Halloween: Londoners share their spookiest spots in the city

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Coming up to Halloween we went to Brick Lane to ask Londoners what their spookiest spots in the capital are.

London is a city with a sinister past, home to Jack the Ripper and a history of witch trials and public executions.

The capital is full of haunted spots including Hampton Court Palace, frequently described as ‘one of the most haunted places in England’, the palace is thought to be home to the ghost of Catherine Howard, the 5th wife of Henry VIII.

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Tower Bridge is another iconic spooky spot, where thousands of executions took place. Legend claims that the ghost of Anne Boleyn, the beheaded wife of King Henry VIII, can sometimes be seen as her spirit walks around with her head tucked beneath her arm.

The city is also awash with creepy cemeteries and haunted inns and pubs, including the Ten Bells in Spitalfields and The Spaniard’s Inn in Hampstead.

Coming up to Halloween we went to Brick Lane to ask Londoners what their spookiest spots in the capital are.

Marian

“Since this area is famous for its Jack the Ripper associations I suppose for me that would be the spookiest thing.

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“That was pretty damn awful and my goodness was well over 100 years ago now.”

Obe

“London Dungeon comes to mind or walking home late at night in Camden town.”

We asked Londoners to share their spookiest spots in the capitalWe asked Londoners to share their spookiest spots in the capital
We asked Londoners to share their spookiest spots in the capital | Credit: Jack Abela

Marius

“Being on the Tube and people holding onto the bars. Sitting down and smelling their armpits when it’s busy, that’s scary.”

Ubaid

“I think it’s Putney Heath, near the Putney Bridge.That area is super jungle. Other than Putney it’s Soho.”

Let us know what you think is the spookiest location in London, send us your thoughts to [email protected], or let us know on social media.

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