Ripper.

http://www.biography.com/people/jack-the-ripper-9351486

Infamous murderer Jack the Ripper killed at least five London female prostitutes in 1888. Never captured, his identity is one of English's most famous unsolved mysteries.

Complete our Booking form and we will create a unique walk just for your group which could include Jack the Ripper, The Krays, Elephant Man plus much more.

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