I know it is hard to admit but I think we are all getting a little too old for ‘trick or treating’ nowadays. If all us students ventured out into the streets on a hunt for sweets, I can’t imagine the end result would be a positive one. It would probably involve a load of alcohol and then a news report the following morning stating that hundreds of cheaply dressed clowns, cats, and Harley Quinn’s have terrorised the streets of the UK looking for what they call a ‘treat’.
So to avoid this somewhat believable idea becoming a real one, we have scanned the internet to find a short selection of some of the weirdest and wonderful Halloween events there is to offer in 2016 for all of you students. We have tried to think outside of the ‘Pandora’s’ box this time and find some events that you hopefully wouldn’t think of off the top of your head – because Halloween doesn’t just have to be another excuse to get drunk (but if you want it to be, please be my guest).
Please have a little gander below because you might find an event that truly tickles your fancy:
1. Hunterian Museum – Holborn, London
If you class yourself as a bit of a ‘weirdo’ and you are one of those people that doesn’t mind re-watching films like the Human Centipede, then this museum is going to be right up your street. Absolutely perfect for a true Halloween experience, the Hunterian Museum, situated in the Royal College of Surgeons, includes exhibitions such as human foetuses, pickled body parts, baby skeletons and some rather unusual alien-like creatures. The museum is 0pen Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 5 pm and is completely free entry (wooh!).
But as it is Halloween round the corner, the Museum is putting on a late viewing event on 1st November from 6pm to 9.30pm where you can have a drink at the bar (BONUS!) while exploring the collections after hours, as well as learn about the ‘anatomy of a hanging’ and create your own anatomical souvenir at the ‘pickle a part’ workshop. Anyway, if you are feeling up for a late night viewing, you’ll need to book a place so click HERE for the link.
2. Ghost Hunts – Dusk Till Dawn Events
Who doesn’t like a bit of paranormal activity? Now I know the films are starting to get a little ridiculous but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give a proper ghost hunt a go. Dusk Till Dawn Events are a ghost hunting events company who organise a range of themed of ghost hunts, including strolling through a haunted asylum, visiting an abandoned hospital and even overnight paranormal events if you are feeling brave enough.
This Halloween they are hosting ghost hunts around the whole country so check out there site HERE for info on your nearest haunted experience. Some do come at a price but there are also a few budget events that might be more suited to a students wallet.
3. SkyGarden Halloween Party
All of us at H.I.A.S are big fans of London’s hidden gem – the SkyGarden in Fenchurch Street, which our founder, Claire Stapley, chatted about in a previous post where you can find all the info you need.
But as Halloween is a week away, the guys over at the SkyGarden have decided to host a party 35 floors up the Walkie Talkie skyscraper. You’ll be as high as a kite at this party! – literally. On October 29th from 6pm to 3am, the party will feature live music from The Soul Jets and Juke Joints, as well as ghost-themed cocktails flying around the room. I don’t know about you but this sounds like a scarily good excuse to get drunk but still stay classy. Tickets are starting at £40, which includes a cocktail on arrival, so get your arse over to the site HERE to get involved.
Whatever you guys get up to, we hope you have a ‘bloody’ good Halloween!!