London Ghost Walk

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  • Duration

    - 2.5 hours (approx)
  • London

  • Capacity

    - 40 persons per guide
  • Advance bookings only
  • Dress

    - This is a walking tour, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Departs


    In front of the Statue at the entrance to Green Park (take the Green Park exit from Green Park tube), Wednesday thru Sunday @ 7pm
  • Meeting Location


    Green Park
  • Final Destination


    The Tower of London Nrst Tube: Tower Hill

Description

London Ghost Walk

In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, life-like visions. The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to appease the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of the phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted. As one of the great urban centres of the modern world, the chaotic metropolis of London has one of the densest concentrations of paranormal phenomena, and this spooky walking tour brings the sometimes terrifying otherworldliness of this great city to life, or should we say death.....m...mwa...mwah....mwahhahahahahah! A valid Travelcard/Oystercard is required to take part in the London Ghost Walk as it involves numerous train journeys across London, some of them haunted!

Itinerary

London's most haunted park A forgotten plague pit, a 17th century duel and ghosts-a-plenty! • St.James's Palace Royal murder most horrid and a murky mystery behind this haunting • The most haunted house in London Spine-chilling tales of the macabre, not to be missed! • Royal Academy A modern haunting of screaming nuns slamming doors! • St.James's Park A beautiful walk through a Royal park pickled in history. • Westminster Abbey Ghostly monks and the execution of King Charles I • Westminster Bridge Jack The Ripper's ghost and a zombie film location • Tower of London 900 years of blood, death and intrigue makes this one of the most haunted places in the UK

London landmarks and attractions

  • Green Park
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Millenium Bridge
  • Mayfair
  • London's most haunted house
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London

Customer Reviews

Summary

5 star(s)  69.51% (155 vote(s))
4 star(s)  16.59% (37 vote(s))
3 star(s)  1.79% (4 vote(s))
2 star(s)  0.9% (2 vote(s))
1 star(s)  2.24% (5 vote(s))
“Enjoyable Tour But A Couple Of Recommdendations”
By Kensington25 (a TripAdvisor Member) on February 1, 2014
I really enjoyed this evening's ghost tour of London with our knowledgeable guide Joe. He was good fun and told me things about the history of London and some of its many characters that I did not know despite being a Londoner myself. His stories were amusing, gory and entertaining. I found them pretty fascinating and he clearly has a love for the subjects that he discussed. He has certainly inspired me to do some more research on the stories that he covered. You do not have to be a believer in ghosts or the supernatural to enjoy this tour as from a historic point of view it is very interesting.

I do though have a couple of minor niggles and recommendations that did not detract from the tour but I feel would enhance it. The first is that during the ferry journey there was no interaction with Joe. I think if we all sat close together, the boat only had three other passengers apart from our tour group, our guide could tell us about some of histories and stories of the buildings we pass.

However, here is my main niggle though it is one that can easily be rectified. At one point I did what tourists often do and filmed a bit of video footage on my mobile phone. As we were walking our guide came up to me and said discreetly and politely "Can I please ask that you do not take any video footage in future". None of this was for commercial use and I certainly had no intention of filming the whole tour. Just bits and pieces. I also noticed that I had not been the only person filming video footage.

It has never been an issue in the past on outdoor walking tours that I have been on as when filming has not been allowed it has always been made clear by the guide at the beginning and on the website that filming is not permitted so I would suggest that your website makes this clear as does your guide at the start of the tour to avoid any confusion, misunderstanding or potential embarrassment.

Apart from those minor niggles I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide did an excellent job. I will not hesitate to recommend it. Thanks for a fun, informative and enjoyable evening.

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“Ghost Tour of London”
By Cityfaninlondon (a TripAdvisor Member) on May 31, 2014
I do not usually do any of the tourist events in london but felt intrigued by the ghost tour of london having been on one in Edinburgh a long time ago and wished to compare. Perfect setting to begin with at Green Park and we were lead across many different areas of London with my favourite being the rare book store in Berkley square which the creepy story of what happened was expertly told to us by our guide Gary. The guide was excellent and full of knowledge about London and had an excellent sense of humour, even sharing some banter with one of the other people on the tour about their hat which got a good laugh from everybody. The tour included a free boat trip along the thames to tower bridge where the tour finishes.

The weather fortunately was calm and not too cold. Being an evening tour on a friday night I expected it to be a bit hectic walking through the london crowd but it was not that way. Only once did we nearly get lost from the group at a traffic light but I would recommend the tour to anyone and if they are lucky they will get to be guided by Gary as he just had what appeared to be a natural gift and made the evening superb

Visited March 2014

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“Interesting, good value for money”
By salsasmit (a TripAdvisor Member) on June 30, 2013
Bought a "Wowcher" deal for half price which included walk and boat trip. Excellent value for money, went very quick which is always a good sign. Started in Green Park then headed to Berkeley Square and learned some new info about London there and along the way, took the tube to Westminster and was told facts about Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Boat Trip (shame weather wasn't better!) to Tower Hill. Guide "Ferry" was excellent, extremely informed, clear knew his stuff - very obvious he is experienced at guiding and delivers good information. Big group which was split for 2 guides and there were parts of London that we visited that were busy and he looked after the group and we lost no one. He was interesting, informed and in places where relevant kept it light hearted. I would recommend this tour to new people to London and people like me who has lived in and around London for a long time, but walks past tree's, places and doesn't know the history. Enjoyed very much, despite the rain!! Wasn't scary, just "ghostly" interesting historic stories.

Visited June 2013

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“London Ghost Walk with Gill”
By CheekyScamp (a TripAdvisor Member) on December 28, 2013
Did the ghost tour last night with my boyfriend- loved it! Don't understand the reviews below, I went in knowing it was going to be a historic ghost walk so there would we walking (a lot) one train journey and a boat ride. Yes you was left alone on the boat, and I suppose I was expecting Gill to tell more stories during the 20 minute ride, but if I'm honest, after all that walking I was quite happy to just sit down in the warm and relax for a bit until reaching our next and final destination, Tower of London. You have to remember the boat is for the general public so I suppose this is why nothing is discussed. I really found the tour both interesting and educational, I was born in London and have lived around the area all my life and everything that was told I have never heard before. Especially the infamous Berkeley Square!
Although I did get this on a wowcher deal I would have happily paid full price.
Thank you Gill, will be recommending you and your company to friends. Hope your voice is back to normal soon!

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“Great British Tours Ghost Tour January 2014”
By Kayte60 (a TripAdvisor Member) on February 1, 2014
I went along on this tour with three friends on a perfect January evening, no rain, just a little ghostly cloud over a waning moon to set the mood. The tour was well organised with nobody lost or left behind. Our guide was John from Edinburgh who made the tour! He was informative, knowledgeable and had a beautiful speaking voice which carried to everyone in the group. He added personal experiences to the tales and made every attempt to engage the group. Extremely friendly and approachable. Sadly (or thankfully!),the only ghosts I saw were in my head brought to the fore by our guide's descriptive stories of each site we visited. Loved the trip down the river on the boat where there was the opportunity for a sit down, a rest room break and to purchase refreshments from the on board bar. You don't have to be super fit to participate, the tour is well paced with no arduous steps or hills. All in all a very enjoyable experience set in the best city in the world!


Visited January 2014

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