If you’re moving to London from the US this month—or have already arrived—and are as into Halloween as I and a lot of other American expats here are, you might be wondering if it’s celebrated in London. Well, it certainly is, but not to the same extent as back home. Last week I listed off some Halloween events in London coming up, and if attending one of those parties, you’ll find that the locals don’t quite grasp our American way of dressing up in costume as anything from politicians to Saturday Night Live characters to abstract concepts like “chick magnet” or “Freudian slip.” What they do embrace, however, is the spooky—you can be anything, really, as long as you’re splattered in blood—and there’s really no better place than London for getting your freak-out on.
And not just at Halloween but any time of year! This place is haunted as hell! Yesterday, I commenced my list of famously haunted London pubs, so let’s continue, shall we? [read more]