Not Another Ripper Walk - The Gems Of Whitechapel

What's on in London >> January >> 23rd January >> Not Another Ripper Walk - The Gems Of Whitechapel

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2013

We often feel that Whitechapel has been hard done by with the Ripper walks. It's got so much more than that - this lively high street holds some historic gems, some of which left a huge legacy on our nation: it was the place where Londoners fought on the streets to say no to Fascism; the home of our very own Al Capones, the Krays; thesad story of the so called Elephant man and his shop; the scene of a crazy gun fight which involved Winston Churchill complete with pistol  and top hat; the place where Lenin and Trotsky met to shape the events of the world history.

We'll even tell you where you can eat a top curry for which the area is world famous.

This really is it, history on a high street, told in under two hours, earthy, real, told by locals and very, very London (and there's not a Ripper body in sight).

Cost: £8


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

See more events on the same day or today or this month


Location

Just outside Whitechapel Station,
Whitechapel Road,
London, E1 1DB

 

Categories: Walking Tour

Local events coming soon
All DayLondon Coffee Festival
B Four days of events about coffee with lots of different things happening throughout the weekend.
(Cost: From £11.50)
10:00 AMRotherhithe Walk
B Join the Thames Discovery Programme to explore the foreshore at Rotherhithe,
(Cost: £9.13)
10:45 AMGuildhall Tour followed by watching the City Common Council
Tour of the City of London's historic Guildhall, followed by attending the Common Council.
(Cost: £7)
11:00 AMOpen day at the Barbican Conservatory
F Semi-occasional opening of the second biggest Conservatory in London.
(Cost: Free)
11:00 AMWhere Art meets Architecture Walk
B Join Alexandra Epps, City of London Guide and Tate Guide for a fascinating stroll exploring the Architectural Sculpture of the City of London.
(Cost: £11.25)
11:00 AMGrandFest
F A one day festival celebrating the skills older people possess.
(Cost: Free)
11:30 AMCoffeehouse Tour
B Join actors, musicians, and London historian Dr Matthew Green for an immersive tour of London's coffeehouses in the labyrinth of the City.
(Cost: £15)
1:00 PMBefore the Huguenots: the Charnel House in Spitalfields
B A site tour outling the history of the 14th century Spitalfields Charnel House and its place within the Priory of St. Mary Spital.
(Cost: £8)
2:00 PMWhere Art meets Architecture Talk
F B Discover the Architectural Sculpture of the City of London in this illustrated talk by Alexandra Epps,
(Cost: Free)
2:00 PMRoman Fort Gate tours
B Tour the remains of the western gate of London’s Roman military fort, located beneath the streets next to the museum.
(Cost: £5)
3:00 PMTea, Cakes & Talks 1: Mount Nod
B Come along to this beautiful 18th century silkweaver's home and hear restoration plans of Mount Nod Cemetery, where many Huguenots were buried.
(Cost: £12.50 )
3:30 PMBeating the Bounds
F Annual event where the church progresses around its parish marking out the boundaries.
(Cost: Free to watch)
5:30 PMAn evening of Military Displays in the City of London
F The annual open evening at the Honourable Artillery Company with plenty of displays of military prowess.
(Cost: Free)
6:30 PMThe Beauty of Bourbon with Buffalo Trace at TwoRuba
B A tutored tasting of American Bourbon whiskey.
(Cost: £20)
7:00 PMThe Royal Silk of Spitalfields
B Talk by Kate Wigley, Archivist and Commercial Manager at the Warner Textile Archives,
(Cost: £8)
7:00 PMHuman Remains at Christ Church, Spitalfields
B Dr Margaret Clegg will tell the story of the remains, including the excavation from Christ Church and the research undertaken in the last 30 years.
(Cost: £6)
7:45 PM****ing Strange: The Weird and Wonderful World of Animal Sex
Menno Schilthuize uncovers the ways the shapes and functions of genitalia have been molded by complex Darwinian struggles.
(Cost: £3)
 

Sign up for a free weekly guide to what's on in London

Sample Issue