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There’s so much more to Whitechapel & Spitalfields than a Victorian maniac’s reign of terror. And many of our Jack the Ripper walks clients comment on how interesting they found all the social history surrounding the murders. So we have devised a Whitechapel walk which avoids the killings and concentrates on the rich history of the area. It overs centuries, from Whitechapel’s seafaring connections to 21st century street art; from the oldest manufacturing company in the country to multi million pound luxury pads in old Hugenot silk weavers’ houses. You also hear about Jewish & Irish East End settlement, the first meeting in Whitechapel of two of the founders of Russian communism, the London Hospital, the Elephant Man, the Sidney Street Siege, the work of both William & Charles Booth and other philanthropists, Toynbee Hall, the Old Nichol of A Child of the Jago; Arnold Circus, The Blitz and where the owner of a huge supermarket chain was brought up.
Start Whitechapel underground station
Finish Shoreditch High Street station
Shorter walk alternative – Finish Aldgate East underground station