Get ready to get spooky, because the devilishly delightful season will soon be upon it. That’s right – get your fancy dress costume ready, because Halloween 2019 is almost here.
If you’re lucky enough to be spending the ghoulish holiday in London, you’ll be spoilt for choice for when it comes to deciding what to do. Whether you want something truly terrifying, or simply want an excuse to don the devil horns, there really is an option for everyone.
To help you choose (or perhaps to make it even harder!) we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite goings-on around the 31st of October to help you celebrate Halloween in style. You’ll be pleased to know, they’re all within an accessible distance of our fabulous Park International Hotel London, so you won’t need to worry about traipsing around the city in your get-up, too! Plus, our fabulous rooms come with all the amenities you need to help you get ready – check out the full list here.
Though if you do fancy going further afield, you’ll be pleased to know it’s one of the top hotels near Bayswater tube station, so you can get anywhere in the city pretty swiftly.
Catch a spooky show
One of the best things about opting for staying at our hotel near Hyde Park London is that you’ll be super close to the city’s famous West End, where there are spooky yet sensational shows ready and waiting for you.
It’s not all Joseph and his Techni colour Dream coat, or Mamma Mia – there are tons of wickedly amazing shows… such as Wicked! If witches aren’t your thing, or if you want to be truly scared, check out the Woman in Black – one of the West End’s longest-running plays, this show will have you on the edge of your seat. There are often super cheap tickets available for this show in particular, with some on-the-day options available for as little as £15 each.
Discovery Day – A Hair Raising Halloween in Hyde Park
Travelling with little terrors in tow? This is a great choice for kids and grown-ups alike, as it promises a fun-filled roster of activities little hands can get stuck into, in serene, beautiful surroundings the parents of the group will enjoy.
Just a stone’s throw away from our Hyde Park hotel, you and the whole Addam’s Family can call in any time between 11 am and 3 pm to take part in a host of free creepy-crawly Halloween themed delights (or should that be horrors?) including:
- Dare to investigate the ‘feely boxes’ in the Witches’ Den
- Explore the hair-raising nature trail, discovering incredible facts along the way
- Create a gruesome potion using herbs and plants sourced from the garden
- Build your very own bat box to take home
- Listen to a terrifying tale
Fancy dress is encouraged, so let your little ones’ imaginations run as wild as they are!
Get In with the Spiders at ZSL London Zoo
Yes, you read that right, and no, we haven’t gone crazy! Another amazing spot near our Hyde Park accommodation is the famous ZSL London Zoo, located by another stunning park – Regent’s Park. Though that’s about as beautiful as it gets with this Halloween horror.
Are you terrified of spiders? You’re certainly not alone. ZSL London Zoo has taken on the challenge of a lifetime – in a bid to clear the name of one of the world’s most feared, misunderstood and misrepresented creatures, they’ve set up the ultimate, unique and immersive exhibit. In with the Spiders will literally bring visitors face-to-face with awe-inspiring arachnids from across the globe in a completely one-of-a-kind immersive experience within the Zoo’s favourite B.U.G.S exhibit.
Brave visitors will first get lightly introduced to the UK native species and frequent house guest, aka the ‘spider in a bathtub’, before meeting captivating exotic species such as the black widow, huntsman and giant bird-eating spiders. Eek!
Face your fear at Madame Tussaud’s Alien Escape
Without a doubt, one of the city’s most well-loved (and most-visited) attractions is the wonderfully weird and whimsical Madame Tussaud’s. And for Halloween, their offering has taken a rather sinister turn…
At this super special show, everyone will hear you scream. Generations have watched the iconic Alien film franchise and now you can step on-board the Covenant ship and come face to face with the iconic Xenomorph, and navigate a trail of blood, gore, chaos and danger. See Michael Fassbender’s first wax figure at the attraction, in character as the next-generation Weyland-Yutani synthetic Walter, and stroll through scenes inspired by the amazing movies… if you can stomach it!
Attend the ultimate Halloween party in London
Now one for just the adults. This Halloween, don’t just go to one party, go to five! This is the biggest Halloween party in Central London, so super accessible to Hyde Park, so make sure you bag a ticket before it sells out!
The famous party organisers – 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl – puts on a Zombie Halloween special that has sold out every year since it first began back in 2009. So join London’s skilful bar crawl guides and let them take you on an evening of fun on the maddest night of the year in London.
What’s included in the crawl?
- Famous prizes for best dressed
- 5 bars, clubs and superclubs, a free shot in each
- Great drinks deals in every bar (2 for 1’s, half price etc.)
- Free zombie makeovers
- A pro photographer taking amazing pictures of the whole night
- Free glow sticks
- Your official 1 Big Night Out party guide
Explore some of the city’s most famous (and eerie) cemeteries
For those after something truly ghoulish, why not embark on an exploration of places of rest for those no longer with us? London’s cemeteries are home to some of the most important people in the worlds of politics, art, literature, music and more, so this is a great way to explore a slice of spooky history whilst also paying your respects. For example, you can discover Karl Marx’s grave at Highgate Cemetery and Marc Bolan’s memorial at Golder’s Green Crematorium.