Halloween at the Swingers, The Crazy Golf Club
Tee off for terror on London’s most haunted golf curse… HALLOWEEN comes to Swingers, the crazy golf club
· Get on the FEARway as Swingers celebrates Halloween on Thursday 31st Oct and Friday 1st November· Dress up as a witch, werewolf, mummy, vampire or other classic horror character – and get a free limited edition Halloween cocktail, the Spiced Pumpkin Punch· Swingers will be decorating both venues in classic spine-chilling style· Get a fearsome photo on the 3D photo podiums with spooky props· Dine with the dead on tasty street food from some of London’s top traders (NB brains on request only)· Get in the morbid mood with demonic DJs to get through to the witching hour
Be afraid, be very afraid… Swingers the original crazy golf course is throwing a spooktacular party this Halloween at their City and West End sites, guaranteed to send shivers down revelers’ spines.
On Thu 31st Oct and Fri 1st Nov, guys, ghosts and girls can make their way through cobwebbed entrances, crawling with spiders, bats and lit with pumpkins, to play a ghoulish game of golf on London’s most cursed courses. Enter the venue, grab a zombie friend and step onto of the 3D photo podiums to create a fang-tastic photo using the scary props.
Swingers beastly bartenders have been busy creating a frightfully fantastic cocktail just for Halloween. If you dare, try the Spiced Pumpkin Punch, a blend of Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Frangelico Liqueur, pumpkin puree, spiced sugar and lemon juice. Guests who dress up for the occasion will also receive a complimentary punch (as in a drink, not a thump) on arrival.
Guests can also pre-book to play a round of crazy golf on one of the four renowned 9-hole golf courses, accompanied by delicious street food from Patty & Bun, Made of Dough, Pizza Pilgrims, Breddos Tacos and Hackney Gelato.
Swingers zombie caddies will be on hand to ensure games are dead on. If they spot a horrific hole-in-one players will win a free a shot of supernatural spirits.
Both classic venues in the heart of London – the world’s most haunted city – will be tweaked for terror with special decorations, wall-hangings and music. Swingers City near the Gherkin, themed on a classic 1920s golf club straight from the rolling English countryside, will become a haunt of the supernatural.
Polish up on your crazy golf skills and polish off a cocktail or three as the unquiet dead lurk on the immaculately-manicured greens, the old-school clubhouse and the gin terrace. With two nine-hole courses, five bars, three exquisite street food vendors plus DJs every night you’re guaranteed a night of gruesome golfing fun.
Or why not revisit the traditional British seaside as Swingers West End off Oxford Circus puts a sinister spin on the faded glamour of the 1920s English Riviera? Swingers West End boasts two nine-hole courses, four amazing cocktail bars including the stunning Grand Hotel Bar, and mouth-watering street food from four of London’s finest vendors. Hit the bloodcurdling beach for one weekend only…
Join Swingers for Halloween – and practice your swing in time for the Zombie Apocalypse.
Mac & Wild Sets Halloween Alight with a Bloody Scotch Chilli Pepper Steak
This Halloween, Scottish sensations Mac & Wild are setting plates on fire and dishing up a Blazing & Bloody Scotch Chilli Pepper Steak served drowning in a hot scotch bonnet and whiskey sauce. Delve into this bloody MacDuff rib-eye steak topped with cheesy devilson horsebacks for a gruesomely decadent dish that will blow your mind this Halloween.
Available from Monday 28th October – Sunday 3rd November, guests can feast on Scotland’s finest steak accompanied by a whole host of sides including Wilderness Chips, topped with sticky Black Isle lager and whisky sauce, crispy shallots and candied bacon or Truffled Mushroom Mac & Cheese for a devilishly good time. Those looking for a dark and sultry cocktail this Halloween should look no further than Mac & Wild’s Black Watch Espresso Martini, with Talisker 10 infused with Edinburgh’s own artisan roast Janszoon coffee beans, making it a smoky, salty sweet dram with a heavy dose of coffee.
Date: Monday 28th October – Sunday 3rd November
Price: Blazing & Bloody Scotch Chilli Pepper Steak – £30
+ top it with cheesy devils on horsebacks for £3.95
AVAILABLE AT MAC & WILD RESTAURANTS:
MAC & WILD GREAT TITCHFIELD STREET: 65 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PS
MAC & WILD DEVONSHIRE SQUARE: 9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN
Mrs Fogg’s Haunted Ship Sails into the City this Halloween
‘All aboard!’ Mrs Fogg’s Haunted Ship this Halloween, for a frighteningly fun night of music, cocktails and face-painting. Guests should prepare to be haunted by the ghosts of seafarers past, as Mrs Fogg’s Rangoon Steamer will become a ‘spooky steamship’ from 6.01pm on Thursday 31st October.
Guests will be serenaded by a live swing band as they sip on creepy cocktails from the spectacular Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac menu. Everyone is invited to sail away with their sins aboard Mrs Fogg’s Haunted Ship this Halloween
37 Broadgate Circle
T&IG: @mrfoggsgb | FB: @MrsFoggs
DISCOUNT SUIT COMPANY | JACK THE RIPPER | HALLOWEEN TOUR
Following the success of their 2018 collaboration, acclaimed Spitalfields cocktail bar, Discount Suit Company, are once again partnering with the award-winning London’s Walks, proprietors of The Jack The Ripper Tour, for a spine-tingling tour and Halloween cocktail special on Thursday 31st October.
A former suit tailor’s workshop on Wentworth Street, is now home to Discount Suit Company, an intimate drinking den. The Halloween walks will start at Discount Suit Company, where guests can enjoy a complimentary hot punch to warm the cockles before beginning a tour of the backstreets of Whitechapel & Spitalfields. Guided by Simon Whitehouse, a blue badge holder and mentored by Donald Rumelow – “the leading authority on Jack The Ripper”, guests will learn of both, Jack’s exploits and the bungled investigations that followed.
The tour will then conclude at Discount Suit Company, where guests can steady their nerves and digest the details over a gin-soaked Saucy Jack cocktail.
The tour will commence on Thursday 31st October at 6.45pm. Tickets are priced at £20. Which includes two cocktails as well as the walking tour (lasting an hour and a half) and can be purchased from Umbrella-London’s website here.
Date: 31st October 2019
Discount Suit Company | 29A Wentworth Street, London E17TB
www.discountsuitcompany.co.uk | @discountsuitco
Bloody Boo-Rata Lands at The Little Yellow Door
This Halloween, Londoners can feast their eyes on the terrifyingly tasty Bleeding Boo-Rata, a Halloween inspired creation brought to Londoners by the flatmates at The Little Yellow Door. This gory gastronomic concoction, features fresh Burrata injected with Beetroot and served on a bed of Courgetti, topped with Nduja and a Nut Crumb. All who dare can tuck into the creepingly creamy dish available from Wednesday 10th October to Saturday 2nd November.
Those wanting to continue their festivities into the evening can count on TLYD to host a Halloween Party to remember, this year hosting their Day of the Dead fiesta from 7pm on Thursday 31st October, filled with Latin and tribal tunes, tantalisingly good tacos and ferocious face-painting. Thriller moves are a must as the DJs will have guests dancing with the devil from 10pm. Boo-Rata and Boogie the night away this Halloween and celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at The Little Yellow Door.
The Little Yellow Door
6-8 All Saints Road
Garlic and shots
In the heart of Soho, just off Old Compton St, this heavily Gothic styled bar doesn’t rise from the previous evenings death till late evening after the other pubs in the area have closed. Most of the night crawlers creep down from equally gothic pubs such as The Intrepid Fox (now closed) round the corner to continue their drinking.
Upstairs will become cozy as the midnight hour approaches, but fear not you can always brave the basement, candle lit only it’s decked out all Goth like, with skulls, spider webs and its very own crypt. (There’s also a bar downstairs for those of you too lazy to climb back up.) Or you can sit out in the back beer garden, with canopy and outdoor heaters the elements shouldn’t disturb you too much.
Food is available at Garlic and Shots, with the bar staffs recommendation being the aptly named ‘Vampire steak with a pepper sauce, with potatoes + garlic’ at £14.50. Kinda Gothic man. Shots are £2.50 – sounds pricy but by the time you rock into this place you’ll be lining them up.
Between the Soho and Islington Shops, Paul.a.young fine chocolates has put on some special Halloween chocolates for the season. They’ll have Three Spooky White Chocolate Skulls, White chocolate Pumpkin Lollipops with Dark Chocolate Pearls and if you’re going all-out, dark chocolate Haunted House. And on top of that, there are orange splattered Halloween Caramels and his famous pumpkin pie truffle is returning.
Alcotraz, Moonshine Saloon, and Pirates of the Hidden Spirit
The Jack Cassidy experience begins with the pirates of the hidden spirit experience, where you must steal the treasure for Cassidy. Once you have joined his gang, you may move on to the moonshine saloon where the Sherif suspects you of collaborating with him. Although not specific to halloween, the Alcotraz immersive cocktail bar encourages you to experience the world of the convicted, halloween or not. While wearing an orange jumpsuit suit, and smuggling alcohol past the warden you enter a whole new world as you try and accomplish your mission; Deliver alcohol to Jack who has been sentenced to life in prison!
Breaking Escape rooms
The principle of the game is simple,
you are locked in a room with your
team and your goal is to manage to
escape within 60 minutes.
The game can be played by groups of 3 to 6 people, the minimum age requirement being 16 for unaccompanied minors. This is the perfect team activity for colleagues wishing to spend some time outside the office, families and groups of friends who want to have a great time!
You can choose your escape room, ranging from The Flying Dutchman, sherlocks despair or Wizarding School: Fang of the Serpent to the Butcher’s Lair. There is something for each of you!
Be prepared to use your mind, friends and teamwork to escape before time runs out…
London Month of the Dead
The city’s most morbid festival has been resurrected for another year, promising mystical talks, events and workshops held in various unsettling locations around London. This year, you can go to a talk on the apocalypse; take a guided tour through the catacombs of Nunhead Cemetery; hear why the Victorians were so keen on post-mortem photography; learn about the execution sites of London; watch magic lantern shows and candlelit concerts; and drink a gin cocktail or two to help you through it all.
Journey To The Underworld
So to save you any hassle getting into Satan’s playground, the people at Funicular Productions are going to take you there by train. It’s the return of their second immersive, locomotive-based supper club experience (their other shows, the Murdér Express and The Jewel of The Empire, were also set on a steam engine), and they’ve recruited Masterchef: The Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis to feed you onboard… READ MORE
Details: Until 10th November | Arch 63 Pedley St, E1 5BW
Candlelight Club’s Halloween Ball
When it comes to going out, you can’t beat a good candle.
So a club entirely filled with them should hold some merit when it comes to a decent evening. And we’re happy to report that The Candlelight Club provides exactly that. And maybe a little bit more. You see, it’s an ever-moving, jazz-fuelled, ’20s-style, raucously entertaining shindig taking place in secret – and surprisingly large – venues throughout the capital which they organisers fill with candles as the (almost) sole source of illumination.
Only this Halloween, those candles will be mostly housed in pumpkins.
Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spooktacular
Apothecaries already sound kind of spooky. Midnight Apothecaries, doubly so. And for this Halloween special, the botanical cocktail gardeners on the roof of the Brunel Museum will be throwing incredibly carved pumpkin lanterns, firepits, complimentary toasted marshmallows, apple bobbing, Halloween-themed cocktails, and “strange blue fire” into the mix.
Details: 26th October | The Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF
The Dark Circus Party
Although it is sadly not the coolest political movement of all time, the Dark Circus Party is actually something slightly better – a massively grand, atmospheric, eye-poppingly cool Halloween party run by the folks at Bourne and Hollingsworth, and set inside a ‘haunted’ big top tent. It’ll feature trapeze acts, sideshow oddities, fire breathing, sword swallowing, snake charmers, lion tamers, ring masters, cocktails, and probably you.
Details: 2nd November | A Secret North London Location