Halloween is a fantastic time to visit England’s capital, with spooky events, shows and tours going on throughout the city, you won’t be short of things to do. London has an impressive history, so it comes as no surprise that it is home to some of the most haunted locations, here are some that are close to our Kensington hotel…
Famous for imprisoning the likes of Mary Queen of Scots, Guy Fawkes and the Kray twins, the Tower of London has earned a reputation of being one of the most haunted locations in Europe, with visitors often reporting ghost sightings. At Halloween, the historic building run ‘Tower Twilight Tours’ which give visitors special after-hours access to the spookiest areas.
Once home to Henry VII, Hampton Court Palace is no stranger to paranormal activity, with people reporting hearing the screams of Catherine Howard throughout the corridors. Aside from these reports, there has been numerous sightings of a ghostly figure roaming the grounds, an occurrence that was caught on CCTV in 2003. During the Halloween holidays, you can tour the palace after dark and learn more about the spooky stories and sightings.
Throughout October 2018 Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation will be hosting The London Month of the Dead, a series of 42 different events investigating the capital’s relationship with its deceased residents. Events will include a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive, taxidermy workshops, macabre walking tours and private views and a programme of weekend death salons with talks on subjects ranging from public dissection and body snatching to reincarnation and funereal folklore. Each salon will feature an authority in a field such as osteology, forensic pathology and the paranormal, who will offer their own perspectives and insights on mortality in the city.
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