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LONDON'S TOP 5 SPOOKY SPOTS

Whilst you’re occupied with your early morning commute, your pumpkin-spiced soya milk latte and downward-dog yoga sessions, do you ever stop to think what spooky happenings have occurred on London's cobbled streets and in its grand buildings over the years? We're here investigating he capital’s creepiest locations.


#1 THE TEN BELLS PUB, SPITALFIELDS


To begin our insidious insight into London’s eerie past, we’re visiting The Ten Bells public house in Spitalfields. This Victorian boozer was the local for two of Jack the Ripper’s victims - Mary Jane Kelly and Annie Chapman. Some suggest that Jack frequented here many times and became familiar with the prostitutes that paraded the pavements outside.


Alongside it’s attribution to the Ripper tales, one of the pub’s old landlords ‘George Roberts’, was murdered here by an axe-wielding maniac, and his apparition has claimed to have been seen numerous times on the upper-floors by more recent owners. Mediums and modern-day ghostbusters have visited this establishment countless times, and vouch for its chilling credibility - even to the extent where they have refused to return.


Maybe just stick to the Jagerbombs and tequila shots on the ground floor?

#2 50 BERKELEY SQUARE, MAYFAIR 

Heading to the classier side of town anytime soon? Then head over to Berkeley Square in Mayfair. Neighbouring ‘Annabel’s’ exclusive nightclub and Rolls Royce and Bentley dealerships, you’ll find the black bricked, number 50 building. Dubbed as London’s most haunted house, the ghosts of two ex-tenants whmet tragic ends are said to walk the corridors. One young lady, who faced years of abuse from her family, is said to have leapt to her death from the top floor, and occasionally re-appears in the form of a brown mist. Another tenant, Mr Myers, is said to have locked himself away after a heartbreaking rejection from his fiancee. He became a social recluse and let the mansion crumble around him. He died a lonely death. His maid slept in the mansion shortly after his death and was found in a delirious state the morning after, claiming to have talked to spirits. She died the following day.

(Don’t let that stop you visiting Sexy Fish restaurant next door however - good food!)


#3 LANGHAM HOTEL, MARYLEBONE 


If you’re looking to spend a romantic night away in one of London’s many hotels, you might want to think carefully about where you stay. Whilst the 5* Langham Hotel sits eloquently in the Marylebone district of London, it has an eerie background associated with it, particularly Room 333. Alongside its satanic 666 relations, this room has been the playground for numerous ghostly sightings. Not convinced? Well even, the late BBC journalist James Alexander Gordon vouched to have seen a mysterious, translucent figure during his stay in the room.

We dare you to go and rebuttal Mr Gordon’s claims by staying in the room yourself…(but we’re not covering your costs!)


#4 THE QUEEN'S HOUSE, GREENWICH


It’s not uncommon to hear about spooky hauntings in grand mansions or iconic buildings, but what makes this one so unique, is the fact that the spotter claimed to capture this ghost on photograph!


In 1966, a couple of tourists from Canada visited The Queen’s House in Greenwich to see the famous Tulip staircase. The holiday went well, and they returned home. Upon developing the photographs, however, Rev Hardy noticed a shrouded and ghostly figure looming over the staircase. To this day, he swears that no person was on that staircase, let alone a blurred, haunting figure.


Since that fateful photo in 1966, there has been another sighting, this time by a Gallery Assistant in 2002, who spotted a figure gliding across the upper balcony in old-fashioned attire before mysteriously passing through the solid wall.

Check out the photo below...Hoax or not? You decide.


#5 LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET STATION 


An unusual location for our creepy London list, I hear you say? With over 60,000,000 people passing through this central hub every year, you’d imagine any ghosts or hauntings would have been discredited. But did you know that only recently they uncovered a mass grave underneath the station that dates back to the Black Plague? These ‘Plague Pits’ have been found scattered across numerous locations in London and are the resting grounds for the victims of the pandemic that wiped out around 60% of Europe’s population.


What makes Liverpool Street Station even eerier, is the ghost of a man dressed in working overalls that have been spotted on countless occasions on the Eastbound Central line platform during closing hours, apparently waiting for a train that never arrives.


(If I had to hedge my bets, I reckon it’s a boozy late-night straggler who’s missed the last train home. Poor sod.)   

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