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9. Haunted Tube Stations in London

London has a number of purported haunted Tube stations including the Black Nun at Bank, looking for her banker brother who was executed for forgery in 1811 and at Covent Garden, the ghost of an actor who was stabbed near the Adelphi Theatre in 1897. People have also reported hearing the Screaming Spectre, the ghost of a murdered 13-year-old trainee hatmaker from 1758 at Farringdon station.
Haunted Tube Stations in London

London, United Kingdom

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8. Jack the Ripper Tour

One of the most infamous serial killers in history was Jack the Ripper. Between 1888 and 1891 anywhere from 5 to 11 women were murdered by Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was never caught and to this day his identity is unknown. Today, you can take a Jack the Ripper walking tour and visit many of the locations where his victims were found.
Jack the Ripper Tour

PO Box 53131, London E18 1UW, United Kingdom

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7. The British Museum

Death looms large at the British Museum. Check out the Colombian death masks, Japanese coffins and the amazing wax death mask of Oliver Cromwell. And, of course, the British Museum has whole rooms dedicated to those macabre, death-obsessed ancient Egyptians, including the tomb-chapel of Nebamun and lots of mummies!
The British Museum

Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom

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6. The Ghost Bus Tour

The Ghost Bus Tour takes you around London, the West End and even goes south of the River Thames. Onboard, actors and technical trickery combine to create a complete scare tour experience. An eerie conductor provides the commentary for this tour, which explores the haunted palaces, unmarked burial grounds and the skeletons in the capital’s cupboard.
The Ghost Bus Tour

8 Northumberland Ave A400, London WC2N, United Kingdom

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5. The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs

The London Bridge Experience is a 2-part tourist attraction situated within the arches of London Bridge. First enjoy a fascinating trip back in time as the London Bridge Experience delves through the history of the bridge, from the Druids to the Victorians. The second part is a full on scare attraction that utilizes special effects, computer-generated imagery and real characters. The attractions have been voted the UK's “best year-round scare attraction” for 3 years running.
The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs

2-4 Tooley St London Bridge, London SE1 2SY, United Kingdom

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4. The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon allows visitors to delve into the ancient capital’s most horrible history experience. Featuring live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects, the Dungeon is truly interactive, bringing the horrors of historic London to life.
The London Dungeon

Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

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3. The Grenadier

Originally built in 1720 as the Officers Mess for the First Royal Regiment of Foot Guards, the Grenadier became a licensed premise in 1818 to serve as The Guardsman Public House; it was later renamed The Grenadier. Steeped in history, it's believed the pub was once home to an officer's mess and a favorite haunt of soldiers. A vicious murder is said to have sparked the hauntings, which over the years have petrified locals and experts alike. Spooky occurrences including footsteps heard in empty rooms, unseen hands rattling, moving chairs and cold spots have all been reported by guests, patrons and staff.
The Grenadier

18 Wilton Row Belgrave Sq, London SW1X 7NR, United Kingdom

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2. Tower of London

Not only is the Tower of London a World Heritage Site and one of the capital’s favorite attractions, it’s also home to many inhabitants of the undead variety -- with a past full of beheadings, hangings and tortures. Some of the most-sighted ghouls include the Princes in the Tower, allegedly murdered by their uncle Richard III, Anne Boleyn and the White Lady, who apparently brings a strange perfume smell with her on her hauntings.
Tower of London

London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom

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1. Highgate Cemetery

By night, Highgate Cemetery depicts something out of a horror movie. Eerie crooked gravestones, headless angels covered in ivy and dark overgrown passages between the tombs make Highgate Cemetery Britain’s No. 1 ghost spot. Despite its chilling atmosphere, by day the cemetery showcases some of Britain’s most spectacular Gothic architecture, offers fascinating guided tours and is also the burial place of Karl Marx.
Highgate Cemetary

Swain's Ln, London N6 6PJ, United Kingdom

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