Search

Redbridge named least haunted borough in London

PUBLISHED: 12:36 30 October 2018

You may want to go to Barking and Dagenham for a more ghostly experience according to new data. Picture: Andrew Milligan

You may want to go to Barking and Dagenham for a more ghostly experience according to new data. Picture: Andrew Milligan

PA Wire/PA Images

Whether you turn all your lights off and pretend not to be in or you plan your scary cat costume in August, you can’t escape the fact that Halloween is nearly upon us.

Love or hate October 31, you might be interested to know that Redbridge has been named the least haunted borough in London.

According to data compiled by adult education provider, City Lit, only 5.6per cent of Redbridge residents have had an encounter with a spirit.

At the other end of the spooky spectrum 40.2pc of people in the City of London have reported seeing ghostly goings-on.

If you are after a fright this Halloween but don’t want to travel too far you may want to cross the border into neighbouring borough Barking and Dagenham.

Almost 30pc of people asked claimed they had seen a ghost and the region made it into the top ten most haunted boroughs.

Our other geographical friend, Havering, sat in the middle of the table with a score of 21.7pc.

Encounters that residents have claimed to see in London include two elderly ladies kneeling at the bottom of someone’s bed praying, a woman from the Victorian era in the middle of a London street at 12am and a figure resembling that of a relative who has passed away.

Commenting on the data, Chris Jones, director of sales and marketing at City Lit, said: “London is the home to some of the most haunted areas and buildings, so it’s not surprising to find that a quarter of Londoners have seen a ghost.

“If Halloween isn’t enough to satisfy your spooky cravings, our American gothic fiction course and European horror cinema course should send a chill down your spine.”

Latest Ilford Stories

18:00

Gallagher, the proud title partner of Premiership Rugby, has launched a nationwide competition for community rugby clubs to win a training session coached by their local Gallagher Premiership Rugby club.

17:25

It’s official - a planning application to demolish the former Bodgers site has been received by Redbridge Council.

17:00

Essex club have performed well in previous games this term against teams near the top

Woodford Town will take their growing following to Walthamstow on Saturday eager to win two battles

15:00

Herons were without a game last Saturday owing to break in league fixtures

14:00

Romford director of football Alex Goldstone is hoping his new role as manager of Barkingside can be beneficial to both parties.

Neighbours left fuming after the council asked them to fork out £20,000 for planned repairs by 2023 could see their bills halved.

The O’s legend explained how he got involved in ‘The Greater Game’ and praised the club bringing out the commemorative kit

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Exchange Ilford is a shopping centre on a mission to make it a more welcoming and accessible place to the people of Redbridge.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now