Gruesome Gothic

The London Metropolitan Archives has a free exhibition devoted to the shadowy side of the city.

London Gothic features material on early horror films such as Frankenstein, the 1931 adaptation starring Boris Karloff (born William Henry Pratt in south London). As well as exploring gothic architecture and even the first goth club, the exhibition draws on the LMA’s court records, which date back to the 17th century and include grisly crime and punishment like witch trials and public execution at Tyburn. London Gothic runs until 30 April.