In London, “Halloween” season is not really celebrated on October 31 but on a holiday called Bonfire Night, which is celebrated around November 5. You may know of this holiday as Guy Fawkes Night. But because Halloween has been gaining a lot of favorable coverage in various forms of popular media – this holiday has taken in hold in many countries including England.
If you’re going to be staying in London over the Halloween season then you are in for a treat. There are a lot of activities you can do and events you can go to that would perfectly fit the theme of Halloween.
Here are just some of them:
Jack The Ripper Tour
Halloween in London will never be complete without mentioning the infamous Jack The Ripper. The tour will take you to The Ripper’s known haunts and the sites of where he committed his crimes. It’s a very intriguing tour.
Ghost Bus Tours
Sightseeing bus tours using London’s iconic double decker buses are a big part of the tourist industry in London. For Halloween why not take the Ghost Bus Tours. Tour London inside an all-black double decker bus and be regaled by creepy ghost stories and stories of crime and murder that happened around London all throughout the years. The Ghost Bus Tours even employs actors to entertain and scare participants in equal measure. There’s a lot of things about London you’ll discover on this tour and these are stories you will love to tell your friends just to impress and scare them.
Sweeney Todd Audiowalk
The Sweeney Todd Audiowalk developed by Soundmap in partnership with Warner Bros. is one of the best applications of an audio tour you’ll find. Walk around the streets of London while listening to an entertaining adventure that includes music, audio clips and exclusive interviews with director Tim Burton. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, this audiowalk was made to commemorate the release of Burton’s film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which starred Johnny Depp.
The Tower of London
One of the most popular tourist attractions in London is the famed Tower of London. This place is the perfect destination for Halloween lovers. The landmark has been the site of many gruesome executions – including the beheading of Anne Boleyn. It is said that the ghosts of those who were executed and killed within its walls are haunting the premises. For Halloween, the Tower of London is pushing its twilight tours, which start at 9 pm. This is something you shouldn’t miss.
Since most of these Halloween activities are best enjoyed at night you should be very conscious about accommodations. Make sure that you are billeted within areas that are near these activities so that you can go home easily. Clarendon has many available short stay apartments located near these venues so book a stay in one of our apartments now.