Top Five London Halloween Events

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Scare yourself silly in London this Halloween by checking out one of the city’s spooky happenings.

1. Catch a Scary Movie

 The Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend at the Portobello Pop-up Cinema

When: 25-27 October

What: Celebrate the best in musical and classic horror flicks at this three-day fright-fest that features Halloween-themed food and drink, sing and dance-a-longs, fashionably frightening dressing-up boxes, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing. Film screenings include Halloween, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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2. Brave the London Dungeon 

Halloween 2013 at The London Dungeon

When: From now until 9 November

What: Halloween revellers can meet the fiendish Sweeney Todd and a supporting cast of historical characters at what the London Dungeon reckons is its biggest, best and boldest Halloween season yet. Expect a double-dose of Halloween scares and laughs including The London Dungeon’s own Halloween home brew and a ghastly trick or treat lolly for every guest.

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3. Enjoy a Ghoulish Adventure on the London Eye

Halloween Witch Academy 2013 at EDF Energy London Eye

When: 26 October – 2 November

What: Families are invited to join the ghoulish fun at the London Eye‘s Witch Academy. On the Halloween Storytelling Capsule, kids can join the High Witch to take on the ghastly Grimly Grim (voiced by family favourite Harry Enfield) and help to foil his plans to steal the Crown Jewels. Every graduate of the Witch Academy will receive a special badge of honour and join the Witch Academy Alumni.

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4. Get Spooked at London Zoo

Boo at the Zoo at ZSL London Zoo

When: 26 October – 3 November

What: London Zoo is set to come creeping to life with a string of Halloween-themed special events, including spooky storytelling, frightening face painting and menacing mask-making. Visitors can also enjoy special Halloween versions of the zoo’s popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations.

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5. Discover a World of Spirits at Vinopolis

Vinopolis Cocktail Making Masterclass – Halloween Special

When: 31 October

What: Wine tasting destination Vinopolis will be stirring up a selection of spine-tingling Halloween potions in their Cocktail Making Masterclass. Test your magic with one of the experts as they teach you the tricks of the trade in order to concoct just the right mix of hair-raising ingredients, leaving you with some fiendish cocktails to try on your friends at home.

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