From fancy-dress parties and horror movie marathons, to ghoulish gourmet and gothic-inspired fashion, we round up the ultimate spooktacular guide to Halloween on Regent Street.
THINGS TO DO
Watch a Horror Movie
Nothing screams Halloween more than scaring yourself silly with a horror flick. Revisit the classics at Regent Street Cinema where they will be showing John Carpenter’s creepy thriller Halloween on 31st October, followed by a screening of an exclusive recorded interview with the director. Book here.
If it’s spooky Saturday entertainment for the family you’re looking for, then head to the cinema’s Kids Club on 29th October, where it will be showing Tim Burton’s much loved animated tale of The Corpse Bride. Tickets are just £1.75 each and there will be free-face painting for kids too. Book here.
‘Meet The Widow’ at aqua nueva
aqua nueva has teamed up with champagne brand, Veuve Clicquot to host its first ever Halloween party on Saturday 29th October. Marking the 150th anniversary of Madame Clicquot’s death, guests are invited to 'Meet the Widow' as the grand dame of champagne returns to settle her affairs once and for all.
Promising to be a spectacular evening of gothic glamour, from 8pm – 3am there will be live entertainment, including a tarot reader, spellbinding roving magician and a silhouette artist.
A live DJ will be spinning the decks in time with performances from Black Swan dancers, plus a midnight procession honouring Madame Clicquot with a candlelit Jeroboam.
Don your best black lace and book tickets here. At £45 per person, tickets include entry, a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and canapés until 11pm. Terms and conditions apply – visit the booking link for full details.
Let’s get Spiritual with TOPSHOP
TOPSHOP invite you to make like Morticia Addams, with a series of spirituality and wellness workshops at its London flagship from Thurs 27th October to Sun 30th October.
Wolfsister & She’s Lost Control: Magic Potion Making, 27th – 30th October*
Enter the ‘Zen Den’ apothecary, for a spell-binding lesson in love, healing, and inspiration – you’ll even get to take away your very own homemade potion.
Workshops are 12pm 2pm 4pm & 6pm.
Aura Photography by Prismatic, 28th & 29th October*
Capture the rainbow hues of your aura through a unique polaroid, plus receive a personalised reading of your energy field. 20 minutes per session.
Mindful Doodling with Native Highs, 27th – 30th October*
A mindful doodling class that will have a meditative focus, where you can let your pen run as wild as your imagination. Workshops are at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm each day.
Tarot Readings with New Age Hipster & friends, 27th – 30th October
Free 15 min tarot card readings for all, on a first come, first served basis.
What will your reading reveal?
Crystal Surgery with She’s Lost Control, 27th – 31st October*
Finally, complimentary tutorials on the history of crystals, their properties and how to choose the right one for you. Available every hour, on the hour from 12pm-6pm.
*Spaces to all workshops are limited so click here to reserve your space. Tickets cost £10 per person, redeemable on product. Terms and conditions apply and you must be 16+ to take part.
EAT & DRINK
Gordon Ramsay’s team will be conjuring up some ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ at Heddon Street Kitchen this Halloween, leading with its seasonal Smashing Pumpkin cocktail. Meanwhile, across the road titbits will be serving up a deathly strong Ghostini; shaken vodka and pumpkin juice and its Scary Sour; an Amaretto Sour with pumpkin juice. Both £8.50 and available until 2nd November.
There’s no tricks but lots of treats at Godiva, where it will be giving its famed chocolate dipped strawberries a spooky makeover, transforming them into ‘strawberry ghosts’. Meanwhile, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn will be showcasing her own “ghoulish mess” recipe exclusively for Halloween weekend.
At Heddon Street Kitchen, on Sunday 30th October, not only do kids eat free (with every adult meal ordered) but there will even be an-in house face painter transforming kids into creepy crawlies, scary skeletons and wonderful witches.
FASHION & BEAUTY
You shall go to the Monster Ball!
We’ve roamed Regent Street’s premium fashion and beauty stores to discover the best picks to channel the spirit of Halloween. From ghoulish to gorgeous, we’ve got your look covered.
Meanwhile, TOPSHOP will be offering complimentary glitter applications, from glitter roots to face jewels at ‘The Gypsy Shrine’ when you spend £50 or more in-store, plus there will be spooky bespoke nail art at Cheeky for £1.50 per nail.