Smile, it’s Hal­loween

(Un­lucky) 13 ways to make sure the spooky cel­e­bra­tions send shiv­ers down your spine

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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 to­bers-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 to­son/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.frielander@tow­er­ 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 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 mu­se­u­moflon­ 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 mu­se­u­moflon­ 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 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 un­dead­ 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 rip­leyslon­­loween/ 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 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 be­ 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 the­dun­

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

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