It’s the ghostliest time of year and London is kicking the festivities up a notch in the run-up to Halloween. If like us, you’re hoping to carve a pumpkin, delve into the dungeons of London or dance the night away, we hope you’re brave enough to embrace these wicked events. We have one final question before you launch straight in, Trick or Treat?
Looking for a hair-raising experience? This one-of-a-kind tour is London’s only comedy-horror theatre sightseeing experience. The tour guides are classically trained actors and the experience will leave you on the edge of your seat and clinging onto your neighbour with fear. London has a lot of dark secrets to unearth during this 75-minute nonstop journey.
Where: Departing from 8 Northumberland Avenue, outside the Grand Hotel, opposite the Sherlock Holmes Pub.
Why not paint on a unique canvas this Halloween, a big orange pumpkin. Artist Amy Brown will be on hand to guide you through your masterpiece, which you can then take home and proudly place on your own mantlepiece. This one will certainly keep the kids entertained!
When: 21-25 October
Where: V&A Museum of Childhood
This is the best-kept secret in town and the location of the event will be sent to you 48 hours beforehand. Fancy dress is mandatory, so be as inventive as possible. There will be a great mix of art and performers as well as some banging tunes from 3 funky DJs. An eccentric and eclectic night that will capture the full spirit of Halloween. The party kicks off at 9 pm and ends 4 am the following day.
When: 26 October
Where: The location to be sent 48h before the day to ticket holders
Let your imagination run wild and carve some ghostly pumpkins with the help of some pumpkin carving experts at Fortnum & Mason. Create your own spooky-faced jack-o-lantern and stake a claim for the Best Pumpkin prize. Perfect for those young at heart.
When: Thurs 27th October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER
Ever wondered what happens at Hampton Court after dark? Well, this Halloween you and your family can take an evening walking tour around the palace and learn of stories of ghosts and paranormal activity. The spookiest night of the year just got spookier. Children must be 8+ to take part in the tour which begins at 7pm.
When: 31 October 2019
Where: Hampton Court Palace
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