THE ROYAL CHAMBER
DID YOU KNOW?
Hidden beneath the grounds of Jack’s Mayfair Store, a gentleman in search of an elite barbering experience discovered a chamber of wonder…
In the candle-lit chamber a slick,suave looking barber stepped out of the shadows with a blade sharpened, shined and ready.
He took the curious gentleman’s coat and invited him to sit on one of the barber chairs. For the next half hour, this would be his throne.
“Welcome to the Royal Chamber, sir” said the barber.
Once seated, the man gazed around the space noticing books on anatomy and glass jars filled with organs. There was an unsettling collection of vicious looking tools designed to accurately butcher any hair or beard into the perfect finished cut and shave.
The Royal Chamber was the secret laboratory of Dr Willliam Withey Gull. The famous 19th century physician who served the royal family and was a suspect linked to the unsolved 1888 Whitechapel murders.
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