In the autumn of 1888 a serial killer was at large in the East End of London. Within a period of 10 weeks he struck 5 times. His victims were the women who would give themselves to anyone who would pay them the price of a glass of gin. Their killer was never caught and has been the subject of speculation and controversy ever since. To this day he is known simply as “Jack the Ripper”.
Assisted by dramatised soundtrack featuring contemporary characters, the narrator escorts you back to Victorian Whitechapel, to the murder sites and to a public house frequented by his unfortunate victims, and possibly by “Jack” himself, where you will hear his conclusions as to who “Jack the Ripper” might have been.
Written and narrated by Martin Fido “London’s Murder Man” – Evening Standard
“The Real Sherlock Holmes of London” – Real Crime Book Digest
Martin Fido is a writer and broadcaster whose publications include ‘Murder Guide to London and ‘The Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper’. His guided tours on Jack the Ripper have been televised in America, Canada and Japan. His weekly radio programme ‘Murders after Midnight’ on LBC Radio ran from 1987 to 1994.
Petticoat Lane Street Market takes place on Sundays between 09.00 and 14.00 in Middlesex Street and the surrounding streets covered by the walk.
The walk ends at “The Ten Bells’, public house on Commercial Street which is open between 11.00 to 23.00 Monday to Saturday. It is open on Sundays between 12.00 to 15.00 and 19.00 to 22.30. You should allow approximately 1 1/2 hours to get there from the start of the walk.
Mary Ann Nichols
Mary Jane Kelly
Here is a sample of our Jack the Ripper audio tour:
The full version is available here: