Creepy Travels – London

London has a dark and troubled history, which is still evident around the city today. Here’s a list of some unusual places to visit.

Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery is a large cemetery in north London. Many famous people are buried or have memorials here, such as Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Karl Marx and George Eliot. The cemetery is separated into two sections, the more famous East cemetery and the Victorian West cemetery. If you wanted to visit the cemetery, admission to the East side is £4 for adults. Entry to the West side is by guided tour only and is £12.

The London Dungeons
The most ‘touristy’ creepy attraction, the London Dungeons is based on the London Southbank close to other attractions such as Sealife and the London Eye. This famous attraction is made up of several shows based on London history and has been in London for around 40 years. It’s best to book this attraction online as it’s very popular, and tickets can be bought for other Merlin attractions such as Madame Tussauds and Shrek’s Adventure in one bundle.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
You could walk right by this museum and not even know it’s there! This tiny museum, located by London Bridge station, is Europe’s oldest surviving operating theatre which was housed in an 18th century church! This is such an interesting and unusual museum that I thoroughly recommend. It’s also a National Trust site, which gives National Trust members a discount. Entry for an adult is £6.50 or £3.75 for a National Trust member.

The Clink Prison Museum
The Clink Prison Museum is a small museum built on the site of the original Clink Prison.  This museum tells all about the prison’s history and what used to happen to the prisoners inside it. This attraction is great if you want to go somewhere creepy, but you either don’t have a lot of time or you’re going with someone who isn’t into creepy things, as it will probably take around an hour to explore. Cost of entry for an adult is £7.50.

The British Museum
This may seem like an odd attraction to put on this list!  The British Museum is definitely a place a London tourist should try to see as it is magnificent. You could lose days in here! The reason this museum is on the list is because there are many creepy exhibits shown within the museum itself. There is a permanent exhibit that explores life and death in many different cultures on the first floor but one of the best exhibits in the museum is the Egyptian mummy exhibit where you can see actual mummified corpses. The best part about this museum though, is that it’s completely free!

If, like me, you love to explore creepy places, I hope this list of attractions helps you. London is so filled with scary attractions though, that another list may be on it’s way…

 

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