SW1 - Shakespeare Tavern
This pub is said to be haunted by a woman wearing a black Victorian dress and has been encountered by both staff and visitors.
SW1 - Sherrard Street (no longer on the map), general area
The sound of a child's cries and their running footsteps could be heard by crowds of people who came to marvel at this phenomenon, though later a man was arrested and jailed for creating the sounds.
SW1 - Sky over Palace of Westminster
12 February 2008
Seen hovering silently in the sky, this UFO had white, red and green lights and remained visible for around 90 minutes.
SW1 - St James's Palace
Madame de Beauclair was a good friend of the Duchess of Mazarine, and both lived in the palace grounds. They made a pact in which the first to die would appear to the other. The Duchess was first to die, and months passed without her ghost appearing. Then, without warning, one day the ghost appeared to Madame de Beauclair with the warning that the Madame would be dead by the following morning. Sure enough, at one in the morning, Madame de Beauclair died. Both women are said to have been seen since.
SW1 - St James's Park, Birdcage Walk & Cockpit Steps
This entity, misty but apparently dressed in clothing with red stripes, was thought to be the wife of an officer murdered by her husband; he cut up her remains and was trying to dispose of them in the park when caught. Two soldiers encountered the entity in 1802, which left them too scared to return to duty, while in 1972 a motorist hit a lamppost on the roadside as he tried to avoid a misty figure dressed in red.
The former site of St James's Theatre, London
SW1 - St James's Theatre (no longer standing, replaced by an office block), King Street
This white clad ghost was thought to be an eighteenth century actress. An unknown presence would also hammer at dressing room doors, disappearing as soon as they were opened, and once it was announced that the theatre would close, a man would be seen standing in the shadows, vanishing if approached.
SW1 - Thames, close to York Road
Elliott O'Donnell wrote of speaking to the homeless community in this area, who spoke of a ghostly presence which urged them to leap into the river.
SW1 - The Grenadier public house, Wilton Row
This young trooper was killed after it was discovered he cheated in a card game in the public house - the grenadier only appears in the month of September, as he walks around the building, looking into rooms and pacing along corridors.
SW1 - Unidentified flat close to tube station
According to Elliot O'Donnell, anyone who stayed in this flat had such vivid dreams about choking on their own teeth, it drove them to move out.
SW1 - Unnamed flat, Buckingham Palace Road
Unknown, likely early twentieth century
The occupant of this flat would hear sounds in the kitchen when it should have been empty. On one occasion the occupant entered the kitchen early in the morning to find a maid kneeling on the floor, facing away. Not recognising the maid, the occupant challenged the maid, who turned around, revealing a pale white face and wide eyes, a sight so unnerving, the occupant fled the room calling for help. When help arrived moments later, the room was searched, but nothing could be found.
SW1 - Vauxhall Underground Line
This seven foot tall man was seen underground several times by diggers working on the line - he wore brown overalls and a cap.
SW1 - Westminster Abbey, in the cloisters
Between 5-6pm (reoccurring)
Stabbed to death during a robbery, this tall, thin monk has been known to make a brief reappearance. A First World War soldier sometimes makes a comeback and is seen standing by the tomb of the Unknown Warrior; his mouth moves as if he is trying to talk, but no sound emerges.
Westminster Bridge, London
SW1 - Westminster Bridge (over)
31 December, midnight (reoccurring) - 'Ripper' seen. Woman circa 1900s?
Just as a new year begins, a phantom man is said to throw himself off this bridge - many believe it to be the ghost of Jack the Ripper, taking his own life. Another story tells of a policeman who encountered a woman who pleaded with him to follow her. The policeman set off and was led to another woman in the act of throwing herself into the river. Having prevented her suicide, the policeman realised that the woman looked identical to the girl who had taken him to the spot, who had since vanished.
Westminster Bridge, London
SW1 - Westminster Bridge (under)
A small boat, with three people travelling on its deck, has been seen moving under the bridge, only never to materialise from the other side.
SW1 - Westminster Cathedral
This apparent priest has been reported standing by the altar - he faded from view when approached.
SW1 - Westminster Deanery, Islip Rooms
Heard walking backwards and forwards, the ghostly footsteps belong to the man who authored King Charles I death warrant.
SW1 - Westminster Hall
Dressed in traditional hat and cape, Guy Fawkes is said to disappear near one of the passageways that would take him to his secret stash of explosives.
SW1 - Westminster Hospital
When operational, this shady entity would appear just prior to the death of a patient, normally standing over the bed of the soon to be deceased.