Choose your trick or treat in Britain

Friday 30 October 2015

Will your Halloween in Britain be heaven or hell? Make your choice between trick or treat…

Trick: Scream at The Woman in Black

Woman In Black-13-07-15-Fortune-1313 (Custom)
Scream bloody murder at a performance of The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End. Susan Hill’s haunting ghost story is made all the more chilling by its intimate setting and stripped- back style - just 2 actors and an apparition. See here for tickets.

Or

Treat: Swoon at The Phantom of the Opera

Geronimo Rauch (The Phantom) standing behind Harriet Jones (Christine) in The Phantom of the Opera, surrounded by candelabraas The Phantom of the Opera © Johan Persson

Take your seat for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most magical, musical romance. The Phantom of the Opera, which has been showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s Haymarket since the 1980s, is a moving tale of love enduring beyond life itself. See here for tickets.

Trick: See body parts and brains at the Hunterian Museum

Model of exposed skull on display at the Hunterian Museum, London, England. Hunterian Museum, London, photo by Andrew Brackenbury/REX Shutterstock

Step inside the Royal College of Surgeons for a no-holds-barred insight into the human body and history of surgery. The medical museum has displays of body parts in jars and graphic exhibits on dissection and diseases. Not for the squeamish.

Or

Treat: Eat emotions at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Black tin of sweets called A Vague Sense of Ease. Four black and white humbug sweets around tin. © Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Ever had eaten the heebie-jeebies? Or tasted mortal terror? Visit Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in London to try a lip-smacking range of edible feelings. All profits go to the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring charity for children.

Trick: Brave a spider walk at London Zoo

Agatha the Mexican red-kneed spider on a person's hand at London Zoo. Agatha the Mexican red-kneed spider at In with the Spiders © ZSL

Arachnophobes beware  –  London Zoo’s creepy crawly exhibit is designed to bring you closer to some of the world’s most formidable spiders. From Agatha the bird-eating spider to Britain’s biggest spider – the fern raft – that can walk on water. You can buy tickets at the VisitBritain shop.

Or

Treat: Take tea at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

One tabby cat reaching out to another on shelves topped with astro turf at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium. © Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Make some feline friends at this vintage tea shop with a twist in Shoreditch, East London. The city’s first ever cat café is home to purr-sonalities such as Romeo, a gentle soul who prefers to sit on guests computer laptops rather than laps.

 

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