In manner of all things ghoulish, we at Amazing PR HQ are getting geared up for a very spooky weekend ahead. And being the wrong side of puberty for trick-or-treating, we’ve been on the witch-hunt for the Capital’s best Halloween offerings. Charlton House, located in Greenwich, is one of London’s finest Jacobean mansions and will open its doors this Halloween weekend to a spooky spectacular, showcasing a historical ghostly performance by Phantasmagoria Events. Founded in 2006, Phantasmagoria produces a variety of themed activities under four guises: Ghost Hunting, Haunted History Walks, the Original London Ghost Festival and the Theatre of Blood, supplying an array of intriguing, spine-tingling and informative events for fans of the supernatural, the ghostly, and the downright disturbing. The interactive performance promises to be an eerie extravanza, with gods, monsters and spirits a-plenty and a frightening twist that might mean you get more than you bargained for.
And if you’re looking for something to do on All Hallow’s Eve itself, why not take part in one of the haunted walks on offer? With three available – The Saints & Sinners of Southwark, Spooky Smithfields & Beyond and The Midnight Shocker, you’re sure to scare yourself silly in some of London’s most sinister streets.
The Saints & Sinners of Southwark will take participants on a tour of one of the Capital’s oldest and most historically intriguing areas, where you can listen in horror as the guide and her phantom companion share with you stories of despair and burial from the Clink Prison, in a walk compiling of history, the gruesome and all things ghostly.
If you’d rather opt for Spooky Smithfields & Beyond, prepare yourself for a fright as the walk uncovers horrors such as Jack Ketch’s kitchen, violent poltergeists and ancient plague pits. From execution sites to body-snatching, you will be taken on a tour down the shadows and dark alleyways of Smithfield’s macabre past riddled with reports of disembodied screams, phantom nurses, spectral monks and ghostly vicars.
We’ll see you at the Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver… if you dare! Happy Halloween.