7.30 pm on Fridays from Monument Tube
Meet just outside the Fish Street Hill exit
There's no need to book. A London Walk takes about two hours and costs £10 or £8 for concs. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent[s] go free.
It's blue dusk. Feeding time. Time to pierce the veil which hides the future after death. The time when rooftop cats look down – their eyes green as ringstones – and see things that maybe we shouldn't see. Down here in the creepiest part of London...in alleyways so narrow you can't open an umbrella in them. And so old they're cobwebbed with time. And cobwebbed with something else too. Cobwebbed with events that occurred long ago – events that under certain conditions can again "become dynamic". So when you see the unholy Trinity – and you will see it – and when silver dragons leer at you – and they will – and if you hear footsteps up a deserted alleyway – or voices of persuasion that whisper in the darkness – or catch a glimpse of a hooded, staring transparent figure – congratulations – you've just fed a haunting. It'll be back. And one day...so will you. Now who's for a really cozy pub?
The image below was sent in by a walker. "I snapped an old doorway in one of the alleyways we went through. It was dark but not that dark. There was nothing in that doorway when I took the photo. But if you look really closely – get the screen at the right tilt – I swear you can see a hooded figure in black standing there. The folds in the garment are pretty easy to see. Frankly, it creeps me out because whatever it is it definitely wasn't there when I took the shot." And for the record, that's not the only time that a walker's camera has caught something on a London Walks ghost walk that was not discernible to the photographer when he or she took the picture.
The Haunted London Walk takes place every Friday at 7.30 pm and every Sunday at 7.30 pm.
Meet your guide just outside Monument Tube (meet outside the Fish Street Hill exit, which is the main exit)
Monument Tube is on the Circle & District Lines
Guided on Fridays by Steve or Corinna
Guided on Sundays by Nick or Shaughan (he's the gentleman with the deadly pallor and swirling black cape! As the San Francisco Chronicle put it, "he's deliciously spooky!")
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.