London's shadowed alleyways, ancient buildings and misty open spaces simply swarm with phantoms - spirits of the famous and the forgotten, the lovelorn, the loveless, the damned, and the damnable. Paranormal London takes the bold ghost seeker on a hair-raising journey to visit and explore some of the capital's spookiest places. We visit the haunts of murderers and sail on a phantom boat. There are close encounters with chilling manifestations at infamous No. 50 Berkeley Square and you can hear wails and tormented screams from Jack the Ripper's eternally restless victims as they roam the East End's cobbled streets. You can find a headless duke, visit the graves of plague victims and come into contact with an unseen force that tries to push you downstairs.
Many of the city's most famous landmarks are haunted, but hundreds of lesser-known sites claim paranormal happenings - pubs, hotels, parks and tunnels, churches, roads, Underground stations, banks, cinemas, council estates and the lake in St James's Park. If you are not a true believer in the paranormal when you start to read this book, you will be by the end.
Gilly Pickup is a journalist and author. She writes about travel and cruise, wellbeing, food, health, history, art and culture, wildlife, arts, gardens and the paranormal for publications such as the Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, The Scotsman, Woman's Own, Discover Britain, My Weekly and Sainsbury's Magazine. Extracts of her work are available at www.gillypickup.co.uk. She is also the author of The A-Z of Curious London.