It’s time to crack out the fancy dress and scoff everything pumpkin spice flavour because Halloween is fast approaching. From free makeovers to ghostly gin tours to sinful supper clubs, here’s how to make your Halloween spook-tacular rather than a total nightmare.
Screamfest: Ocean Of Souls
Get lost – and scared – in this new immersive experience from Kraken Black Spiced Rum and Les Enfants Terribles. It’s totally FREE, from entry to drinks at the bar, under one condition… you’ll have to sign away your soul via a binding contract at the door. If you’re brave enough to give up your immortal soul, you’ll go on journey to a shipwrecked galleon and be submerged into a world of marine-based mystery.
Thur 25th October, 6.30pm – 8.45pm
Secret East London location
Make-Up at the BOO-tique
If you’re dressing up this Halloween, make sure your face matches your outfit with a FREE makeover at the BOO-Tique pop up in Covent Garden. Pro make-up artists will be on hand to help with the transformations, with a menu of five looks on offer, but they can also whip up something bespoke if you’ve got a particular idea in mind.
Fri 26th – Sat 27th October
19 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL
Ghostbusters at TT Liquor
There’s something strange going on at TT Liquor this Halloween… they’ve teamed up with Crystal Head Vodka, which is part owned by Dan Aykroyd (aka one of the OG Ghostbusters) to transport you back to 1980 for a special screening of the film. The place will be decked out and themed accordingly and will have a special spooky cocktail menu in their cellar bar to keep you refreshed all night long. Ticket prices won’t give you a fright either, at only £15 per person including a complimentary Crystal Head Vodka cocktail or £20 for two. Just don’t forget to bring along your Proton Pack people..
Wed 31st October
17B Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA
Sinner Halloween Supper Club
Seven sins, seven courses and a descent through hell…that’s what you get at Sinner, the latest supper club from Dinner Ladies. This Halloween feast, held at Dalston Boys Club (reason enough to go, it’s bloody cool in there), features a course that corresponds to each of the seven deadly sins – that’s gluttony, lust, greed, vanity, envy, wrath and sloth for all those who’ve forgotten – with sinful cocktails on offer too. And the fun doesn’t stop with the food and drink as there’s also a spesh live performance and you’re “invited to indulge in your sins for the rest of the evening.” Keep it legal though kids.
Weds 31st October – Fri 2nd November 2018, 7.30pm – 11pm
Dalston Boys Club, 68 Boleyn Rd, London N16 8JG
Death’s Door Gin Ghost Tour
If you’re partial to a G&T and not afraid of ghosts, then this ghost tour, created by Death’s Door Gin and paranormal expert Jennifer Melmore is the one for you. The tour will lead you around the dark lanes and ancient alleyways of the City – where some former residents have yet to move on from – stopping at a range of bars for a ghoulish gin cocktail along the way.
Weds 24th – Thur 25th October
Mon 29th – Weds 31st October