WALKING HAUNTED LONDON
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Aimed at the most intrepid London visitors and residents, this walking guide wends its way through eerie and, in many cases, long-forgotten parts of England's capital city. From Deadman's Walk and the Screamng Wood to Dick Turpin and Jack the Ripper, professional tour guide and ghost hunter Richard Jones leaves no haunted house or lost soul unmentioned. Join him on a journey through shadowed alleyways, sleepy pubs and the darkest recesses of London's historic homes. This book presents atmospheric illustrations and route maps along with full details of transport, opening times and the moments when ghosts are most likely to appear.
The most informative I have seen so far., 22 December,
Jones has planned our trip out, step by step. I live in London, and I have
been on guided walking tours, but Mr. Jones has provided us with the
details and maps so that we may all explore on our on and take our time. I
am extremely excited about receiving his most recent book, "Haunted Britain
& Ireland". The only problem I have with the book is deciding which one I
should go on first.
A MUST-HAVE Book if
you're visiting London, March 5, 2001
EXCELLENT book. Very well
written and moves right along. Fantastic, simple maps that look easy to
follow--going to give them the test next time I'm in London. Even without
being in London, just reading the text was extremely enjoyable. I've read
TONS of ghost books; and he's found haunts of London I didn't even know
existed; along with the "old standard" ghosts of Tower of London. This book
is INDISPENSIBLE if you're visiting London--or if you just need a good
A splendid companion
for rambles in London!, July 1, 2000
Even for those who don't believe in ghosts! It's a good idea to have some sort of a quest when you travel, whether it be the search for the driest pub cider or the quintessential Wren spire. Without some such unifying theme, travel can become a pointless round of obligatory tourist stops. Hunting hauntings is an excellent quest because it inevitably involves two of the main joys of travel in England--history and atmosphere. I have spent four fascinating vacations in England seeking the most haunted site in the Isles and the ultimate English garden--with liberal dashes of theatre and museums for variety-and still I have only scratched the surface of each subject. "Walking Haunted London" was a wonderful addition to my most recent trip. I took the entire Chiswick walk (backwards) and did portions of the Old City, City of the Dead, Westminster, and Covent Garden walks. All creepily enjoyable! Not only are the walks well-described and the ghosts' stories enthusiastically recounted, but the book gives good hints about other important matters, such as cosy pubs and interesting historical sites on or near the routes. (By the way, I understand that Richard Jones also guides the "Original Psychic Ghost Walk" in London many nights of the year. I haven't taken this walking tour myself, but if his storytelling skills match his storywriting skills, it's probably great. If interested, check the TimeOut listings when in town.)