With Halloween fast approaching, there’s a plethora of events getting ready to fright you for the night. From Harry Potter themed dark-arts, to Buffy the Vampire slayer, these are some of our favourite events for the scariest night of the year.
Dark Arts at Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter
If you’re a big Harry Potter fan, or think of yourself as a wizard-in-training, then make sure to head down to the Warner Bros Studio Tour, where you can explore the eerier aspects of the films. The Great Hall will be decorated with floating pumpkins, and the banqueting tables covered with apples and candy. Visitors will be able to test their wand skills by battling a Death Eater in a special experience designed and developed by combat choreographer Paul Harris.
You can also explore the unique, intricately-created Death Eather masks alongside various other sinister props that wreaked havoc upon Harry and his friends in the films. All the extra activities are included in the standard price.
The Studio is open daily but times vary seasonally. Check the website for the most accurate information.
Fortnum & Mason Pumpkin Carving Classes
At Fortnum & Mason you can show off your knife skills at their annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Classes. There are two types of sessions, for both adults and children, where you will learn the intricate ways to carve a pumpkin and create your own one-of-a-kind lantern. There is also a prize for the best pumpkin at each class (and some amazing treats afterwards!).
The Pumpkin Carving Classes take place October 26-27, and cost £25 per person. Check the event for more information,
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Bronze is Back 2019
If you are a fan of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer franchise, then rejoice at this in-depth appreciation of the cult classic vampire slayer. Enjoy a performance by the grunge brand Subterranean Popular who will be playing hits from and inspired by the cult show, as well as a 20th anniversary screening of Cruel Intentions. There will also be a singing troupe performing the songs from the episode ‘Once More With Feeling’.
This event will take place at the Brixton Oval, with tickets costing £8 per person. Tickets available on their website.
Halloween Delicious History Tour
Why be scared when you can eat! Dr Andrea Tanner will be putting a twist on Fortnum & Mason’s usual Delicious History tasting tours. Hear about ghosts said to haunt the famous Piccadilly building, the spookiest stories from the companies 300-year old history, and then finally calm yourself down with a few Bloody Marys.
The event will take place on October 31st on the 5th Floor of Fortnum & Mason. Tickets cost £40. Tickets available online.
Temple Cinema’s Horror Screenings
The Masonic Temple at Andaz loves showing off the Halloween classics for Halloween, and this year is no different. They’ll be screening the bona fide horror classic, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The tickets cost £20, but this includes unlimited popcorn. The £40 ticket includes a Bento Box from the Andaz’s own Miyako Japanese restaurant.
The screenings will start on Thursday 26th September, and two other Thursdays. Tickets available online.
What have you got planned for Halloween this year? Let us know.