The creepiest ghost tours in London
Back in the fourteenth century half of London’s population was wiped out by the Black Death, and 1665 saw 100,000 people killed by the Great Plague of London. The city is still peppered with traces of the disease and its consequences, and this two-hour walking tour will guide you past plague pits, through ancient streets, into churches and round other historical locations. You’ll meet characters from the past along the way and as well as sharing terrible tales your guides will provide an insight into the ways Londoners dealt with the contagious disaster.
Most historic sites require a fair amount of imagination to fill the gaps between a few artefacts and famous events long gone. But at Hampton Court Palace you can stand in the very rooms where Henry VIII eyed up the ladies and Charles I was kept prisoner. It would be a waste, then, to only visit the palace by day, when there are 500 years of nighttime tales to be told, too.
Murder, torture, executions. Plenty of macabre activities have taken place in the 'Bloody Tower' aka, The Tower of London. Join one of these twilight tours hosted by uniformed Yeoman Warders to hear all about the buildings spooky stories and gruesome history.
All aboard the bus of nightmares for a journey to hel… er, we mean Houses of Parliament and other well known London landmarks. With a lick of black paint, an old-school Routemaster has been given a suitably ghoulish makeover for the Ghost Bus Tour, which will whisk you around the capital on a whistle-stop adventure of London’s most malevolent spots.
Fancy a ghoulish expedition around one of the country's most beautiful dwellings? Hampton Court Palace is crawling with paranormal stories, and now is the time of year to go find out about them. Think creepy CCTV footage and apartments haunted by a Tudor royal nurse. Woo.