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23 10, 2015

Interesting facts about Samhain

By |October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween is a much-celebrated occasion, but do we really know what it’s all about or do we just trick or treat it for free sweets? Read on for some facts you might not have ever known about the summers end. Halloween was originally believed to be born in Ireland! Halloween is believed to be over [...]

20 10, 2015

Why So Scary?

By |October 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some people scare easily; some take a whole lot of evidence to get that familiar feeling of dread… but why do we feel scared of some things and not others? Jack the Ripper Walks investigates Fear. See our line of eccentric walks and tours right here! Fight or Flight When we are scared, we sense fear. Fear [...]

15 10, 2015

Things that Go Bump in the Night

By |October 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Victorians revelled in crime and punishment: they loved a good hanging and weren't afraid to indulge with psychics and fortune tellers connecting them to their dead friends and relatives. However, when it came to things that actually went bump in the night, it goes without saying that Jack the Ripper was definitely up there [...]

9 10, 2015

Halloween: A Victorian Affair

By |October 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Samhain, All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween – whatever you call it; it’s been celebrated throughout history, almost without fail. With roots in both religion and superstition, modern day celebration involves family and communities coming together to dress up and play games. This year though let Jack the Ripper Walks take you back to the Victorian era in the [...]

7 10, 2015

Jack: The Murder Mystery

By |October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With Halloween just weeks away, many of you will be planning festivities with friends and family or looking to attend something rather spectacular at this most hallowed time of year. For the more ambitious among you, have we got a treat of an idea in store! Ladies and gentlemen, ghosts and ghouls, introducing (drum roll [...]

3 10, 2015

Spooky Going’s on this Halloween

By |October 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

History tells us that Halloween is distinguished for being the day that the worlds of the living and the dead merge, and the dead can once again walk amongst the living, and more often than not, the living spend the day in costume, blending in with the ghosts, spirits and otherwise. If you’re looking for [...]

26 08, 2015

A Tatty Old Shawl: What’s the Significance?

By |August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Last year, the world went wild at the news of Catherine Eddowes’ shawl, but why is this tatty and torn, blood-stained garment so very significant, and what do we have to corroborate the story that it did, in fact, belong to one of Jack the Ripper’s famous victims? Well, other than the forensic evidence that [...]

16 08, 2015

Is there Method Behind the Ripper’s Madness?

By |August 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are many theories out there when it comes to unmasking the infamous Jack the Ripper. Everyone, from celebrated mediums to renowned criminal profilers, and even avant-garde psychologists, has shared their two pennies’ worth with the world. But whilst we’re all still debating who Jack the Ripper really was, why don’t we take a moment [...]

8 08, 2015

What Was Jack the Ripper’s Type?

By |August 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If there is one thing scarier than a killer, it’s a serial killer, and the most frightening one of all? Jack the Ripper. Yes, this most notorious of Victorian villains continues to hold the esteemed honour of history’s most terrifying, and most elusive, murderer. Stalking London’s streets and mutilating the city’s ladies of the night, [...]

21 07, 2015

A Victorian Name to Remember

By |July 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Famed for the quirky and oh-so-eccentric, the Victorian era was home to a fair few strange practices, and characters with names to remember. From Tom Sayers, a bare-knuckle boxer, to William Marwood, infamous for his ‘short drop’ technique and, of course, the notorious Jack the Ripper, it’s safe to say that this period gave birth to [...]