If you’re planning to be in London over Halloween 2018, you may be wondering where’s the best place to be to enjoy an evening of spooky delights!
From witches and wizards, to mazes and fine wine, we’ve found 5 amazing Halloween events where you can enjoy a wonderful ghoulish evening!
Hogwarts After Dark
Running from Friday 26th October through to Sunday 28th October, Hogwarts are once again opening their doors to witches, wizards and muggles for them to enjoy a magical Halloween evening on the Hogwarts set. Greeted with smoking dry ice cocktails and canapes, you’ll then be ushered into the Great Hall where you’ll enjoy a lovely two course meal. Dessert will be served in the Forbidden Forest, no doubt in the company of few critters and creatures. After you’ve finished your meal you’ll be given the opportunity to join the Studio Tour, where you’ll wander through all the familiar sets such as the Weasley’s Kitchen and Gryffindor’s Common Room. Wand combat manoeuvres, butter beer, and a stroll down Diagon Alley – under the watchful eye of the Deatheaters, will conclude your Halloween 2018 evening. For more details follow the link: https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/after-dark
The Crystal Maze Halloween Edition
From 8 to 9.15pm on Halloween evening, The Dark Maze opens for you to enjoy all the normal thrills and spills of the Live experience, but as you can probably imagine you’ll experience a few unexpected frights in the Halloween edition! The Blood Baron will be on hand to ensure you’re kept on your toes. With trick and treat surprises up his sleeve, you best have your wits about you if you dare enter the Crystal Maze. To book and find out more, visit their website: https://the-crystal-maze.com
Horniman Halloween Fair
For those of you with young families, an evening of being scared to death may not be quite up your street. If you’d prefer a less garish more gentle Halloween experience that’s perfect for younger members of the family, why not head towards the Horniman Museum. From 10.30am to 4.30pm on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October there’s a range of organised events to keep you and the little ones entertained. From spooky storytelling to Halloween parades, and Lantern Workshops to a Creepy Creatures Cave, there’s plenty to see and do. And don’t forget to come dressed in your best Halloween costume! For a full itinerary you can visit their website: https://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/horniman-halloween-fair
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
The Horniman Museum are also holding pumpkin decorating classes on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October at various times throughout the day. Separate classes are being held for different ages but please note all children must have an adult with them. Your uniquely designed pumpkin can be taken home with you at the end of the session so you can delight your trick or treat visitors on Halloween evening.
Fabulous food, fine wine and fantastic entertainment
Halloween isn’t for everyone and if you’d prefer a night out away from witches, wizards and things that go bump in the night, why not treat yourself to an evening of wonderful food, fine wine and fantastic entertainment instead. There are a huge number of restaurants in and around London but if you fancy something a little bit special head over to Boisdale where Fleur East, 2005 X Factor finalist, will be taking to the stage and performing a jam-packed show of explosive funk, soul & R&B.