Private Ghosts and Gore Walking Tour of London | La Vacanza Travel

Private Ghosts and Gore Walking Tour of London

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 2 hours
  • London
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Overview

We love the grisly tale of London’s past, the horror stories of long-dead ghosts, and are passionate about strange goings-on across the capital. We revel in reports of the paranormal, bloody histories, and tales of the unexplainable, which will fright and delight you as you walk around the intensely atmospheric City of London at night. Led by a passionate tour guide, this tour combines London's weirdest and most chilling tales with real-life gruesome and bloody history with locations that even some lifelong Londoners don't know about.

Visiting each location at night and on foot, this walking ghost tour of London aims for maximum spooky effect. There are churches with secret histories, horribly haunted pubs and very dark, dank and devilish corners of London.

During the tour you will have the chance to: take photos (who knows you may even capture an orb in your picture), ask your tour guide questions, and if you are lucky you may even spot one of London’s celebrated spectres.

Itinerary
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Stop At: St. Magnus The Martyr, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DN England

A dark shadowy figure haunts St Magnus. Many people have seen this ghost, but few know who it is, or why this spectre is pointing to one particular grave. In 1951, a spiritual medium visited this church and revealed who this shadowy figure was, and why they were so obsessed with this one particular spot inside the church. Learn why this ghost will never rest, and why its demand will never be fulfilled.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 54 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, UK

Look to the heavens at this particular spot, and instead of Angels peering down at you, all you will see are Devils! Find out why the devils are in the detail, and why you should never cross an architect in London, even if you're the local vicar!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Peter-upon-Cornhill Church, Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, UK

Visit the churchyard where Ebenezer Scrooge is horrified to see his own grave in Charles Dicken's classic 'A Christmas Carol'. Whilst here, you will discover how London's ghosts, ghouls, and gore has influenced works of fiction written in London across the centuries.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Michael's Cornhill, St. Michaels Rectory St. Michael's Alley, London EC3V 9DS England

Find out what happened the day the devil visited London during a storm.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Margaret Lothbury Church, Lothbury, London EC2R 7HH England

More than money is buried inside the Bank of England. A very tall ghost haunts the bank as revenge for his bones being disturbed and his greatest fears being realised. It is said that the ghost would rattle the guns of the Guards inside the bank, stomp up the stairs, and terrify the tellers. Find out why the bank will now always be haunted by this gangly ghost.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Mary Woolnoth Church, King William Street, London EC3V 9AN England

This church is home to one of London's most famous ghost stories. Known as the Black or Bank Ghost, this phantom haunts Bank Station, The Bank of England and the surrounding area. If you're asked, 'Have you seen my brother?' by a woman in black, then you've definitely seen a ghost!

Whilst here, you will also hear the horrible secret of the Bank Station Booking Hall!


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Michael Paternoster Royal Church, St. Michael Paternoster Royal College Hill, London EC4R 2RL England

At this ancient church, you will learn about the most famous Lord Mayor of London and his feline friend. This remarkable ratter is said to still roam between this location and the next. Follow in his feline footsteps with your knowledgeable local guide.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AF England

In 1835, workers discovered a mummified body of an unknown person close to the church's altar. Placed in a display case and on public display until approximately twenty years ago, young children from the church would play with the mummified remains, which were affectionately known as ‘Jimmy the Mummy’. It is said that Jimmy still haunts this church and can be seen pointing to the spot where he was buried.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Williamson's Tavern, 1 Groveland Ct, London EC4M 9EH, UK

This pub is one of the most haunted pubs in London. Cited at the centre point of the City of London, the history of the pub includes Lord Mayors of London, Poltergeists and Phantoms, which petrify any police dogs who try to enter this premises.

Doors regularly bang, steps are heard, and with only one way out, you enter at your peril!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2 England

If you are born within the sound of the bells of this Church you are a Cockney or a ‘proper’ Londoner.

Rather than being haunted, this church is the most cursed in London. Burned, collapsed, accident prone, and the site of murders and even more deaths, learn why this church is so unfortunate.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Noble Street, Noble St, London EC2V, UK

One of the oldest parts of London. This street was where the original Roman garrison was stationed during their occupation of England and the founding of the City of London. The site of part of the Roman Wall and the Medieval Wall, Nobel Street is one of the places in London which has been linked with death from the moment it was founded. Famous for orb photos, strange goings on, and unusual occurrences, this is a place not to be missed if you want to see a ghost or experience the supernatural.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Anne & St Agnes Garden, Noble Street, London England

Below St Anne and St Agnes is one of London's many plague pits. Whilst here, learn how the plague affected London and how, even today, orbs are regularly seen and captured in people's photographs. Make sure to take a picture here and see if you can spot one of these mysterious objects.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden, King Edward St, London EC1A 7BA, UK

Originally home to the second largest Church in London, the ruins of this building are haunted by a number of ghosts. These spectres range from Queen Isabella, who, with her lover, led a rebellion against England's Gay King, a married couple who are seen constantly arguing, a religious prophetess, a Monk, and a greyhound. These ghosts make this location one of the most haunted in London and one of the most likely places to encounter the paranormal.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Temple Bar London, Paternoster Lodge, 2 Paternoster Sq., London EC4M 7DX, UK

Designed by the most famous British Architect, Sir Christopher Wren, this entryway once stood as the main western entrance to the City of London. It was here where traitors, crooks, and criminals (who had met a grisly end at the hands of English justice) had their severed heads placed on public display. Known for displaying the heads of these doomed men, this gruesome gateway is said to be haunted by the souls of the condemned.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Amen Court, Amen Ct, London EC4M, UK

From Amen Court, named after The Lord's Prayer, you can see some of the remaining walls of Newgate Prison. This ancient prison was known for being the most notorious jail in Britain. Today, children sing, run, and play over the bones of those men who were condemned to death. But why do children play here? And why do the people who live here in Amen Court have no idea that the foundations of their homes are built on bones?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Viaduct Tavern, 126 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AA England

The Viaduct Tavern is the most haunted pub in London. Haunted by a mischievous ghost called Fred, who likes to do harmless, amusing, but confusing things like flush the ladies' loos whilst being used, learn how a medium questioned this naughty ghost's identity.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

The Central Criminal Court is often referred to as The Old Bailey. Built on the old Newgate Prison site, this building is where people were hung in the street until 1868 and is home to one of the most famous ghosts in London, 'The Black Dog of Newgate'. Whilst here, you will learn all about the building's horrible history and why, if you see a large black dog in this area, you'd better update your will!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Holy Sepulchre Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ, UK

This Church houses an execution bell. This bell would toll just before an execution at the nearby Newgate Prison and Old Bailey. One of the clerks who would ring this bell is the subject of one of the most infamous and terrible ghost stories known in London, which started in the churchyard here and will be described in detail at your following location.

Whilst at the Holy Sepulchre Church, your guide will tell you all about the custom of ringing the bell. Who knows, you may see a condemned person climbing the gallows as they do so!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cock Lane, Cock Ln, London EC1A, UK

Cock Lane is where the story of the Church Clerk of Holy Sepulchre Church reaches its dramatic conclusion. Involving the greatest minds in London, who work to save a man's life, the main witness in the murder investigation is a young girl who is channelling the spirit of a dead woman who insists that she was murdered!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Golden Boy of Pye Corner, 35 Cock Lane, London EC1A 9BW England

This statue marks the furthest point west of the Great Fire of London. This cute, chubby statue once stood on the wall of a notorious pub, which stood on the same spot. It was here that the stolen bodies of the dead would be put on display for the Doctors in the nearby St Barts Hospital to buy and dissect.

Whilst at this location, you will learn about the gruesome practice of grave robbing, the resurrection men who robbed the graves, why fresh corpses were so highly prized at the oldest hospital in the world and how this demand for fresh flesh led to a series of murders!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: West Smithfield, W Smithfield, London EC1A, UK

One of the most famous execution sites in London, this is where famous rebels such as William Wallace and Wat Tyler were Hung, Drawn, and Quartered. This horrifying death is not the only awful way that people met their end here; many people were burnt at the stake, and some were even boiled alive! It is said that the smell of meat, blood and bone from the adjoining butcher’s market only added to the horror of these occasions.

Even the nearby Hospital St. Bart’s isn’t safe from ghosts! It is said that the oldest hospital in the world is full of poltergeists as well as patients, has a haunted lift, and students who work in the labs, rooms, and study areas late at night report strange goings on, and otherworldly presences even when they are alone!


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Bartholomew the Great, W Smithfield, Barbican, London EC1A 9DS, UK

The oldest church surviving church is haunted by its founder, Rahere, who can be seen hobbling around the building. Find out why he limps (after 700 years of walking normally), and who is to blame, on this horribly good ghost tour!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rising Sun, 38 Cloth Fair, Barbican, London EC1A 7JQ, UK

The Rising Sun was also a resurrectionist pub. This pub is one of the most haunted in London and is home to one of the most disturbing and disturbed ghosts in London. Nick-named ‘the sex pest ghost’ ladies on the tour might want to keep their wits about them as you learn why it's so difficult to find female staff who are willing to live on-site.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN England

The Charterhouse is our final stop and is a short walk from the Elizabeth Line entrance to Farringdon Station. Home to one of the largest plague pits in London, it is estimated that 50,000 people would be buried underneath these buildings…. That’s a lot of spirits and ghosts!

These buildings were originally home to several Monks who were executed during the Reformation, and the ghost seen the most is a phantom monk who is usually seen praying. Also glimpsed walking around Charterhouse is a Duke who lost his head (literally!), and before you leave, your guide will also explain how modern medical science might explain these strange goings on – as one of the most prestigious schools of psychiatry in the UK also happens to inhabit Charterhouse Square.

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • All guiding fees are included in the cost of this tour.

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Monument to the Great Fire of London, Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH, UK


Return Details

Farringdon Station, Cowcross St, London EC1M 6BY, UK

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Duration

2 hours


User's Reviews

S7617VItaylorh

12 Feb, 2024

What a great tour! I discovered so many hidden places between Monument and Charter House—I learned a lot in just 3 hours. Michael made time to answer questions at each stop and as we walked between locations. Dewi added some great tidbits, too! Would definitely recommend it!

674hp

06 Feb, 2024

Michael was a great tour guide, and the ghost walking tour lasted a nice amount of time and featured great locations with plenty of hidden (and haunted!) history. Great narration with lots of stories. Plenty of twists and turns to match the alleyways and lanes you'll traverse. I enjoyed the evening time slot and found the three hour tour (18:00 - 21:00) just the right length. Be sure to use the bathroom before setting out and bring a snack and some water. Don't be shy to ask questions; Michael gamely and knowledgeably fielded all sorts of queries from our group.

marytS6965NK

06 Feb, 2024

Michael was an amazing tour guide! He was so friendly, knowledgable, and informative, and he had us both spooked (ghost tour!) and laughing throughout! The ghost stories were so engaging, and you can tell Michael loves what he does and also cares deeply about creating an awesome experience for his audience. Would come to many, many more tours with you!

547rohanp

06 Feb, 2024

Michael was a great tour guide and made the experience fun and enjoyable! He had so much knowledge on each of the sites so definitely recommend.

rhysd743

03 Feb, 2024

I often forget how much has happened in London but this tour touched on many moments of the city's eccentric history and the "lively" characters that once populated it - and possibly still do. I enjoyed the stories, even if it was a worrying reminder of how many plague stricken bodies might still beneath the streets! We also multiple landmarks in the city, which was another eye opened just to how much has gone on in such a small part of such a large place. I will say, make sure you're wearing some comfortable shoes and stretch your calves before you start as there is it can be a bit enduring (but you will get your steps in for the day) !

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Fabulous Ghost Tour with Michael! Spooky, Fun, and Informative!

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