Square Mile and Jack the Ripper Walking Tour - Seprate of course...

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Monument erected to remember the Great Fire of London

Today I decide that while my ole roommate is off at work I'm going to head out and do the original square mile walk of London.  For only being a mile there is so much to see.  I think the pictures better explain it.  I am once again taken past the Tower of London as well.

Later in the evening I take a Jack the Ripper tour.  It is freezing and I am bundled up like a child getting ready to go out and brave a blizzard.  OK, maybe not that bad but I have on layers of clothes, gloves, a scarf, a hood - you get the picture.  I end up going on the tour with the man that is considered the Jack the Ripper expert.  He has given advice and information on all the movies but the one that sticks out in my mind is Out of Hell with Johnny Depp and Heather Graham.

Church walls during the Square Mile Walk of London
  Anyhow, it's not a great part of town and it is at night (which adds to the walk) but there are well over 150 people in this group so no chance of any harm really.  We walk past all of the places where the women were murdered, hear about how they were murdered, speculation on how and why it was done as well as who Jack the Ripper may have been.  As you know, to this day, it is not known who did these heinous crimes.  On the tour, I meet a very nice guy from Australia named Matt and he ends up being a good friend, especially when my old roommate has to work.  He'll be mentioned in later entries.  I buy an autographed book at the end of the tour and head back to the flat, utterly exhausted. 

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