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Make The Streets Your Stage: GHOST STORIES

Ghost Stories Beware: all is not as it seems. Keep your wits about you as you delve into London’s shadowy depths - here, experience some of the most chilling attractions that the city has to offer, before a spine-tingling performance of Ghost Stories at the Ambassadors Theatre.

About The Show:

Created by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, Ghost Stories – the oh-so spooky live event – has taken to haunting the West End since October of this year. Revived at the Lyric Hammersmith in early 2019, the production sees its protagonist (Professor of Parapsychology Phillip Goodman), weave a mysterious web of seemingly inexplicable events. Staged as a lecture, with the action shaped by these paranormal experiences, this most puzzling of plots begins to unravel, piece by piece.

Ghost Stories enjoyed its premiere in Liverpool in 2010, before transferring to the Lyric, and again to the Duke of York’s and Arts Theatres. The production was also translated onto the big screen on 2017, with Nyman heading a superlative cast; Alex Lawther, Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse among them. It is now in residence at the Ambassador’s Theatre until the 4thof January 2020, so there is still time to catch this hugely successful and scary play before it ventures further into the afterlife. Audience members must be aged 15 and over.

First Stop: London Dungeons

Perhaps one of London’s top tourist attractions, the Dungeons work to recreate a variety of gory and ghoulish historical events using live actors, special effects and rides. It’s a thrilling immersive experience, complete with cutting-edge storytelling – a right scream.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Book tickets via their website for best-value prices.

Nearest Underground Stations:

Nearest Overground Station:

Waterloo Tube Station

Waterloo Mainline



Second Stop: The London Bridge Experience

Travel back in time with infamous characters such as Jack the Ripper and The Head Snatcher to discover the history of the world’s most haunted bridge. Also visit the London Tombs, the immersive scare maze now crowned as the UK’s scariest attraction.

Nearest Underground Stations:

Nearest Mainline Stations:

London Bridge Tube Station (6mins)

London Bridge Railway Station (6mins)

Borough Tube Station (12mins)

South Bermondsey Railway (25mins)

Bermondsey Tube Station (15mins)

Third Stop: The Ten Bells

Visit this Spitalfields pub for a pre-show tipple, and rub shoulders with the dearly departed. Here, staff have reported sightings of the ghosts of Annie Chapman – one of Jack The Ripper’s victims, murdered in 1888 – as well as that of a long-dead landlord. The place might be full of life, but you’ve been warned: be sure keep your wits about you.

Nearest Underground Station:

Nearest Overground Station:

Liverpool Street Tube Station

Liverpool Street Rail Station

Shoreditch High Street Rail Station

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