Haunted London

For a genuine fright, visit London's scariest places

Be afraid, be very afraid. As Halloween sidles up on the capital, we seek out the genuinely frightening places in this ancient and occasionally creepy city. From poltergeists in pubs to haunted hospitals, Time Out picks out London spookiest spots.

The Ten Bells

The Ten Bells The Ten Bells

Once called the Jack the Ripper, this Spitalfields pub can't get away from its gory former namesake. In 1996, the landlord claimed The Ten Bells had been taken over by the ghost of Annie Chapman, murdered and mutilated by the Ripper in 1888. Poltergeist activity and inexplicable gusts of wind have been recorded by staff.

84 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY Full details & map

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