Thursday, 31 October 2013

This Is #Halloween

Here's the full schedule of London Walks for Halloween…




You can meet the Ghost team at our ghosts walks website www.ghostwalkslondon.com


A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

#Halloween: A-Hoooooo! Werewolves of London!

It's the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk on the night before Halloween. There's only one man for the job: Warren Zevon and his satirical classic Werewolves of London





The Lee Ho Fook’s Chinese restaurant name-checked in the lyric is now the Golden Harvest restaurant in Gerrard Street, Chinatown, Soho. We’ll be swinging by in honour of Warren Zevon tonight.



The Rock’n’Roll London Pub walk, every Wednesday night at 7:00pm…







EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7.00PM MEETING AT TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STATION (EXIT 3).


ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com





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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Ghostly London Podcast: The Trilogy for #Halloween

Here they are, all three parts of the Ghostly London Podcast…















ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com



A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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#Halloween 2013: The 10 Best Silent Horror Movies


Great piece on the BFI website listing the 10 Greatest Silent Horror Films of all time…




The list includes the great John Barrymore taking a tilt at the dual roles of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1920. The BFI piece, penned by Pamela Hutchinson, made us want to run out and see the movie immediately…


The famous Shakespearean John Barrymore shoulders the dual roles of man and monster in this hugely popular adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella. Fellow stage thespian Brandon Hurst plays Jekyll’s leering colleague Dr Carew, while vamp Nita Naldi is the dance-hall darling who brings out his inner Hyde. And all the while the intertitles ramp up the tension, they are also casting a moral burden out to the audience: “In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose.”

Barrymore’s own hands, extended by gruesome, gnarled fingers, are a tribute to Famous Players-Lasky’s makeup department, but there’s far more to this than gore and shocks. The final scenes capitalise on a new character inserted by a previous stage adaptation, Jekyll’s fiancée Millicent, to add a little heartbreak to the horror.



Read the full piece at the BFI website HERE.





(We’re discussing Jekyll and Hyde on Part Three of our Halloween podcast this month.)


ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com




A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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Monday, 28 October 2013

#Halloween: Better In the Olden Days. It’s Official

We’ve just been sent a link to this wonderful little film about vintage Halloween costumes. It's too great not to share…





ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com




A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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It's #Halloween, So Tell Us: The Best Scary Movie Of All Time Is…?



It’s one of the best headlines we’ve read in a while:


10 Horror Movies That Will Actually Scare The Crap Out Of You


Great headline for a pretty good list. Here it is:


1. The Shining (1980)
2. Suspiria (1977)
3. Don’t Look Now (1973)
4. Prince of Darkness (1987)
5. Kill List (2011)
6. Day of the Dead (1985)
7. High Tension (2003)
8. The House of the Devil (2009)
9. Dead And Buried (1981)
10. Audition (1999)



We’re not going to argue with Number One on the list. Not least because the hotel interiors were filmed right here at Elstree Studios, just a few miles to the north of the spot from where we’re blogging right now.


You can view the full list – and trailers/clips – at www.moviefone.com.


Any thoughts, Daily Constitutionalists? What the best scary movie of all time? Drop us a line at the usual address or leave a comment below.


(Just as a by-the-by, it took your correspondent (it's Adam blogging here) two attempts to get past the scene pictured above. It haunts me to this day.)



ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com









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The London Walks #Halloween Podcast Part 3!

Part Three of our Halloween Podcast…



… in which we discover London's most haunted building and track down Mr Hyde in Soho…





ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com


A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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In and Around London... Halloween 2013

Monday is mute on the London Walks Blog (well, almost mute) – because Monday is the day when we post five images captured in and around London by London Walks Guides, London Walkers and Facebook friends. Collated on a theme or an area, if you've got some great shots of our capital and want to join in send your pictures to the usual address.



In the Depths of The City

The 'Orrible Old Bailey

The Wicked West End

Gruesome Covent Garden

Eerie East Finchley




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Sunday, 27 October 2013

#Halloween 2013: Ghosts of the… Old South

Elsewhere on Halloween…



We loved this piece in The Washington Post. And if we weren’t leading our own Ghost Walks this Halloween, then this is where we’d like to be…


“I think we are the gothic part of the country. We have a lot of skeletons in our closets, here in the South,” said Diane Roberts, a professor of literature at Florida State University and author of books on Southern literature and culture.

“Ghosts can be a metaphor and the South has history of grinding poverty, slavery, war and genocide of native people,” she said “We are collectively very guilty and haunted by our past in this region.”


It’s a great article and you can read it all in The Washington Post HERE



ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com






A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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#Halloween 2013: The Movie

Here's the Ghosts of the Old City movie…





ALL FOUR London Walks Ghost Walks go out on Halloween Thursday 31st October. For the full schedule visit our dedicated Ghosts Website or see www.walks.com



A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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