Where to celebrate:
These days, Halloween has turned into a week of events instead of just the 31st which is great if you want to attend more than one event but it can be awkward when you have to attend a Halloween party a week before Halloween.
The jury is still out on that one but if you have outgrown trick or treating, and are looking for a new way to celebrate, you are in luck. Here are my top five venues to celebrate this Halloween in London. It’ll be decadent, full of fun and the memories will last till next year. See you there!
Dark Circus Party – Halloween Special
26th October – Camden Centre
Brought to you by Bourne & Hollingsworth and Torture Garden, this should be a memorable experience. It’s a combination of Bourne & Hollingsworth’s atmospheric production, delicious cocktails and innovative theming with the striking theatrical performances from the notorious Torture Garden.
Music on the night will be a mix of Electro Swing, Circus Burlesque, Cabaret, Ballroom Blitz and Big Top Party Mash-Ups. DJs for the evening include Joe Black and David TG. The dress code: Full costumes or a dash of themed styling.
Tickets: £20, www.belleepoqueparty.com
Halloween Night at Primo Bar
31st October – Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Primo Bar gets a spooky makeover with an array of spooky acts, entertainment and music selection from resident DJ’s.
Expect London Dungeon inspired cocktails and canapés followed by entertainment featuring Princess Marion Déprez (of Soiree Pompette fame) in The Delivery, Marianna Harlotta, and Acrobatic Vampires. Free entry, contact primobar.co.uk to book a table.
29th October – 1 Kensington High Street
This new Russian bar will be celebrating Halloween Russian style. Feast on complimentary vodka cocktails and caviar canapés while enjoying beats from DJ Dirty Law. Contact Rasputin@ruskis.com for reservations.
Oct 26 – Nov 2, EDF Energy London Eye
The London Eye gets transformed into the set of a spooky witch story, featuring the High Witch Priscilla and the evil Grimly Grim. Guests will also enjoy a 30 minute rotation on the London Eye. Tickets from £19.20. www.londoneye.com.
Halloween at the London Dungeon
Sat Oct 26 – Sun Nov 3, County Hall Westminster Bridge Rd
This is for those who don’t scare easily. There will be 18 set-ups performed by 20 actors, with all the special effects you could possibly recoil from. The usual cast of ghastlies (including Sweeney Todd’s sidekick Mrs Lovett and Jack the Ripper) will be joined by the Pumpkineer. Visit www.thedungeons.com/london for tickets.