Will your Halloween in Britain be heaven or hell? Make your choice between trick or treat…
Trick: Scream at The Woman in Black
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.
Treat: Swoon at The Phantom of the Opera
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
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.
Treat: Eat emotions at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
© 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 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.
Treat: Take tea 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.