Halloween in London

The capital is going to be crawling with a number of spooky events this month, from gruesome club nights, frightening tours, sinister West End performances and of course fabulous fancy dress to celebrate the scariest night of the year. What are dressing up as for Halloween this year and invite you all to dress up and email in your scariest Halloween picture, the most terrifying picture will win a special prize! The deadline is Monday 3rd of November and pictures need to be emailed in to marketing@citylivinglondon.co.uk. *Any decisions made by City Living London Limited regarding this competition are final and binding and no discussion will be entered into.

For a FREE night out visit the museum lates, The Natural History Museum is open after hours for an adult only event, where you can explore the museum afterhours. The museum holds the afterhour’s adult event on the last Friday of every month, this month it lands on Halloween! This is a great event to attend without spending a penny: http://bit.ly/10ZkPjY. Another Museum to visit on the scariest night of the year is the Grant Museum: http://bit.ly/1vTzWF3, located near Euston & Warren Street, where you will be surrounded by skeletons and spooky creepy crawlies. Entry is only £5, but make sure you wear some good fancy dress as there's an award for the best dressed.

Want an evening of after hour’s scary fun? Then head down to the London Dungeons: http://bit.ly/1CPfx8i. The London Dungeon lates promises to take you back in history, where you can try on an array of menacing outfits, enjoy a Victorian cocktail before experiencing a terrifying tour.

Stuck for ideas for Halloween costumes, here are five DIY costumes which are cheap and cheerful:


Mummy: Use old white clothes and toilet roll and wrap them all over your body, then use ketchup or red food colouring for blood stains.


Deadly butcher: All you need is an apron preferably white, a pillow case for your head which you'll need to cut eyeholes in. Again use ketchup or red food colouring and smear it on the apron and your body, to complete the look purchase a toy knife.


Spooky Ghost: Use an old bed sheet and cut eye holes in it, so you don't fall over!


Joker face: Put some talcum powder in your hair, make it look scruffy & use red lipstick and smear it across your face for the infamous joker smile.


Gruesome Makeup faces: Use eyeliner and red lipstick to create gory cuts or stitches on your face to create a deadly look. A whitening powder is a useful purchase as a base for most costumes.