The Viaduct Tavern - The Ghost Book
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The Viaduct Tavern

The Viaduct Tavern
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Holborn, London, UK

DATE BUILT: 1875

GRADE LISTED: No

RUINED: No

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: A Victorian gin palace – an ornate and decorated pub born from the popularity of drinking gin as a ‘medicinal dram’.

OTHER USES: The building remains a pub and also hosts ghost hunts.

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: The pub is built on the foundations of an old debtors prison known as Giltspur Compter which stood on the site from 1791 – 1853. Some of the old cells make up the pub’s cellar. 

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS: There are rumours that the first floor was used as an opium den in the late 1800s, a popular taboo of the time. 

CLAIM TO FAME: The tavern is the last surviving example of a Victorian gin palace left in London. Much of the Victorian style and features can still be seen throughout the building. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: Newgate Prison stood opposite the Viaduct Tavern, which is now the Old Bailey. The fountain outside the pub marks the spot where hangings took place. It is also believed that many prisoners were buried under what is now Dead Mans Walk after their execution.

DEATHS: Unknown.

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A murdered prostitute.

• A spirit nicknamed Fred.

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Horrible sounds of someone in pain come from the cellar.

Visual:

Intelligent:

Sensory: People report being touched by unseen hands.

Poltergeist: Lights going off on their own. Doors locking on their own.

Technological:

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VIADUCT TAVERN GHOST HUNTS

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Have you had a spooky encounter at The Viaduct Tavern? Would you like your tale published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch!

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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL:The Ghost BookThe Ghost Book

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: No

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: Yes

THE VIADUCT TAVERN

126 Newgate Street 

London,

EC1A 7AA  

UK