Ghosts and Gore in Greenwich Walking Tour ENCORE

Greenwich's haunted past will be brought back to life when Dr Karen Oughton weaves her way through the city's cobbled and spooky streets on 9th March.

This is a repeat of Dr Karen's tour which was rehearsed with London Haunts and Horrors from November with some slight changes to increase the spookiness! We've had several people who missed it ask when it was going to be on again - so I've put it down as another Meetup because it was so good the first time!

The Ghosts and Gore of Greenwich tour guide Dr Karen Oughton says: “I love showing tour groups the scary side of London. I lead each tour in character (my favourite is a pirate) as we go through the scary, gory, sad and funny stories on the route. Being an academic, I use all the latest research to show people the facts of the scary history of London and bring back the ghosts of the past.

“Greenwich’s ghostly, gory history can be toured through five different stories. Folklore tells us of Tom Potter, a ghostly boy who died at sea only to return to the place he called home. An active stretch of Greenwich, myth states the traveller may also be greeted by gaggle of legless lady pallbearers.

“St Alfege was born into wealth before being beaten to death at the church named after him, leading to a miracle.

“The World Heritage Site near the Cutty Sark is stuffed with spooks and gory goings on: the Queen’s House contains the famous Tulip Staircase, scary site of the ‘hands on the banister’ spectres, as well as recent eye witness accounts of the ghostly lady gliding around the rooms and balconies before vanishing through the walls before witnesses’ very eyes. “

TOUR DETAILS:

Greenwich Ghosts and Gore will be held on Saturday, 9th March from 2pm, starting just in front of the prow (pointy end) of the Cutty Sark (look for the pirate!)

WHO IS DR KAREN?

Dr Karen Oughton is a tour guide, lecturer, film journalist and broadcaster.

Her tours reflect her loves of scary stories, London history and good old-fashioned theatre. Karen’s drama training started with pantomime when she was a child. It has continued through to her Doctorate, which focused on horror performance from fairy tales to the dark fears of horror films and the scary stages of the West End.

Trained by Boo Tours’ Jon Kaneko-James, Karen now combines touring with horror film journalism and lecturing in media at Regent’s College London.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DR KAREN TALKING ABOUT THE TOUR

We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Alison S.

    Tiny was great! Couldn't believe how much energy she had! Wish I could have kept up with her lol

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Maria O.

      Lol! She was a great help pulling me uphill ;) after nearly 9 years of owning her, we've yet to find her "off" button!

      2 · March 10, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    Your a star Karen we love you and it was great meeting new people and our first doggie on the tour lol

    2 · March 9, 2013

    • Maria O.

      She was knackered, but loved it! Thanks for tolerating her, and apologies to those that she nearly tripped up with her lead!

      2 · March 10, 2013

  • Maria O.

    Tiny and I had a great time! Thank you so much :)

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time on the tour.

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    Your a star Karen we love you and it was great meeting new people and our first doggie on the tour lol

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Megan Aileen W.

    Had a great time!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • David S.

    Great tour of Greenwich by Karen Oughton!

    2 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lovely afternoon. Lovely to see everyone, and a few new faces and Karen did a great job at keeping us all entertained!

    3 · March 9, 2013

  • Maria P.

    It was very cool despite the cold weather! Looking forward to more! Thanks to Karen for her wonderful tour! Also thank you David for organizing this event! :)

    2 · March 9, 2013

  • Maria P.

    Would love to join! :)

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Maria P.

      Being do little, deaf and have terrible eyesight, I may have to stand in the front! Lol ;)

      1 · March 9, 2013

    • Maria P.

      Oops I mean 'so' :)

      1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At work, sorry.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Maria O.

    Just curious, would I be allowed to bring the dog?

    2 · February 28, 2013

    • David S.

      It's up to you, but you will be responsible that it doesn't cause problems :)

      1 · February 28, 2013

    • Maria O.

      She's well behaved, and friendly, as long as the organisers don't have a problem! Thanks for the replies!

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • Maria O.

    I'd love to attend!

    2 · February 28, 2013

  • Zoë C.

    Will be away...

    2 · February 11, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    Love the video Avast!!
    Maties Arrrrr!!!

    2 · February 9, 2013

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