Of all the infamous Londoner’s, there’s one that’s more notorious than the rest, one more feared and one that will always garner an interest. Jack the Ripper. The man who caused mass panic in the East End, stumped the detectives and further fuelled Britain’s love of a murder mystery.
Alongside books which explore different theories and try and decipher just who Mr Nemo was, are the Jack the Ripper walks, and next Monday Spitalfields cocktail bar, Discount Suit Company will be teaming up with London Walks, the proprietors of the award-winning Jack the Ripper tours to launch a monthly tour series.
Hidden at the centre of Jack the Ripper’s haunts, Discount Suit Company has made its home in a former suit tailor’s workshop on Petticoat Lane and it’s here you’ll start the tour with a cocktail from the new menu including the Rum Clipper made from dark rum, liqueur, absinthe, black tea, pomegranate, apple and lime.
After a stiff drink you’ll head out into the backstreets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields to start the tour. You’ll inspect the murder sites, sift through the evidence and get to grips with the main suspects, was it a butcher, a doctor, the cotton merchant or someone more aristocratic? Who knows perhaps you’ll find out that, that street you’ve walked down so many times was once the scene of a horrific crime.
You’ll then be able to steady your nerves with a cocktail back at the Discount Suit Company and digest the grizzly details, you may even be one step closer to figuring out who you think it was.
The tour series will take place on the 5th February, 5th March and 2nd April, tickets include two cocktails and the tour.