North London is home to some of London’s most gruesome sites.
North London is full of ghosts and gruesome stories of days gone by. Go for a walk in Highgate Cemetery and you could bump into a 7 foot vampire or witness an insane woman running after her children; the children that she herself murdered. There are 170,000 people buried in the cemetery with only around 53,000 graves. This means people are buried on top of each other. Must be cosy in those graves, no wonder the spectres need to get out for a stroll!
Dick Turpin, the infamous highway robber, used to frequent Spaniard’s Inn and use it as a watch point for unsuspecting travellers to terrorise on Spaniards Road just outside the Inn. His ghost can sometime be seen floating outside, along with one of his victims – a lady in white.
Not too far away on North End Way, if you pp into the Old Bull and Bush for a jar of North London’s finest ale beware of an old Victorian figure who looms in the corners. He’s not real! No one knew why this apparition appeared until an renovations of the pub revealed a Victorian clothes next to surgical equipment in the walls!
Closer to our time though, if you ever find yourself in Marylebone station late at night don’t forget to keep an eye out above you. In the early 2000’s a maintenance worker, while trying to sleep, was frightened out of the building when he opened his eyes and saw a Woman in Lace was staring down at him! That may not be too strange but when he realised she was floating that’s when it really hit home: the station is haunted!
Click on the map below and roll the disembodied hand over the red dots and you’ll see the name of the location and a synopsis of the sighting. You can make your own personalised North London ghost tour!
CLICK THE MAP AND ROLL OVER THE DOTS TO SEE WHERE THE GHOSTS HIDE IN NORTH LONDON!