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5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in London

Throughout the month of October, things get a little spooky in the UK’s capital. Culminating in the final celebration on the 31st, it’s well and truly the time for Halloween.

Halloween, despite what all of the films say, doesn’t have to be about trick or treating and wild parties. It’s a celebration of everything spooky, ghoulish and creepy and many business in London are taking that to heart with a plethora of different celebrations across the city.
So don your vampire fangs, fake blood and witches’ hats and check out 5 ways to celebrate Halloween in London!

London Dungeons

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A great tourist destination in itself, Halloween is when the London Dungeons are at their best. Head to Séance!, their Halloween themed night, where you will find yourself transported back to the 1800s, in a haunted house where anything can go wrong. This 360° experience is a likely to sell out fast, so get your tickets soon for a night filled with fear.

Jack the Ripper Tour

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Book a place on the Jack the Ripper Tour to see a more sinister side to the city. These tours are lead by experts; those who know as much as there is to know about the infamous serial killer. Following the path of the murderer himself, the walk winds through the cobbles of London’s East End. A creepy experience on any day of the year, but the Halloween atmosphere makes this all the more scary. A cheap and different experience for a spooky Halloween.

Halloween Afternoon Tea

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If being scared out of your mind doesn’t sound appealing, celebrate Halloween with a classic British institution – Afternoon Tea. The Corinithia Hotel is offering a twist on the classic, with a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween themed tea. A more civilised way to celebrate the day.

Crime Museum

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From October, the Museum of London is hosting an exhibition on crime. Previously only open to police professionals and guests, the crime museum has exhibits dating from the 18th century until the modern day. In their attempt to personalise crime, the exhibition is hard-hitting and accompanied by various talks by experts. It’s a unique experience, and a good way to combine Halloween and a bit of culture.

Halloween Movie Mashup

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Located in the Portobello Pop Up cinema, this movie marathon stretches over 3 days, and is dedicated to showcasing all of the best Halloween films. It is set outdoors, and features Halloween themed food, drink and activities, from apple bobbing to pumpkin carving. Perfect for the film buff looking to celebrate Halloween.

 

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