Halloween in London can be a very spooky affair. It is not a time for anyone who is fainthearted or hates being scared. Visitors traveling to London often seek serviced apartments Central London as it is the most popular attraction among travelers. For those who want to explore the spooky, weirder side of London life, the options are too numerous to list here!
There are plenty of Halloween parties that can be enjoyed such as the Sky High Screams fancy dress event at the Sky Garden in Aldgate or the Danse Macabre at the Clapham Grand (no outfit – no entry!) or Skream’s seven-hour stint in Shoreditch to mark the night of the undead. Then there is the Mexican Day of the Dead at Fire Vauxhall. This is set to be one of the most stunning of the Halloween parties available. Arrive early and see a ritualistic ‘burning’ outside, take part in a boat party before experiencing the sheer colour and drama of the Aztec style dungeon, a shamanistic altar and attempt to find the secret room.
But what if you do not want to party your way through Halloween? Try some of the spooky activities and tours that are being planned. During this time of the season, many visitors are expected to visit London with many booking rooms at serviced apartments at Covent Garden and other parts of the city.
Take a trip to Barts Pathology Museum and discover everything you wanted to know about bodily decay, cannibalistic rituals and smell the chemicals used to train ‘cadaver dogs’. If you time it right, you may even be able to dig through edible soil and use archeological techniques to excavate edible body part. Booking is recommended as these events get filled up very quickly!
London’s Ragged School has a scary ghost hunt available. This eerie building is believed to be one of the most haunted in London and has certainly resulted in visitors running for the exit out of sheer terror. Haunted Happenings are running not just a tour here, but a full night experience during which anything can happen.
While in the East End, try a Jack the Ripper walking tour and find out about this horrific series of murders that took place in the gloomy, foggy streets of Victorian London. It can be extremely atmospheric on one of these tours as the group leaders take you through the backstreets and alleyways that hide the locations of Jack the Ripper’s murders.
The dramatic black Ghost Bus has special tours available this Halloween. The dim interior lights create a spooky atmosphere even before you set off around the streets of London, hearing the tales of murder, ghosts, witches and the undead. Watch your fellow travelers carefully for not all are quite what they seem!
Also worth considering is London’s Month of the Dead activities enabling you to stroll through forgotten burial grounds, take part in a private viewing of the Museum of London’s massive bone archive. There are torchlit cemetery walks, subterranean crypts, and charnel houses and you can even discuss death over tea and cakes at the Death café.
If you’re staying at the Presidential Marylebone Mayfair then you are in luck, as it is centrally located which would give an easy access to all the places of interest.
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