General area of The Strand, London.
WC2 - General area of The Strand
This ghostly old lady has been seen walking along the roads in The Strand, dressed in Edwardian clothing.
WC2 - Halfway 2 Heaven public house (was the Golden Cross), Duncannon Street
Whistling and other noises have been reported in this 300 year old pub after it has closed.
WC2 - Holborn tube station
Unknown, late twentieth century?
An Egyptian Princess was said to haunt the British Museum underground station, but when it closed in 1933, her ghostly screams could still be heard emerging from the tunnels at Holborn.
WC2 - Howard Hotel, Temple Place
06 November 2004, 05:30h
A witness awoke to find a man standing at the end of the bed, looking towards the window. The entity was old with a short stature, with long curly hair and what looked like a long stem pipe in his mouth. After a few seconds the ghost disappeared, like dust motes.
James Street, London.
WC2 - James Street
Attacked and murdered on the way to fight a duel in the countryside, Mr Mohun was seen at the time of his death by a close female friend; his solid looking form walked into her room and then left via the same door, which was locked.
WC2 - James' Street
Lord Mohun appeared to a lady walking along this street at the moment he was killed in a dual at Chelsea Fields.
WC2 - Jenny's Hole, Adelphi
Jenny was a prostitute, murdered in 1875 in this area. Her murder can now be heard; screams echo around the area, the sounds of struggle before the air falls deadly silent. Occasionally, a rag covered body is also said to materialise.
WC2 - Lamb and Flag public house
Late twentieth century
This pub polt is blamed for moving client's belongings around the establishment.
WC2 - Lemon Tree public house, Bedfordbury
Broken ashtrays and glasses are often said to be caused by this pub poltergeist.
Lyceum Theatre, London.
WC2 - Lyceum Theatre
Unknown Ghost Type
A married couple in a box looked down into the stalls and could see, much to their horror, a woman with a severed head resting in her lap. They later recognised the head in a painting of a family which once lived on the site of the theatre. The ghosts of Ellen Terry and William Terriss are also said to haunt the theatre.
WC2 - Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
This figure, seen walking along the aisles of the theatre, was killed by a bomb dropped by a zeppelin in the First World War.
WC2 - Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road (no longer standing)
Killed in the trenches during the First World War, the manager came back to his beloved theatre, and watched the first performances of new shows to ensure they were up to scratch.
The National Gallery, London.
WC2 - National Gallery, gallery 16
25 September 1999
Picked up by CCTV cameras, a dark figure has been observed walking around the gallery at night. Gallery 42 is also said to be haunted; it is believed that a plague pit exists underneath.
WC2 - Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus
The debate to whether the ghostly ballerina to be found here is really Pavlova is still in motion. The building's other entity, Ivor Novello, died in 1951 but still watches performances from the back of the dress circle. Two seats are left unfilled during performances for the ghosts, although during the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child run, the seats were sold as normal.
WC2 - Peacock Theatre (was Royalty Theatre), Dean Street
Lady circa 1934, Dolphin from 1980s onwards?
A woman clothed in an outfit dating from the Queen Anne period is reported to descend the staircase here, slowly fading before she reaches the bottom. A short scream is said to signify her complete disappearance. The female ghost has not recently manifested and appears to have been replaced by the sound of a phantom dolphin which, during life, was kept in a small tank under the stage in the 1930s.
WC2 - Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Place
The ghost which is said to haunt this cinema is said to clear dirty areas and tweak the volume on films.
WC2 - Savoy Hotel
A phantom girl is reputed to haunt the fifth floor of the hotel. The same entity is also connected to a mysterious lift which does not really exist.
Somerset House, London.
WC2 - Somerset House, Strand
Nelson in Spring (reoccurring), woman in 1972
The ghostly figure of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson was said to manifest at Somerset House during Spring months. The entity would stride with purpose across the courtyard, heading towards his former office, but always vanished soon after being spotted. A wispy female ghost has also been spotted on site, drifting along a corridor.
WC2 - Staircase leading to a flat along Shaftesbury Avenue
Possibly early twentieth century
While accompanying a woman he recently met back to her flat, a young man was stunned when a gentleman ran past him in the opposite direction, with a look of horror on his face. The young man turned to see where the man was going, but he had vanished with no obvious place that he could have gone. The young man was shocked and headed home, leaving the woman on the staircase. The young man later found out the flat had a bad reputation and men would be lured there and robbed.
WC2 - Temple (exact location not given)
A certain room in Temple was haunted after a duel left one man dead, the manifestation a repeat of the fight.
WC2 - The Hummums, Covent Garden (was next door to the New Hummums which is now Tuttons Restaurant)
A manservant at these former Turkish baths reported seeing a man he knew on the cellar stairs - it later transpired that the figure had died several days previously.
WC2 - Vaudeville Theatre
Box office staff regularly smell a heavy herb-like perfume around them and backstage staff report noises and presences. A workman reported briefly seeing the feet of a woman and the bottom of a cloak pass him by (the rest of the person was obscured) after the building was closed for the night.
Waterloo Bridge, London.
WC2 - Waterloo Bridge, Embankment
The discovery of human remains near the bridge in the mid-twentieth century resulted in a ghostly apparition appearing for a few weeks after the incident. Earlier in the twentieth century, a criminal spotted a well-dressed young man on the bridge. As the criminal tried to grab the man, the young potential victim vanished.
WC2 - Wig and Pen Club, The Strand
Cromwell is said to return to the bar in search of his head, which was once displayed on a spike nearby. Another ghost, that of a lawyer who committed suicide in the 1800's, has also been spotted in the building.