The UK’s capital city, London is a historic city full of exciting delights and wonders just waiting to be explored. From world-class shopping and boutique eateries right through to cultural and historical attractions, there is always somewhere new to visit in The Big Smoke.
While the long, hazy days of the summer holidays might have been and gone for another year, there is no reason not to get out and about and make the most of the time we have left before the cold winter weather really sets in. With half-term fast approaching and all the excitement of Halloween on the way, there are plenty of opportunities to explore this autumn.
And, after all, what better place to visit than the city? No matter how old you are, as you pass through the countryside and suburbs on your way into London, it’s almost impossible not to feel a rush of excitement. City life is fast-paced and invigorating – the perfect escape from the dreary October weather!
To get you in the mood for something spooky, here are some great things to do and places to visit in London this Halloween.
The city offers a wealth of exciting tours and guided walks throughout the year, but the calibre really steps up at the scariest time of year. Monster hunts and ghost walks abound, but this Halloween, why not opt for something a little different? We all know the blood-curdling tale of Jack the Ripper, but with such an infamous case, there is always more to discover. From details of the victims to examining clues and Ripper suspects, visit locations which have gone down in history as you explore Victorian Whitechapel and draw your own conclusions about the case. Just who was Jack the Ripper? Perhaps you will be the one to finally solve the mystery once and for all! You can find out more about the tour here: www.thejacktherippertour.com
London is home to numerous museums, many of which offer exciting, world-class exhibits and innovative displays. With such a wide variety on offer, there is guaranteed to be something to suit every taste, plus interactive adventures for the whole family to enjoy. In addition, the capital’s museums are also perfect for those dull, wet autumn days. Escape the weather and spend some time expanding your knowledge and having fun at one of London’s outstanding museums. Many museums also run special Halloween events at this time of year, too, so make sure to check what’s on before you travel.
Perfect for horror movie fans, many of the capital’s cinemas will be running special screenings of some of the world’s favourite classic horror films. Whether you prefer psychological horror or plain old guts and gore, there is guaranteed to be a film for you this October. If the big chain cinemas aren’t showing your favourites, it may well be worth checking out listings at some of London’s smaller, independent venues to discover the perfect film for you. Plus, if the weather allows, there are also a number of outdoor cinemas running pop-up events for Halloween – don’t miss out!
Looking for a real fright this Halloween? There are many places to visit in the capital which could tell a dark tale or two, but if you are on a budget, what better way to make the most of the season than with a tour of some of the spookiest places London has to offer. The disused, neglected Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in Bethnal Green is a perfect place to start – the spooky appearance of the building is sure to provide a real scare. Of course, frightening places are dotted throughout the city, but a few free highlights include the unsettling walk through Greenwich Foot Tunnel and a visit to Camden’s Bleeding Heart Yard, a tiny square with
a truly terrifying past. Are you ready to embrace the delights that the spooky season has to offer? It’s not too late to start planning your trip to the capital this October!
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