The spookiest time of year is just around the corner and if you don’t yet have plans to spoil your team, friends or family, our carefully curated list of things to do in London will help.
From Ghost Walks to spine-chilling horror films (as recommended by our team), activities for your little vampires to haunted pubs, and the perfect offices for Halloween parties – we’ve rounded up the best things to do in London this Halloween.
1. SPOOKY SPACES
The Best Offices for Halloween
With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, celebrating with your colleagues is a must! Why not host a party in your building – for charity or to bring your team and clients together?! Fancy dress can be optional.
These serviced offices have events spaces that could be perfect for hosting your own Halloween themed party. Some building providers across London and the UK will no doubt be hosting Halloween related activities too.
Of course, October isn’t the only time of the year to hold an event – you will find all sorts of excuses.
This property offers views over the City Of London & The Thames; It’s a perfect venue for events as ‘The Deck’ can hold up to 150 guests outside or 80 indoors – there is also a fully licensed bar with plenty of different catering options to choose from. The building also offers serviced rooms for those that want to swap the journey home – for being the first to arrive at the office in the morning. View space.
Originally built in the 1930’s, this property has a period but modern feel – with great natural light throughout. A range of services are available to make your event as hassle free as possible, such as catering, venue set up and entertainment. A roof terrace is also available to hire. View space.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair is this luxurious business club, which provides a stunning office space in one of the most desirable areas of the capital. The building provider hosts regular events, which you can attend or you can organise your own private events or private dinners in the ground floor restaurant. Other facilities include showers, printing, nice excellent meeting rooms and telephone booths. View space.
Our consultants will be happy to help you find the perfect space. Call 02070969911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR MINI SPOOKS
Stuck for Halloween activities for your little ones? There are plenty of Halloween events in London for children which are lower on the fear factor.
BOO AT THE ZOO
Carve pumpkins and hang out with the animals at Whipsnade Zoo. Fun activities include scary face-painting.
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NIGHT OWLS HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER
Held at the Museum Of London – Night Owls can solve spooky crimes and listen to ghostly tales before sleeping in the gallery of the museum. Breakfast and a family-friendly film are enjoyed the next day.
More information and tickets.
HORNIMAN HALLOWEEN FAIR
Creepy crawlies, spooky storytelling, crafts and food stalls – in Halloween costumes! The free event is perfect for all the family.
3. SPOOKY EXPERIENCES
Walks, tours and activities that take you into the depths of Londons’ most haunted attractions.
This two-hour walking tour will guide you past plague pits, ancient streets, into churches and round other historical locations. Tickets from £10.00
GHOST TOURS AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Jane Seymour’s Ghost is said to appear on the stairs of the royal apartments. Tickets from £14.00
RAGGED SCHOOL MUSEUM
Both laughter and crying have said to have been heard at the Ragged School Museum. Visitors have also claimed to have come into contact with the spirits of the boys and girls who spent their childhood years in the classrooms. Adult tickets from £19.20.
THE LONDON TOMBS
Part of the London Bridge experience – The Tombs are only for the very brave. Employees report having seen a dark shadow of a man moving around the building.
Take a visit at Halloween and you may see Emily ‘walking’ around!
Tickets from £19.95.
4. MOST HAUNTED PUBS & PLACES
Perhaps your Halloween celebrations will take you to the pub with colleagues? Check out one of these supposedly haunted venues. Apologies if one is already you’re local.
THE TEN BELLS
84 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY.
This pub has been in place since at least the 1740’s and is a part of the Jack the Ripper Walk, it is said that several of Jack’s victims visited the pub before they were killed.
18 Wilton Row, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7NR.
This pub is also part of ‘The London Ghost Tour’. You will be able to tell the history by reading one of their walls which are covered in yellow newspaper, a small crucifix hangs to ward off harmful spirits or energies.
THE BOW BELLS
116 Bow Road, Bow, E3 3AA
A séance was one conducted at The Bow Bells and when asked for the presence to make itself known, a toilet door slammed open with such force that it smashed one of the mirrors.
6 Carthusian Street, London, EC1M 6EB
The Sutton Arms is said to be haunted by a red-haired man called Charlie who once appeared when two ladies were enjoying their lunch, he gave them a cheeky smile and then disappeared into thin air.
5. HORROR MOVIE MADNESS
We all have that one horror film that will always give you the shivers. We asked the DeVono Cresa Group to recommend their scariest films:
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – Recommended by Charlotte Waller – Digital Marketing Manager.
”If you are looking for a movie to make you jump – this is the one.”
SAW – Recommended by Andy James – Senior Serviced Office Consultant
”The opening scene sets the scene for gruesome viewing.”
THE WITCHES – ROALD DAHL – Recommend by Claire-Louise Taljaard – Head of Marketing
”There is something eerily plausible about The Witches – since the age of 7 I have been terrified by this movie (and the book too).”
THE EXORCIST – Recommend by Sham Khush – Financial Controller
”It is the only film I have ever had nightmares over – although I was 10 when I watched it.”
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Recommend by Luke Philpott – Joint CEO
”I’ve been restricted to no more than a handful of baths in the 25 or so years since I watched it!”
THE CONJURING – Recommend by Sophie Bluemel – Office Administrator
”I jumped the whole way through”
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