The fog is creeping in and the children of the night are calling – take After Nyne’s hand, and let us guide you through a selection of Halloween events at some of London’s most fabulous clubs.
Be you devil, demon, ghost or ghoul, all are welcomed down to sip on Uncle Barts’ favorite poison – champagne – for the Annual Yelloween Party at Barts this year. Taking place on Thursday 30th October, in association with Veuve Clicquot, and secretly spilling over to Friday 31st October too – for those that have not yet had their fair share of scare…
Fancy dress will be as essential as a crucifix in an exorcism, but if you arrive lacking, fear not, Barts’ resident fancy dress box will be brimming with dead scary delights, from devil horns to witches hats. Then, for those that left their fake blood in the fridge, Aunty Barts will even be hosting a face painting corner that will be taking all and any requests.
Expect frightful fancy dress fever, devilishly dramatic decorations and daring deals on Veuve.
Keen never to miss out on any type of celebration, from Ferragosto to Carnivale – this year, the Italians and the Brazilians (though neither traditionally celebrating the hallowed holiday in their own country) will be teaming up to bring Battersea a bloodcurdlingly brilliant weekend of fancy dress fun and creepy cocktails.
Dress code is ‘trick or treat on Howie Street’ and all party-goers will be encouraged to ‘Vamp’ it up on both Friday and Saturday.
The summit of this scary adventure will then be the Halloween brunch, to be thrown at Bunga Bunga on Saturday 1st November. Guests can expect to be scared out of their skins, as they are seated in a dimly lit room, all blinds closed, and the music cranked up, for some serious Halloween-a-oke to be hosted by Bunga Bunga’s resident DJ John ‘dragoween’ Sizzle, alongside a soundtrack of horrifying hits, to be enjoyed over a 4 course meal and trembling tumblers of prosecco.
BUNGA BUNGA and COCOBANANA TEAM UP FOR WEEKEND OF HALLOWEEN HORRORS
DATE: Friday 31st October 2014 – Saturday 1st November 2014
TIME: 6.00pm – 2.30am
BUNGA BUNGA HALLOWEEN BRUNCH :
DATE: Saturday 1st November
Price: £38 per head from 11am-1pm, £48 per head after 1pm second sitting
101 Howie Street
Friday– Saturday, 10.30pm – 2.30am
Free Entry before 11pm
£10 entry from 11pm
DISCOPATH at DISCO
This year, in honour of the world’s favourite hallowed holiday, and the decade in which not only DISCO was born, but also in which some of the best and most iconic horror films were ever created, on Friday 31st October, DISCO will be screening a spine-chilling and famously frightening, 70s style cult classic, DISCOPATH!
The night will begin with guests checking in, (Pan Am style of course) before taking their seats for the fabulously retro and truly terrifying interactive film screening. During which, they will be served a selection of blood-chilling beverages, by Duane Lewis’s hunters and victims…
Food from a specially designed Retro Discopathe menu, will also be served before, and during the film, courtesy of Stax Diner, along with an abundance of alcoholic ‘Hard Milkshakes’. A special ‘blow your head off’ Belvedere Vodka cocktail will even be created for the night called ‘Death by DISCO’, that will contain more chocolate than the most successful ‘trick or treat’ trip.
Once the film has come to an end, all those who haven’t run home to hide under the covers, or been killed off by the Discopath, will be welcomed to stay for a Freaky Friday night in Funky Town, as we commit ’Murder On The Dancefloor’ into the early hours. There will be roller skating table service, a deadly dance-off competition, prizes for best costumes and some sinister surprises and ghoulish giveaways to be revealed on the evening…
DISCO is an underground boîte inspired by the 1970s Manhattan disco movement. Guests are greeted at a Pan Am-inspired lounge where air stewardesses issue boarding passes and check personal items into the cloakroom via a conveyor belt.
So hit the haunted cinema and then raise hell like a Discopath on the dance floor till dawn!
DISCOPATH at DISCO
Friday 31st October 2014
Door open: 7.30pm
Fim starts: 8.30pm
Club night starts: 10pm
Tickets: £20 – Earlybird
£25 – O.T.D
13 Kingly Court
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80s SLASHER MASH-UP at MAGGIE’S
This Halloween will see Maggie’s in Chelsea haunted by timeless classics and terrifying flashbacks, from frighteningly horrifying films such as ‘Lost Boys’, ‘Shining’ and ‘The Thing’!
So if you fancy a Nightmare on the ‘Evil Dead’ Fulham Road you can expect to enter a thrown together film set of rusty wire garlands, gunky sacks of eyeballs, and bloodied hanging knives and axes. There will even be DVD screenings of the best scenes, showing the worst bits from all of the above murderous movies.
Naturally, dress code for this fantasy film fest will be frightful fancy dress -
‘Gremlins’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Hellraisers’ all welcome! The best dressed boy and girl stand to win the club’s top prize of a Maggie’s Fish Bowl filled full of Belvedere Vodka and other potent poisons (worth £295), and of course are of the haunted old school mantra of no effort no entry with apply!
80s SLASHER MASH-UP at MAGGIE S
DATE: From Friday 31st October
329 Fulham Road,
DR FRANKENSTEIN at MR FOGG’S
This Halloween Mr Fogg will be welcoming his dear friend Dr Frankenstein to his hallowed halls hidden on Bruton Lane, for a full week of unorthodox scientific experimental cocktail making and alarming alchemy, from Tuesday 28th November till Saturday 1st November. We’re not sure Mr Fogg has quite realised the twisted treats that lay in store courtesy of the good doctor, but as he is away, he is sure to get a frightful surprise on his return.
Guest can expect bell jars brimming with brain parts and eye balls, bubbling cauldron concoctions, smoke and steam screens, “fogging” up the bar and windows, and even medically miscellaneous misdemeanours, in the form of a spot of eerie entertainment from Frankenstein himself as he sets up his new laboratory.
In keeping with the surgical set the barman too with of course be dressed as Victorian scientists, with a trick or two up the sleeves of their white coats.
So, for a fright from Frankenstein, sample a spot of science at Mr Fogg’s.
DR FRANKENSTEIN at MR FOGG’S
Tuesday 28th October – Saturday 1st November 2014
15 Bruton Lane
Tel: 020 7 036 0608
ENJOY A HALLOWEEN FEAST AT THE SHED
The Shed, Notting Hill’s stylish and local restaurant offering superb seasonal and locally foraged cuisine, have created a wickedly delicious menu for the most devilish night of the year, Halloween. So this year forget hiding under the bed and hide inside The Shed instead!
Halloween at The Shed will be the perfect place to indulge your naughty side and taste some of the most mouth-watering Halloween themed dishes including Deviled Beef Heart, Smoked Green Sludge Soup, Raw venison and Black Gnocchi. The menu promises to be full of treats and no tricks.
The Shed Halloween – Friday 31st October 2014
122 Palace Gardens Terrace
Tel: 020 7229 4024
FEND OFF THE VAMPIRES THIS HALLOWEEN AT BOBO SOCIAL
Brand new high-end burger and small plates dining concept, Bobo Social will be celebrating the most terrifying day of the year, Halloween, by creating a very special burger – perfect for keeping those pesky Vampires at bay. Bobo Social will launch their Halloweentastic Burger Kiev loaded with delicious garlic butter, guaranteed to protect you from even the most bloody thirsty vamp. The Kiev Burger will be the most delicious form of protection that anyone could wish for this October 31st. For those wishing to stay away from the garlic there will be an option of a pumpkin burger, a fantastic healthy Halloween alternative. So if you don’t want Dracula to suck your blood, head to Bobo Social this Halloween.
BOBO SOCIAL HALLOWEEN
31st October 2014
Opening Hours: Monday 6pm-12am, Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-12am
DEAD DIVAS returns to ARCHER STREET with GLITTER & GUTS
For the most glamorous and wicked Halloween party this year, head to Archer Street in Soho for an evening of the sweetest agony. Dedicated to the Dead Divas of the last decade, Archer Street dares you to join them as they call upon the spirits of Amy Winehouse, Joan Rivers and Whitney Houston… The stylish cocktail bar will be transformed into a freakish haven of the fallen famous, with blood-stained cocktail dresses, dramatic make-up and toxic martinis.
Fancy dress is of course mandatory, so put on your most torturous stilettos and prepare yourself for a bizarre reunion with the lost souls of the dead divas.
DEAD DIVAS returns to ARCHER STREET
Friday, 31st October
Doors open 6.30
3-4 Archer Street, W1D 7AP
T: 020 7734 3342
Facebook: Archer Street Cocktail Bar
T & IG: @Archer_Street
WINTERWELL HALLOWEEN 2014 – THE END IS NIGH
The team behind boutique festival Winterwell are saying goodbye with the ultimate and final Halloween shindig on Saturday 1ST November at The Loft Studios, a rambling and atmospheric old brick warehouse in West London. Winterwell’s legendary Halloween party has been running for seven years and is the perfect way for Winterwell to go out with a bang. The party will be overseen by the grim reaper and feature a hocus pocus line up with an array of music including house, electro, swing, ska, dirty blues and hip hop, pervasive and interactive games and theatre with with a Ghosts of Winterwell Past fancy dress theme in honour of this great festival coming to a close.
From 9pm onwards, the enchanted will arrive at West London’s most impressive party venue which overlooks the iconic St Mary’s Cemetry in Kensal Green, which the ghosts of romantic hero Byron’s wife and sister are said to haunt. The creative team behind Winterwell festival will be creating an authentic Halloween experience for those brave enough to take fate into their hands and dare to try it…
There will be live performances set to wake the dead from spanning three different rooms from acts including London Afrobeat, Sink The Pink and Count Sizzle. Winterwell parties are well loved for their fancy dress themes and their final hurrah will be no exception to the rule with ghostly reminders of Winterwell years gone by including Once Upon A Time At Winterwell, The Roaring 1920s, Outer Space, Hollywood and Roald Dahl.
Josh Ford, the Director of Winterwell Events, has organised music events for over ten years. Other notable Winterwell acts in recent years have included: DJ Yoda, Cornershop, The Nextmen, The Stornerways, Slow Club, Fanfarlo, Animal Kingdom, Metronomy and many more. Josh will continue with his varied event rosta whilst saying a grand farewell to Winterwell.
The End Is Nigh… Winterwell Halloween 2014
Winterwell Halloween Party
Saturday 1st November 2014
The Loft Studios
77-81 Scrubs Lane
Early bird £20
SECRET HEAD LINE GUEST TBA
London Afrobeat (10 piece big band)
Sink the Pink – Burlesque
Mr & Mrs
AGENT LYNCH Burlesque
The Menendez Brothers