6 Creepy tours perfect for Halloween

October. The month of crisp leaves and cold nights, but more importantly, Halloween. Take a break from alcohol-induced fancy dress parties or messy student nights and delve into London’s backstreets. Explore the city’s bloody and historical past and immerse yourself in everything petrifying…If you dare. 

Use this map to make visiting these locations easier.

The London Jack The Ripper Walk

Prostitution. Mutilation. Murder. All heinous crimes surrounding by the infamous Jack The Ripper. Take a late-night stroll around the hidden alleys of the East End, discovering the enigmatic terrors and horrors that swamped the city during the Ripper era.  

Duration: 2 hours 

Location: East End 

Price: From £15.00

Purchase tickets: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/AttractionProductReview-g186338-d11467965-Jack_the_Ripper_Walking_Tour_in_London-London_England.html

London Ghost Walk

Visit the city’s most haunted locations that play host to the eerie and unearthly.  Immerse yourself in the unknown and travel to the execution site of King Charles I as well as walking the exact halls that St. Magnus the Martyr is said to roam and wonder. 

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Location: Green Park

Price: From £26.00

Purchase tickets: https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/london-l57/london-ghost-walk-25-hour-guided-tour-with-boat-ride-t44674/

 

Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour 

Follow the same paths of detectives Holmes and Watson as they uncovered cryptic crimes and mysterious murders that grasped London in the 1880s.  Ensue and discover the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic characters and enter the world of puzzles and bewilderment. Mimic the pairs movements and visit their favourite gentleman’s clubs and hotspots.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Westminster

Price: From £20.00

Purchase tickets: https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/london-l57/sherlock-holmes-tour-of-london-t25865/

London’s Ghost & Execution Tour 

Delve into London’s cruel and bloody past and be led into the alleys and streets of Victorian England where many spent their last few moments. Hunt for the tormented and unsettled souls including that of Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) who is said to roam and wander by St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

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Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes 

Location: Westminster 

Price: From £12.00

Purchase from: https://www.getyourguide.co.uk/london-l57/halloween-ghost-tour-t120578/

Tower Twilight Tour 

The Tower of London. Infamous for its unmerciful acts of torment and torturous deaths. Countless historical figures were brought here and were met with their untimely deaths including that of Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes. This twilight tour will take you to the heart of London’s gruesome history and enable you to visit the Tower’s most poignant places including Traitor’s Gate and The Scaffold Site.  

 

Photo credit: The Historic Royal Palaces Press Office

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Tower Hamlets

Price: From £27.50

Purchase tickets: https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/tower-twilight-tours/#gs.bs1i9m

Ham House Evening Ghost Tour

Dating back to the seventeenth century, this mansion has housed many distressed souls. One of her more famous residents include Elizabeth Maitland, Duchess of Lauderdale, who lived in the echoed chambers of Ham House until her death. She is said to still wander the grounds, with frequent taps of her walking stick being heard and wafts of her ancient rose perfume filling the lungs of many visitors. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Richmond

Price: From £25.00

Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-ghost-tour-tickets-70739637159

Words by Peri Taskiran

Featured image by Historic Royal Places