Whether you're looking to get sheet faced or just creepin' it real, these are the best and coolest events happening this Halloween
Need more than just Halloween costume ideas? Here’s how you can see in All Hallows Eve this week…
Rumpus Room at Mondrian London
Mondrian London’s beautiful rooftop bar will be transformed into a hellish Big Top this Saturday night for a huge circus-themed party. DJ Henry Relph will be providing the music and a Halloween FX Stage make up artist will be on hand to transform your costume. Expect the unexpected (and a complimentary glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne).
29th October. Visit morganshotelgroup.com
Latin American restaurant COYA will be celebrating both Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Thursday 27th will see the space transform into a traditional shrine to those who have passed with a cocktail-filled Latina party, then on Sunday guests can attend a Peruvian Halloween brunch with reggae and soulful house music.
27th and 30th October. Visit coyarestaurant.com
Veuve Clicquot Widow Series
If we had to create our dream Halloween event, anything involving FKA Twigs and champagne would be pretty high on the list. So we were just a little bit excited when we heard she’s collaborated with Veuve Clicquot for a special London show. The singer has curated a performance space combining artists, actors, set designers and dancers to mark 150 years since the death of Madame Clicquot. The famous widow took over her husband’s champagne business when he died in 1805.
27th and 28th October. More tickets will be available from Friday midday, visit veuveclicquotwidowseries.co.uk
Andaz London Liverpool Street, London
Since an average night out no longer cuts it for Londoners the immersive experience trend has become big news. And what better time to jump on the bandwagon than Halloween? The Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel has planned an immersive evening in their opulent 100-year-old Masonic temple, chronicling a series of real life murders that happened in hotels. Be warned, this is not one for the faint hearted.
30th October. Visit designmynight.com
For an experience that could genuinely give you sleepless nights, book a place on the Scream Factory’s extreme tour. Featuring a dilapidated mineshaft, cannibal butchers terrace and zombie graveyard, the North East most definitely knows how to put on a horror show.
October 21st-31st. Visit screamfactory.co.uk
Balthazar Restaurant, London
A three-day extravaganza is making its way to Balthazar in Covent Garden. On Friday the New York-French brasserie will be transformed with skeletons, pumpkins and gothic floral displays. Saturday will feature a Pick Your Poison cocktail making class, and on Sunday there will be an exclusive party with a spook-inspired menu and DJ set from Le Bon Tong.
28th-30th October. Visit balthazarlondon.com
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton
It may be set in the zoo, but this is not one for the family. Fright Night will begin with a screening of a horror film, The Ring or The Exorcism of Emily Rose, before an after-dark tour of the site, with a few unwelcome surprises.
28th-29th October. Visit bristolzoo.org.uk
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Halloween at the Top
Sky Garden, London
You might not have been to London’s Sky Garden, but you’ll definitely have seen it splashed all over your Instagram feed. The iconic space will host its annual Halloween party 500ft above the city, with fancy food, ghoulish cocktails and live music performances. It’s a great opportunity to go all out, as fancy dress is highly encouraged with prizes awarded for the most shocking get-ups.
29th October. Visit eventbrite.co.uk
Sharks After Dark
Transport yourself into an actual nightmare, or possibly the most fun you’ve ever had, swimming with sharks at Sea Life Blackpool. For Halloween their unique experience will be taken one step further as they turn out all the lights. Adrenalin junkies – this one’s for you.
22nd-31st October. Visit sealife.co.uk/blackpool
Supper with the Shadows
Museum of London Docklands, Canary Wharf
The highly acclaimed museum will play host to an eerie candle lit dinner in their 200-year-old warehouse, with ghost stories and a guided tour hosted by ghost experts. Bavette steak and baked chocolate ganache are on the menu, so really you could attend for the food alone.
31st October. Visit museumoflondon.org.uk
Veuve Clicquot’s Meet The Widow Masquerade Party
Hutcheson’s Bar & Brasserie, Glasgow
Veuve Clicquot’s Meet the Widow celebrations will be held this Halloween at Hutcheson’s Bar & Brasserie. The lavish Grade A-listed landmark will be transformed into a dark and glamorous haunted mansion to mark the 150th anniversary of Madame Clicquot’s death. The evening will consist of two events: the Veuve Clicquot Champagne dinner: a sensational 3 course menu of season-inspired courses in the Grand Brasserie, followed by the Meet the Widow black tie masquerade party at The 158 Champagne and Oyster Bar, boasting VIP guests and pop up Veuve Clicquot Champagne bars throughout the venue.
28th October. Visit MeetTheWidow.Eventbrite.co.uk
Fortnum & Mason
If you’re looking for something a little more family friendly, join F&M and East London florists Rebel Rebel for a day of pumpkin carving. Prizes will be awarded for the best designs and later on you can head down to the Wine Bar.
25th-27th October. Visit fortnumandmason.com