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The Haunted West End – Halloween Ghostbusting

Embankment underground station, London (Villiers Street exit)

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DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
31 October 2020 Tour du Jour2.30 pm4.30 pm Summer

We Interrupt this Programme with a Special Announcement: It’s Halloween so, as always, we’ve laid on extra ghost walks for the occasion.

This one’s – here’s the video trailer – the curtain-raiser.

Let’s noctambulate (ok, perambulate while the night closes in). Walk about as the day heads south and the living dead begin to stir, begin to come out. We’re the living. (Who was it who said the living are the dead on holiday?) We won’t be the only ones walking about. This time of the year – this day and night especially – the folks who aren’t on holiday are also perambulating, out for a reccy, getting ready for some serious noctambulating. We’ll be meeting some of them. On this Halloween Special Edition of our West End Ghost walk. The one with the legendary, accurate and irresistible subtitle: Apparitions, Alleyways & Ale.

“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.

WEST END GHOST WALK – THE PRACTICALS

This Halloween Special Edition West End Ghost Walk takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 31.

The meeting point is just outside the river exit of Embankment Tube 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 Park Tube Stop. For the Halloween Season ghost walk, click here. 

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Haunted West End – Halloween Ghostbusting walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com 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.

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