Want to make your vacation to London a bit more interesting? Why not visit some Haunted Places in London! While it may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about things to do in London, it is sure to be a different experience. From haunted castles to some really scary stories, we have collected 5 Haunted Places in London perfect for a very different experience in the city!
Haunted Places in London
Bleeding Heart Yard
With a name like that it is hard to believe that this place is not haunted. Located in the North part of London, this cobblestone courtyard is one of the most famous haunted places in the city. The legend has it that Lady Elizabeth a young, beautiful and wealthy socialite of the 17 century had a ball on the grounds. One of her suitors, a European ambassador, took her out to the yard. This lead to speculation on her getting courted or something romantic happening between them. Instead, they found her body the next day mutilated on the grounds. But her heart, separate from the other parts of her body was still pumping blood. Rumour has it that you can hear her cries and asking for help when near it.
Bruce Castle used to be a manor house in Tottenham. The story about why it is haunted originates from when it was inhabited by Henry Hare and his young wife, Constansia Lucy. A lot of speculation and confusion surrounds this story. Some people say it began because Henry grew tired of his wife others say its because she got jealous over an alleged affair. Either way, she was banished to the highest room in the house where she allegedly jumped off killing both herself and her child. It is said that every year November you see her ghost in the window or grounds.
The Old Operating Theatre in the Museum of Surgical History
This museum has one of the oldest Operating Theatres in history. It is in the space that St Thomas’ Hospital used to be hundreds of years ago. The old operating theatre is a particularly eerie part of the museum. It is also the site of many unnatural deaths due to lack of surgical knowledge and innovation back then. Today, the rumor is that you hear the cries and screams of patients in pain in secluded corners near the theatre.
This story was quite recent as it came out in 2014. The story says that the manager of the Brookside Theatre arrives the day after a showing and sees that one of the chairs is misplaced. He thinks this is odd as he was the last to leave the night before. So he checks the CCTV footage and notices that the chair and a nearby table move on their own during the night. The spookiest part of the story is that they theatres hosted a psychic the night before!
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Greenwich Foot Tunnel is a well-known spooky and haunted place in London. This foot tunnel is an underground tunnel beneath the River Thames. It stretches from the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich. After sunset, it is dimly lit and is said to be one of the most haunted tunnels in London. This they say is due to the extreme silence beside the sounds of dripping water and echoed footsteps. The tunnel itself is already creepy. However, several witnesses allegedly claim to see an old couple dressed in Victorian clothes here as well!