SE1 - 56/58 Reverdy Road, Bermondsey
27 April 1872, 16:00-23:30
This building was bombarded with stones, smashing every window, injuring people nearby, and even destroying furniture inside - a heavy police presence failed to stop the attack, though it ended almost eight hours after initiation.
SE1 - Anchor Inn, Clink Street
This inn is haunted by a dog which lost its tail while trying to protect its master from press gangers.
SE1 - Anchor Tap public house, Horselydown Lane
Late twentieth century
This tavern's resident ghost (Charlie to his mates) moves items around the building and has been known to hide things for months on end before returning them to their rightful location.
SE1 - Anchor Tavern
This mangy looking mutt failed to save his master from the press gangers who operated here in the 1700's - it now appears around closing time, sniffing around for the owner.
Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames, London.
SE1 - Blackfriars Bridge
Likely early twentieth century
A postal worker watched a tall woman wearing black standing on the edge of this bridge. The woman suddenly leapt into the river. Horrified, the postal worker ran to the edge of the bridge intending to jump over the railings to save her. A nearby policeman also rushed over but, instead of helping the woman or summoning additional support, grabbed the postman. The postal worker told the policeman what had happened, only to be told the woman had previously committed suicide and it was now her ghost which performed the same action every day. The policeman told the postman to return at the same time the following day to witness the woman make the suicidal jump again. The postal worker returned as requested and did indeed see the woman in black repeat her jump.
SE1 - Boat moored close to London Bridge
Unknown Ghost Type
An employee on this boat reported seeing an image taken on board which shows the side view of a figure with ruffled collar. The figure disappears at the knee and looks as if it floats on a white cloud.
SE1 - British Transport Police Station
More than one officer working alone has heard the distinct sound of footsteps walking along and stopping a short distance away. One witness reported the sound of footsteps was followed by a loud bang and the floor shaking. One detective spotted a shadowy figure running through the area, while a builder on the site walked past a lady who was not actually there...
SE1 - Czar Bar (was the Horns public house), Crucifix Lane
This little lost spook has been heard moving around the building, crying and calling for her mother. Another witness said, perhaps more sinisterly, that it sounded like the little girl was crying in fear of her mother. More recently, a ghostly old lady has also been reported.
SE1 - East Lane, Bermondsey
This entity, dressed in clothing that the witness dated as late eighteenth century, was seen standing by a window in the presbytery.
The Northern Line platform of the Elephant & Castle underground station.
SE1 - Elephant & Castle Station
Northern Line unknown, Bakerloo woman seen twentieth century?
Footfalls and rapping echo around the Northern Line in the station after it has closed - on investigation, no sound source can be found. Another story says the last train of the night on the Bakerloo Line is haunted by a lone girl who walks from the last carriage to the tip of the train, vanishing as she reaches the front carriage.
SE1 - George Inn, George Inn Road
The nondescript shape of a female figure has been seen drifting in the bedrooms of this old coach house.
SE1 - Guy's Hospital, St Thomas Street
A nurse dressed in late nineteenth century garb has been seen walking down the corridors of the hospital, sometimes placing her hand on patient's shoulders to reassure them. When not seen, she is heard - pacing loudly down echoing walkways.
Lambeth Palace and the River Thames, London.
SE1 - Lambeth Palace, & River Thames near the building
Carried in a Thames barge crewed by faded grey figures, the shade of Boleyn is taken to the Tower of London where she met her maker. The palace itself sometimes echoes with Anne's voice, pleading and crying for her life to be saved.
SE1 - Leather Exchange public house, Leathermarket Street
The cellar of this pub was used as a makeshift mortuary after a heavy bombing raid during the Second World War. Staff maintain that the presence of the dead remains.
SE1 - Lollards Prison
The prison is thought to contain the spirits of many a former inmate, with one door renowned for locking and unlocking itself.
SE1 - London Road Depot (Bakerloo Line)
This area is thought to be haunted by a nun who is connected to a nearby Roman Catholic school.
SE1 - Market Porter public house, Stoney Street
People walking past this pub late at night have reported seeing ghostly figures standing at the bar, just visible through the windows.
SE1 - Old Vic, Waterloo Road
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.
River Thames, close to the site of the London Eye.
SE1 - River Thames, close to the London Eye
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'.
SE1 - Site of Waterloo Necropolis Railway, now a training school
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.
SE1 - Skies west of London Bridge
21 March, year unknown (but likely nineteenth century)
Said to have been watched by many people, two great armies were watched as they engaged each other in the sky. During the fight, a flame was seen to head towards the city. As the flame faded, the armies vanished.
St Thomas' Hospital, London.
SE1 - St Thomas' Hospital
Twentieth century, prior to a death of a patient
St Thomas' Hospital, London. A ghostly nurse dressed in grey, reluctant to leave her job, has been mistaken for a real person - until she vanishes into thin air. Other stories say that the nurse's legs abruptly end at the knees. Although her facial details are perfect and of utmost clarity, no one has been able to place or identify her. Some tales report that patients who spot this phantom woman died soon after, a theme repeated in a few other hospitals in the UK.
SE1 - Thomas a Becket public house, Old Kent Road
Unknown Ghost Type
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.
SE1 - Three unidentified houses on Stamford Street (no longer standing)
After the death of the landlord of these three, long term empty, properties, lights would be seen flitting around, and the occasional ghostly face seen at the windows.
SE1 - Unknown house, Bermondsey Street
James Phillips was told he was 'more likely to find a policeman than a ghost' by a judge while in court for breaking into an alleged haunted house.