Apparitions, Alleyways & Ale

This walk is temporarily suspended. We hope to bring it back soon but in the meantime why not read all about it to whet your appetite!

Embankment underground station, London (river exit)

Guided by Peter G.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Monday Weekly 7.30 pm 9.30 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

Short read: “This part of London is like a haunted house…”

Long read: 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 by Captain Spooky aka Peter


The meeting point is just outside the river exit of EmbankmentTube Stop. N.B. the walk ends right by “the most haunted statue in London,” a 30-second walk from St. James’s ParkTube Stop.  *Except in December and January


“London Walks has many copycats, but it’s the best. Frommer’s London by Night

“Top Ghost Walks in the Uk  London, England: London Walks…their four ghost walks” Essential Travel
“Took the Apparitions, Alleyways & Ale walk last week with my 8-year-old son and its the best £10 I have ever spent in London. The guide Liam was fantastic, loads of information and just the right amount of acting in the storytelling to make it thoroughly entertaining. My son was enthralled by the stories and places we visited, and he is still telling anyone he meets about the various ghosts. You won’t spend a wiser penny in London than on one of these tours. Next time we go to London we will be going on some of their other tours, it really was excellent.” AliSgary


If you can’t make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Apparitions, Alleyways & Ale tour do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have Apparitions, Alleyways & Ale – 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 [email protected] 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 special, thoughtful, unusual gift.  Be it a birthday or anniversary or graduation or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING – exponentially so with ghost walks

“If this were a golf tournament every name on the Leader Board would be a London Walks guide”