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London Tombs Ghost HuntsHaunted Happenings are going to take you on an experience that will leave you in no doubt about the paranormal. The London Bridge Experience and the London Tombs were visited Live by the Most Haunted Team over a 3 day period and this is one location that they will be talking about for a long time to come. They did survive the experience but at what cost? What they witnessed down in this dark and gruesome place was something that is very difficult to describe.

The atmosphere itself creates the feeling of terror and gloom.  Add this to the eye witness accounts of what lurks beneath London Bridge and you will be overwhelmed by the sheer despair of this desolate place.

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There have been bones, not just a few, but bucketfuls  pulled up from excavated areas. Many of these were skulls with holes in them as if they had been spiked. Well, what did they do on London Bridge?  They spiked the heads of those that had been executed in various gruesome ways along the bridge for all to see. Once the birds had their pickings it is said that the skulls were thrown over the bridge, leaving space for freshly decapitated heads to fill the spikes.

Overnight investigation of the London TombsThe ghosts and spirits that creep along the twisting corridors of the haunted and terrifying bowels of London Bridge are many. They have been seen, heard and smelt by so many people, even during the day. Running footsteps have been heard and apparitions have been seen hiding in the corridors. Even those who are paid to scare us during the day have been terrified by what they have seen whilst working in the London Bridge Experience. Poltergeist activity has been witnessed and children’s voices have been heard on many occasions.

The Most Haunted Team were terrified when they were here and found it almost impossible to sleep during the night in between their vigils due to the paranormal activity they were encountering. We are offering you the opportunity to be part of what they experienced. This may scare you out of your wits though and you really have to be prepared for anything. Be warned it will be a terrifying experience and it may leave you with nightmares. However, if you believe that you can handle such an intense investigation then this really is the location for you.

Join Haunted Happenings as we venture down into the bowels of London under the South Bridge.  Here you will be greeted by some of the most paranormal activity you are ever likely to encounter. Working with our experienced paranormal investigation team in an attempt to make contact with the dead. This should not be too difficult as there are so many ghosts and spirits lurking about in this desolate and gruesome location. This is not for the faint-hearted and booking an event here should be done with an absolute surety that you would be prepared for anything.

London Tombs by Day


If The London Bridge Experience is not for you by night, why not visit Europe's most scariest attraction by day. Your experience will begin from the minute you arrive. As you come inside you will enter a medieval world of knights and chivalry, reflecting a famous joust on the bridge in 1390, and then it's through to the action with your very own Victorian tour guide.

There are recreations of the wooden, stone and medieval bridges, all of which include live characters in full regalia of the time. And you will experience first hand the fires that destroyed the bridge and find out exactly how the famous 'London Bridge is Falling Down' song came about.

A truly interactive experience, the tour seeks to educate, to excite and to leave lasting memories of the world's most famous bridge, and its fascinating 2000 year history.

When you venture down from the vaults, you will enter the real tombs of the bridge.

There is only one way out of the tombs, and that way is forward and deeper into the heart of the bridge - these hallowed grounds were once the plague pits of 14th century London, so beware what awaits. You never know what is lurking round the next corner.....

London Bridge Experience
2-4 Tooley Street
Southwark
London SE1
Closest Underground: London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern Lines)
Open Daily:
10am until 6pm Seven days per week*
*Except 24th Dec, 26th Dec, 31st Dec, 1st Jan 11:00am-4:00pm
Christmas Day when The London Bridge Experience is closed
For more information please visit The London Bridge Experience website

History of the London Tombs

In A.D. 43 London did not exist when the invading Roman army marched inland and saw them being faced with the river Thames.  The Romans probably erected a bridge near to the site of the later Mediaeval bridge.

The first London Bridge was built around A.D. 80 from the Southwark settlement. The northern end of the settlement grew to a large town which later became London

After the Romans had left the bridge probably fell into disrepair and was replaced by a ferry and intermittent timber bridges built in Saxon Times.

It was not until 984 when the next records emerged of a bridge crossing the Thames. The records show that a widow and her son had driven pins into an image of a man. The woman was taken to the wooden bridge and drowned whilst her son had escaped.

1014 saw the Saxons under King Ethelred the Unready.   A band of Vikings led by King Olaf sailed up the Thames to attack the bridge controlled by the Danes. They rowed under the bridge, put ropes around the pillar supports, rowed off, pulling the bridge down. This is where the song “London Bridge is Falling Down” comes from.
There were two other bridges to follow, one being swept away by a storm in 1091.  A third bridge was built in 1163 by a priest named Peter de Colechurch, who vowed he would build a bridge of stone.

The first stone bridge took thirty three years to build. Work commenced under the direction of Peter de Colechurch in the reign of Henry II. The bridge once finished had seen the reign of three monarchs, Henry II, Richard the Lionheart and John. The bridge was completed in 1209 and lasted 600 years. Its road was 20 feet wide and 300 yards long supported by 20 arches, curving to a point in gothic style. There was a gatehouse and drawbridge and even street houses to provide rent for the upkeep of the bridge.

1269 is probably the source of the present version of the song “London Bridge is Falling Down – My Fair Lady”, composed in the 13th century when Queen Eleanor was given the tolls from the bridge as a present from her husband, Henry III in 1269. Unfortunately she was a prolific spender and used the toll money for herself instead of spending it on the bridge.
Because of this the bridge fell into disrepair.  The City of London finally regained control in 1281 but that winter heavy ice pushing against the ill maintained structure suffered when 5 arches collapsed and a temporary wooden bridge had to be built.

The roof of the stone gate house had poles which were used for traitors’ heads. This was started in 1304 and continued until 1678. Probably one of the most famous heads to be seen on one of the poles was Oliver Cromwell’s in the 17th century.
The bridge contained many fine houses and one of which was most certainly lived in by Sir John Hewitt, one of London’s Mayors. It is said that his daughter fell out of the window into the Thames below and Sir John’s apprentice, Edward Osborne dived into the Thames and rescued her. She was later to marry Osborne who later became Mayor.

The bloodiest night in the history of the bridge was on the 5th July 1450 when rebels led by Jack Cade burnt houses and slaughtered hundreds by sword. The rebellion was eventually brought under control and Cade’s head was stuck on a pole over the drawbridge.

1577 saw the Nonesuch House built to replace the New stone Gate, it stretched across the bridge with a tunnel running through it at street level. The south end of the bridge was then used for a somewhat disturbing tradition of displaying heads and limbs of traitors, as it took the place of the original Traitors Gate.

1633 saw forty three houses destroyed and many shops damaged, when a maid servant left a pail of hot ashes under some wooden stairs. The bridge escaped the Great Fire of 1666 as the fire before left a great gap which the flames could not cross. This fire lasted 4 days but only the new houses on the end of the bridge were burnt.

In 1722 the keep left rule was introduced to control congestion on the bridge, this is still in force today on all British roads.
1763 saw all the house pulled down and the bridge widened and also partly rebuilt. The centre arch was made wider but this created problems because the main flow of the river was concentrated at one point which started to tear at the bridges existing piers which made the bridge unstable.

There were proposals for a new bridge in 1800 to replace the old bridge, but it was not until 1821 that a committee was appointed by Parliament to consider the condition of the bridge. By then the arches had been damaged by the great freeze and it was decided that a new bridge would be built. A competition was held which produced many designs and in 1824 John Rennie’s plans were accepted. The new bridge was built 180 feet west of the old bridge and for sometime Londoner’s could see the old and the new side by side.

John Rennie’s bridge did not last that long, when in the 1960’s plans were drawn up for a new modern bridge. The old bridge had sunk twelve inches at the southern end even on completion and continued to sink unevenly by an inch every eight years after. However the bridge was spared total destruction when American Robert McCulloch learned that the British Government was putting the bridge up for sale. He bought the bridge for $2,460,00 and moved the bridge stone by stone to Lake Havasu City in Arizona.

The new bridge constructed by John Mowlem & Co was erected this time on the same spot but by progressive building of the new bridge and demolition of the old. The new bridge gradually took over the place of the old and traffic was able to continue to cross the Thames throughout construction.

Directions to the Event

2-4 Tooley Street
Southwark
London
SE1 2PF


Closest Underground: London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern Lines)

 

If you are coming by Sat Nav please use the following postcode:

SE1 2PF

 

Parking

There may be parking in Guy’s Hospital but this may be restricted, but there are metered parking bays in Weston St, and an NCP car park in Snowsfield.  For further info please visit www.ncp.co.uk or www.southwark.gov.uk

There is also a car parking at Euro Car Parks on Tower Bridge Road, at this time of night you may also find free street car parking around the Crucifix Lane area

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Please note that these driving instructions are for guidance only and Haunted Happenings is not responsible for you arriving at the event on time. You will also be sent your event email the week of the event and this will included any further parking instructions and meeting points you will require for the event.

 

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Testimonial


Just wanted to thank you and your team for an amazing night last night! We all had a fantastic time, and got great feedback from everybody who took part last night. You all did a fabulous job co-ordinating the activities, and were very engaging - I think every group experienced something!

You've certainly opened me up from being a scaredy-cat about all things paranormal, and would definitely recommend your company to anyone thinking of doing a ghost hunt. Heck, I'd probably do it again myself!

Again, can't thank you and your team enough, you were all terrific!

Leanne - publicity company - Paranormal Activity 2 Launch Night

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"Before I atended this event I would have told people that I was an 'open minded sceptic' however after last nights events I must admit that I am well on my way to believing in the paranormal."

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London Tombs Dates

 

2015-01-24 - £75.00
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The Team

The Haunted Happenings Team are dedicated to ensuring that you are given the best opportunities possible in your search for paranormal activity. All of our team members are friendly, approachable and will work tirelessly to make sure that any event that you attend with Haunted Happenings is an enjoyable experience. We cannot guarantee how terrified you will be on a ghost hunt with Haunted Happenings but we can guarantee that your time with us is the very best that it can be.

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