Top Six Halloween Attractions in London

Halloween in London is never a dull affair. Throughout the capital, the city’s best attractions will host several spooky events—here are just a few, courtesy of London & Partners.
The usual scary suspects
Be sure to visit the self-professed home of Halloween, the London Dungeons, to meet the latest mischievous Halloween character, The Trickster – who will be stalking the attraction from September 29 – November 4. There’s also the chance to meet some favorites – from Sweeney Todd to Jack the Ripper – starring in 14 shows that bring to life 1,000 years of London’s dark past.
Late sessions at London’s museums have always been a great way to spend an evening, and this Halloween the V&A has gone all out to terrify and entertain with its Kensington Gore session on October 26. Visitors can take part in an array of scary workshops, talks and film screenings, along with zombie make-overs, fake blood screen-printing and horror film screenings – and a late bar!
Eerie encounters for the little terrors
Halloween is at its spookiest outdoors, especially at the WWT Wetland Centre, which will feature some disgusting experiments, bat walks, camp fires and scary stories. Elsewhere in South London, the historic Eltham Palace and Gardens will play host to creepy crafts workshops, spooky activities and ghost hunting.
For something indoors (but just as scary), join in on the Terror Tour at the Natural History Museum, complete with the creepiest, scariest and most terrifying specimens on 31 October, whereby five scientists will bring out their most fearsome favorites.
On October 28, the newly reopened Cutty Sark (pictured) and the Queen’s House will host a Halloween event including spooky tales of Cutty Sark’s very own witch, dancing, singing, freaky fancy-dress making and lots more.
A spellbinding stay
Harry Potter fans will want to visit The Grove, which has teamed up with new attraction for 2012, Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. The Magical Tour for Muggles package includes overnight accommodation in The Grove’s contemporary West Wing, with breakfast, two tickets to Warner Bros. Studio Tour and a souvenir guidebook.
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