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Haunted Hotels :: Langham Hotel London

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  Site Where: 1C Portland Place | Regent Street, London, United Kingdom, W1B1JA
September 27, 2006 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

We've written about Haunted Hotels before but this week we're looking for some good ghost stories. We know, Halloween is not for another month, but if you plan on taking a trip around the end of October, you should know which hotels might have some unpleasant and unwanted guests. Unless, you're into that sorta thing.

We take our hotel ghost stories across the pond to the Langham Hotel in London which was built in 1865 and was once owned by the British Broadcasting Corp.

Today it is part of the Leading Luxury Hotels of the World with 427 bedrooms, two swank restaurants and a full-service spa and salon. Unlike some other haunted hotels, this place prefers to focus much more on its "fabulous" status today rather than its past ghostly guests.

Back in the BBC days, journalists at the hotel (then a Hilton) reported ghostly sightings, most of them in Victorian garb and one dressed as a German soldier. Others claim that Napoleon III haunts the hotel basement.

This could be several of the lies journalists came up with to get out of tight deadlines but if you want to check it out for yourself, room 333 is the most haunted.

Yet one recent guest was pretty frightened...at the decor:

My room was dull and tired. The bathroom was filthy with a cracked bathtub, dirty shower curtain and cheap bathroom products.

So make sure to ask for one of their recently refurbished rooms. Still, ghosts and bad decor aside, we think it's cool this hotel offers to talk with you over Skype.

Related Stories:
· Langham Hotel London reviews [TripAdvisor]
· The Most Haunted Hotels [Forbes]

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