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23 Oct 2013

Halloween in London: Top 3 Scary Attractions




With a past ranging back over 2000 years and many brutal events written in its history books, it's no wonder that London is rumoured to be one of the most haunted capital cities in the world. If you're staying in one of our London holiday apartments this Halloween, who knows how many ghoulies might be hanging around close by?!

We love a good fright, and at popular scare attractions, such as The London Dungeons and The London Tombs, you can learn about London's grisly past. We also recommend trying something a little different this Halloween.

Here's our pick of the top 3 scary Halloween attractions in London.




1. Climb of the Cursed - Up at the O2

Who would imagine that the world's most popular entertainment venue could hold such a terrible secret up on its roof? Mirroring the doomed expeditions to the frozen wilderness, such as those undertaken by Captain Scott, Climb of the Cursed's story may be more fictional than other walks but it isn't any less scary!

Follow in the footsteps of the lost Terra Ignota expedition team who journeyed out in the winter of 1983 but never came back. Once you reach the viewing platform, you'll be met with 360 degree views over London as well as some more terrifying surprises. Expect live action and spine-tingling screams where only the tough will survive!

Price: £25 (before dark) / £30 (after dark)



2. London Ghost Bus

The black London Necrobus certainly cuts a dramatic profile against the crowds of red buses in the capital. Driving from right outside our Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square Apartments to the Tower of London, the transformed Routemaster bus provides a spooky, theatrical tour around London's creepiest locations.

Uncover the skeletons hidden in the city's cupboard as you learn about the gruesome murders and executions that occurred on the streets that Londoners walk on each day. With their ghoulish on-board actors, you can be sure that you'll laugh as much as you scream.

Price: £20 (adult) / £14 (child)


3. London Canal Museum

At around three quarters of a mile in length, the narrow Islington Tunnel that dates back to the early 1800s is scary enough in the light of day. However, this Halloween, the London Canal Museum is about to make it a whole lot spookier as they stage nighttime trips in their specially decorated narrowboats.

As you enter into the mouth of the tunnel, prepare for some sinister surprises to appear out of the dark. Children receive sweets and glow sticks and can even make friends with the on-board witch. On dry land, there's also face painting, ghost stories and a corridor of fear.

Price: £10 (adult) / £8 (child)


Happy Halloween from the Check-in-London office!




If you would like to book accommodation near one of these scary London attractions, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.