Ten things to do this #spookyseason
October is here (we know right?!) and with it comes what has become known as #spookyseason whereby Halloween is stretched out for the entire month. Whether you are a Londoner or are visiting within the month here are our top 10 things to do in London to put you in the spooky spirit.
Wanting to see as much of the city as possible in a short space of time? See London’s worst kept secrets with the Hop-on, Hop-off bus tours supplied by Golden Tours. This is one of the best ways to cover all of the best tourist attractions in a day and really get a feel for the city.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio is essential. You’ll be able to immerse yourself behind the scenes of the iconic films and for a truly authentic Halloween experience they’re offering “Hogwarts After Dark” where you’ll be able to enjoy a two-course dinner amongst the popular interior sets of the Studio Tour including the Potions classroom and Dumbledore’s office followed by dessert in the Forbidden Forest. The lights will be dimmed and the music more foreboding as the Studio Tour will be patrolled by Death Eaters.
For a truly one-of-a-kind experience and a way to see London like never before you can now enjoy the Illuminated River tour which has now become a long-standing art instillation that transforms the Thames into a stunning series of lights that incorporates nine London bridges.
Adrenaline seekers need look no further that various options around the city for indoor go-karting where customers can drive on the UK’s fastest indoor racing tracks where the winner is able to boast bragging rights.
Looking for an activity in London that will really get you spooked? We’ve got just the thing, visit one of London’s scariest museums and discover the sordid history of the city, the London Dungeons is full of tales that date to the era of Jack the Ripper to the Plague and everything in between.
Chiswick House & Gardens have transformed the venue into a spooktacular experience, you’ll be able to venture into the haunted woods, but be careful we hear there are some nefarious characters aimed to make you jump!
Theatre buffs will be interested to know that the Fortune Theatre is showing a performance of the epic and fearful tale The Woman in Black, be warned that this is not for the faint of heart. Expect to be on the edge of your seat for the majority of the show.
When most people think of Hyde Park, they probably think of the “go-to” events like BST Hyde Park Festival and Winter Wonderland, but Hyde Park has a sinister history that you may not be aware of. Hyde Park has a pet cemetery that is tucked away behind Victoria Gate, although rarely open to the public there are special tours that take place, and we recommend grabbing a ticket if you can for a truly scary experience.
Immersive experiences have become an increasingly popular activity and this year is no different, this one is suitable for all the family. Head over to Shepard’s Bush Green to experience Sherlock: The Official Live Game. Based on the TV show help solve crimes with your favourite duo by cracking clues and solving puzzles.
Who doesn’t enjoy a scary movie? Backyard Cinema is a fantastic concept that really gets you in the mood depending on the theme and Halloween is no different. This year there are two immersive screening areas and they will host some Halloween classics. This is not an experience to miss.
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