For those of us who are partial to a ghost story and having that feeling of being on the edge of our seat, there is no better time than the autumn and winter months to indulge our love of all things creepy.
The city of London is brimming with spooky locations and buildings that are steeped in history and come with haunting tales and even some alleged ghost sightings.
If you are staying in our Hyde Park hotels, you will find that lots of these haunted horrors are within walking distance, making it easier than ever for you to access some truly frightful sights and sounds.
Hyde Park itself is also worth a visit as it is home to a number of creepy tombstones, many of which date back to 1880.
Round up your family and friends for support, wrap up warm and explore some of the most sinister spots that London has to offer when the darker nights and chills creep in.
After a night of jumping and screaming, your room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park is the perfect spot for continuing the scares with ghost stories in the comfort of your bed.
Bruce Castle Museum
Located in Tottenham, this castle is home to several spooky stories that are sure to get your skin crawling. Lady Constantia Lucy, who resided here during the seventeenth century, killed herself by jumping from the large balcony window, taking her young child with her. It is thought that she took her life as a result of harsh treatment from her husband, who kept her locked away in a tiny room in the castle. Roam around the grounds and pay a visit to the mini museum, where you will find photographs and historical documents.
Once you have seen all that the museum has to offer, head back to your room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park, which is easily accessible by public transport links.
The Ten Balls pub
If you fancy a boozy night but still want to experience some spookiness, this Spitalfields pub is the place for you. Legend has it that the ghost of Annie Chapman, who was murdered and mutilated by Jack the Ripper in 1888 resides here, so sip on your favourite drink with friends and see if you any of you notice anything spooky. Staff that work at the pub have also recorded poltergeist activity and inexplicable gusts of wind passing through the building.
After a night of horror stories, wander back to your room at one of our Hyde Park Hotels London to relax and unwind in peace.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum
Boasting the title of the oldest hospital in Britain and dating back to 1123, this gruesome spot is sure to meet your goriest urges. Browse old surgical equipment, eerie marble heads and even a document that was signed by Henry VIII. Be sure to also check out the giant canvass paintings by the grand staircase that are the work of artist William Hogarth. It has been suggested that he completed these scripture stories for free following outrage at the establishment’s suggestion of using an Italian painter.