London is pretty fucking haunted. The Big Smoke has seen more than its fair share of death, destruction murder and plagues. The city has been here since the Romans, and it’s practically knee-deep in ectoplasm to be fair…
We found a group of places in LDN that you might not have known were full of Casper and his bruvs.
Here’s our list of seven London spots that will scare the crap out of you.
Room 333 in this hotel has been reported as being the ‘most haunted hotel room in London.’
Famously ECB cricket players demanded to switch rooms in 2014 after they heard strange noises, lights flickering on and off, facets turning by themselves and apparitions seen wandering the halls at night. Stuart Broad said: “It was so hot in the room I just couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on, and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again, the taps came on. It was very weird. It really freaked me out. I ended up asking to move rooms.”
THE SPANIARDS INN
The inn has been open since 1585. Literary greats like Mary Shelley and John Keats stayed there. Weirdly thought, there are said to be two ghosts that haunt this Hampstead establishment. A woman in white and a man thought to be Dick Turpin, the highwayman and inspiration for Rookwood – a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth written 100 years after Turpin’s execution for horse theft.
BETHNAL GREEN UNDERGROUND STATION
Women and children have been heard screaming by many passengers and station employees here. 126 women and children were killed during a World War II air raid test when they were trampled by panicked crowds who didn’t know it was a drill.
This post-war housing development was built in 1948 and residents have been tormented by ghosts ever since – banging noises, dark figures, pets and babies staring at nothing for ages. Park House Mansion which resides on the land was built in the 19th century and was originally an Asylum. Famously Shaun of the Dead was filmed on Hillcrest Estate.
GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL
This runs under the Thames and looks mighty creepy on its own. Opened in 1902, people walking through have said they’ve felt like someone is following them until they get to the other side.
Sleeping with the lights on tonight folks?