Spend Halloween In The Most Haunted Area Of London

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Spend Halloween In The Most Haunted Area Of London

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Gothic Midtown.

Looking for something different to do this Halloween? Why not spend it in the area reputed to be the most haunted in London: Midtown.

Midtown covers Holborn, Bloomsbury and St Giles, areas which have inspired the dark minds of Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley and Charles Dickens.

A pop up bar will open to the public, set in an abandoned Central St Martins building, so expect plenty of ghostly surprises in the creepy hallways — don't say we didn't warn you! Entry to the bar is free to anyone over 18, and there's a dress code of 'Victorian gothic chic'.

Bespoke Halloween cocktails such as Coffin Lining and Corpse Reviver are supplied by mixology experts Ladies and Gentlemen, and if that's not bloodcurdling enough, tarot readers and ouija boards will be on hand for the full fright factor. It doesn't get much more Halloween than that.

Electro swing music will be provided by live DJ duo The Roustabouts.

Even better, if you drop by during the 'witching hour' (that's 6pm-7pm for us regular folk), cocktails are half price (usual price £7).

If you fancy going further and following in the ghostly footsteps of the above authors, book yourself onto a Scare Walk around Gothic Midtown, led by spirit medium Derek Acorah. Who knows, he may even summon a spirit or two to keep you company on the way.

If it all gets too much, fear not — you'll end the tour at the spooky Victorian gothic pop up bar, where you'll encounter a different kind of spirit: receive two free Halloween cocktails to settle your nerves.

Scare Walks take place on 28, 29 and 31 October. Tickets are £15 each (or £20 with entry to the pop-up bar and two cocktails) and need to be booked in advance.

The pop up bar is free to enter and is open 27-29 October. You'll find it here.

Last Updated 26 October 2016