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.

Payne's Wharf, Deptford

Payne's Wharf, Deptford Payne's Wharf, Deptford - © Scott Wishart

As London's redevelopment frenzy continues, there's something profoundly creepy about the buildings left to rot. Cross Deptford Creek, for instance and you enter the wasteland of derelict wharves and workshops. This abandoned stretch of the capital looks exactly like the sort of place where bodies could wash up - as one unfortunate soul did in August 2011.

Payne's Wharf, Deptford, London, SE8 3JY

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