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Trick or Treat is almost there and we know that maybe you are a bit old to play this game. Dispite this, we know the kind of games you like to play and, trust us, you have a lot of fun to be had on around Halloween. Specially if you are in London.
Saturday night, just put Thriller from Michael Jackson while you wear your best Halloween costume to scare the city at one of the the ten best Halloween events:
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Fire Festival
A Halloween spectacular is in store for south London once more as the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens are turned into Asgaard, home of the Norse Gods. Five thousand spectators turned up last year to watch the fire performers, fireworks display and fire magic show.
The Halloween of Crossbones
The Halloween of Crossbones was first performed in 1998 and honours those buried in the Crossbones Graveyard. John Constable and Nigel of Bermondsey perform poems and songs before a procession sets out to the gates of the graveyard where a candlelit ceremony and reading of the Names of the Dead takes place.
Your pumpkin attempt will (hopefully) turn out a whole lot better than last year’s with the help of these crafty sessions for grown-ups, if only because the free Halloween cocktail will get you feeling creative.
The Tower of London becomes a spooky playground for this after-dark immersive experience directed by Anagram, a digital theatre company. Messages and phone calls will lead you through the buildings and courtyards as the stories of code-breakers, law enforcers and religious extremists from the past unfold.
Wahaca presents Day of the Dead Festival
In Mexico the Dia de los Muertos is a chance to honour loved ones who have moved on from this earth with the sort of fiesta you want to stay at forever. Thomasina Miers’s Mexican food brand Wahaca are putting on one hell of a party this Day of the Dead, with a line-up of music including The Horrors, Crystal Fighters, Savages and Mexrrisse.
Chills in the Chapel
What spookier place to spend Halloween than a Gothic-revival chapel? Following a sold out event last year the Union Chapel will be screening classic slasher horrors for two nights in 2015.
The Crick Crack Club Presents: The Day of the Dead
The Crick Crack Club’s annual celebration of the Día de los Muertos festival where guests are invited to bring along photos of lost loved ones to add to a special altar.
Eerie Evening Tours of Kensington Palace
Three centuries’ worth of secret and spooky stories are hidden within the walls of Kensington Palace. Find out about the unexplained happenings and shadowy mysteries of the building’s many royal residents on these 90-minute guided tours.
The Halloween Playground
This fun Halloween party is set in the suitably spooky – and also beautiful – Hornsey Town Hall over two nights, where you can enjoy cabaret, circus performance, DJs, a live band, a ‘zombie cinema’ and a silent disco.
Phobophobia returns for 2015 with a shocking new Halloween show that focuses on a family called The Freaks who are way too close for comfort. Genetic mutations have taken hold and they’re keen to bring new blood in, so prepare yourself for dark and twisted behaviour and your fear levels to reach new heights.