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Top 5 Things to Do in London This Halloween

Fancy a change from the typical RoHo fancy-dress flat parties this year? Fed up of spending Halloween in a semi-drunk state with fake blood running down your face?

Why not hop on the 40 minute train from Egham and celebrate Halloween in true London style this October.
1. If you joined the craze and binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix this year, head to Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in Shoreditch on the 28th. There’s a themed night featuring Eleven’s favourite food; caramel waffles, themed cocktails and 80’s tunes all night long. Expect flickering Christmas lights and alphabet painted walls as you enjoy Halloween from The Upside Down. London based DJ’s will be providing the 80’s music all night! £5 entry
2. From the Upside Down to Sky High, if your bank account is on your side, head to the Sky Garden on the 29th for an expensive night of partying on the 35th floor. With live music, themed cocktails and late night ghastly snacks, you’ll be wanting to throw on your best Halloween costume for this event. £60+for tickets
3. For a more cultural (affordable) Halloween experience, go to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival on the 29th at 7pm for a performance of Ancient Greek stories told through music, fire performers, poets and fireworks. Following the show, a Fire Cabaret will begin around a great bonfire. For an exciting show rather than partying all night don’t miss this event. Free entry
4. Pop-up cinemas don’t just end with the summer, Crofton Park Pictures are hosting two nights of Halloween movie showings in Rivoli Ballroom on the 27th and 28th. Always wanted to watch a horror movie from the setting of a grand ballroom? Now’s your chance. Catch either the 1978 movie Halloween or The Shining this year. Sit back, relax and enjoy the grandness of the ballroom whilst being scared at the same time. £12 tickets
5. For number 5, you’ll have to dig into your wallet again but it’s a unique experience not to be missed. Visit the Medieval Banquet in Tower Hill anytime between the 26th and the 30th for a spooky themed dinner. Enjoy a four course meal while Henry VIII introduces you to his dead wives. Expect spooky tales, grand costumes and a feast fit for a King. £50 tickets