The locations associated with notorious happenings seem to exert a compelling pull, often for years afterwards.
The merely curious come and gawp. The genuinely interested join a tour.
Jack the Ripper is still pulling them in after 130 years. JTR has everything: narrow foggy gas lit streets, bloody mayhem and plenty of suspects.
First stop will be Durward Street, formerly Buck’s Row. It was here, in the shadow of the Board School (still extant), that Polly Nicholls was (yes, you guessed it!) disembowelled after having her throat cut.
Not much else to see here now, so let’s move swiftly on….