All Hallows Eve is almost upon us.
No longer just the preseve of over-excited American teenagers and sweet-grabbing kids, Halloween is a time when the pressure is on to do something fun. By which we mean something other than than show up at a bad house party wearing a Scream mask.
To help you get into the spirt, we’ve rounded up the best nights, screenings and climbs (really) that London has going on this 31 October.
1| Pop-up ping pong Halloween Special: 232 King’s Road , Chelsea, SW3 5UD
Ping-pong, cronuts and a pop-up. The makers of this event have taken every trend going and chucked in a zombie apocalypse for a Halloween special. Based in an old Chelsea warehouse and catered by burger joint #BRGR, it's certainly the hippest way to spend the night. The drinks are affordable and the DJ goes until 1am.
2| Dracula at the BFI Southbank: Belvedere Rd, South Bank, SE1 8XT
See the original horror film in its black and white glory at the British Film Institute. Bela Lugosi thrills and charms as the dreadful but debonair count in this gothic masterpiece.
(£8.50- £12.10) bfi.org.uk
3| The 02 After Dark, The Final Ascent: Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
Just to make a 52 metre high climb even more terrifying, the people at 02 have come up with an immersive experience. You and your mates take the role of explorers, (suitably clad in a Ghostbuster- style outfit) following in the footsteps of another expedition- none of whom ever returned. Visuals, audio and live action mean this is going to be a hell of an experience.
4| The Dark Circus Party: Camden Centre, Euston Road, WC1H 9JE
Debauched and decadent as it comes. The world’s leading fetish club has teamed up with event producers Bourne & Hollingsworth to create an abandoned circus spectacle filled with macabre dancers, thrilling theatrical performers and delicious cocktails. Fancy dress compulsory; circus freaks encouraged. The Saturday night has sold out already, so get a move on for the Friday.
5| Backyard Cinema – Camden Locks: Camden Lock Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AF
Navigate Camden Lock's zombie-infested courtyard, before scaring yourself silly with a screening of the inordinately creepy Evil Dead re-make. Suitable for seriously hardened horror aficionados.