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4 scarily good Halloween treats!

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:30

You may be too old for trick or treating, but there is still plenty of fun, frolics and festivities to enjoy this Halloween! Our wonderful member venues will soon be transformed into ghoulish enclaves of spine-tingling entertainment and revelry as we celebrate the season of scares.

Avoid the tricks, and treat your guests to a unique Halloween this year. From a cocktail reception in the heart of Regents Park, to a weird and wonderful dinner and dance at London’s highest garden, there are plenty of ways to add a festive twist to your Halloween this year. Here are a few of our spooky suggestions for making the most of the Halloween period.

Museum of London

As the sun begins to set, enter the secret world of The Night Museum — an unmissable week-long exploration of the hidden, the illicit and the lost. Join us in and around the Museum of London for a free after-dark mini-season of late-night parties, ghost clubs, dark electronica, dystopian visions, lost sounds, night voices, drinking dens, walks into darkness and mythical creatures of the night.

ZSL London Zoo

Enjoy a spook-tacular range of Halloween-themed activities, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Visitors can also enjoy special Halloween versions of the zoo's popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations. Creative critters can head to the Bat Cave to make mysterious masks or carve out creepy pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch. Enrol little devils in the Zoo’s Ghoul School, where they can dress up as their favourite Halloween character, learn how to ‘cast a spell’ and even try their hand at mummy-wrapping, before showing off their devilish disco moves at the Pumpkin Party. Brave souls can listen to terrifying tales told by Spooky Story tellers, or get to grips with gruesome artefacts in the Grimm Curiosity Shop.

National Gallery

From chilling music to storytelling and drawing, celebrate the collection's darker side at National Gallery's Halloween Late on 28 October. To coincide with Beyond Caravaggio, the gallery will be open until 9pm, with live music, special events, and Halloween themed food and drinks. Events will include the world’s first fully painted feature film, festive pumpkin carving, macabre folk music and fortune telling. Guest will also be invited to learn new drawing skills and chiaroscuro techniques before rounding off the evening in the secret bar.

Sky Garden

This Halloween, Sky Garden will be hosting the most exclusive of spook-tacular parties. Don your best fancy dress costume and celebrate in haunted style, 35 floors up. Hair-raising, live music will kick-start the freakish fun, followed by renowned London DJs, ensuring that this paranormal party proceeds into the dead of night. Delicious food and tempting drinks will be available throughout the evening, from ghostly-themed cocktails to late night menus of feasting bites. Be sure to bring your Halloween glad rags to be in with a chance of being named Sky Garden’s ‘Best Dressed’ and winning a dinner for two in one of Sky Garden’s prestigious restaurants.