It’s almost Halloween – pass the pumpkins round, quick! I’m not the biggest fan of all the fake blood and vampire teeth but I like the excuse for a good party… and there’s plenty to choose from around London!

Fancy getting out and about for a trick or treat over the coming week? Here are some of my  favourite spooooooky events going on around the city…

  1. Get down to the London Dungeons for a fun and spook-filled time. They have their general tours, with all the usual frights and attractions en route, and some slightly more sinister options, especially for Halloween…
  2. Fancy taking in the great outdoors by night? Head down to Richmond Park and have a horse-drawn carriage ride after dark, where your guide will tell you the history of the park. And if that’s not enough reason, they give you a blanket and some sloe gin for the journey – I’m in!
  3. Up for a Treasure Hunt? Get out on the streets of Central London over the coming weeks, solving clues and puzzles from London’s rocky history or try out a ‘Haunted Hangout’  over Halloween for a London ghost hunt! Find out more here!
  4. Get down to Hyde Park for screamings *cough* screenings of classic scary films over the Halloween weekend – don’t miss out on Beetlejuice, Psycho and The Shining!
  5. Not got your pumpkin yet? Head to Sevington and pick your own pumpkin, then later on, take your carved pumpkin to the Canalside Steps, back behind Kings Cross Station with hundreds of others, and take in the sight after sunset!
  6. If you’re a proud pet owner, get your pup dressed up and take part in the dog walk and show, starting at the Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead Heath, to help raise money for ‘All Dogs Matter’ over the Halloween weekend (if not for no other reason than to see your pup get very grumpy after an hour in a Dracula outfit!).
  7. Lastly, why not explore Aldgate and Whitechapel on a Jack the Ripper Tour. Wrap up warm, get out in the cold and let your guide take you on a creepy step back in history on one of the most notorious but unsolved cases in London. You’re in for a treat!

There’s tonnes going on in London around Halloween – so this is definitely not the weekend to stay at home! What are you up to over the next week for Halloween?

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