I wrote about London’s most haunted hotel room (the Langham’s room 333), which I discovered while researching haunted hotels in London for our upcoming trip there. The thing I found sort of odd was I only seemed to come across four of them. They were:
- The Langham Hotel – There’s more than one restless spirits roaming these halls. The one that gives most people the creeps is the Victorian doctor who committed murder-suicide here while on his honeymoon. But there’s also said to be the ghosts of a German prince, a butler, and the Emperor Napolean III. The ghost in Room 333 likes to get active with guests, and many have reported being tipped right out of bed! Not sure if it’s the doctor or one of the other ones, but either way…that’d be a rude awakening! Would love for someone to catch that on film.
- Grange Blooms Hotel – The Lounge is where the majority of paranormal activity is reported. The ghost is thought to be an eccentric minister who was obsessed with preaching about the end of the world.
- Georgian House Hotel – If you want to stay somewhere with ghost children, this would be the place. It’s unclear how many ghosts may haunt this hotel (there seems to be more than just children), but one thing is clear: the hotel is open about their activity. They even have a page dedicated to their hauntings on their website: http://www.georgianhousehotel.co.uk/haunted-hotel.asp.
- The Cadogan Hotel – It’s actually the restaurant at the Cadogan where a female ghost is reported. She’s thought to be a stage actress who actually died in Monaco, but is believed to return to the Cadogan from time to time.
Actually the first three, the Langham, Grange Blooms and Georgian House, were the three that most consistently came up in research about haunted London hotels. And the Langham easily topped all the lists for being the most haunted.
I would’ve loved to stay at any of them, but they were all outside our price range and not near where we wanted to stay. (My husband decided it’d be easier if we stayed nearer to the station where we have to catch the train to the port.)
Maybe there are more haunted hotels there than I realize? Maybe they’re just well-kept secrets?
I don’t know. I guess I just assumed London, with all its history, was like New Orleans, Charleston, or Savannah here in the States and was loaded with spooky stays.
I’m a little disappointed.
Overall, however, England does boast a bunch of haunted hotels. In case you find yourself with more time and money over there than I, two great sites I know of with a plethora of haunted hotel listings are:
- Haunted Rooms http://www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/england, and
- EeeriePlace http://eerieplace.com/haunted-hotels-uk/.