Fall is the best time of the year for scares. London, like thousands of other cities and towns throughout Europe, has a long and somewhat sordid history. From murders to wars to disease and more, there is likely more than just a ghost or two haunting this old city if you believe in that kind of thing. Even if we don’t, we invite you to check out 5 of London’s most frightening experiences which may just make you change your mind.
Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper, the tour, is considered one of the best tours of London and for good reason. Led by expert guides, this tour takes you back to 1888 and the East End of London where Jack the Ripper is on a rampage, murdering and ruling the streets at night. The guides have a way of making you believe that Jack the Ripper once again roams the street and you, are likely to become the next victim…
The Tour takes place Every Night at 7pm and departs from outside Exit Four of Aldgate East Underground Station
Take a trip to the British Museum
The British Museum is an amazing historic site any time of the year but more than one creepy part of history can be found here. From death masks to mummies and more, this is one of the most famous museums in the world and worth your time.
Explore the London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is a chance for you to be afraid, very afraid. One of the many must see, this over 1.5 hour trip takes you back in time through storytelling. Authentic and real, it allows you to explore the city’s most infamous parts of history. This experience combines history and a fun time together.
This event takes place from October 1st – November 2nd
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Explore the Old Operating Theater and the Tower of London
If you aren’t looking for a tour but are looking for a more than a little haunted destination, head first to the Old Operating Theater. Actually a museum, it is one of the most unique museums in that it is the oldest operating theater in all of Europe. The Old Operating Theater is located in the roof space of an old English Baroque Church. Long lost, it was rediscovered and is now one of the many likely haunted destinations to choose from.
Last in our list is the Tower of London. More than just a popular visitor attraction, the Tower of London is considered one of the most haunted destinations in the city, perhaps the country. Founded in 1066, the Tower of London served as both a castle and a prison. What makes this destination so frightening is what happened to these prisoners. Punishments were more than a little harsh. From beheadings to the rack, this was just the beginning and many say that the spirits of these tortured souls often remain here today.
London is amazing but it can also be frightening. If a little fear is what you are looking for this fall, head to London and find out what you have been missing with Jandar Travel and Vacations.