We believe even the most popular of destinations has an offbeat side. We found several offbeat things to see in London that confirmed it.
We were determined to only follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper guided by Russell Edwards, author of the best-selling book “Naming Jack the Ripper”. If we were to get deeper inside the story, we might as well be accompanied by an expert. However, in the day we reserved to visit Whitechapel, in London’s East End, we were so bored by another borough struck by gentrification that we decided to take our own self-guided tour. Maybe it was just the “theme” of our expedition getting the best of us, but in most of the places all we could hear was dead silence, even in a busy weekday morning.
Take a tour with us as we walk the London South Bank (in photos). Includes offbeat twist in the end.
I wish I could tell you I spent days staring at a blank page. But, because I’m always compulsively writing, I started this post many times since we decided to leave London. I kind of liked London, I could see myself getting used to it after a while, but despite the fact that we had friends and family living there (meaning we wouldn’t lack a support system) I didn’t fall head over heels for London.