For those not accustomed to the festival of frights which takes place at the end of October, Halloween is an age old Christian festival which centres around “All Hallows Eve”, when the dead are remembered and the living partake in feasts. Nowadays though, the holiday is a celebration of the occult and the scary. There is no light without dark and shedding light on the scary is a great way to celebrate the shortening of days and the end of the harvest season. Whether you follow the historical depiction of Halloween or just want to give yourself a good old fright, Halloween will give guests at the Piccadilly London West End Hotel ample opportunity to take part in the spooky celebrations.
Film Nights for a fright
One of the perks of staying in hotels near Piccadilly during Halloween is that your accommodation will be located incredibly close to some of the best cinemas in the city. With cinemas such as the Prince Charles Cinema hosting themed film screenings of some of the best horror films of the last century, you can’t go wrong on a perfect night on the town. One such event is the horror film all nighter on Halloween night, made up of An American Werewolf in London, The Exorcist, Friday the 13th, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. With a jam packed night of horror masterpieces, you know you can’t go wrong.
Zombie Pub crawl
Inspired by horror comedy Shaun of the Dead, the Zombie Pub Crawl through London hits some of the best known bars and clubs in the city. With great value tickets getting you entry into five different top London bars, you’ll be treated to drinks deals and five free shots as well. Whether you’re looking for a big Halloween night out with your friends or looking to experience London’s party scene, you can’t go wrong here. With free zombie makeovers, it’s time to get creative with your costumes and enjoy everything that London’s party scene has to offer during the Halloween season.
The London Dungeon
If you’re looking for something less nocturnal than a film all-nighter or a pub crawl, why not check out some of London’s spooky tourist attractions? The London Dungeon for instance is well known for its interactive history lessons into London’s macabre roots. From Jack the Ripper to the tyrant King Henry VIII, you’ll be sure to have a scare with the professionally trained actors who are sure to chill you to the bone. Other scary attractions in the city include the allegedly haunted Tower of London and the Jack the Ripper tour in Whitechapel.
Halloween boat party
For those wanting to spend Halloween above the murky depths of the River Thames, the Halloween boat party might be just the treat for you. Get dressed up and dance the night away to some scarily good DJ’s and marvel at the dazzling views over the cities river views. With your boat coming back at 11pm, you’ll be just in time for the witching hour.