A pint with a past: Top five historical London pubs

London is a city of living history – of historic sights, famous figures and hidden stories. It is a history present in everyday life, from the streets we walk to the pubs we drink in. PAUL BLEAKLEY discovers five of London’s best pubs with a past – where you can get a pint, and a history lesson.

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‘Ripperologist’ for a night: How to lead a Jack the Ripper walking tour

A Jack the Ripper walking tour is an essential item on many visitors to London to-do lists. PAUL BLEAKLEY indulges a secret childhood desire to be a ‘Ripperologist’ and leads a Jack the Ripper tour of his own around London’s East End.

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