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London Only Has Four Haunted Hotels?

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  1. Haunted Rooms http://www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/england, and
  2. EeeriePlace http://eerieplace.com/haunted-hotels-uk/.

 

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her on a tennis court somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
http://www.courtneymroch.com

4 thoughts on “London Only Has Four Haunted Hotels?

  1. Has the Hotel Russell on Great Russell Square not come up in your research? I stayed there when I was in London decades ago and didn’t have any experiences, though I have seen the name pop up on a few lists of haunted hotels. Also, you should look into Peter Underwood’s Gazetteer of British Ghosts and his Haunted London. Both books are a bit dated, but the information is still quite relevant.

  2. THANKS< Lewis!!! I will look into those books. So far the Hotel Russell has not come up. I was actually wondering what the heck I was doing wrong during my research. Granted, I didn't have time to make a trip to the library like I sometimes do to look into other areas but still...I figured I'd dig up more than 4. Thanks for reaching out about this!

  3. I know this is a bit late, but have you run across anything on The Columbia right near Hyde Park? I stayed there when I was 10 or so (before the Internet!) and swear I saw a ghost there.

  4. Hey Beth, No I have not seen anything about that, but I love that you stopped by to share that you had an experience. Care to elaborate more on what you saw/what happened?

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