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Top 10 Things to Do for Halloween in London

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Prepare yourself for the spookiest night on the London party calendar, a night where zombies, clowns, witches, ghosts and gold leggings make their appearance (or maybe that's just a normal night out in London town?). Halloween hits the capital again and on 31 October London's bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants have gone all out to embrace the dark side with spook themed parties galore.

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Stranger Danger Things 31 Oct & 1 Nov - Howl at the Moon has turned into the Up-Side Down and invites all to grab their buddies and any necessary survival essentials. Expect fairy light galore, a DJ spinning 80s power ballads and watch out for which stranger means danger. The howl has devised a genius game to get the punters talking. On arrival you're given a character card. Next, you must mingle with other strangers to find your evil twin or partner in crime. Once you track down the Boris to your Trump, Morticia to your Gomez, or Joker to your Harley Quinn, you win a free drink. £40 bar tab prizes for best dressed! From 6PM onwards.

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Kings Cross
Bar / Restaurant
Steak House

Eye of newt and toe of frog aren't the only ingredients that can cast a spell. Head to contemporary steakhouse, Bar + Block, for the perfect Halloween concoction - the Witches Brew Martini, which combines blue curacao, vodka and cranberry juice to delight and bewitch all who succumb to the Halloween spirit. This Halloween treat is topped with candy floss "smoke" and will certainly trick you into staying for more.

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Bar / Hotel

On the spookiest day of the year, Sanderson hotel's Long Bar is bringing the Ibiza season back to life with a massive Halloween Ibiza Party. Sanderson is inviting guests to dress up in their eeriest attire and dance the night away to fabulous live DJs, playing the greatest hits to come out of Ibiza. Party-goers can expect a Zombie Tarot Reader, a host of mystical makeup artists and talon-manicures by luxury nail salon, House of Lady Muck. In partnership with Bacardi, Sanderson will also offer a selection of terrifyingly good cocktails, with serves including Calle de la Flores, a twist on the Daiquiri.

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West End
Bar / Restaurant
Afternoon Tea

For a spooky twist on their classic afternoon tea, St Martins Lane have created a Halloween-themed menu, served 12-6pm in The Den from 21 October to 3 November. Alongside savoury staples like smoked salmon and cream cheese finger sandwiches, they've swapped their classic sweets for a seasonally inspired selection, including a mango mousse filled choux bun sat on top of a sweet pastry biscuit and a spiced apple tart with blackberry compote. All treats will be served with a steaming pot of Teapigs tea, and for a little extra indulgence guests can add a signature G&Ts or glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne. Prices start at £35 per person.

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Bar / Restaurant

In celebration of the ghoul fest, All Star Lanes is launching its Spooky Sips menu from 15 October to 3 November. The cocktails - including the Drunken Pumpkin, Devil's Blood and the Goblin Sour - will be served on the brand-new shot tail menu, from which guests can order a flight of 3 cocktails in miniaturised form. From Thursday 31 Oct to Saturday 2 Nov, All Star Lanes will be hosting a Halloween party with free entry, where you can get down with fellow devil-inspired divas to live music. Go dressed in your spooky best and use the #scarystrikes hashtag to capture you bowling while you're there to win big prizes.

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant

From 28 October to 3 November, Roast Restaurant in Borough Market will be turning their classic afternoon tea into a spooky Halloween-inspired version. Available daily from midday - 6pm, in the light and airy restaurant, overlooking the historic market. For £25 per person, guests can indulge in an array of Halloween-themed sweet treats including spiced pumpkin cake and a decadent chocolate witch's hat, alongside classic savoury delights such as smoked salmon and crème fraîche and roast beef, watercress and mustard finger sandwiches. As well as a selection of 13 teas, Champagne and English sparkling wines are available by the glass, for an extra treat.

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant

On Friday 1 November from 7pm to late, Jason Atherton's City Social will host The Tower of Terror - an immersive Halloween experience in their skyline bar City Social 24 overlooking floor-to-ceiling views of key landmarks across the City of London. Inspired by the mystic world of London's Victorian Apothecary, Social 24 will play host to the darker side of London. Society in this other-world no longer conform to the rules that we understand. With a live DJ and immersive performers, including contortionists and a tarot reader, join them for a night you will never forget.

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This October, Shoryu Ramen have partnered with popular Japanese character and Hello Kitty's friend, Gudetama, the laid back egg that likes nothing more than to chill out. The Hakata ramen noodle specialists are celebrating Halloween with a special pop-up haunted house experience and frightfully delicious three-course set menu featuring an orange pumpkin bun, bone-in pork rib ramen and chillingly cute graveyard chocolate mousse to name just a few! The set menu is priced at £24 per person, available from 1 October to 3 November exclusively at Shoryu New Oxford Street.

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Vauxhall & Oval
Bar / Restaurant

Back by popular demand, this November, award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant and Latin bar Chino Latino will be celebrating Day of the Dead by hosting an exclusive four-course tasting menu experience. The innovative menu will be available for a three-day long celebration of this popular Mexican date. Executive Chef, Werner Seebach, will take guests on a culinary journey with dishes that have a Latin American influence with touches of Mexican ingredients and flavours, which will be closed off with a stunning Passion fruit cheesecake skull designed with edible flowers.

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Bar / Restaurant / Hotel
Afternoon Tea

This autumn, the London Hilton on Park Lane has a wickedly delicious Halloween afternoon tea in store for their visitors from 21 to 31 October. Guest will experience a delicious selection of freshly prepared handcrafted cakes and tarts alongside classic sandwiches and warm scones. The spooktacular treats available include a blood orange and strawberry parfait topped with a chocolate "spider web"; a passion fruit and chocolate "coffin"; and an orange marmalade and chocolate macaron resembling a pumpkin. Plain, fruit and chocolate scones are perfectly paired with jam, clotted cream and chocolate praline spread, accompanied by a carefully chosen selection of organic Hope and Glory teas.

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Bar / Restaurant

On Friday 1 November join Sky Bar, at the Millbank Tower, for the ultimate zombie escape party! Greeted at the door with antidote shots and doctors in Hazmat Suits to cure you from the outbreak, you'll then wind your way up to the top of the tower with the other survivors to 28th floor. Terrifying views will host incredible DJ sets from Artful Dodger and Damian Brown. To revive revellers while they dance the night away, there will special antidote cocktails created by Sky Bar's talented mixologists and different food stations where guests can gorge on blood sucking treats'

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This Halloween, The London EDITION hosts The final voyage of HMS Berners in partnership with Project 0 (special guests Georgia May Jagger, Kim Jones, Jess Clarke and Rufus Taylor). Enjoy a 3-course meal at Jason Atherton's Berners Tavern, tales of the tragic trip by magical sea creatures, and dazzling music and entertainment from Nick Grimshaw, Jaime Winstone and Hugo Heathcote. Guests will also have the chance to win 'treats' at the Mermaid's Trick or Treat Tombola, donated by Dior, Palace, Ralph Lauren, Petersham Nurseries, Jo Wood, Love Brand, LARQ, The London EDITION and more. Tickets £130 includes welcome cocktail and dinner (a third of ticket sales will be donated to Project 0).

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