How to Spend Halloween in London

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With its historic pubs, old cobbled streets and countless eerie folktales, there's no better place to enjoy a spooky Halloween getaway than London.
Below are six of our favourite 'spooky' things to do in the capital.

 

The London Dungeon

With its interactive mix of live actors, rides and special effects, the London Dungeon recreates the capital's most gory and macabre historical events, in a fun and engaging way. There is even a special 'Halloween Night' ticket, for added spookiness!

15-minute walk (0.8 miles) from The Nadler Covent Garden
15-minute tube from The Nadler Victoria
19-minute tube from The Nadler Soho
24-minute tube from The Nadler Kensington

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The Tower of London

Tower of London

One of London's spookiest buildings, with a grim history of imprisonments and executions. The Tower is said to be haunted by the headless ghost of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded there in 1536. It was here that Guy Fawkes was tortured for his part in the foiled Gunpowder Plot of 1605. "Ambrose Rookwoode", the name of one of Fawkes' co-conspirators, can still be seen scratched into one of the cell walls inside the tower, along with many others.

22-minute tube form The Nadler Covent Garden
27-minute tube from The Nadler Victoria
32-minute tube from The Nadler Soho
36-minute tube from The Nadler Kensington

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'Jack The Ripper' Night Walking Tour

Trace the steps of the infamous and chilling 19th century serial killer, in the city's East End. Many of the pubs in the area, which were operating at the time the Ripper was active (and it's thought he may have met his victims at), including The Ten Bells, are still open today.

16-minute tube from The Nadler Soho
18-minute tube from The Nadler Covent Garden
25-minute tube from The Nadler Victoria
34-minute tube from The Nadler Kensington

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The Clink Prison Museum

Dating back to 1144, The Clink was the most notorious medieval prison in London and is the oldest prison in Britain (although luckily for visitors, it no longer holds any prisoners). You can learn about its raucous, unruly and wicked former inhabitants, from debtors, harlots and heretics, to drunkards and even religious adversaries. See genuine archaeological artefacts and handle old-style torture devices that would have been used to torment and punish.

19-minute tube from The Nadler Covent Garden
23-minute tube from The Nadler Victoria
27-minute tube from The Nadler Soho
31-minute tube from The Nadler Kensington

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The Ghost Bus Tours

Tour London on a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, with a ghostly difference! On-board actors and technical trickery combine to create a hilarious horror "Frightseeing" tour like no other. From the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey over to St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, you'll see the city's most infamous sites of murder, torture and execution, and learn about its many ghosts and grisly skeletons in the cupboard.
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7-minute walk (0.3 miles) from The Nadler Covent Garden
16-minute walk (0.8 miles) from The Nadler Soho
15-minute tube from The Nadler Victoria
23-minute tube from The Nadler Kensington

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Brompton 'Sherlock Holmes' Cemetery

Founded in 1840, Brompton Cemetery is one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. Its location was recently popularised in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, where a famous scene of the movie takes place. Today, plenty of folks still head here to visit the Earl's Courtspooky burial site.

17-minute walk from The Nadler Kensington
25-minute tube from The Nadler Victoria
30-minute tube from The Nadler Covent Garden
35-minute tube from The Nadler Soho

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Don't worry too much. After your day's 'bone-chilling' activities, you can retire to the safety and warmth of your Nadler Hotel room, for a well-deserved (and ghost-free) night's sleep!