GOTHIC LONDON - A Time Traveller's Tale
An in-person talk at Guy's Hospital Chapel with Clive Bloom
on Saturday the 19th March 2022 at 2:00 pm

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS - If you are coming from London Bridge station, please take the Guy's Hospital exit. You will see the new hospital straight ahead of you. Please turn right and a little further down St Thomas St you will find a courtyard marked with Kings College London. The Chapel is in this Couryard to the RIGHT of the vaccination centre.

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 Gothic Punch and 20% donation to the DEC Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. 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 - Houses of Parliament - Under Fog. Public domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.