Embankment Tube, river exit | Map
Short version: "This part of London is like a haunted house..."
Long version: Gas-lit alleyways. Film set-perfect Georgian streets that nobody goes to. A gloomy old palace in the gloaming. A plague-pit with lit (to this day) corpse candles above it. Spectral walls and towers and domes across a fen. Faded grandeur. Old buildings froze in another time... London's parallel universe. And yes, there have been some really eerie goings-on here. Haunted house analogy is spot on. The walk starts off as jolly and fun and eccentric but as the shadows lengthen – as we get into the deepest recesses of the haunted house – it really does get quite creepy. As does the lore. "They" can touch you but you can't touch them. And the trace evidence (the "signs" of a haunting). And the just-in-case exorcism paraphernalia the guides always carry with them. And the world's most haunted theatre. And the creepiest statue in London. The walk ends in an eyeball to eyeball confrontation with the most haunted statue in London, just round the corner from St. James's Park Tube. Guided on Monday by Captain Spooky aka Peter; on Thursday by Andy or Oliver.
The West End Ghost Walk takes place at 7.30 pm every Monday evening and every* Thursday evening. The meeting point is just outside the river exit of EmbankmentTube Stop. N.B. the West End Ghost Walk ends right by "the most haunted statue in London," a 60-second walk from St. James's ParkTube Stop.
*Except Thursday, January 10; Thursday, January 17; Thursday, January 24; Thursday, January 31; Thursday, February 7; Thursday, February 14; Thursday, February 21 and Thursday, February 28
"London Walks has many copycats, but it's the best. Frommer's London by Night
If you can't make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public West End Ghost walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the West End Ghost Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) "fit" is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
A private London Walk makes a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.