Tag Archives: Whitechapel

Now and then on an old London street corner

A few years ago I did a short series of then and now photos showing how places have changed since the advent of photography I’ve seen the photo below before and still think it is very evocative. This is the … Continue reading

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More Sights of Whitechapel 

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Fournier Street was named after George Fournier. Once the most likely home of Jack The Ripper,for the many decades it has been the hope to the internationally renowned collaborative art duo of Gilbert and George.

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Sights of Old Spitalfield Market

Last weekend I visited one of my favourite London markets, Spitalfields. There has been a market at Spitalfields since 1638 when King Charles I granted a licence for root vegetables to be sold there and over the centuries it grew … Continue reading

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Whitechapel Street Art

I’ve written before about my Jack The Ripper Tours in Whitechapel, London and even posted a few photos too. Today I arrived there with an hour to spare so decided to have a little look around as I often do … Continue reading

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Looking up at London

On Saturday I did one of my Jack The Ripper walks with a particularly brave and sporting Australian lady who wanted to combine an amazing history walk and a way to see a bit of London that most tourists wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Dick Turpin Highwayman – Stand and Deliver

For millennia, travelling by land across the British Isles was a dangerous and slow business.  Most people when they could travelled by boat on rivers and along the sea-coast and later by canals. Travelling by land was a slow and … Continue reading

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Jack The Ripper Breakthrough: Identified as Aaron Kosminski

It seems slightly unreal to be updating a historical blog post I wrote just a week ago on Jack The Ripper.  Jack being the legendary serial killer in Victorian London for whom police identified over 100 suspects. However, several British … Continue reading

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