For most people, climbing over the O2 arena in London would be enough of an adventure, but for those who are looking to make things that little bit more ‘thrilling’, Up at the O2 are offering night-time Halloween climbs. Setting the scene with stories of haunted London, and a few sound effects thrown in for good measure, the ascent into the night sky begins. With added touches such as a trick or a treat hidden in the pocket of your jumpsuit this is a fun twist on a pretty unique experience. Open 24th October- 4th November.
For the eyes of adults only, the Museum of London is hosting a late night exhibition exploring some of the more shadowy bits of London’s past. Poke around in the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, containing the finds from the excavation of an 1832 burial ground at the Royal London Hospital, and discover more about the illegal dead body trade which took place in the London underworld. The event also includes talks from curators, an anatomical sculpture workshop and, very importantly, a bar.
Warning: Don’t look at this site if you are in the process of eating. Well known for her unique cake creations, Miss Cakehead has added a Halloween twist to her baked goods for the Eat Your Heart Out exhibition taking place at St Bart’s Pathology Museum. The creations range from the fun Popping Candy Placebos to the downright disgusting Maggots on a Diabetic Ulcer cupcakes. Truly Disgusting. The event is free, and well worth a visit (if you can stomach it!).
One of the less gruesome cake offerings
The parade has taken place each year since 1973, where it originated with puppeteer Ralph Lee walking from house to house in his neighbourhood. Over the years it has grown and grown and now has over 30,000 costume-clad participants with a funther 2 million people joining in with the carnival atmosphere on the streets. Each year has a theme and this year it is Tick Tock which is bound to produce some highly elaborate and ever innovative costume creations. The event takes place on the 31st October and is definitely not one to be missed.
On parade in NY. Image Credit: Fotopedia
Hosted in the depth of Williamsburg by a mysterious organisation called The Danger, this is billed as one of the wildest of New York’s Halloween parties. The event is held over 5 different venues in Brooklyn including abandoned factories and unused warehouses. Impressive costumes are essential.
Dress to Impress. Image credit: Metromix NY