Greater London - W1

 
 


Major Henry Bradell

Location: W1 - Naval and Military Club, Piccadilly
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Killed in the blitz, the Major is often seen smiling as he walks post mortem through the club.


 
 


Angels

Location: W1 - Peckham Rye
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1760s
Further Comments: The artist William Blake experienced visions during his time here, including a tree filled with angels and angels walking towards him along the road.


 
 


Red Haired Woman

Location: W1 - Piccadilly, outside Fortnum & Mason
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A journalist recalled the story of helping a wealthy socialite from a taxi in Piccadilly, only to discover a few hours later that the woman in question had died three days before the event.


 
 


Murder

Location: W1 - Private flat along Old Burlington Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bedroom in a flat along here is reportedly so haunted that no one has ever spent two nights in the room.


 
 


Electricity Problems

Location: W1 - Private property along Brendon Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2002
Further Comments: This property was home to strange and erratic gas and power outages, an external door which would open by itself, and a low-toned voice which would talk in the kitchen.


 
 


St Thomas' Church

Location: W1 - Regent Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1921
Further Comments: The ghost of a previous rector has been seen several times either praying at the altar or walking down the aisle.


 
 


Prisoners

Location: W1 - Rose and Crown public house, Old Park Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once housed in the basement of this pub prior to hanging, the shades of those killed are still lurking here.


 
 


Faraday

Location: W1 - Royal Institution, Albemarle Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Home of the famous Christmas Lectures, Michael Faraday's spirit has been felt by several scientists while in the main lecture hall.


 
 


Actor or Highwayman?

Location: W1 - Sheppeys Restaurant, Shepherd Market
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This tall, dark stranger has often been observed standing in the shadows, his face obscured to make identification impossible, though it is speculated he is either a highwayman or a thespian.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: W1 - St George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid - late 1960s
Further Comments: This phantom grey lady was thought to be a former nurse. While anyone could hear her footsteps echoing down corridors, she was said to only appear to the very ill, some of whom claimed to have spoken to her.


 
 


Kneeling Priest

Location: W1 - St Thomas's Church (no longer standing), Tenison Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1921
Further Comments: This phantom was observed praying before the altar, before silently moving off and vanishing.


 
 


German Officer

Location: W1 - The Langham Hotel, Room 333, Langham Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: BBC Workers staying in room 333 have been awoken at night to find a man dressed in uniform standing in their room - it is reportedly a German officer who killed himself by leaping from the room's window just prior to the start of World War 1. The upper floors of this building are haunted by a butler dressed smartly, carrying a tray. It has been speculated that he is not a butler, but an early radio presenter wearing a dinner jacket.


 
 


Housemaid

Location: W1 - Unidentified house in Hyde Park Place
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: June 1884
Further Comments: A lady in the house reported seeing a maid ascending the staircase, a mere two steps in front of her - the servant vanished once the guest reached the top.


 
 


Clock

Location: W1 - Upper Gloucester Place, Portman Square
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth / early twentieth century
Further Comments: A house located in the square was haunted by a clock that chimed prior to a death in the family.


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