Walking Haunted London: 25 Original Walks Exploring London's Ghostly Past

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If ever there was a haunted city, it could be London-or so thinks Jones (Haunted Britain and Ireland), who runs a tour company, Discovery Walks. His new guide provides the curious with 25 walks that promise a plethora of historic-plus a few contemporary-ghostly sightings. Jones considers the Tower of London to be England's most haunted sight, but other areas of London fare equally well. In the chapter "Royal London," he tells of the headless woman in St. James Park and Mayfair's most haunted house. Even Buckingham Palace has its ghost: a monk in chains who appears only on Christmas day. Another chapter surprises with a more recent ghostly sighting outside Fortnum & Mason. For fans of blood and gore, Jones includes a chapter on Jack the Ripper's routes and murder sites. For each haunted walk, Jones provides easy-to-use information about the nearest tube station, distance and estimated duration of the route, best times to visit, and good spots to stop for refreshments. The maps are easy to follow, and the book is enhanced by numerous color photographs (none very scary, however). Ghostly spots outside London (e.g. Hampton Court, Windsor) are also included. This distinctive guide falls into the take-with category, but it does have a comprehensive index for those with research in mind. Recommended for larger travel and British history collections in public or academic libraries.
—Janet Ross

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566566926
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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