Join us for a sample of our haunted London walks and experience some of the old City’s more chilling spots.
Start your London Ghost Walk on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The cathedral itself is haunted by a whistling clergyman who shuffles across the chapel to the left as you ener via the north (left hand) door.
Stand and watch through the gate. See if the air goes chilly. If it does then listen carefully, for you might hear the dull tuneless whistle that marks the beginning of Whistler’s apearance. This is the first of your Haunted spots in London.
Walk away from St Paul’s Cathedral and turn first right into Ave Maria Lane. We have been exploring this thoroughfare on our Londoon walks for nigh on 28 years, and a real surprise awaits you.
Go left at Amen Corner and pause by the gates that lead to Amen Court. Ahead of you is an area of bushes and beyond them is a very sinister looking wall. Beyond this once stood Newgate Prison, one of London’s most notorious prisons.
The wall is haunted by the Black Dog of Newgate, a shapeless mass that slithers across the top of the walk, slides down into the courtyard and then melts away.
It is always accompanied by an obnoxious smell, and is sometimes accompanied by the sound of limping footsteps coming from the other side of the wall. So tread carefully!
Who’s for a drink? Or should I say spirits of another kind await. Backtrack and turn left along Ave Maria Lane, which soon becomes Warwick Lane.
Our City of London walks stop outside Cutlers Hall towards the top on the left, where there is a magnificent frieze above the window showing scenes of knife and fork making.
Turn left along Newgate Street go right at the traffic lights to cross to the Viaduct Tavern. This spectacular pub has a ghost known as Fred, that indulges in a great deal of prankish poltergeist activity.
Ask nicely at the bar and they’ll even take you down to their cellars where much of the ghostly activity appears to eminate from.
The pub makes for a nice location to wind down after your brief one of our Haunted London walks.
We’ll bring you another one later this week as part our commitment to sharing more of London with you.
We won’t just ask you to sit in a location and read about the places to be found nearby. We’re proud of our reputation for giving you step by step directions so that you can actually see the places for yourself, not just read about them!