As you may have gathered by now, London is an extremely spooky space occupied not only by the living, but also by the many lost souls that have passed away in the city. For those fascinated by the paranormal goings on in London there are a number of professional tours that will guide you through the spookiest parts of London, and the best part of it is that you don’t have to venture out on your own! Below are three of the spookiest walking tours across the city. Walkers beware, you are in for a scare!
Ghouls, Ghosts and Graveyards.
Who: Ghouls, Ghosts and Graveyards led by London’s “Master of the Macabre,” Richard Jones.
Where: Meeting point is outside the Lord Raglan Pub, St Pauls.
When: Fridays at 7pm. Tours last approximately 1hr and 45 minutes
What: This atmospheric haunted walk uses “storytelling at its marrow chilling best.” Walkers stroll by tombstones, graveyards, old churches, plague puts and execution sites! Walkers also get to experience one of London’s most haunted pubs as well as the most paranormally active building in the city. Macabre tales are told in truly terrifying locations! This tour is not for the faint hearted!
Walks take place come rain or shine and tickets for the Ghouls, Ghost and Graveyards haunted walk are approximately £9. Click here for more details.
The Jack The Ripper Tour
Who: The Jack the Ripper himself! No only joking! It’s a Jack The Ripper historical Tour brought to you by Ripping Yarns Tours
Where: The Jack the Ripper Tour meets
When: every night at 6.40pm (come rain or shine.)
What: A spooky yet historically accurate tour of Jack the Ripper’s haunts across East London, including many spots in which his victims were found brutally mutilated. Be warned, this tour is not for the weak stomached!
Walks take place daily at 6pm (plus additional 3pm walking tours from April – September) and cost £10 per adult, £5 a child and £7 for concessions. Click here for more details.
Who: The Haunted London ghost walk is brought to you by Walks.com
Where: Meeting point is outside the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Tube Station.
When: 7.30pm on Fridays and Sundays.
What: This tailored spooky walk takes walkers around the oldest and creepiest parts of London town. Alleyways are cobbled and claustrophobic and often leave ramblers feeling as if they are being watched by something untoward. This walk focuses on “feeding” a haunting and it may not always be the walker that is hungry…At the end of the walk ramblers are guided to a pub for a much needed stiff drink.
The Haunted London walk takes place twice a week. Click here for more details.
There have been some excellent books written by paranormal experts on London’ ghostly walking trails. Find further information on specific ghost walk books here.