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Do you like your history haunted? Then Macabre London is the podcast for you. Every fortnight we'll unravel a tale that's gruesome, horrifying or downright macabre.

Macabre London Podcast Nikki Druce

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 103 Ratings

Do you like your history haunted? Then Macabre London is the podcast for you. Every fortnight we'll unravel a tale that's gruesome, horrifying or downright macabre.

    Three Stories of Racial Injustice. Shukri Abdi, Stephen Lawrence and Emmett Till. Featuring Malia Miglino from Macabre Mondays and a story from a listener

    Three Stories of Racial Injustice. Shukri Abdi, Stephen Lawrence and Emmett Till. Featuring Malia Miglino from Macabre Mondays and a story from a listener

    WAYS TO SUPPORT BLM - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/support-the-black-lives-matter-movement


    HOW TO HELP, WHERE TO DONATE AND RESOURCES - https://blacklivesmatter.com


    SHUKRI ABDI LINKS TO HELP - https://www.instagram.com/justice_for_shukri/


    https://www.gofundme.com/f/shukri-abdi-appeal?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip


    STEPHEN LAWRENCE - RESOURCES AND CHARITY -


    https://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b09dss


    EMMETT TILL - RESOURCES - https://www.loc.gov/collections/civil-rights-history-project/articles-and-essays/murder-of-emmett-till/


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bgb435


    Links to the presenters in this episode:


    MACABRE LONDON - NIKKI DRUCE


    www.macabrelondon.com


    www.youtube.com/macabrelondon




    MACABRE MONDAYS - MALIA MIGLINO -


    http://www.macabremondays.com


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmvFblKw616KlsYtDdUjXRg


    HUGE THANKS TO KAROLYN AND MOHAMED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS EPISODE.




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    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreL...


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
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    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.


    Patreon
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    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    One off donations
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    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon




    Amazon Wishlist
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    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V




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    Social media
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    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
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    • 43 min
    Caroline Of Brunswick - The Injured Queen Of England

    Caroline Of Brunswick - The Injured Queen Of England

    In the late 1700’s a royal scandal rocked the whole of england. George the 4th, a foppish and overbearing prince married a smelly and wild princess but the relationship was doomed from the start. After their nuptials, the pair began many years of public humiliation for them both until one of them mysteriously died.


    This time on Macabre London, we’ll be uncovering the story of Caroline of Brunswick, the injured queen of England.


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    Enormous thanks to the support of these generous patrons who helped to make this video...
    Alexis, Barry, Andrew, Katri and to all my other patrons, you're incredible humans! 


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    We have a giveaway currently happening on instagram to win a t-shirt, please head to instagram and search for Macabre London Podcast - closing date is the 1st of June 2020
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    T-SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreLondon


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
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    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.


    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon




    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V




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    Social media
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    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcast on Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
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    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is

    • 45 min
    Murder On The London To Brighton Express - Percy Lefroy Mapleton

    Murder On The London To Brighton Express - Percy Lefroy Mapleton

    Percy Lefroy Mapleton - The Railway murderer | Victorian True Crime | Macabre London


    A body found in a railway tunnel spark concern after a young man is found covered in blood on the same train. Did he murder the man found? Or was it just a case of wrong place, wrong time? Concerned for his life, the suspect fled the scene and a pioneering form of forensic science was used to track him down.
    This time on Macabre London, we’re uncovering the story of The Murder on The London To Brighton Express.


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    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I;ve finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreL...


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
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    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.


    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon




    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V




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    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Music
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    Theme music by Mattia Culpelli


    Sources
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    London Evening Standard - Tuesday 28 June 1881
    London Evening Standard - Wednesday 29 June 1881
    Survivor's Tales of Famou

    • 27 min
    Plunkett and Maclaine - Stand and Deliver! Your Money Or Your Diving Suit.

    Plunkett and Maclaine - Stand and Deliver! Your Money Or Your Diving Suit.

    Stand And Deliver! Your Money Or Your Diving Suit.


    A young gentleman who was set for a life in the clergy, stumbles into a life of
    Crime after losing the love of his life to a mystery illness. After colluding with an equally broke apothecary, the pair decided they could become the best highwaymen that London had ever seen and look incredibly stylish doing so.


    This time on Macabre London, we’re uncovering the story of The gentleman highwaymen, James MacLaine and his accomplice, William Plunkett.


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    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I;ve finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreL...


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.


    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon




    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V




    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Music
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    Theme music by Mattia Culpelli


    #highwayman #highwaymen #London #londonhistory #macabrelondon #truecrime #truecrimedocumentary #history #ukhistory #britishhistory

    • 22 min
    Richard Dadd The Murderous Artist - Delusions, The Devil and Decapitation

    Richard Dadd The Murderous Artist - Delusions, The Devil and Decapitation

    Delusions, The Devil and Decapitation.


    A promising young artist who is set for great things, endures a bout of heatstroke in Egypt which turns out to be something far more serious. Possessed by an Egyptian god, things were about to get much worse for those around him. 


    This time on Macabre London, we’re uncovering the story of Richard Dadd. 


    Please head to the Macabre London YouTube channel for a hosted version of the podcast with images to compliment the episode.


    Huge thanks to our patrons - Kate, Emily and Barry for supporting the show


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out. 


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreLondon?ref=seller-platform-mcnav


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases. 
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows. 
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!! 


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent. 


    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London. 
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands! 


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon 


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


     paypal.me/macabrelondon




    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V




    ——————————————————— 


    Social media 
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter. 
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com 


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com 
    Simply visit 
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes* 


    Music
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    Theme music by Mattia Cupel
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 19 min
    Kate Webster and the Murder of Julia Thomas - Servitude and Dismemberment

    Kate Webster and the Murder of Julia Thomas - Servitude and Dismemberment

    A career criminal headed for a life of dodging between petty thievery, prison and the street was never going to have a happy ending. Ending in murder, Kate Webster’s life was a sad existence which not only saw her take the life of another but also ended up being hanged for her crime. 
    Over a 100 years later, kate’s victim, Julia Thomas’ skull was found in an excavation for an extension. Igniting a forgotten case and eventually bringing the horror of the events at 2 mayfield cottages to a close. 


    This time on Macabre London, we’re uncovering the story of Kate Webster and the murder of Julia Martha Thomas. 


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    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases. 
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows. 
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!! 


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent. 


    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London. 
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands! 


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon 


    Social media 
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcast across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com 


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com 
    Simply visit 
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you...
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

lagoona1219 ,

A GLORIOUS CATCH ALL

With so many wonderful podcasts to choose from, I often find myself struggling to decide on what to binge-listen while I clean, drive, walk the dogs, etc...After discovering Macabre London, I always know what to put on! There’s always history, sometimes horror, and always exceptional storytelling. The hosts voice is enough to make you listen; I like to put this on when I’m trying to relax and it always works like a charm:) I was also really impressed at how the sound/editing quality of each episode increased right from episode one! And as if that’s not enough, there’s a YouTube channel with more content! Next follow in the steps of Lore and make a tv show???

DungeonDiveDan ,

Keep the ghosts on your side of the pond

I love hearing stories about London and its haunted past, I honeymooned there but had NO IDEA. I guess im glad all the spooky stuff is there.

underam ,

Great podcast!

I’m visiting London this summer and this podcast has me pumped! Good storytelling, and spooky ambiance. I love it!

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