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Homage To London – A Walk

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Last night we gave you a glimpse of our Haunted London walks and put up a clip of Richard Jones conducting his world famous London Ghost Tour.

This morning we thought we’d treat you to a relaxing journey showing you some of the many wonderful sights that feature on our numerous London walks.

The photography for this short film was done by Sean East, a former Metropolitan police officer who took the photos for Richard’s book Uncovering Jack the Ripper’s London.

The first photograph was taken from the roof of Canary Wharf and shows the view of London looking down and across Docklands from the east of London.

Anyway, enough preamble why not click play on the screen below and watch as the streets of London unfold before you.

The poem that ends this sequence of photographs, incidentally is by William Dunbar. It contains the wonderful quote and sentiment that had been shared by so many people who have joined our Walks “London Thou Art the Flower of Cities All.”

So please enjoy this homage to London. Enjoy the views of landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Lambeth Palace, The Grenadier Pub in Wilton Row and, as mentioned earlier that spectacular view from the top of Canary Wharf in Docklands. London really is, as William Dunbar so rightly observed all those centuries ago – The Flower of Cities All.

London walks – The Next 7 Days

Friday, September 25th, 2009

From today Friday 25th September 2009 we have some great London walks that you can book on to.

Every night we have the chilling and wonderfully atmospheric Jack the Ripper Tour. This meets outside Exit Four of Aldgate East Underground Station at 7pm.

Booking is essential for this very popular tour as we like to limit the number of participants to a sensible number of no more than 36 people per guide.

The tour visits the main sites where the jack the Ripper murders occurred. But the great thing about our Jack the Ripper walking tour is that ours is the only one of all the London walks to start right in the heart of the area where the murders occurred.

Those London walks that start at Tower Hill have to walk for close on 40 to 45 minutes before they even reach a murder site.

On ours, by contrast, you go straight into an alleyway where what, at the time, was thought to be the first Jack the Ripper murder occurred. From there we make our way to the street where Mary Nichols who nowadays is believed to have been the first victim was living at the time of her death.

Follow this link for details of our Jack the Ripper Tour of London.

In addition to our Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of London we will have our regular weekly ghost walks on Friday and Saturday this week.

When you join our Haunted London walks, which is always led by Richard Jones, you are joining the author of over fifteen books on Haunted Britain and Ireland, two of which are specifically about Haunted London.

No other London Ghost Tour can offer you the level of expertise and the skillful storytelling that we offer on our wander around wicked sinister and ghostly London.

Friday night’s tour is the Ghosts, Ghouls and Graveyards Hidden Horrors of Haunted London Tour. Saturday’s tour is the Alleyways and Shadows Old City of London Ghost Walk.

To book your places on a Haunted London walk please click here.