I came across London’s most haunted house by chance. I was adding new visa pages into my passport at the American Embassy and decided to see what was in walking distance to check out when I was done. 50 Berkeley Square, listed on many London attraction websites, was only two blocks away so I decided to head over and see what there was to see. As I stood in front of the gorgeous exterior of the most haunted building in London, I couldn’t help but smile. First of all, I don’t believe in ghosts. (Let the comments of first-hand experiences with the ghost of your Great Aunt Margie pour in…) Second of all, looking at this building today- it is difficult to believe that it was once a notorious hot bed of creeks and shrieks in the night. While Mayfair has been an affluent London neighborhood for decades, home to five star hotels, rich politicians, and the who’s who of London- it seems this wasn’t always the case. As I said, I don’t believe in ghost stories, or things that hide in attics and strangle people with their octopus like tentacles. What I liked about 50 Berkeley Square, and why I decided to post about it, is that these types of stories were told and retold throughout London for hundreds of years. You can just imagine that the children in East London trying to out scare each other with the gruesome tales and gossiping women walking through Hyde Park talking about the victims and suggesting their own explanations. The media covered the episodes in the house extensively, so Londoners would have read about the murders and creature in their daily newspaper. It became a part of the city, and while it may be less known today, it still represents an interesting part of London’s history.