Dust off your broomstick, start practising your zombie face — Halloween is almost here. If you've been too busy thinking about your costume to book that spooky night out never fear — YPlan has something for every taste and pocket. Scroll on down and discover seven of the most spine-tingling events happening in London this week.
Pimp your pumpkin YPlan party
Pumpkin carving, horror movie screenings, Halloween tunes and Gordon’s Gin cocktails? Sounds like a one hell of a haunted house party. Join YPlan for an evening of spooky creativity— your £5 ticket includes a drink and that all-important pumpkin for carving.
Tickets are £5, 28-29 October either 6.30pm or 8.30pm
Haunted medieval banquet
Feeling brave? Dress up and tiptoe down to a secret underground space in St Katharine Docks for a medieval banquet with a twist. There’ll be lashings of witches' brew to embolden your spirit and a four-course meal for you to wolf down (blood and brains optional).
Tickets are £50, 28 October-1 November at 7.15pm daily
Lost Boys rooftop screening party
Ascend to a rooftop club in the heart of Soho for an evening of vampire fun. The evening kicks off with a screening of 80s horror cult The Lost Boys, followed by a rooftop afterparty until 2am. To get you in the Halloween spirit, there'll be a special pre-screening performance from dark character-comedy duo The Twins Macabre, blood-curdling cocktails and monstrous movie munchies.
Tickets are £10 (72% off!), 31 October either 7pm or 10pm
Zombie Mansion Halloween disco
If you’ve got a few demons to shake loose, you might want to take a trip to The Zombie Mansion Halloween Party at iCAN Studios in Hackney Wick. Expect immersive installations and a music line-up curated by the Zombie Disco Squad including D Ramirez and Curtis Gabriel — they'll keep you dancing until dawn.
Tickets start from £5, 31 October from 8pm
Bal Noir Vol. 4
Taking inspiration from erotic photographer Helmut Newton, whose birthday falls on All Hallow’s Eve, this is a ball with plenty of bite. Winkle out your most ghoulish attire, add a dash of glamour and experience a sensual Halloween night at Goat, in Chelsea. Arrive between 8pm-9pm and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink.
Tickets are £35/£30, 31 October from 8pm
Spooktacular Halloween nightmare rave
Join the gruesomely dressed party people of Shoreditch's Rich Mix for Soundcrash and DJ Yoda’s Audio-Visual Spooktacular, which promises to be a treat for the ears and, uh, a trick for the eyes (to comprehend all the awesome visuals you’re bearing witness to).
Tickets are £19.50, 31 October from 8pm
Phobophobia: The Freaks
Ever met someone so freakish that you questioned their humanity? No? Well, here’s your chance to meet a whole family of them. Phobophobia is the annual adult-only Halloween spectacular at The London Bridge Experience and Tombs — last year over 14,000 people freaked the flip out. Expect to be harassed, harangued and held hostage. What's not to love.
Tickets start from £19.50 (save £10), 24-31 October at various times from 6pm