So, after a fairly distressing day (...) I went with a three other Georgia students to the Jack the Ripper walking tour (link). It was pretty cool, walking around the areas in Whitechapel where it all happened, and the guide gave a good show, discussing a few of the theories about the killer. after, we stopped for a pint and a bit of rest at the Ten Bells, (recently renamed from the Jack) the pub where Mary (victim five?) was last seen alive (reputedly). It is a nice little pub, much better atmosphere than the Will (9july2002). Disappointingly, the pub did not have any tourist scwag, save a Jack book. This is despite the large plaque on the wall listing the victims, and (reputedly) some comics about the Ripper in the loo.
So, no t-shirt, but I had a pint at the Jack the Ripper pub. Oh, and we are developing a theory that the Guiness over here is better. I'll know for sure if I make it to Dublin.
adric, roehampton.ac.uk, 23:41 10 July 2002