Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand)
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This is the matinee Jack the Ripper Walk. It takes place at 3 pm every* Saturday afternoon.
Meet outside the exit of Tower Hill tube station, by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand.
Yes, that’s right. On Saturdays* the Jack the Ripper Walk takes place twice – at 3 pm and then again at 7.30 pm.
The 3 pm Saturday* Jack the Ripper matinee is the exact same walk – the same performance, the same CSI, the same denouement – as the takes-place-every-evening*-at-7.30-pm Jack the Ripper Walk.
So, yes, the in-depth, detailed description of the nightly 7.30 pm Jack the Ripper Walk is equally applicable to this walk, the Saturday afternoon 3 pm Jack the Ripper Matinee Walk. The sole difference is the start time: the Saturday matinee goes every* Saturday afternoon at 3 pm, the evening Jack the Ripper Walk goes every* night at 7.30 pm.
*Except December 24 and December 25
Yes, this is the legendary, world-famous Jack the Ripper Walk created, devised and guided by Britain’s most distinguished crime historian, Donald Rumbelow, “internationally recognised as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper.” This is Don’s walk. And, yes, Don is still at the centre of the action, still very much involved with his – the London Walks – Jack the Ripper Walk. Don directs our Jack the Ripper Walk. Don mentors our Jack the Ripper Walk. Only with London Walks do you get a Jack the Ripper Walk, the chief consultant for which is “the world’s leading authority on Jack the Ripper.” In short, this is the genuine article, the world-famous Jack the Ripper Walk created and still looked after by the world’s leading authority on Jack the Ripper, the author of the definitive book on the subject. Not to put too fine a point on it, everything else is an imitation, a knockoff. In the immortal words of a certain Margaret Thatcher, “imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but an imitation is still a fake.”
Does any of the above matter? Does it ever. It matters where it matters most – in the accuracy of the information and the quality and calibre of the guiding. Pictured here, for example, is Oliver…
Oliver is one of the Saturday Jack the Ripper matinee guides. Click here to listen to Oliver “getting the show on the road.” It’s how it should be done. Nothing amateurish or clumsy about it. It’s immediately compelling. You know from the get-go that you’re in exceptionally good hands. It’s professional. It’s assured. It’s London Walks-calibre guiding. It’s, well, streets ahead.
For the comprehensive, the full, in-depth, detailed description of the London Walks Jack the Ripper Walk – be it the 7.30 pm evening walk or the 3 pm Saturday matinee walk – click here.
So, yes, for sure, what we say about the nightly 7.30 pm Jack the Ripper Walk is equally applicable to this walk, the 3 pm Saturday matinee Ripper Walk.
And if you want to pursue this further – and you should, everybody and his cousin is doing Jack the Ripper tours these days, so a large helping of Caveat Emptor should be the order of the day – take a look at our two Ripper films. The first one features film, television, voice and Royal Shakespeare Company actor Stephen Noonan. And the second one is the man himself, Donald Rumbelow.
“In 1888 I was a freak. Today I’m an amateur” — Jack the Ripper
*Except December 24/25