I’ve always been one for the weird and wonderful, some might say a sucker for a ghost story, fable or myth so when Claire of Dafity invited me along on the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour on behalf of the London based organisation I was there! A dull Sunday evening in the beginning of January was a great time to take a 2 hour trail through the back streets and ally’s of East London learning the horrors of the Legend, Jack the Ripper.
Ripper Visions Jack the Ripper Walk prides it’s self on being London’s number 1 tour in the East End, I’d quite happily agree with that statement! Our tour guide Richard was charismatic, he kept us gripped throughout the entire walk, and his knowledge and beliefs on the story of JTR made me buy into it so very easily!
So, when there’s so many different companies why pick Ripper Vision? JTR Walk are the first of their kind to take the conventional story telling into the 21st century. A hand held projector is used by their tour guides during the walk to project photographs, letters and memorabilia from the time of Jack the Ripper (as imagined, not for the faint hearted!), and wow, what a revelation! Projecting visuals gives so much depth to the story, increases credibility and generates empathy amongst the on looking audience, Jack the Ripper Walk leads the way in so many aspects.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour meets outside Whitechapel Art Gallery in Aldergate East and runs 7 days a week. Tour tickets are at a cost of £10pp when booked online. Leave Aldergate East Tube Station at Exit 3.
To book your tickets visit them here: http://www.thejacktheripperwalk.com or tweet them at @jackripperwalk