Haunted London Walking Tour: Ghosts and Criminal History

Haunted London Walking Tour: Ghosts and Criminal History
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$30.79
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Delve into London’s ghostly past, harkening as far back as the Middle Ages, on this chilling 2-hour evening walking tour. As twilight falls, visit both famous locations and hidden sites that even many locals are oblivious to. Listen to an expert guide who entertains you with true tales of murder, mayhem and the macabre, casting light on the sinister secrets and mysteries that still lurk down every street — from Viaduct Tavern to Smithfield Market — all lent extra spice by the fast-descending darkness.

Meet your guide near Bank tube station in central London, and start your journey through the dark side of medieval and Victorian London, when crime and violence ruled the streets.
Put in your headphones and listen to the intriguing live commentary as you walk with your guide, who narrates ghost stories about such notables as Charles Dickens and an ethereal female figure that haunts the Bank of England. Pay rapt attention to the tale of two murderous queens who sometimes cross phantom paths and have supposedly been seen fighting one another in the evening’s inky darkness.
Next, you’re led past medieval burial pits as your guide recounts the grisly histories of London’s less fortunate through epic grave robberies, witchcraft trials and public executions. Learn about the life and crimes of Jack the Ripper, London’s most infamous serial killer.
Visit Viaduct Tavern, a Victorian pub built upon Newgate Prison, which closed in 1904. Constructed in view of the prison’s former gallows, the tavern’s cellars are said to hold the last remains of its cramped cells, and employees of this age-old pub say it is plagued by a poltergeist.
Your 2-hour tour comes to an eerie end at Smithfield’s Market, once the site of regular executions, including the hanging, drawing and quartering of William Wallace in 1305. Finish a frightening evening of thrills and chills as you listen to the sinful stories of Bloody Mary and the ghost of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, known as the ‘Grey Lady.’
Please note: the order of sightseeing, as described above, is subject to change on the day of your tour.

Delve into London’s ghostly past, harkening as far back as the Middle Ages, on this chilling 2-hour evening walking tour. As twilight falls, visit both famous locations and hidden sites that even many locals are oblivious to. Listen to an expert guide who entertains you with true tales of murder, mayhem and the macabre, casting light on the sinister secrets and mysteries that still lurk down every street — from Viaduct Tavern to Smithfield Market — all lent extra spice by the fast-descending darkness.