London - Paranormal Database Records

Blitz Bodies

Location: SE1 - Leather Exchange public house, Leathermarket Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The cellar of this pub was used as a make shift mortuary after a heavy bombing raid during World War 2. Staff maintain that the presence of the dead remains.

Self Locking Door

Location: SE1 - Lollards Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to contain the spirits of many a former prisoner, one door in particular is renowned for locking and unlocking itself.


Location: SE1 - London Road Depot (Bakerloo Line)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is thought to be haunted by a nun who is connected to a nearby Roman Catholic school.

After Hours Drinking

Location: SE1 - Market Porter public house, Stoney Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: People walking past this pub late at night have reported seeing ghostly figures standing at the bar, just visible through the windows.

Bloodied Hands

Location: SE1 - Old Vic, Waterloo Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly woman has appeared several times, always clasping her bloodstained hands. Some believe that she was an actress, and that the blood is fake - used for a stage production of a Shakespearian play.

Angel of the Thames

Location: SE1 - River Thames, close to the London Eye
Type: Other
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: At least four people have reported seeing an angel hovering over the River Thames in 2006. Some people say the sightings date back to 1666, the Great Fire of London, while other recent sightings have occurred around war time. Others have called the sightings a hoax, naming people behind a charity event as being responsible for the 'sightings'.

Slamming Doors

Location: SE1 - Site of Waterloo Necropolis Railway, now a training school
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990 onwards
Further Comments: Some staff at this railway training school allegedly now refuse to work at night in 'A' block, due to classroom and other doors slamming shut by themselves.

Grey Nurse

Location: SE1 - St Thomas' Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century, prior to a death of a patient
Further Comments: This figure, reluctant to leave her job, has been mistaken for a real nurse - until she vanishes into thin air. Although her facial details are perfect, no one has been able to place or identify her. Some have reported that patients who spotted this phantom woman died soon after, while other stories say that the ghost is cut off from the knees down.

Noisy Room

Location: SE1 - Thomas a Becket public house, Old Kent Road
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: At one time, the landlord here claimed he had a room so haunted upstairs that nobody could spend more than five minutes inside without fleeing in terror.

Key Carrier

Location: SE10 - Catherine House, Blackheath Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in dark brown clothing, this phantom woman clasping a set of keys moves down the staircase and vanishes when she reaches the former butler's pantry.

Seaman in Crows Nest

Location: SE10 - Cutty Sark
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Anchored along the Thames in Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is rumoured to have a ghostly figure that still keeps watch from atop the mast.

Bodiless Hand

Location: SE10 - Greenwich Palace (currently Royal Naval property), & the Queen's House - Tulip Staircase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1966
Further Comments: The phantom hand photographed on the Tulip Staircase is one of the most frequent images to crop up in books on the subject of ghosts and hauntings, though recently the effect has been duplicated with a long exposure time. The other ghost in the former palace resembles Queen Elizabeth, complete with period costume and red hair. The Queen Anne block is haunted by Admiral Byng, executed for treason in the 1700s.

Pall Bearing Women

Location: SE10 - Greenwich Park, Crooms Hill Gate
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1934
Further Comments: A female witness watched a group of red haired women carrying a coffin in the area; the entities legs ended at the kneecaps, and they totally vanished when they reached the gate. Another entity that materialised by the side of a man in the park was described as being short and ugly, and not quite human - needless to say, the witness to this one quickly moved away. Elliott O'Donnell stated this park is full of phantom birds.

Sir George Livesey

Location: SE10 - Site of Millennium Dome
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Once standing proud and erect on the land, the South Metropolitan Gas Works Company was haunted by the ghost of a former chairman. Some reports say that workers on the dome project witnessed the ghost on the site while building work was taking place.

Black Mastiff

Location: SE10 - Spanish Galleon public house, Greenwich
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pub is reputed to be the home of a phantom black mastiff hound.

Tom Potter

Location: SE10 - St Mary's Lodge, Croom's Hill
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 September 1866
Further Comments: Tom Potter knocked on the door of the lodge looking for his mother, who had worked there as a maid a few months previous. When the new housemaid informed Tom she didn't know his mother, Tom walked away. The mistress of the house was curious about the event, and soon discovered that at the time Tom had died in Jamaica two days prior to the encounter.

Lord John Angerstein

Location: SE10 - Trafalgar Road to Vanbrugh Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lord John's coach, pulled by four headless horses and driven by the lord himself, is said to leave Trafalgar Road and return to his former home on Vanbrugh Road.

Victorian Gentleman

Location: SE10 - Trafalgar Tavern, Trafalgar Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Seen walking in the upper part of the building, this ghost is also blamed when items are moved in the cellar.

Robert Francis Bailey

Location: SE11 - 49 Auckland Street, Lambeth
Type: SHC
Date / Time: September 1967
Further Comments: This homeless man's burning body was found in an empty building, blue flame still coming from his charred body. It was though Robert was still alive when he combusted, as his teeth were dug deep into a wooden stair banister pole.

The Insane

Location: SE11 - Imperial War Museum, Lambeth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: World War Two onwards
Further Comments: The site of the second Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane, the site was used by the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force during World War 2. Staff based there reported hearing ranting and screaming at night, and the sound of chains being rattled. More recently, a security guard reported hearing shouting and screaming on the site.

Slamming Doors

Location: SE11 - Kennington Loop
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: All passengers disembark at Kennington and the carriages are checked just prior to trains turning in the loop. However, as the train drivers sit waiting in the dark loop tunnel, at least two have reported hearing the connecting carriage doors open and close as if someone is moving from the rear of the train towards the driving compartment.

Murdered Maid

Location: SE12 - Former Gatekeeper's Lodge (no longer standing, and a cottage is on the site), Brandram Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Working for Lady Dacre when she was killed, the maid came back, and has even been seen in the new building that has replaced the old.

Robert Smith

Location: SE12 - Pentland Manor House, Old Road, Lee
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seaman Smith was killed in action during the Napoleonic Wars, and now returns to scare students based at the building.

Small Flame

Location: SE13 - 122 Conington Road, Shepherd's Bush
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A witness here said she watched a small flame, the size of a candle's, flicker around her bed.


Location: SE13 - Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: Footprints resembling those of a kangaroo were reported in the park, while another witness reported the creature had kicked her dog. No sightings of the roo have been reported since.

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