London is a city synonymous with the supernatural and there are many attractions here to reflect this obsession with the paranormal.
From the terrifyingly bleak Greenwich Foot Tunnel to the gruesome Hunterian Museum, the capital is filled with creepy alternative sights that offer a welcome break from the likes of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.
One of the most popular spectre-themed things to do in the city is the Necrobus Company’s nighttime ghost tour of London.
The tour combines a sightseeing trip of London with theatrical elements to brilliant effect; you won’t know whether to laugh or cry on this memorable trip. A bus trip with a difference, the black Routemaster buses are said to have been originally used to transport dead bodies to funerals outside of the capital.
Taking in the likes of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and much more, you’ll be shown the dark side of these historic monuments as their gruesome histories are revealed.
Tours run daily at 7.30pm and again at 9pm from Northumberland Avenue, next to Trafalgar Square. To get here, all you need to do is take the District Line from Earl’s Court to Embankment Tube station; the start of the tour is a few minutes’ walk from the here and you will see the spooky bus stop opposite the Sherlock Holmes pub.
Children under five years of age go free, but are not entitled to a seat.
It is best to book online to avoid disappointment during the peak season; however, there is the possibility to get last-minute tickets on the actual bus itself, this is more likely during the off-peak months and not recommended for large groups.
Other top haunted hotspots in London include Highgate Cemetery, the Tower of London, and of course the horrifying Jack the Ripper tour in Whitechapel.