It’s that time of year again as Halloween creeps into London, bringing with it a devilishly delightful selection of ghoulish goodies for visitors of all ages to enjoy. See below for the Halloween highlights of 2011 from London & Partners.
Fun for the little monsters…
Show the children a spook-tacular time with a fun-filled Halloween-themed experience at one of the capital’s many attractions. The National Maritime Museum will be putting on a Halloween Family Fun Day on 30 October – where the kids will be guaranteed a fang-tastic hands-on experience with activities including making a bat for a secret cave hideout, dance workshops, fancy dress and prizes. Creative kids will jump at the chance to carve their very own pumpkin and win a crate full of sweets at Fortnum & Mason’s Children’s Pumpkin Carving Competition on 28 October - all winners will feature in Fortnum’s famous windows for the entire world to see.
The capital will be crawling with all kinds of frightful characters this Halloween, including the creepy Fish Witch who will be hiding out in her aquatic lair at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, as well as Stingy Jack who will be lurking around the London Dungeon waiting to tell his story. Meanwhile, the EDF Energy London Eye will be home to Willemena, Halloween’s wickedest witch, who will be chanting spells in her very own Tales of a Wicked Witch capsule. For those who want to meet some classic Halloween creatures in the flesh, take a trip to the WWT Wetland Centre to meet some real life bats and spiders and have some creepy-crawly fun!
Ghastly grown-up fun…
Halloween isn’t just for the children, as London attractions will be offering adults a spine-tingling good time with special packages, parties and encounters with spirits of the non-supernatural kind! The Vinopolis Halloween Ball will be welcoming guests dressed in their scariest attire for a terrific night in an eerie yet spectacular location – deep beneath a Victorian viaduct at London Bridge. The event will be held on October 28 and will feature Halloween themed cocktails, Absinthe tastings, hauntingly good entertainment and a black carpet for photo opportunities. Those looking for a true night of terror will be able to watch a cult classic science fiction horror movie in the Peter Harrison Planetarium on 26 October for the ultimate sci-fi fright night.
For more haunting Halloween events, offers and packages, please go to www.visitlondon.com/events/detail/7038642