Halloween Special: Unusual Things To Do In London This Week | 26 Oct – 1 Nov
Here’s our list of unusual things to do in London this week for Halloween including a gory magic show, 8 party suggestions, all night movie marathons & loads more!
Monday 26 October – Sunday 1 November 2015
Harry Potter and the Inappropriate Hallowe’en | Leicester Square Theatre | Sat 31 Oct | 7.15pm | £12.50/10
Can’t be bothered to wait for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child (tickets on sale by at 11am Fri 30th btw)?
Then join our fave offbeat comedy jimbo Adam Larter assembles a talented cast of misfits inc the hilarious Cassie Atkinson to present the un-official sequel to the Harry Potter series takes place on Hallowe’en (the anniversary of the death of Harry’s parents). A perfect setting for a party.
Suburbaret is the perfect way to round off a Halloween weekend with an unbeatable line up of cabaret royalty including: Des O’Connor, Baby Lame & Blanche Dubois.
An intense experience journeying into a classic ghost story in the gloriously ghoulish Wilton’s Music Hall.
A free bubbling cocktail awaits for you if you dress up as a deceased sleb. Plus Monster-mash dance off, toilet roll mummy makery & FREE facepainting.
Dead Ringer Singers | The Piano Works, Farringdon | Fri 30 & Sat 31 Oct | From 6pm | Free before 9pm/£5/10 after
Quirky concept venue ‘The Piano Works’ are ‘SINGing the dead back to life’ with live musicians playing your wretched requests all night.
Classic Horror All-Nighter | Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Sq | Sat 31 Oct | 11.59pm | From £22.50/20
London’s best and most cheeky independent cinema presents an all-nighter of the classix: HALLOWEEN, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE SHINING & THE EXORCIST. Take a cushion to hide behind/prevent numb bum.
All Hallow’s Eve All-Nighter | Regent’s Street Cinema, Picadilly Circus | Sat 31 Oct | 11pm | £25-17
The gorgeous Regent Street Cinema goes for some truly offbeat underdog classics that are rarely shown on the BIG screen:
Zombie Flesh Eaters
8 Halloween Parties Worth Dressing Up For
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Hallokween (Fri 30 Oct, £5 at BGWMC): DRAG, LIVE ART, COMEDY, MUSIC AND MORE!
Straight Nasty Halloween Special (Sat 31 Oct, £5/3 at Vogue Fabrics): Pure pop plus a live performance from Hocus Pocus’ Sanderson sisters*
La Danse Macabre (Fri 30 Oct, £22 at Clapham Grand): The Last Tuesday Society present a high-class affair full of great acts & dancing.
Haunted House Party (Sat 31 Oct, £15/12 on the door at BGWMC): Go-go ghostly dancing girls, banned nasty videos & a carn-evil funhouse are just some of the reasons this party is a great bet.
A Curious Invitation presents Theatre of Blood (Fri 31 Oct, £30 at The Coronet): We were looking forward to this epic bonanza at the Coronet but think it’s sold out. Always worth a try on the door though…
White Mischief’s Heaven & Hell Halloween Ball (Sat 31 Oct, £26.65 at The Scala): Electroswing, circus & mind boggling spectacle at this classic night.
The Magic Theatre: Halloween (Sat 31 Oct, £15.40 at Rivoli Ballroom): Get down to south London’s hidden gem to show off your vintage halloween dance moves.
INTENSE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES
Haunted Hangouts in Midtown | Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles | Mon 22-Thu 29 Oct | 7.30pm | £5 (+fees)
Get to know the spookier side of one of London’s oldest neighbourhoods with ghost hunters. Haunted Hotspots include: St Giles in the Field, The Atlantic Bookshop and Shaftesbury Avenue. Plus free glass of wine to complete the hunt!
Drink from a human skull with Bompass & Parr | Borough Market | Until Mon 30 Nov | Various Times | £12.50/10
Maverick food empresarios Bompas & Parr give you the chance to breathe in alcohol in a mist and then drink from a skull.
Mega creepy museum full of heads in jars opens it’s doors for an open eve, which includes this CREEPY FISH!
Head to the woods to start your evening with a tour of the haunted castle in South East London.
F*CK IT, STAY AT HOME AND BRAVE
THE EGGINGS WITH THE LIGHTS OFF
American Horror Story is quite possibly the best TV in years. We loved the ghost house, asylum, witches & now freak show is on Netflix to make for a great night on the sofa. Plus if you’re all caught up catch new episodes of AHS: Hotel on FOX.