Why should kids get all the fun? Adult-friendly Halloween ideas!

Pumpkins at Kings Cross

Here at WATC, we may be too old to still go trick or treating now but that doesn’t mean we can’t get involved with the Halloween fun. We have compiled our list of the perfectly paranormal and scarily spooky events to keep you occupied on All Hallows Eve.

Eeerie Evening Tours at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace are playing host to a selection of Eerie Evening Tours which the palace are billing as a chance to hear ‘the tales of mysterious sights and unexplained happenings’ and to ‘relive the sorrow of heartbroken kings and queens’.

The tours offer a chance to delve into the history of the palace, through its royal residents and the macabre events of over 300 years.

Find out more about the tours here

Horse-Drawn Halloween rides, Richmond Park

Experience Richmond Park as you never have before! Enjoy a horse-drawn ride through the scenic gardens at night throughout the Halloween weekend. The ride includes carriage blankets and a glass of sloe gin per person, so you can keep warm while listening to ghostly tales and taking in the sites of the park at night. Each ride last an hour and you can invite up to eight people in one carriage.

You’ll have to hurry though – tickets for this event are limited and are bound to sell out fast!

Buy your tickets now from here

Chills in the Chapel

Chills in the Chapel runs across the Halloween weekend, providing two days of terrifying entertainment. Taking place in the Grade-1 listed Union Chapel in Islington, London, Chills in the Chapel are showing Escape from New York, John Carpenter’s cult classic starring Kurt Russell in his infamous role as Snake Plissken. On All Hallow’s Eve, the chapel is showing Carpenter’s notorious Halloween films.

Alongside the films, composer Alan Howarth will be opening each night with a selection of his collaborations with Carpenter including scores from Christine and Prince of Darkness.

Buy tickets and find out more here

The London Ghost Bus Tour

The London Ghost Bus Tour shows you an alternative, darker side to London atop a classic Routemaster bus.

The route of the tour takes you to various locations across the city, including Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. London provides the perfect backdrop for the tour due to its coloured and gruesome past, from the barber of Fleet Street, to Jack the Ripper, to its gothic graveyards and prisons.

All aboard for a spooky night steeped in history and thrills!

To find out more, please click here

The Woman In Black theatre show

For a more relaxed affair this Halloween, why not get spooked from the comfort of a theatre seat?

The Woman in Black returns to the West End and tells the story of a lawyer, who believes a curse has been cast over him by the ghost of woman in black. Susan Hill’s story first appeared on stage in 1987 and returns now to the Fortune Theatre, near Covent Garden, London.

The play itself is spooky enough, but the atmosphere of the theatre only adds to the experience. It is one of the smallest in the West End and is a Grade II listed building. The theatre is intimate, offering only 432 seats – perfect for being scared out of your wits!

Buy tickets for the Woman in Black here

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Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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