5 London bars and pubs Halloween fans can have a frightful time at this October
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Whether you're looking to try a haunting cocktail or hope to have a frightening evening in the city, here are some spots around the capital to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Halloween is almost upon us, and as the city gets a ghostly makeover for the chilling season, themed events and happenings are starting to take over the capital.
While some of London's most famous spots are set to welcome Halloween lovers for celebrations, a number of bars and pubs are embracing all things spooky.
From haunted pubs to eerie-themed comedy nights, there's plenty for Londoners to do this Halloween.
We break down what bars and pubs are hosting Halloween festivities this October
Screamfest VII: Shock Exchange
Those easily spooked may want to miss this spot if they don't want to pay more for drinks. Before heading into Kraken Rum's Shock Exchange bar, guests will have to wear a heart-rate monitor through an immersive horror gauntlet. The higher their heart rate is, the more they will have to pay for a tipple.
Where: The Clerkenwell Catacombs, 2 Sans Walk, London, EC1R 0LT
When: October 26 - October 28
Nearest Tube station: Farringdon
Sound at The Cumberland
Halloween fans wanting to try some hauntingly delicious cocktails can browse Sound's spooktacular drinks menu. From Frankensour and Death’s Door Martini to Concrete Doll and Brain Haemorrhage, there is a range of Halloween beverages to try.
Where: Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7DL
When: October 20 – November 1
Nearest Tube station: Marble Arch
This pub is said to have a few ghosty regulars. With links to the infamous Jack The Ripper and gruesome happenings to past landlords of the spot, the venue has built a reputation as one of the most haunted places in the capital and will no doubt welcome many Halloween lovers this October.
Where: 84 Commercial St, London E1 6QQ
When: Open Monday - Sunday
Nearest Tube station: Aldgate East
Halloween fans can spend a less frightening evening at Wolfy's Bar at its spooky-themed comedy night. There will be no tricks, just treats as guests enjoy a series of stand-up sets from up-and-coming comics.
Where: Bailey Street #Unit Q London SE8 5EY
When: October 27 - 7pm- 10pm
Nearest Tube station: Canada Water
The Owl & Hitchhiker
The Owl & Hitchhiker is welcoming Halloween fans for an eerie-themed pub quiz in celebration of the scary festivities. Guests are encouraged to dress up and can expect to answer questions on gruesome facts as well as horror movies.
Where: 471 Holloway Road London N7 6LE
When: October 28 - 6pm - 8pm
Nearest Tube station: Tufnell Park