Fri, 14 Jan

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London

Jack the Ripper and the Women of Whitechapel

The gruesome story of the Jack-The-Ripper murders made headlines in the late Victorian period and still fascinates people up to this day, but how much do we know about his victims? Book your ticket on our Website

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Jack the Ripper and the Women of Whitechapel

Date - Time - Location

14 Jan, 10:47 – 10:52

London, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

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Jack the Ripper and the Women of Whitechapel

Our guide Muriel will take us round the streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel to investigate the lives of the women of the East End. We will not try and solve the Ripper mystery for the umpteenth time, and do not expect any graphic details about the atrocities he inflicted on his victims. Instead, we will focus on the lives of Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly and their dire living conditions in the overcrowded slums of London. Be ready to explore the small alleyways of the East End and learn about the social, economic and sanitary conditions of “the people of the abyss”.

Make sure you are wearing extra warm and comfortable shoes and waterproof winter clothes. Do note hesitate to pile layer upon layer to make the most of this 2-hour walk in the streets of whitechapel.

PS. Discussed subjects

  • Living conditions of women in Victorian times.
  • East End vs West End
  • Poverty and prostitution
  • The great class divide in Victorian London
  • Victorian philanthropy.

Book tickets for the visit at 10.00 am.

Meeting point : In front of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX (Tube stations : Whitechapel, Algate East , or Aldgate).

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