The UK celebrates Halloween in a traditional, yet exciting manner — a rare combination that you simply cannot resist. If you are working or studying in the UK, then you must know that Halloween’s is one of those lively and thrilling events, which is best celebrated in London. There are hundreds of events that take place, out of which you need to make a choice depending on your preferences and also on who you plan to hang out with. You could pick a Halloween event that’s ideal for kids, teenagers or one that is best suited for adults.
However, with hundreds of Halloween events in London, picking the right one can be quite a task. So to make the selection process much easier for you, we have covered it all up and listed down some of the scariest Halloween events in London. So whether you plan to hang out with a bunch of friends and colleagues or with your family, read on to know some of your best options.
Horrifying Boat Rides
Imagine riding on a boat amid silent waters with an exceptionally handsome Captain aboard, only to see his vampire fangs and scream your lungs out. Horrifying boat rides have always been an offbeat way of enjoying Halloween’s in London. If that sounds interesting, then your best options would be Royal Maritime Greenwich Ghost and Halloween Mini Cruise.The Royal Maritime Greenwich Ghost tour, which gives you a glimpse of the dark history of London, is ideal for those short on time. It includes listening to some of the creepiest Shanghaiing stories and also the tales of royal spirits that continue to haunt the place. However, you must know that this tour involves some amount of walking on the Greenwich World Heritage site and is ideal for large families as it is reasonably priced between £9 and £14.
For others with a more leisurely schedule, the best option would be to sail for two days on the Halloween Mini Cruise, all the way to Amsterdam. All of that, while being entertained by a rock band and wizard workshops to keep your little ones entertained — now that makes it perfect for a family outing.
If your idea of the perfect Halloween is to spend the night at an eerie castle, then London offers you a wide range of options to choose from. For adults hanging out with their friends and colleagues, the best castle would be the Carlisle castle, which is all set to scare the hell out of you between 28 th October and 1 st November. So, don’t forget to participate in its Torchlight Tours between the eerie hours of 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM.
However, if you are particular about a kid-friendly ghost tour, then Muncaster Castle or the Warwick castle would be the most appropriate choices. At Muncaster castle, the stage is all set for Halloween tours, aerial stunts and some other interesting activities like cannon firing. Other popular activities include lantern making, drumming and a lot more. However, your kids need to be at least five years old to participate in the Muncaster castle ghost tour. On the other hand, Warwick castle classifies its Halloween events into three categories — Plucky Pumpkins for those aged between 0 and 9 years, Daring Dukes for those aged between 10 and 12 years and Brave Knights for those above 12 years of age. Plucky Pumpkins includes some bizarre characters, interesting trails and also a ghost hunt, which is perfect for that age group. However, the level of terror goes up for the Daring Dukes and even higher for the Brave Knights.
If you are fascinated by the thought of spending Halloween’s at a real dungeon where prisoners were once tortured and died in pain, then head to the London Dungeon and explore its dark past. With exciting characters like Jack the Ripper, Sweeny Todd, and some last-minute surprises, you are sure to get spooked this Halloween. It also includes two frightening rides and nineteen spine chilling tales. However, to participate in this event, your kids must be at least twelve years old.
Celebrating Halloween’s with kids
If you want to take your little ones out on Halloween’s then the best places to hang out would be amusement and theme parks. In Londonce, you’ll find so many of them that making the right choice might seem quite challenging. So, to make that a whole lot easier, here’s a snapshot of the best ones and what you can expect on Halloween’s.
You could head to Dreamland in Kent and get lost in one of the scary and terrifying mazes out there. You could also buy a scare-free ticket but that doesn’t stop the black witch and her spooky appearances. Another great place to hang out with zombies, vampires, and team Nickelodeon is at Blackpool’s, which is all set to host Nick or Treat on Halloween’s.
If you are keen on getting some real ghostly insights and wish to be a ghostbuster, then try out paranormal investigation at Newcastle. For a modest fee of £38, you get to be a real ghost investigator and use specialized equipment like EMF Readers, temperature guns and static sensors to guide you in your quest. With the many gory events, you need to find the goriest and scariest of them all. No matter which place you choose, London is all set to keep you absorbed in the English culture. However, we recommend that you make your choice based on who you plan to hang out with — friends, family or kids. That should help you narrow down to the best option, so get your witch’s hat and vampire fangs out of the attic and get set for Halloween’s this season.