“This part of London is like a haunted house…” 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 frozen in another time… London’s parallel universe. And yes, there have been some really eerie goings-on here. The 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’ Park Tube.
HALLOWEEN SEASON GHOST BUSTING – THE PRACTICALS
Halloween Season Ghost Busting takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, October 27 . 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.