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James Street, Covent Garden

In 1696 the antiquarian John Aubrey (12 March 1626 – 7 June 1697) published his Miscellanies which included the following account of an apparition being seen in a house on James Street, Covent Garden. Read More »

Jane Maria Clousen

Eltham Murder Case

On 25th April 1871 a policeman discovered a young woman named Jane Maria Clousen on her hands and kness on Kidbrooke Lane in Eltham. She had been beaten by a hammer and died of her injuries five days later in Guy’s Hospital. She was only seventeen years of age. Read More »

Keats House

Keats House is a museum based in a building that was originally two semi detached houses known as ‘Wentworth Place’. Read More »

King Lud & Ludgate

Ludgate is commonly accepted as having been named after the mythical King Lud, who according to legend founded London. King Lud who is said to have been buried at Ludgate appeared in texts such as Geoffrey of Monmouths (born circa 1100 – died circa 1155) Historia Regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain). Read More »

King Street, Westminster

The following account of an experience on Westminster's King Street (which no longer existes) was published in 'The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain' by John Ingram (1897). Read More »

Kit's Coty House

A Bronze Age cromlech is said to mark the grave of Kit, who was killed in a fifth century battle. The battle is also said to be re-fought by ghostly soldiers.

The Langham Hilton, London

The Langham Hilton which opened in 1865 as Europes first grand hotel is situated on Portland Place and is supposed to be haunted by a number of ghosts. It was once owned by the BBC and many of the accounts come from journalists staying there. Read More »

Ley Lines and The Highate 'Vampire'?

Ghostly happenings around Highgate are not only confined to Highgate Cemetery and The Flask. Read More »

Leyton Cross Big Cat (2010)

There have been several reports of big cats in the Dartford Heath area. A Newshopper article by Alison White in 2006 confirmed that four sightings had been reported in October and November of that year. Read More »

Lincoln's Inn Phantom Bird

There is a strange tale of a phantom bird like creature that in 1913 attacked and killed a young barrister named Charles Appleby in offices connected to Lincoln’s Inn, the oldest of the four Inns of Court in London. An account of this haunting appears in True Ghosts & Spooky Incidents by Vikas Khatri. Read More »

Liverpool Street Underground Railway Station

Receiving roughly 123 million visitors per annum, Liverpool Street Station is considered to be the third busiest station in the United Kingdom. It is built on the site once occupied by the original Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlam) and is reputedly haunted by an ex-patient of the infamous asylum. Read More »

Lost Society Bar

Based in what was a sixteenth century barn, the Lost Society bar restaurant on Wandsworth Road is reputed to be haunted by a murdered flower seller named Rose Deveraux. The barn was once part of the Clapham Manor Estate and who’s main house was once the venue for a banquet in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Read More »

Mad Ghost, Dartford Heath

The following description of a haunting appears in the Perception 9 article on Dartford Heath. ‘The 'Mad Ghost' appears to be of 20th century origin and is very much associated with the asylum that once occupied the area around Bracton Lane. Read More »

Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols, Whitechapel Victim

Polly Nichols

In the early hours of 31st August 1888, the body of Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols nee Walker was discovered in a stable entrance on Buck’s Row (now Durward Street). Nichols was the first Whitechapel murder victim of the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. Read More »

Mary Jane Kelly, Whitechapel Victim

13 Millers Court

Mary Kelly was brutally murdered on 9 November 1888 and although it has been debated about, she is generally believed to be the final victim of Jack the Ripper who killed five prostitutes around Whitechapel in the later months of that year. Read More »

Mary Pearcey

Mary Pearcey

Mary Pearcey was executed on 23 December 1890 for the murder of Phoebe Hogg and her infant daughter also named Phoebe. Some elements of this murder were similar to the 1888 Whitechapel murders and Mary has been considered as a potential candidate for being Jack the Ripper. It is also claimed that her apparition has been seen, wandering the streets around Whitechapel. Read More »

The Morpeth Arms

The Morpeth Arms (1)

‘Traditional and haunted pub! Full of character, the Morpeth Arms pub offers great views of the Thames and charming service.’ The Morpeth Arms, run by Youngs Brewery is a grade II listed building dating back to 1845. Read More »

Mothers' Hospital of the Salvation Army

Mothers' Hospital of the Salvation Army, opened as the Ivy House Maternity Hospital in 1884 at 280 Mare Street, Hackney. It changed its name to Ivy House Hospital in 1913 when it moved to 153 - 165 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney and eventually took the name Mother's Hospital in 1922. Read More »

Old London Bridge

London Bridge

Around the area where the old London Bridge stood there is a tradition that ghostly cries for help can be heard as if people are drowning in the River Thames. This dates back to a dark time in English history and the cries are thought to be those of a group of Jews that were tricked by a ships captain in 1290. Read More »

Old Red Cow, Smithfield

The Old Red Cow (or Ye Olde Red Cow as it was known) is considered to be one of Smithfield’s oldest pubs, though its current building dates from 1854. It is said that the apparition of a former landlord, sometimes referred to as Dick O’Shea, was seen in the year following his death (1981) sitting watching customers from an upstairs balcony.

Olympic Park Predator

On 14 December 2011 The Daily Mail featured the following article by Chris Parsons entitled 'Killer beast stalks Olympic Park as experts fear alligator or python is on the loose'. Read More »

Osterley Park House

Osterley Park House, which is reputedly haunted by a white lady, started as an Elizabethan mansion dating from the 1570’s, built as a country retreat by Sir Thomas Gresham (born 1519 – died 21 November 1579). Read More »

O’Neills (Formerly The Plough), Clapham

O’Neills is the current name for the pub at 196 Clapham High Street, but previously it has been known as both The Goose and Granite and The Plough Inn. The Plough Inn gained a reputation for being haunted during the 1970’s and as the publicity was deemed by the pubs proprietors as being detrimental to the business they removed their landlord, Mr Felwyn Williams* Read More »

Phantom Horse and Carriage

The Perception 9 website has an article that looks at the various haunting and strange experiences on and around Dartford Heath. Read More »

Phantom Ritual

According to the Perception 9 article on Dartford Heath, ‘There also are groups of night haunting ghostly figures that have been witnessed, ranging from a witch's coven that is in full ritual; their coven sited into the heath, just south of Shepherd's Lane. Read More »



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