Smile, it’s Halloween
(Unlucky) 13 ways to make sure the spooky celebrations send shivers down your spine
Shiver M’ Timbers at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Saturday, October 29, 6pm, £32.50 Beneath Sir Christopher Wren’s buildings, tunnels and dungeons from older constructions still remain, haunted by the spirits of ancient admirals and drowned mariners.
Be prepared for chilling encounters from history as you join an expedition into this labyrinth.
After these harrowing events, share your experiences as you enjoy a ghoulish cocktail at the Queen Mary Bar. Go to ornc.org/Event/shiver-mtimbers-29-october The Society Of Strange at Wilton’s Music Hall, Wapping Monday, October 31, 8pm, £12 Three actors spin three tales of the weird, macabre and uncanny. If you thought improv was only comedy – prepare to be spooked.
The Society Of Strange explores the thin line between comedy and horror, this world and the next inspired by the works of story spinners like Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, HG Wells and Mary Shelley.
There will be pre-show entertainment in the bar from 7.15pm and cocktail concoctions available to order. Audience members are encouraged to come in their finest Halloween attire. Go to wiltons.org.uk/whatson/229the-society-of-strange Parks After Dark: Werewolves, Wizards and The Mystery Of The Dogs Of Alcibiades at Victoria Park and Mile End Park Friday, October 28, 6pm Go along in your scariest Halloween costume for a spooky tour of Victoria and Mile End parks. Tours start at 6pm and last for 30 or 40 minutes. The last tour starts at 8.40pm. Email Charlene.email@example.com Halloween at the Arcelormittal Orbit October 28-29, advance booking £15 Fancy screaming for real? Ride The Slide in the dark as the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide stays open until 8pm. As darkness descends, so will you as you scream through the twists, turns and drops. Go to queen elizabeth olympic park.co.uk Supper With The Shadows at Museum Of London Docklands Monday, October 31 at 7pm for £80 Museum of London Docklands is inviting visitors to see the spooky happenings that occur in the museum, a 200-year-old warehouse that is rumoured to be haunted.
Supper With The Shadows is a sit-down candle-lit dinner in the museum with an expert talk and ghost tour of the haunted building. Speakers include ghost experts Roger Clarke and John Fraser. Go to museumoflondon.org.uk/ museum-london-docklands/ Docks After Dark at Museum Of London Docklands October 29-November 30, 6.30pm, £25 In the spooky atmosphere of the galleries you will hear chilling accounts from museum staff while being guided through the most haunted spots of the building.
Follow in the footsteps of the people who worked in the Docks before meeting their grisly and untimely end. Ticket price includes a refreshment served in the foyer. Go to museumoflondon.org.uk/ museum-london-docklands/ Grimehouse Halloween – Silence Of The Lambs, Sutton House, Hackney Saturday, October 29, 7.30pm, £21.83 This is an immersive cinema experience that encourages cinephiles to drink a nice Chianti while they enjoy a screening of
Silence Of The Lambs alongside other treats (or tricks) including a crafts area and a post-film club night. Book at eventbrite.co.uk Undead Escape: Patient Zero at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park October 28-29, £49 You have been called in to investigate a secret research facility – however you find yourself trapped inside with zombies. You must run, dodge and hide to avoid the undead hordes.
Expect lots of running and scares, and you will also have to outwit guards and scientists to escape. The night closes with a massive “end of the world” disco for survivors and infected alike. Go to undeadescapes.co.uk Wicked Halloween Week exhibition, Ripley’s London, West End 9.30am to midnight daily until Sunday, October 30, £27.95 adults/£20.95 children SFX lighting will illuminate the building green and inside will be a showcase of costumes and props worn and used by some of the biggest names from the hit musical Wicked.
Face painters will be on hand to turn visitors into characters from the show and modellers will craft balloons into broomsticks, witches hats and other themed items. Go to ripleyslondon.com/halloween/ Halloween Party at Docklands Sailing And Watersports Centre Sunday, October 30, 3pm-1am, from £8 This celebration at the Westferry Road centre will feature games, spooky snacks and face painting as well as competition to see who brings the best carved pumpkin and creepy cake decoration (judging at 5.30pm). Email firstname.lastname@example.org Halloween cocktail menu at Behind This Wall, Hackney Available Halloween weekend The subterranean neighbourhood cocktail bar in Hackney is hoping to create a ghoulish gastronomic experience with a themed cocktail menu. Drinks include The Salem Witch Reviver (£9), made using white rum, coffee liqueur, Maraska liqueur and maple-candied apple. Go to behindthiswall.com The Witch Hunter at London Dungeon Available until Oct 30 Go head to head with the 17th century Witchfinder General century Matthew Hopkins.
You’ll find yourself part of his latest witch hunt investigation and he’s determined to locate his next witch! But will Hopkins sniff out the right victim? Go to thedungeons.com
Tinaween Friday, October 28
This dress-up event has moved to The White Swan in Whitechapel with the theme of the Video Music Awards. Dress fabulous for the blood red carpet. White Swan, Commercial Road