Philipp Röttgers, M.A., born in 1989, feels deeply connected to London, more than to any other place in the world. He is an expert in the capital’s (and Britain’s) literature and culture (he studied English literature and culture accordingly). Röttgers is also a „Ripperologist“ (and was already featured in the magazine of the same name). He is an expert on the works of London-related authors such as Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Ben Aaronovitch. Philipp is also an expert on London-related tv shows like Whitechapel und Ripper Street.
Buy the book here.London and its genius loci: A journey beyond time and place
From 2020 onwards, I also lead walks through London. Get in touch with me via mail and we can find a date and a time.
My tours include: A Jack the Ripper tour through the East End, a tour through the City and more. If you have a special interest, let me know, then I can arrange a tour including special sites and interests.
„Philipp is an expert with a lot of knowledge about this special topic and talked freely throughout the whole walk“
„It was a lot of fun. History became very real, because we went to the different crime scenes. It felt like going back in time. Phil explained everything in great detail and presented the history in a very comprehensible way.“
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- Guest blog for „Jack the Ripper tour“: A look at the connection between the Whitechapel Murders And the TV Series „Whitechapel“It's an honour to be featured as a guest author on Richard Jones' website. Richard is a bestselling author (e.g. Jack the Ripper: The Casebook) and tour guide of Jack The Ripper Tour and London Discovery Tours. This is the first of a series of articles by me in which I take an episode to … Weiterlesen
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- Shakespeare and Game Of Thrones – Cymbeline and A Song of Ice and FireIn one of the many Game of Thrones online forums a member going by the nickname ‘AlbertTheSamurai’ asks the online community if they agree if “Game of Thrones is greatly inspired by Shakespeare”. He wonders "whether George R. R. Martin coincedentally made many of his characters like those found in Shakespeare plays (especially the Othello, … Weiterlesen
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