Haunted Places in London (Tours)
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London is usually known for its museums, monuments, markets and vintage shops. But there is something else about this beautiful city, that is worth to know ... That dark London, scary and unusual. The dark side of the British capital, little known and less hyped even, it lets you discover the city in the footsteps of historical figures who really existed (as Jack the Ripper), in search of urban legends, myths and rumors. So, this Hub is a mini guide with useful tips to know the London mysteries.
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Tower of London
The Tower of London: a thousand years of history of one of the most representative monuments of London. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the Tower of London is a mix of charm, surprise and a terrifying story. It was formerly used as a prison, where they were locked many famous people: from Eduardo V, son of King Edward IV, imprisoned at the tender age of 12 and executed here, to Queen Anne Boleyn who was beheaded, or Lady Jane Grey, queen for only nine days was also executed here. And that's just to name a few. According to legend, the souls of the prisoners brutally murdered within these walls still roam in search of peace, filling the halls and dungeons of terrifying cries.
- For visits and information, visit the official website.
- Cost of entry: adults € 35, children / adolescents (5-15 years) 15 €.
- Tip: Buy your ticket online to save around 6%.
Hampton Court Palace
Blue-blooded ghosts are those you might found at Hampton Court Palace: one of the most beautiful royal residences and perhaps the least known of London (in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in about twenty kilometers from the city). This building has been home to many English Kings, but has become especially notorious under the reign of Henry VIII. Known for the large number of women he changed throughout his reign, Henry VIII is also known by the peculiar ways in which he "asked for divorce" to his wives. One of them, Catherine Howard, married at an early age, betrayed him with a young court. They were caught in the act, and both ended very bad. Visiting the "Haunted Gallery" of the palace is a must for lovers of ghosts. Dozens of witnesses and ghost hunters from around the world swear they have heard whining and screaming after seeing a tired figure crawling down the hall.
- For visits and information, visit the official website
- Cost of entry: adults € 27, children / adolescents (5-15 years) € 14.
- Tip: For an even more interesting visit, the sunset is the best time. Eye, but as the last entry is allowed at most one hour before closing.
The Jack The Ripper Tour
On the trail of Jack the Ripper; he is the most emblematic figure of the mysterious and dark London. Years and years of research, accusations and retractions, cover-ups. All without finding a culprit. In an oversight that has not done justice to the victims and has not led to jail any crazy maniac. The story of Jack the Ripper fascinates, that charm a bit morbid, but cathartic. To discover the places, the district and other terrible details of this dark chapter in the history of London, you can use one of the companies that organize night routes guided by specialists and writers who have made Jack the Ripper the aim of their work . The walk takes about two hours, no need to book (just be at 19.30, every day, in front of the metro station Tower Hill).
- For more information, visit the official website of London Walks.
- Cost: adults € 14, children free.
- Tip: Friday the guest is Donald Rumbbelow (crime historian), widely regarded as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper.
The Ghost Bus Tours
The ghost bus tour that is a route bus to see ghosts, from the comfort (and safety) of the bus. In a city like London, you can not put aside his terrifying story. Every corner, every street, every alley tells stories of mad kings, pests of any kind, murders, apocalyptic fires ... To discover everything you can book a trip on four wheels, departing every day 19: 30-21: 00. The bus is a little "Harry Potter style" and is a very frightening trip. The route will pass through places that tell the story of all the less desirable characters from the past in the capital: the Tower of London, Big Ben, Parliament and many more places are the stages. An hour and 15 minutes of fun.
- For information and reservations, visit the official website.
- Cost: 30 €
- Tip: For dinner, go to the Sherlock Holmes Pub, located opposite to the bus departure point.
Fatal (and frightening) Attraction: if you are in transit in London for a weekend, you can not miss a stop at London Dungeon (literally, the London Dungeon). Undoubtedly one of the most attractive interest in the mysterious London. 90 minutes of sheer terror, through 1000 years of history. A dark and terrifying story. Upon entering, the route will be conducted partly on foot and partly in style cars (enchanted castle of Luna Park). The tour leads you from actors playing real people and legends, from Jack the Ripper to the infamous barber (mass murderer) of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd. During the journey through the depths, you will pass through the maze of streets and alleys of Whitechapel to the foggy and gloomy streets of East London, along the devastated houses of the plague, of torture chambers ...
- For information and reservations, visit the official website
- Cost: € 37 entry.
- Tip: this attraction is suitable for adults and children over 16 years of age is not recommended for children who can be impressionable.
Haunted Hotels to Stay in London
- Langham Hotel: this is one of the most haunted hotels in London! For the more adventurous we recommend booking the room 333, where the legend how much the ghost of a doctor who died here and his wife are staying.
- The Georgian House: another creepy hotel. Here you hear the footsteps of an old man followed by children running around.