12 Buckingham Street, Strand, London
WC2 - 12 Buckingham Street, Strand
Number twelve Buckingham Street was the home of Pepys, and his blurred, smiling phantom has been reported near the staircase of the building.
14 Buckingham Street, Strand, London
WC2 - 14 Buckingham Street, Strand
Number Fourteen is home to a female ghost, described as 'pretty', who is said to dash into the house as if late for an appointment.
WC2 - Adelphi Theatre
Although William Terriss was murdered in 1897, several thespians have since heard or seen William walking about the building or playing around with lights and props. Other people name the ghost as that of Edmund Kean, another famous actor of yester-year.
Albery Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
WC2 - Albery Theatre, St Martin's Lane
Sir Charles built the Albery, and his grey haired shade now walks between its walls, normally lurking near the dressing rooms.
WC2 - Aldine House, Maiden Street
The owners of the building reported hearing strange banging's and scrapings from the floor above them - the sounds were attributed to the ghost of a man who had committed suicide there a few years previous.
WC2 - Aldwych Underground Station (no longer operational)
Built where the Royal Strand Theatre once stood, it is thought the female ghost seen standing on the tracks migrated from the original building to the station shortly after it became operational. She is normally reported by cleaning staff working the night shift.
WC2 - Bell Yard
Mentioned in Dickens's Bleak House, this building is reputedly haunted by phantom footsteps that move around on the staircase heading towards the legal chambers.
WC2 - Bow Street Magistrates' Court (no longer operating as a court)
This building was said to be haunted by a woman who would suddenly vanish when seen.
WC2 - British Optical Association Museum, Craven Street
13 March 2006
While engaging in redecoration of the building, one of the decorators encountered a crouching figure of an old man. Another ghostly figure was spotted a couple of days later, this time of a middle aged man wearing a dark blue coat with a tricorn hat, who asked the witness ‘Where's Mary? I can't find Mary.'
WC2 - Cheshire Cheese public house, Little Essex Street
The polt at work in this pub is reputed to move the fruit machine.
WC2 - Christ's Hospital (no longer standing)
A human footprint was once visible in the stonework of this hospital. It was said to have been created when a ghostly beadle's wife stamped her foot in response to a disrespectful human.
Cleopatra's Needle, Embankment, London
WC2 - Cleopatra's Needle, Embankment
A tall, dark, male figure leaps over the edge of the embankment wall here, but the sound of him hitting the water is never heard. The man is thought to have committed suicide, and one of several entities found along the Thames who took their own lives. There are also reports of laughing coming from the area, the source of which cannot be discovered.
Coliseum theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
WC2 - Coliseum, St Martin's Lane
03 October 1918
A small group of friends out for an evening's entertainment observed a man they knew walking down an aisle of the theatre, but he quickly disappeared. They later discovered that he had been killed in trench warfare around the time they saw him. He has been seen in the same area periodically since.
WC2 - Courtts Bank
25 December (reoccurring)
Once a Mecca for toy sellers and buyers, the sounds of joyous children can be heard briefly once a year. Another entity, claiming to be an Elizabethan nobleman, was exorcised during the early 1990s - he was thought to be either the Earl of Essex (executed in 1601) or Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk.
WC2 - Covent Garden Piazza
Unknown Ghost Type
31 December 1989
A photograph taken by Mr Webb of his young daughter shows a woman dressed in black floating legless in the background. While it is possible that the woman's legs are concealed behind a post, the angle at which she leans does create doubt that the lady is corporeal.
The Piccadilly Line of Covent Garden Station, London
WC2 - Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Line
Around midnight, winter months (reoccurring). Last seen 1972?
An actor, Mr Terriss was stabbed to death in December 1897 at a nearby theatre. His ghost, tall in stature, has been seen dressed in a grey suit with white gloves, standing on the platform late at night.
Drury Lane Theatre Royal, London
WC2 - Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Prior to a long running show
Seeing this ghost, dressed in a long grey coat with a Tricorn hat, is considered a good omen; if it appears either in the morning or afternoon during rehearsals, the performance will go on to be a great success. King Charles II is also supposed to haunt the building (he was a great theatre lover), as does the shade of Joe Grimaldi who helps anyone struggling with their lines. Finally, the backstage corridors are home to the wraith of Charles Macklin, a murderer never found guilty, and now walks the scene of his crime.
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
WC2 - Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane
The builder of the theatre, Violet was known to watch the performances from her own personal box. After her death in 1935, a presence could be heard from within her seating area, and her phantom spotted in the green room in 1967.
WC2 - Durham House (no longer standing) Durham House Street
This building held Anne during her last days, and while the house no longer stands, its basement remains, and it is here the ghost still resides.
WC2 - Embankment Station - Page's Walk
Staff who walk along the long dark tunnel known as Page's Walk complain of cold winds, doors which open and slam shut, and an oppressive feeling.
WC2 - Fleece Inn Tavern (demolished 1820, thought to have stood on Catherine Street), Covent Garden
After a string of murders on the property, the site gained a reputation of being unlucky until it was demolished.
WC2 - Former BBC HQ, Savoy Hill
Carleton died in the former home of the BBC just after their 1918 Victory broadcast, and even now the presence is said to remain.
WC2 - Fortune Theatre
Home to the stage play The Woman in Black, the theatre is ironically also haunted by a grey lady spotted in a lower box. Two shadowy figures have also been observed standing to the right of the stage.
WC2 - Gargoyle Club, 69 Dean Street
Another haunting blamed on Nell Gwynne, this building is said to have been her home. The ghost is said to resemble a grey shadow, accompanied by an overpowering smell of flowers. A duel is also thought to be re-enacted on the roof, between the Captain of the Guards and a group of men sent by King Charles II to kill him.
Garrick Theatre, London
WC2 - Garrick Theatre
Known for his dislike of critics, Bourchier now haunts the rear of the theatre, often appearing just after a performance, or making his presence known by tapping people on their backs.