Haunted London by James Clark
Ghosts and legends of Central London
Published by The History Press, 2007
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5 out of 5: "Many of us go to London knowing that many of the places & buildings are older than we would
care to believe, but the hidden history is also fun to find out. With this book you will read it and will
be amazed just how many well known places are haunted. This book gives the places and the history behind
the ghosts, a great book to take with you on a day visit or to plan your trip to take in these places. Ever
fancied walking in the steps of Jack the Ripper?"
(Reviewed on Amazon by Mrs. Lisa A. Parrott)
4 out of 5: "If you're looking for a gazetteer of London hauntings this isn't the book for you. The author has
focussed on drawing more detailed sketches of well-known, and less well-known, hauntings in selected
areas of London. This gives a lot of good colour to the capital's ghostly history, and gets far more
interesting due to the depth. I especially liked the focus on the history of Hyde Park.
"This is a well produced book, with plenty of relevant pictures accompanying the text, shame they're
all mono but that doesn't really detract from the overall quality of the book.
"This is the second book in this series that I've bought, and I'd recommend them to anyone who wants
more detail, especially if you plan on visiting the sites."
(Reviewed on Amazon by Michael A Upton)
5 out of 5: "I really enjoyed this book. It covers a lot of famous London landmarks (Houses of Parliament,
10 Downing Street, St James's Palace, St Paul's, etc) and gives a nice depth to the stories. It's
also a very handy size and weight for carrying around and this makes it ideal for taking to London
with you when you visit. Handy map included at the end."
(Reviewed on Amazon by "mattydon")
From back cover:
"From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena
to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains new and
well-known spooky tales from famous sights and buildings in the centre of London.
"Drawing on historical and contemporary sources 'Haunted London' contains a chilling range
of ghostly phenomena. From the monk ghost who clanks his chains on Buckingham Palace's terrace
every Christmas Day, the phantom horse-bus that occasionally rattles along Bayswater Road to the
haunted Pig Tree, a terrifying apparition that frequents Green Park, the colourful tales featured
here create a scary selection of ghostly goings-on that is bound to captivate anyone interested in
the supernatural history of the area."
THE WEST: FROM KENSINGTON TO MAYFAIR
No. 50 Berkeley Square
ROYAL LONDON: AROUND THE GREEN PARK AND ST JAMES'S PARK
The Green Park
St James's Park
St James's Palace
WESTMINSTER: POLITICIANS AND PRIESTS
No. 10 Downing Street
The Houses of Parliament
THE RIVER THAMES: AROUND THE VICTORIA EMBANKMENT
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
THE CITY: LONDON'S HEART
The Bank of England
St Paul's Cathedral
The Old Bailey
THE TOWER: TOWER HILL AND THE TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London
THE EAST: GHOSTS OF JACK THE RIPPER'S VICTIMS
Mary Ann Nichols
Mary Jane Kelly