GOTHIC LONDON - A Time Traveller's Tale
An in-person talk at Guys Hospital Chapel with Clive Bloom on Saturday the 19th March 2022 at 2:30 pm

Come on a psychic rollercoaster of ghosts, ghouls and phantoms from the fog filled streets of London's Embankment and the slum tenements of the East End, to occult experiments in Piccadilly and Stoke Newington and murderous ancient Egyptians in Hammersmith; or perhaps you might prefer the horrors lurking in the suburban shadows of Hackney. Highgate, Enfield and Croydon. This is the capital as imagined by the insane: a world filled with nightmares and visions, occult rituals and unholy sacrifice, a gothic landscape of dark alleys, cemeteries, docks and cobbled streets where Dr Jekyll mixes with Jack the Ripper and anarchists sip absinthe with Dorian Gray and Count Dracula! Here are opium dens next to the haunts of assassins, black magicians and serial killers. Come to the the lost London of the past and the world of modern terrors and face the weird, perverse and disturbing.

From penny dreadfuls to psychic investigations, Clive Bloom will interrogate the attraction of Gothic London

Tickets £12 including a Victorian Punch and 20% donation to Guy's and St Thomas' Charity. Please click here to purchase.

Clive Bloom
Professor Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English & American Studies at Middlesex University. He was a historical consultant to the BBC and has written for The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The independent, The Irish Times and the London Evening Standard. He is the author of numerous books on political protest, revolutionary movements, popular culture and gothic literature.

Image credit - Séance conducted by John Beattie, Bristol, England, 1872. Public domain courtesy of Wikimedia.