Jack the Ripper
'Jack the Ripper' is the popular name given to a serial killer who is believed to have murdered a number of women in and around Whitechapel, London, in 1888. The name originates from a letter, written by someone claiming to be the killer, which was sent to the Central News Agency of London and forwarded to Scotland Yard. He was also called the 'Whitechapel Murderer' and 'Leather Apron'.
There were a number of murders of women at the time but there are five which are widely believed to be the work of Jack the Ripper - Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly, all murdered between August 31st and November 9th 1888.
his walk took in the sites of where the bodies were found, ending at The Ten Bells where, many say, Annie Chapman and Mary Jane Kelly had drank and picked up clients in the hours leading up to their deaths.
Distance: around 3 miles.