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5.0 out of 5 stars London haunts for the haunted
These Walking London guides are superb and this one is no exception. If you love things ghostly and ghoulish, this is the book for you. This book even has the dates and times when ghosts are more likely to appear. How cool is that? The historical facts and detailed walks give you that added extra. Maps and photographs illustrate the book. It's a complete guide to haunts...
Published on 4 Oct 2010 by K. Platt

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book, but...
...let down by some outdated facts, for instance in the 2009 edition the original Temple Bar is still "decays, forgotten and neglected, in Theobald's Park in Hertfordshire". In fact, it has been in Paternoster Square since 2004.
Published on 1 Dec 2011 by S. SENIN


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5.0 out of 5 stars London haunts for the haunted, 4 Oct 2010
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K. Platt "blackplantlady" (Sheffield, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Walking Haunted London (Paperback)
These Walking London guides are superb and this one is no exception. If you love things ghostly and ghoulish, this is the book for you. This book even has the dates and times when ghosts are more likely to appear. How cool is that? The historical facts and detailed walks give you that added extra. Maps and photographs illustrate the book. It's a complete guide to haunts for the haunted. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent background information, 19 Feb 2010
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Great If you want to do the walks but also excellent background info for general sight seeing trips or even just for nights out in Covent Garden. This book recommends the best haunted watering holes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good walking guide to explore London, 12 Aug 2011
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Chris M (Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I have done most of the walks in this book and whilst I haven't seen any ghosts (because they don't exist) this book has a lot of fascinating facts, stories and historical details about the City and it's former inhabitants. It also strikes a good balance between the all important directions and the interesting stuff.

The directions on the whole are clear and has helped me develop a good street knowledge of central London. The walks are varied and take you through old historical sites as well as quieter, more picturesque places. The book takes in theatres, palaces, parks, churches, shops, famous monuments, secret back streets, centuries old pubs, macabre sites and inevitable tales of sadness, despair and jealousy.

I am a skeptic when it comes to the paranormal but I do like a good ghost story. This book has a lot of good stories and they are even better when you are at the supposed site of the event. To make the walk more atmospheric I recommend doing the walks in the winter months between October and February.

Towards the end of the book the ghost stories get a bit tenuous (a dog looking for it's lost tail, hooves of a quite literally fictional horse (!), someone committing suicide rather than keeping their next dental appointment, and relying on mediums for evidence) and a bit vague ("somewhere round here" and for "reasons unknown or forgotten"). Ironically two of these are on one the most enjoyable walks in the book illustrating that the ghost stories are not crucial in wanting to do the walks.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not this book is a good way to explore London.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for Ghost-Walkers........., 18 Oct 2012
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Good book of true hauntings. Great maps to follow if you want to go on the walks.

Back Cover Blurb:
London has the reputation of being the most haunted capital city in the world. The dark recesses of the city's historic buildings, narrow streets and alleyways are said to be occupied by ghosts from many centuries and all walks of life. In Walking Haunted London Richard Jones takes you on a spine-chilling journey through eerie and, in many cases, forgotten parts of the city and invites you to share - if you dare - in its haunted and mysterious past.

* Twenty-five original, spooky walks and tours in and around London.
* Written by Richard Jones, professional walking guide, inveterate ghost-hunter and expert of London's ghostly past.
* A wealth of detail on ghostly people and places of both past and present, from Jack the Ripper to Pluckley. the most haunted village in England.
* Information on dates and times when ghosts are most likely to appear: practical data on opening times and transport.
* Easy-to-follow route maps for each walk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discover another side of London, 26 May 2014
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O. lawrence jones "OFC" (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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I bought this for my son as a replacement for a lost book we used when he was small. He had good memories of ghost walks and wanted to rediscover another side of London. This book is just what he wanted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 8 Feb 2013
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Haunting sightseeing! Really enjoyed both reading and following the maps. These are very well detailed. Interesting and detailed information too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A different walk book, 23 Mar 2011
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The walks in this book are quite exciting and different to the walks in most books.My group of OAPs enjoyed hearing about all the ghosts still haunting London.Walks are easy to follow and are all accessible by public transport.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book, but..., 1 Dec 2011
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S. SENIN (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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...let down by some outdated facts, for instance in the 2009 edition the original Temple Bar is still "decays, forgotten and neglected, in Theobald's Park in Hertfordshire". In fact, it has been in Paternoster Square since 2004.
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