Halloween is the best time of the year for anyone who enjoys spooky attractions and has a thing for ghost stories.
Whether it’s monsters, clowns or haunted houses that gets your blood curdling, this holiday is the perfect opportunity to revel in some seriously creepy past times with your friends or family.
London is crammed full of ghoulish locations and frightening attractions, so you’re sure to find something to get your bones tingling and heart pounding during your city break.
After spending you’re day or evening browsing the best scary spots on offer, indulge in a touch of luxury in your room at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park.
Explore London’s haunted history on a Ghost Bus Tour
If you fancy seeing the top attractions in London but still want a creepy edge to get in the Halloween mood, a Ghost Bus Tour is perfect for you. Hop on board a refurbished vintage double bus, where an extrovert conductor will greet you and give you an insight into London’s dark past, with tales about executions, murders and the most haunted spots. Watch as talented actors play out spooky scenarios and perform mind-bending trickery for your viewing pleasure. The London Necrobus Companies pick up point is located on Northumberland Avenue near Trafalgar Square.
Follow in the footsteps of a murderer with a Ghost Walk
Jack the Ripper is the most infamous murderer to have ever roamed the streets of London and this ghost walk gives you the opportunity to follow in his trail of terror. Listen as a knowledgeable tour guide leads you through sinister alleys and hidden streets, most of which have hardly changed since the 1800s, when the City of London walked in constant fear of an unidentified, gruesome killer.
Feeling spooked out and ready to head back to safety? Your room at one of the Hyde Park Hotels London will act as the perfect retreat.
Visit the London Dungeon
This thrilling attraction is another opportunity to gain insight into London’s dark past. As you navigate your way through the dungeon you will come face-to-face with a number of terrifying characters including judges, torturers and other infamous London legends who have all had a part to play in shaping the city’s scary past and present. Hear their stories and be sure to keep your wits about you, there are some scary surprises lurking in the shadows waiting to jump out and get you.
Once you’ve had your fix of ghost stories, make your way back to your room at the Hotel Grand Royale Hyde Park and spend your evening relaxing and washing off those cobwebs in a relaxing bath.
Face your phobia head-on at a Spider exhibition
Fancy getting up close and personal with some real terror? Sounds like a trip to the In with the Spiders exhibition at the ZSL London Zoo is just what you need. This immersive experience will bring you face-to-face with some of the world’s most amazing eight-legged arachnids including the black widow and a the giant bird-eating spiders. This one isn’t for the faint-hearted!