Free Ghosts, Ghouls and Ghastly Murder Tour*

Free Ghosts, Ghouls and Ghastly Murders Tour*

     Schedule - See Calendar

     Meeting Point - Cleopatra's Needle

     Duration - 2 Hours

     Language - English

     Start Time - 7pm

     Price - Free

Ready to be scared?

When night falls in the city and mist settles in the streets, London becomes a very different place.


Londoners of old rise from their slumber and the spirits of the past return to haunt the living, but its not just the dead that you need to fear. For every patriotic hero, there must be villain and London has certainly had its fair share of those.


Join us as we explore the darker side of this city, encountering the serial killers, gangsters and monsters, both malevolent and murderous who have risen from the shadows to find infamy on these streets.

Or if you fancy something even more sinister, then why not check out our Jack the Ripper Tour?

Tour Highlights include:

  • The Thames Torso Murders

  • The London Monster

  • Haunted Underground Stations

  • Springhill Jack

  • Charles I's Execution

  • Charles II's Revenge

  • Amelia Dyer - London's most diabolical killer

  • The Ghost of St James Palace

  • Tales of scorned lovers, theatre loving phantoms, villainous Dukes and much more...


        Meeting Point - Cleopatra's Needle

We begin next to Cleopatra's Needle, just around the corner from Embankment underground station. The station is on the northern, bakerloo, circle and district line, and around a 10 minute walk from Waterloo Station and Temple Station.

We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the tour starts, it gives you plenty of time to meet the guide and grab a coffee or ice cream!

How do I find the Guide?

Head to Cleopatra's Needle, around the corner from Embankment Station, and look for the guide holding up a bright red umbrella.

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts next to Cleopatra's Needle, just around the corner from Embankment underground station, and the guide should be next to the Needle. The tour will finish near Green Park Underground Station. The exact location will vary depending on the guide and the day, but the guide will always let you know at the beginning of the tour.

Do I need to make a booking? Or cancel if my plans change?

Yes please. The number of bookings we receive dictates how many guides we send to run the tour. If we have 100 extra people turn up, its not going to be a good experience for anyone. Please be aware, we do not accept groups of 8 people or more. Even if you book separately, if you attend the tour as a big group, you will be turned away. If you are a group of 8 or more please contact us to enquire about booking a private tour. We'd be very grateful if you could cancel if you can no longer attend, as it could allow us to give your spot to someone else.

What if its raining?

If its raining, we will get wet! We always recommend you carry an umbrella in London, the weather really is that temperamental, but if we didn't run tours in bad weather, we wouldn't get to do many. Rain or shine we will be there waiting. Of course, if you don’t fancy standing in the rain with us we understand.

What should I wear?

Our tours are all walking, so we always recommend comfy shoes. Check the weather on the day of the tour, but we recommend bring a raincoat and some SPF just incase.

How is it free?*

We run all our tours on a pay what you think it’s worth basis. There is no booking fee for our free tours, and no payment is required before the tour begins. This means they are accessible to every budget. However our guides are all freelancers and don't get paid to do the tour, if you have fun then you can decide if you would like to tip your guide. The value is up to you, whatever fits in with your budget and your level of enjoyment. This also incentivises our guides to never stop trying to improve, as the system rewards the guides who provide the best quality tours. Tipping is always voluntary and our guides will never pressure you into it, but this is their job so if you have had fun, we ask that you take a moment to consider what it was worth to you.

How long is the tour?

The tour is roughly 2 hours long.

Prefer to join us on a Private Tour?

If you are booking for a group of 8 or more, or just want a more personal experience away from the crowds, then you can book this as a private tour. You can dictate the content, the route and the time or sit back and let your guide lead you.


For more information on Private tours click here.

Please note, ALL schools and educational groups should book a Private tour.