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Elephant Man, The Blind Beggar, The Krays & East London Christmas Tour

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Whitechapel Tube Station Entrance/Exit

Court Street

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E1 1DG

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The Gems of Whitechapel - Christmas Tour 2017

We often feel that Whitechapel has been hard done by with Jack the Ripper walks and so we have added the Gems of Whitechapel to our Jack the Ripper Walk by starting this walk at Whitechapel Tube station and working our way along Whitechapel High Street towards Aldgate East.

This lively high street holds some historic gems, some of which left a huge legacy on our nation.

1. It was the place where Londoners fought on the streets to say no to fascism

2. The home of our very own Al Capones, the Krays

3. The sad story of the so called Elephant man and his shop

4. The scene of a crazy gun fight which involved Winston Churchill complete with pistol and top hat

5. The place where Lenin and Trotsky met to shape the events of the world history.

We'll even tell you where you can eat a top curry for which the area is world famous.

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.

6. Then onto the explore 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 Aldgate East Tube Station where you will then get the opportunity of visiting the famous Whitechapel Art Gallery at your own leisure.

Duration 1and a half hours.

BOOK your CHRISTMAS 2017 walk here! Then contact us by emailing - walks@londoncitysteps.com to confirm a date and time (ONLY SATURDAY 9 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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Court Street

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E1 1DG

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