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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
London is known for more than just fish and chips and the iconic Big Ben it’s also home to famous ghosts that haunt the city streets. Venture through the spooky side of London on this guided nighttime walking tour, and learn the city’s eerie history as you visit some of its most haunted sites, like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and St James's Palace. Hear intriguing ghost stories and legends about famous figures like Jack the Ripper, Henry VIII and more. It’s the perfect night for those who enjoy a good scare!

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour ghost walking tour of London
  • Wander around the city's most haunted park, the site of a forgotten plague pit
  • Visit the city’s most haunted places, like the Tower of London, St James Palace and Downing Street
  • Hear stories from your knowledgeable guide about Henry VIII, the Lady in Black, Jack the Ripper and more

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What You Can Expect

London Ghost Walking Tour

Ghost Walking Tour of London

Take a journey through the dark side of London on this ghostly nighttime walking tour, and listen as your guide tells you stories of the city’s haunted past of murder, execution and mystery.

After meeting your group, make your way to London’s most haunted park a forgotten plague pit. Then, move on the St James's Palace where a royal murder took place and murky mystery behind the haunting. Continue on to the most haunted house in London which has spine tingling tales, and the Royal Academy where nuns can be heard screaming and doors slamming!

Scared? Don't worry, your guide will protect you from the spooky ghosts while providing lots of interesting historical insight. Continue to Eaton Place in Belgravia and learn the legend of the Unknown Warrior, an unidentified soldier buried in Westminster Abbey in 1920. When night falls and the church goes quiet, he can still be seen standing beside his grave.

Next, head to the riverfront for a walk along the Thames River where you will hear myths about the Lady in Black (who haunts All Hallows church), the ghosts of Downing Street and, of course, the mysterious Jack the Ripper, one of London’s most legendary murderers.

As you approach the Tower of London with its towering, ominous grey stone walls, learn about the many ghosts of people who were executed and murdered there, including wives of Henry VIII. You may even see Queen Anne Boleyn, the Tower’s most sighted ghost who was beheaded there in 1536 and can still be seen wandering the corridors at night without a head, of course.

You will use public transportation on this tour, so be prepared with a charged Oyster card or a valid ticket. But don’t worry, you can also purchase one at the start of the tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were extremely lucky our guide was very knowledgeable and made it a real experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

I went on this tour with my two daughters, it was on the day of my youngest 18th. We had Tom as our guide who was excellent, his stories were really good, his own personal story was very engaging. He even managed to chat with lots of the group during the tour. We particularly enjoyed the boat trip, not to mention the wine, all in all a lovely walk round London with some vivid stories and great company, good job Tom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We booked our tour as a 30th birthday surprise for our sons and went on the Saturday before Christmas. We really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about London too. Our guide, Tom, really knew his stuff and told lots of stories. We would definitely do another one. Maybe Jack the Ripper next time!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The Ghost Walking Tour was a big hit with the kids and excellent value for money given the inclusive river trip. The walking was good exercise too. The guide was enthusiastic and entertaining, thank you Joel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

This tour was really fun and interesting. The guides were really enthusiastic and friendly. We heard some great stories which were all very spooky and cool :) Definitely worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

The tour guide met us at the agreed spot and was very punctural, welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Our experience with the Ghost Walking Tour was very entertaining. We were taken to the most haunted spots in London and given all the details of the hauntings. We used the Underground once and also moved efficiently to the Tower of London on a Thames boat cruise. Our guide was a wealth of information and answered all of our questions as well as providing lots of information about the ghosts of London. Very very enjoyable experience. As well, when we called the local contact number to confirm our reservations once we were in London, we met with very friendly, efficient and helpful service. Everything advertised was delivered.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

We had a great time. Our guide was hilarious!
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

The tour was amazing! We had a really cool and funny guide who told us interesting stories about London's haunted past. The cruise along the Thames was my absolute highlight!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Enjoyed the tour very much. Tom our guide was interesting to listen to. Good to walk through the parks and streets with old history.

Ipswich Dave
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

The tour was very interesting and was great value for the price £16 each! Joe, our guide, was very good and commanded good respect from the visitors. His tales were informative and well delivered. Overall, a highly enjoyable experience!

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