Halloween Ghost Ship
The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship stationed on the banks of the Thames. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and also one of the fastest, before eventually being transferred to a permanent dry dock in Greenwich. On Friday 28 October, visitors of a ghoulish disposition can experience the true horror of life at sea with an eerie candlelit ghost tour of the ship. Guests brave enough to venture onto the Cutty Sark for this unique event will hear tales of murder and tragedy that fell upon her crew, followed by a screening of the classic 1931 film Dracula, starring the iconic Bela Lugosi. Tickets cost £25, and this includes a complimentary shot of whisky to warm off the chills…
Horror films at the Rivoli Ballroom
Crofton Park Pictures will be hosting two pop-up cinema nights at the Rivoli Ballroom – one of the last-remaining authentic 1950s-style ballrooms in the capital, which actually dates back to 1913. On Thursday 27 October, cinephiles can enjoy the original Michael Myers Halloween film starring a young Jamie Lee Curtis; while Stanley Kubrick fans can catch a screening of his classic horror film, The Shining, on Friday 28 October.
Stranger Things-themed Halloween Party
Visitors to the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Friday 28 October can step back into the ‘80s, as the hipsters’ favourite is hosting a Halloween party in honour of Netflix’s runaway hit series, Stranger Things. Guests can look forward to indulging in one or two Stranger Sour cocktails while exploring a secret den decked with Christmas lights while surrounded by grown-up-looking Dustins and Elevens. All of this happens while a gorgeous synthpop playlist soundtracks the night. It’s just a shame Barb can’t make it.
If you have a taste for the macabre – literally – then you’re in luck. On Saturday 29 October, Barts Pathology Museum hosts a horrifying-yet-fascinating event explaining everything about bodily decay. The museum states that the event is inspired by the unusual chemical “indole”, which is found in everyday foodstuffs like coffee and chocolate, as well as the decomposing deceased. Lasting from 12pm to 7pm, the day will be split into hourly slots to ensure everyone gets to experience the Edible Body Farm – with the promise of delicious treats from skeletal shortbread to sherbet “cremains”.