The Haunted Places of London

Oh, well, London is a haunted city. Bearing in mind how old the capital is, it is quite inevitable that the urban legends and horror folklore and thriving on its territory. From a cultural point of view those trends are pretty interesting, but they also bear the potential of providing you and your friends with something interesting to spice up the otherwise banal Friday night pub crawls.

You can look for a van hire company, get a vehicle, load your special ghost hunting equipment and then indulge in a Scooby Doo-like adventure on the streets of haunted London, which bears the promise to be both much fun and educational.

Here are several stops that you should make:

  • Highgate-CemeteryHighgate Cemetery. No wonder that the place is considered to be one of the most haunted in Britain. With its crooked gravestones, headless angel statues covered with ancient ivy and many creepy tombs on every corner, the Highgate Cemetery is the classic decor for a horror film.
  • The Grenadier is an 18th century pub that was originally built with the purpose of being the Officers Mess for the First Royal Regiment of Foot Guard. According to urban legend, a vicious murder took place here, and as a result the place is now haunted by the ghosts of angry soldiers. The haunting manifests in footsteps in empty rooms, distant voices from the attic and sudden inexplicable movement of chairs.
  • The London Dungeon is a sort of a theme park, but unlike any you have had the chance to visit to this day. Complete with live actors, special effects and horrifying rides, it will emerge you into the horrors of London better than anything else. Definitely worth a visit next time you are in the area.
  • London’s haunted tube stations are definitely another must. The Underground is more than a century and a half old, so it is only logical that it was a scene of not one or two tragedies in its lifetime. The best known haunted stations are those at Bank, where the Black Nun roams in search of her brother, and of course, at Covent Garden, where the ghost of a murdered actor is looking for revenge. Rumor has it that at Farrington Station a Screaming Spectre of a 13-year old boy can be seen, because it was murdered somewhere in the area.
  • 50 Berkley Square is today the home of Maggs Bros, antiquarian books dealers, which is a mystical enough occupation in its own right, but the house has a feature that is truly terrifying. The story goes this way – in the 19th century a troubled young woman committed suicide by jumping off the attic window down the street. She returned to the attic and started appearing in the form of a terrifying lady. Actually, so terrifying that most people who saw here died instantly of horror. Seriously, check it out, 50 Berkley Square’s attic has more unexplained deaths on its record than a regular London neighborhood.

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  • Jeremy Oliver

    Previously serving as a logistics coordinator, Jeremy's comprehensive understanding of the industry gives him the ability to translate complex procedures into easy-to-understand blog posts. He has a particular knack for tackling the intricacies of London's removals scene, from the congested roadways to the unique challenges of navigating historic neighborhoods. As an authentic Londoner, Jeremy combines practical knowledge with his inherent love for the city, offering readers not only information on man with van removals but also local insights and valuable tips.