Would you dare to spend a night with a ghost in the room? This article gives you the opportunity to find out which are the scariest hotels in London.
Maybe the most famous haunted room in London is Room 333 in The Langham Hotel. This accommodation was built in 1965 and it has almost 500 rooms and suites. The paranormal activity at the hotel became apparent when it was owned by the BBC and the team discovered that there were at least five ghosts that make regular appearances. The most active ghost of the hotel, particularly in the Room no. 333, is the one of a German prince who jumped out of the fourth-floor window. (He was described by the late BBC announcer Ray Moore, as “beefy, with cropped hair, sporting a military-style jacket that buttoned up to the neck”. It was frequently observed in the early morning hours walking through doors.
Here is the description in ghost-story.co.uk: “In this room a BBC newscaster woke up to see a florescent ball of light which slowly took a human shape. The apparition hovered two feet above the floor, the lower portion of its legs missing, it was dressed in extravagant Victorian evening wear. The announcer tried to communicate with the ghost asking what it wanted, the spirit slowly started to move towards the newscaster arms outstretched eyes empty. The announcer fled in distress to the safety of his co-workers and told them of his encounter, a colleague accompanied him back to his room. The ghost was still there when they entered, but appeared less visible and less threatening before slowly fading away. Other BBC staff reported seeing the apparition in the same room, though only in October.”
Another haunted hotel in London is The Grange Blooms Hotel, set in a very elegant 18th century townhouse. It is said that this hotel is being haunted by the ghost of Dr. John Cumming. He was an eccentric minister who had a bit of a fixation on apocalyptic prophecy as well as anti-Catholic views, absolutely convinced that he would live to see the end of the world. He is just one of Grange Blooms’ former occupants and it has been rumored that during long, winter nights, his ghostly presence has been spotted in the lounge area of the hotel.
The Georgian House Hotel was built as a private house in 1851 by William Chinnery Mitchell and today, his family still owns and runs this hotel. Until 1950, the accommodation was a private house. In the last twenty years, many paranormal things have been witnessed. One of the weirdest things that took place at this hotel happened in 1989, when a group of laughing children was heard running around, shouting and banging the fire doors. Surprisingly, no guests had checked in that day and there were no children present at the hotel.
Although these hotels might look scary, they still have a lot of visitors that will just pay to challenge the fear.