You might be too old for trick or treating these days but trust us, there's still a lot of fun to be had on and around Halloween in London (Monday October 31 2016). Swot up with the 100 best horror films of all time, pop down to one of London's best fancy dress shops and prepare to be scared at one of the ten frighteningly good Halloween events below.
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The best Halloween events in London
Join Nightcall for a Halloween party with a bang up to date theme. In a secret den decked with Christmas lights, grab a Stranger Sour cocktail and get down to synthpop. If only Barb could have been here to see it. Tickets £5, or free if you sign up online beforehand.Read more
Just in time for Halloween, Bedwyr Williams throws a Druid pary at Somerset House, Julie Peakman asks how Dr Samuel Johnson's legacy compares with that of his contemporary, courtesan Peg Plunkett; Peter Liversidge uncovers the history of the Royal College of Nursing, and duo Webb-Ellis hosts a dinner party at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow. These installations and events appear as part of the annual arts festival. Check out our autumn 2016 highlights here.Read more
Get your gross on with sherbet ‘cremains’, skeleton shortbread and the scent of death at this event explaining everything about bodily decay: the what, when, why and how the hell do you expect me to eat this now. On Friday, discover 'body farms' and the cannibalistic rituals for funerals that you never noticed, and on Saturday dig through edible soil to excavate edible parts and smell chemicals used to train 'cadaver dogs'.Read more
An evening of storytelling in the cemetery, inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Sheridan Le Fanu and MR James. Follow a man as he navigates the dark labyrinthine woods, brimming with tales that must be told. Suitable for over 18s only. Some parts of the performance take place in total darkness.Read more
The Sunday Assembly Jazz Club have teamed up with some swing dance pros for this spooky shindig just before Halloween. Grab appropriate footwear, make for the dance floor and have a go at pulling shapes soundtracked by a live jazz band. Scary/ innovative fancy dress will be rewarded with prizes.Read more