My close encounter with a London Ghost last week!

It’s still a few days before Halloween and I have a whole plethora of Halloween themed posts as well as from history such as Corpse Roads and Dancing on the Dead at Enon Chapel – The Victorian Sensation! to more recent scary goings on such as The Enfield Poltergeist.

For a simple post today though, just a few days ago I may have had my own encounter with a ghost.  I was walking round a deserted City of London; I wasn’t giving a tour and especially not our Ghost Walking Tour but just for a minute my route took me along one of the locations on our ghost walk.

It was down a very dark alley in broad daylight just a few minutes walk from the Bank of England and so in the very heart of London but it was also in an ancient walk-way that one way or the other may be a millennia or two old and the buildings though not particularly ancient are a number of centuries old.

It is always a bit atmospheric as I like to put it and I told my friend how tourists always like it here due to its Jack The Ripper-like vibes.  The ghost on our walk near here is supposedly from a similar era but that’s not to say these alleys weren’t ancient when young Jack was knee high to a grass-hopper!


As you can see from the photo above, it isn’t particularly the sort of place you’d want to be alone at night and if it wasn’t just round the corner from the Bank of England, you probably wouldn’t want to go here in the day time.


If you have a look at the photo above which is a close up black and white zoom of the far wall then you might just be able to make out a ghostly figure with someone wearing medieval clothing and also a rather scary looking face peering over its shoulder.

Or maybe it’s just the way the light is shining off the wall.  Can you see it?  I know I will have it on my mind the next time I take a short-cut down there!

Happy Halloween 🙂 

About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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2 Responses to My close encounter with a London Ghost last week!

  1. Contractions of Fate says:

    My eyes are too bad to see the medieval figure, but I can see a grey figure at the bottom left of the oval you drew. What the hell is THAT!



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