Please mind the gap… coffin

Are you ready to ride the death express?

Limited run until 6th November 2017

It’s full scream ahead as the ‘Home of Halloween’ invites you to experience the scariest journey of the 19th Century. It’s a one-way ticket for the dead and a restless ride for the living as they sit side-by-side on the London Necropolis Railway.

It’s the 1850s and London’s cemeteries have become so overcrowded this new train line has one purpose… transport the dead out of London. Guests will experience the clickety-clack of the train… or is that bones from the coffins? As visitors step aboard the death train the official conductor shares the tales of his journey going back and forth, transporting over 2,000 corpses per year!

It’s the end of the line for the deceased in Woking, Surrey where they are finally laid to rest. But it seems some spirits aren’t quite ready to leave the city, beware as they may be hanging around as you embark on your journey home… just make sure it’s not your final one!

About the London Necropolis Railway
Running between 1854 and 1941 the London Necropolis railway was set up to deal with the lack of space in London’s cemeteries, thought to have been a fall-out from the recent cholera epidemic.

The train ran three classes and took both passengers and coffins once a day from Waterloo station and Brookwood cemetery in Surrey. Mourners would leave with the deceased at 11:40am, attend the burial, have a funeral party at the cemetery’s station – complete with ham sandwiches and fairy cakes. Following the ceremony mourners would then take the same train back, returning to London by 3:30pm. The original station still exists at 121 Westminster Bridge Road.

Guests who survive the death train… will also experience 1,000 years of London’s dark history with ample amounts of jumps and scares thrown in. They will also hear the stories of Jack the Ripper, the Great Fire of London and face the wrath of our torturer – the Home of Halloween delivering the ultimate scare this October!