Next year, Halloween falls on Wednesday October 31 2018 and the city will be bursting with great events to sink your fangs into. Get ready to carve creepy pumpkins, guzzle bat-flavoured sweets and turn your bed sheets into ghosts, Halloween 2018 is gonna be a shocker. And, for those of a gentler disposition, check out our favourite events in October and other things to do in London this autumn, whilst the rest of us run around the city chasing ghosts.
*We'll be updating this page with events for Halloween 2018 as they are announced.*
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Imagine an Orient Express dining carriage, exclusive in the best sense, trundling through Mittel-Europa not long after the fashion for the Grand Tour has ended. Picture that, but with Jarvis Cocker playing with his Würstchen to one side, and Salman Rushdie in discourse over his Gugelhupf on the other, and you’re on the right track. But this is not one of those odd dreams where you’re naked at a dinner party, this is Fischer’s in Marylebone, and our fellow diners were as unexpected as this restaurant’s USP. It’s only the most foolish of restaurateurs who would open an old-fashioned Austrian restaurant in the centre of London. Or, the most confident. The pair behind the venture, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, have good cause to be sure their less-than-fashionable choice of cuisine is worth backing. These two elder statesmen of London’s restaurant scene have previously opened The Wolseley, The Delaunay, and – way back in 1990 – reopened celeb hotspot of the following two decades, The Ivy (now no longer theirs). Celebrities love these restaurants not merely for their two-track booking system (fast-track for slebs; sidings for the hoi polloi), but also because they exude an ageless elegance. The interior of Fischer’s is another permutation of the European Grand Café that Corbin and King have made their signature, but with some 20th-century modern-art touches that evoke a sense of place: the Vienna of Gustav Klimt and Art Nouveau. The menu would be familiar to anyone doing a whirl
Venue says: “An informal neighbourhood café-restaurant with a classic Viennese menu. Buzzing from breakfast until late, seven days a week.”