Wondering where to celebrate Halloween (Friday 31 October) this year? KH has the low-down on five haute spots where you can have a frighteningly fun time. Prepare to be petrified…
Be you devil, demon, ghost or ghoul, all are welcomed down to sip on Uncle Barts favorite poison - champagne - for the Annual Yelloween Party at Barts this year. Taking place on Thursday 30 October, in association with Veuve Clicquot.
Fancy dress will be as essential as a crucifix in an exorcism, but if you arrive lacking, fear not, Barts resident fancy dress box will be brimming with dead scary delights, from devil horns to witches hats. Expect frightful fancy dress fever, devilishly dramatic decorations and daring deals on Veuve.
Somewhere on Sloane Avenue, SW3
2. Bluebird Chelsea
There’s something spooky going down at Chelsea restaurant Bluebird as it unveils an American-inspired pumpkin patch terrace and a host of scary activities to celebrate Halloween. Until Sunday 2 November, the restaurant will serve a Halloween-themed afternoon tea, including toffee apple cakes, witches’ hat marshmallows and pumpkin-orange macaroons. The Bluebird café and food store will also host Halloween-themed masterclasses teaching children how to carve pumpkins on Thursday 30 October.
350 King's Road, SW3
3. The Corinthia Hotel London
To celebrate Halloween the Corinthia Hotel London is serving a themed afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge inspired by Halloween horrors. Treats include The Haunting (crispy choux, cappuccino chocolate crémeux) and Devilish Disguise (pistachio chantilly, white chocolate, pistachio daquoise). The tea is available until 31 October. Also at the Corinthia, on Sunday 2nd November, the Northall Sunday Brunch will include a free kids pumpkin carving masterclass in the restaurant.
10 Whitehall Place, SW1
4. Mr Fogg's
This Halloween Mr Fogg will be welcoming his dear friend Dr Frankenstein to his hallowed halls hidden on Bruton Lane, for a full week of unorthodox scientific experimental cocktail making and alarming alchemy until Saturday 1 November. Guest can expect bell jars brimming with brain parts and eye balls, bubbling cauldron concoctions, smoke and steam screens, ‘fogging’ up the bar and windows, and even medically miscellaneous misdemeanours, in the form of a spot of eerie entertainment from Frankenstein himself as he sets up his new laboratory. In keeping with the surgical set the barman too with of course be dressed as Victorian scientists, with a trick or two up the sleeves of their white coats.
15 Bruton Lane, W1
5. Talk of the Town London
Join exciting new London walking tour company, Talk of the Town, for a spooky after-dark Grim Tales walking tour on Friday 31 October at 7pm. Tour guides, John and Stéph, are professional actors who will help immerse you in a gory, haunting history, where imprints of spirits and serial killers linger to this day. Wander down old Victorian cobblestone streets, searching for clues to Jack the Ripper’s identity. Learn about executions, haunted castles, plague pits and insane asylums as London lures you down into her seedy underbelly...