The leaves are just starting to turn, the weather is a bit more crisp in the morning, and everything and anything is pumpkin spiced flavored. Fall will soon be upon us, and with it comes many of our favorite holiday, Halloween and all the scary and otherworldly beings this holiday embodies. Who doesn’t love a good scare at any age? If you are planning on heading to London during the fall season, there are a few places to visit, places which will scare even the bravest of souls. Today, William Bailey Travel invites you to take a closer look at 3 of the spookiest London has to offer.
If you like to stay at interesting and unique lodgings Clink Hostels might be just what you are looking for. This place isn’t for everybody. As the name would lead you to believe, this hostel was built inside a 19th century courthouse, and offers 7 authentic prison cells to sleep in. The cells have original features like barred windows and you can choose to stay in solitary confinement or share a cell with your favorite partner in crime. This will truly be a unique experience and who knows what you will see at night…
The Tower of London saw many beheadings over the centuries. During one time period, the heads were even displayed on spikes for all to see. It should come as no surprise that this World Heritage Site is said to be haunted. The most famous of these ghosts is Anne Boleyn, one of Henry the VIII’s wives. It is said that you can smell her perfume while she is haunting. The Tower holds many gory stories of torture, and many of the undead still call this their final home.
Scary London would not be complete without a Jack the Ripper Tour. He is one of the most infamous serial killers in the history of the world. Jack the Ripper killed between 5 and 11 women between 1888 and 1891. He was never caught and to this day, his identity remains a mystery. You can take a Jack the Ripper walking tour and visit the places that his victims were found and here the gory details that go along with their murder. They are sure to send chills tingling down your spine.
You will never look at London quite the same once you have experienced the darker, scarier side of this outwardly proper British city. Do you dare???