It’s nearly Halloween, and with a gory history all of its own, London is one of the best places to find something spooky to do. From pumpkin carving, to ghost hunting, you’re sure to find an event or attraction that takes your interest this Halloween season. Read on to find out more about TLG's favourite Halloween events in the city.
Drawn at the Tower with Art Macabre, Tower of London
30 October, 18:30 -21:00, £25/£22.50.
This Halloween, the Tower of London is hosting an art class like no other – exploring the theme of women and witchcraft, you will sketch dramatic costumed figures in the palace, guided by guest artist Matt Valentine.
Dark Arts at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Watford
1 October - 12 November, £39.
Interested in exploring the dark side of the Harry Potter movies? The spellbinding phenomenon offers up a Halloween treat which includes floating pumpkins, Death Eater duels, and intricate costumes. This, all on top of the standard tour experience.
Geffrye Museum Ghost Hunt, Shoreditch
11 November, 21:00 – 3:00, £55.
Join Fright Nights London for a special ghost hunt at this exclusive location. A museum that explores the home by day, this night-time event will show you a very different side to the attraction. The ghost hunt includes a walk through the building with a medium, the use of ghost hunting equipment, and access to the basement, which the public have not been allowed to enter since the museum opened over 100 years ago.
The Exorcist, Phoenix Theatre
20 October - 10 March 2018, tickets from £15.
The classic horror story hits the West End this Halloween season. A stage adaptation of the famous horror novel, and Oscar-winning movie, the story follows a mother’s journey to cure her daughter’s disturbing illness by calling in the help of a priest. Ian McKellen (of Lord of the Rings fame) joins the production as the voice of the demon. For extra creepiness, there are late performances of the show on a Friday at 9pm.
The Dead Dolls House Halloween Dinner Party, Islington
27 October, 18:30 – 4:00, £40.
Attend a dinner party with a twist at the suitably named Dead Dolls House in Islington. The Halloween feast includes a welcome drink, devilled eggs, sausage & gruyere stuffed pumpkin, candy apples, and much more. After the dinner, don your best spooky costume and party until the early hours, with DJs playing through until 4am.
Bubbledogs Halloween Party, Hoxton Arches
31 October, 19:00 – 1:00, £12.
Bubbledogs, novelty restaurant that pairs gourmet hotdogs with champagne, is hosting a Halloween fancy dress party. Expect special Halloween hotdogs, with ingredients including fried crickets and blood pudding ketchup, and of course champagne flowing throughout. A DJ will be playing music until 1am.
In a big city like London, there’s always going to be something exciting going on – whether it is a special day of the year or not. If you’re interested in living or studying in the capital, take a look at TLG’s language classes on offer in London.