Released: September 2014
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 180 x 110mm
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Be frightened; be very frightened! Discover the extraordinary haunted heritage of the nations capital.
London is the most haunted city in the world. There are more haunted places within its boundaries than anywhere else. Many locations are haunted by more than one ghost.
Perhaps this should not surprise us, for London is an ancient city with a rich and at times bloody history. It has been a melting pot of cultures since the Roman invasion, and the base of government and the reigning monarchs since the Dark Ages. It has long been the most populated place in the British Isles.
Ghosts have been encountered in many of London’s famous locations, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral. Most of the older theatres in the West End are also haunted and so too is the River Thames and several of the bridges that span it.
The ghosts themselves range from kings and queens, actors and clergymen, through to the evil Jack the Ripper and his unfortunate victims. Many are of people whose identity we may never know. Some ghosts are unidentifiable because they are never seen, merely heard. Others are weird, formless things. Some are positively dangerous.
And be warned: a number of the stories behind London’s hauntings are decidedly gruesome and you may find them unnerving.
In London Ghost Stories the author has highlighted some of the most celebrated haunts and has focused on places in Central London that are generally accessible to the public. There are many more to discover, however, both in the city and in the suburbs. We hope this book will whet your appetite and encourage you to further explore the capital’s haunted heritage – if you’re brave enough.