St Ives (Cornwall) - Woolworths (no longer open)
This store was said to be haunted by a former resident of the building.
Stapleford (Nottinghamshire) - Deacon House (former carpet shop)
The upper part of the shop was said to be haunted by Herbert; his presence accompanied by the smell of lavender. A photograph taken in 2019 was said to show Herbert's face on a wall, manifesting in a damp patch, although it's more than likely just a case of pareidolia.
Steeple Ashton (Wiltshire) - Former village courthouse, converted into a village store
The old village courthouse was being used as a grocery store in 1944, and the owners reported a ghostly figure wearing a black cloak who would enter the bedroom and search a cupboard. There was a local tradition that the ghost of Judge Jeffreys haunted the building, and the cupboard was where he stored his paperwork.
Stockton-on-Tees (Durham) - Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stephenson House
Strange music and sounds are said to occasionally be heard at night in this shopping centre.
Stoke on Trent (Staffordshire) - Former Aquatics Shop (no longer open)
People could be heard running on the staircase here, although no one could be seen. While cleaning the glass on a fish tank, one worker in the shop spotted the reflection of someone behind them - the only other person on the site was upstairs.
Stourbridge (West Midlands) - The One Stop Shop, Norton
This shop was plagued by poltergeist like behaviour, the management putting the blame on 'bad electrics', while staff and visitors saying that the contents of the shelves were being pushed to the ground by 'something else'. A local psychic claimed the ghost of an old woman was to blame, and that he had moved her on.
Sunderland (Tyne and Wear) - Greggs, Sea Road
Staff would hear banging coming from empty parts of the shop, detect the whiff of lavender, and would find electrical items which were switched off turned back on. The activity was blamed on the spirit of a woman who once lived above the shop.
SW1 (Greater London) - Harrods department store
Justin Timberlake is said to have hired out the store after hours in an attempt to encounter the ghost which reputedly haunts the book department.
Thanet (Kent) - Former Ambulance Station, now Westwood Cross
A cold wind felt in the former ambulance station, even in the height of summer, was attributed to a phantom officer. Some believe that even though the building has been replaced by a shopping centre, the ghost remains.
Truro (Cornwall) - Sweet Inspirations (a sweet shop)
Spring / Summer 1999
This playful spirit took a liking to the 'pink shrimp' sweeties, using them to create little pyramids in a cupboard on the other side of the shop from where they were normally stored.
Truro (Cornwall) - Woolworths (no longer operating)
When the shop was in operation, the attic was known as Annie's Room, named after the ghost which was supposed to haunt the store, and filling staff asked to work in there with dread.
An old postcard of Tynemouth in Durham
Tynemouth (Durham) - Coastline off Cullercoats, and 57 Grey Street
Though a good description of the creature is lacking, fishermen from this area chased and killed a sea monster, the body of which they brought back to land. The carcass was taken into a shop along Grey Street, and entry was charged at several shillings per view.
W1 (Greater London) - Brewer Street
Prior to his final battle, Nelson reportedly visited an undertaker along this road and ordered his coffin. Nelson's shade has been seen looking into a window that once belonged to the business.
Wakefield (Yorkshire) - Old Vicarage Bookshop, Zetland Street
This bookshop is reputedly home to a phantom that died from the plague - his ghostly form is riddled with symptoms. As a side note, this area is also said to riddled with secret passageways.
Watford (Hertfordshire) - Jackson's Jewellers
The ghostly Elizabethan which haunts this shop is said to be grey and misty.
Watford (Hertfordshire) - St Mary's Church, and the nearby shopping centre
Late twentieth century
This 1840's schoolteacher died in a fire that ravished the educational establishment, and his ghost is blamed for disrupting local shops (moving pictures, flicking lights on and off, etc).
WC2 (Greater London) - 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.
Whitburn (Tyne and Wear) - Grey Horse public house (ceased trading, now a Co-Op shop)
A former cleaner was named as the phantom which haunted the Grey Horse, although the haunting appears to have been limited to creaks and knocks.
Wickham Market (Suffolk) - The White Hart (currently a collection of shops and flats)
Late twentieth century
The ghost is said to be that of one Betty Price, executed for being a witch. The old room 14 of the Inn was also reportedly haunted, by a cat. Only one person has reported spooky occurrences since the pub has been converted, and that relates to an answer machine that switches itself on.
Widnes (Cheshire) - Asda store, Hale Road
Fortean TV reported this superstore as possessing ghosts in its EPOS room and bakery.
Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) - Shoe shop along the High Street
Phantom footsteps could be heard moving around on the staircase and in the upper part of the building during one Christmas season.
Woburn (Bedfordshire) - Antiques centre
A ghost dressed in Victorian attire is reputed to haunt this antiques shop.
The Thorntons shop in Worthing
Worthing (Sussex) - Thorntons and Ernest Jones shops
Two child-like figures were caught on security cameras in these shops, while staff report strange sounds and phantom activity. One staff member observed a ghostly entity in a storeroom, which spoke the word 'quiet'.
York (Yorkshire) - Shop along High Ousegate
30 November 2015
While in the stockroom, a worker heard faint knocking and footsteps coming up the staircase. The door handle turned but the door did not open, as if someone behind the door was going to enter but had changed their mind. The worker immediately opened the door, ready to make the person on the other side jump, but no one was there.
York (Yorkshire) - Unnamed shop along Colliergate
The female owners of this shop reported being glared at by a strange old man who told them to get out - instead of doing so, one of the proprietors told him to go away, which he promptly did - the man vanished and was never seen again.