Discover all the gruesome secrets of London Bridge during this ghost tour for two!
- London (London)
- Price for 2 Participants
Travel back in time to the days of medieval London and experience all the haunted wonders of this historical city.
Beginning at London Bridge, the London Bridge Ghost Tour will take you on a journey through the various locations in which some of London’s most paranormal beings rest. You will visit the world’s oldest operating theatre and pay a visit to the ghosts that still haunt England’s oldest prison. Due to popular belief, the London Bridge area was known as the land of lawlessness. Legend said that crossing the bridge lead you to the land of no return, and this was why the area was known for its supernatural encounters!
The 1.5 hour tour will take you through a variety of terrors, including prostitute graveyards and locations previously home to bear baiting and cock fighting. You may come upon the ghost of Miss Murray, still lingering around her favourite pub or even encounter body snatchers and the ghosts of the ladies of the night. The tour even includes a visit to a pub occupied by a canine ghost from the 16th century!
This tour will increase your understanding of medieval London and with help from some friendly ghouls, you will be experts on ghosts of London’s past. Perfect as a gift for lovers of the supernatural, or as a fun and different way to sightsee around the city.
The London Bridge ghost tour runs every Saturday from 19:30.
Additional tour on Friday 13th October at 19.30.
Current Available Dates:
26th August 2017
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September 2017
7th, 13th, 14th, 21st, 28th October 2017
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November 2017
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd December 2017
The minimum age for the London Bridge Ghost Tour For Two is 10
Experience Duration: 01:30
Time at Venue: 01:30
The London Bridge ghost tour lasts ninety minutes.
Participants: The London Bridge Ghost Tour For Two is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The tour has a maximum group size of thirty people.
Participants should wear clothing suitable for the weather, and comfortable walking shoes.
In particularly adverse weather conditions the tour may be cancelled. If this is the case then your experience will be rescheduled for another date.
This was a really fun Ghost tour. We learnt loads about the history of the London Bridge and our host was great at telling ghost stories!
London hides many a dark secret and gruesome tale in its winding streets. With the rich history that surrounds the capital, it’s no surprise that tales and rumours of the undead and ghostly spectres are frequently whispered amongst the locals…
On a dark and stormy Saturday night not so long ago, we were very excited to be given the opportunity to take part in a ghost tour of London Bridge, and check out some of these ghostly stories ourselves!
After arriving at London Bridge station and taking in the spectacular views of the Shard that dominate the skyline, we met Jennifer, our host for the evening. Jennifer gave us and the rest of the group a brief introduction to the tour. She spoke of the rather unsavoury history of London Bridge, giving us some ideas as to why it is known for supernatural occurrences.
We then set off on our ghostly adventure. First stop was London Bridge itself! Jennifer explained how in medieval times, the bridge was a bustling, traffic ridden structure that acted as the only crossing over the Thames for the whole city of London. And… how it was made of wood. Inevitably, fire broke out in the area and crept onto the bridge, causing a huge amount of Londoners to perish, trapped in the flames or by drowning in the depths of the river. This catastrophe explains why, to this very day, locals have reported hearing ghostly screams echoing from the murky depths of the Thames below the bridge.
Suitably on edge after the first of many chilling stories of the evening, we headed into the depths of Borough Market, stopping to hear about the hauntings of Southwark Cathedral. Next came chilling tales of pirate souls sold to the Devil and of ghouls named the “Winchester Geese.” These were not, as I first thought, ghostly feathered ghouls. But, the ghosts of former ladies of the night who masked their medieval smell by carrying posies of strong smelling flowers. These spectres presence have been reported by the faint waft of lavender lingering in the air…
Our next stop was The Anchor, a pub on the riverside that was the favourite watering hole of the sea fairing fellows that had docked in for the night. We were told tales of a ghostly canine that had saved his masters life after pirates had attempted kidnap and slavery! We popped into the pub for a quick drink and a sit down, enjoying the bubbly atmosphere of a busy London pub on a Saturday night, whilst all the time looking out for the phantom dog. Then it was time to get back to the river side and continue on our ghost trail.
Our final stops included a burial ground, the final resting place to many a wayward soul. This was probably the most heart wrenching stop of the tour, as Jennifer explained that this gated, shared graveyard was the final resting ground of the homeless and the unidentifiable. Back in medieval London, there was no way of knowing the names of the dead, unless identified by families. So records of the homeless often just read ‘An Infant’ or ‘A Chimney Sweep’.
To show respect for these lost souls, the locals have left a beautiful, if haunting, tribute to the dead that rest here. Ribbons with the names of the deceased written upon them and other mementos were tied to the gates in memory of these nameless bodies…
Feeling thoroughly spooked, the tour came to an end back at London Bridge. We had learnt a huge amount about the history of London Bridge and heard more than enough chilling tales and ghost stories that haunt the area. It was a fantastic way to explore London Bridge by night and a great evening activity with a difference!