London is currently gripped by an icy blast of wintry weather. But, our Jack the Ripper London walks are still going ahead and still going strong.
A few of our clients, particularly those traveling from places like West Yorkshire, Scotland and, last night, Surrey, have not been able to get in to London to take the Jack the Ripper Walk and, in these cases we’ve either moved them to another night or given a full refund on the booking.
Yesterday I took a walk around Westminster getting ready for one of the new free London walks. I’ve never seen so many police. I had to get down Cowley Street, where the Liberal Democrat headquarters are, but the police had it cordoned off at both ends, so obviously they were expecting a few students to try and disrupt the Liberal Democrats. As it happens the students needn’t have bothered as Vince Cable did a perfectly good job for them!
We had a group of students booked for their own private Jack the Ripper walk on Monday night. As it happens they were coming down from Manchester but, since they were coming by coach they persevered and got to the start of the tour only fifteen minutes late.
But the big story on our London walks this week has to be the weather. There’s not been a great deal of snow in central London so the walks themselves haven’t been too affected. The temperatures are plummeting at night (actually they’ve not been much better during the day), but by wrapping up warm and by setting a brisk pace, we are managing to keep nice and snug and warm.
So the message is the walks are going ahead as promised, but we are advising our clients to wrap up nice and warm and that way they will enjoy a great evening exploring the streets where the infamous 1888 murders occurred in the company of London’s premier Jack the Ripper Walking Tour guides.