Halloween 2013

Us BarChicks just love Halloween. It’s that time to dress up, look scary, look slutty, look funny, just get involved.

 

Party with pumpkins, dye your hair red, or get your inner vampire on and dish out lots of love bites and get away with it. Stuck on what to go as?! Try these for size Sure, London won’t come close to New York City but hey, we’re trying. Here’s where to go get your freak on…

Winterwell – Voodoo & Black Magic 

With their festival Winterwell always smashing it, it is easy to trust these guys to throw an awesome Halloween party. Saturday 26th October the party is ON in The Loft Studios overlooking the iconic St Mary's Cemetery, you can expect  Norman Jay on the decks with other cheeky specials. Fancy dress is voodoo… do with that what you wish.  Expect an authentic New Orleans voodoo experience, live performances and various weird acts.. party time. 77-81 Scrubs Lanes, Kensal Green, London NW10 6QW

Patrón

Taking over Beat members club, Patrón will be throwing a huge Halloween party with a daring line up of DJs and a whole lot of Patrón XO… love that sh*t! Make an effort with your outfits cos there will be prizes for the best ones dished out by the bartenders… Plus there's a photobooth for you to get up to no good in… nice. Tickets are £15, get 'em while they’re hot 48 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SD // Get tickets here

Earl Derby - Zombie Silent Disco

This is pretty self explanatory… the Earl Derby are gonna be having a zombie silent disco this Halloween… we’re talking blood, gore, ripped clothes and HEADPHONES, yeh baby! Head down in your fancy dress and get involved 8pm til midnight…entry is free too which we are ALL about! 155 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7HU

All Star Lanes

These guys are fun any day of the year but somehow they can still improve. This Halloween the person with the best costume will win FREE BOWLING FOR LIFE... what. a. prize! We’ve been planning ours ever since finding that out so the competition is ON. The place will be decorated in their Halloween best with DHs spinning tunes and special Halloween cocktails for a fiver, this is gonna be damn good! Various locations

Halloween at Kerb 

Under the West Handyside canopy at Kings Cross, KERB will be throwing a huge Halloween party with rum and beer bars, themed cocktails and fancy dress (yes yes, there will be prizes!). Sure this is on the 1st and after Halloween but you gotta get involved with this place before it gets turned into a Waitrose!! West Handyside Canopy, King Cross, London, N1C 4AA

Halloween at The Goat - Drink 

With shots, Halloween themed drinks and DJs, this may sound like your typical party, but with memberships to the clandestine members bar The Chelsea Prayer Room up for grabs for the three best costumes, and all the staff dressed up as goats, this is definitely gonna be a gooden. Make sure you get your names on the guest list! 333 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL // Thursday 31st October // 9pm - late

Paradise, Kensal Green

With a cemetery based next door it was always going to come in use at Halloween. Head to Paradise for their annual ghoulish tour followed by a special Halloween dinner. You’ll learn all about the history of London’s most distinguished burial grounds including the smaller catacomb with opan vaults, and voffins from 1800. Sound scary?!... You’ll get a cocktail in the cemetery chapel to steady those nerves, don’t fret. Tickets are £20… man up! 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE // Thursday 31st October

Ping

Head here for an seriously eccentric fancy dress party. The place will be made into a creep lair with scary props and apparently pigs heads… vegies stay clear. Fancy dress not your forte? There will be make up pros on hand to transform you in Deano’s room of fancy dress. Perfect if you’re coming straight from work! Expect local DJs and of course some intense sessions of table tennis. Game faces ready?! 180-184 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9QG // Thursday 31st October

Dark Circus Party - A Halloween Special

These guys really know how to put on a show. With performances from Torture Gardens and drinks from the boys at Bourne & Hollingsworth, this is gonna be one hell of a party… and pretty f*cking hot. Don’t hold back on the outfits, trust us. Last time BarChick headed down people had really gone to town. If you don’t make the effort you’re gonna feel very left out, believe us. Think big or go home. The Grand Hall, Camden Centre, Euston Road, London, WC1H 9JE //  26th October 

2.8 Hours Later

This is for the seriously brave… we mean it. This will f*ck you up. Get ready to run for your life in a world of quarantine, borders and a load of zombies ready to chase and infect you. You’re gonna have to make some sacrifices to determine whether or not you and your mates survive; time to ditch the slow one. Get your running shoes on cos this ain’t gonna be a walk in the park. Wondering why the HELL you would want to put yourself through this terror?! Once the chase is over and you make it safety the event ends with a zombie disco… (we’re still pretty shaking). Starting from a secret location // Get tickets here // Various dates

The Alibi – No Scrubs Hip-Hop Halloween Masquerade Ball

You won’t want to miss this hip hop Halloween masquerade Ball. The Alibi holds East London’s best 90s dance party and this Halloween will be no exception. Expect blends from the best hip hop, R&B and 90s classics with Polaroid party photos as a souvenir … yes (unless you did things you’d rather forget)! Masks are optional but we say go for it, perfect If you’re seeing more than two people or having a secret affair… Make one, buy one or grab one there, just do it! 91 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB // 31st October

Lost Angel Halloween Party

Open until 3am, Halloween at Lost Angel has become an institution. They have teamed up with Stoli and Jim Beam so arrive thirsty. Fancy dress is encouraged (you get cheaper entry so don’t even question it). Arrive early because this is one of the busiest parties of the year. There’ll be prizes for the best outfits so let’s nail this one people. 339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS // 26th October 

Lost Angel Rock N Horror Live Music Night 

On the actual night of Halloween the guys at Lost Angel are throwing a live music night with a horror theme… naturally! It will be free entry all night with music inspired by ghouls, ghosts and goblins. Once again they are all about the fancy dress so get involved and head down. Cocktails will only be a fiver all night so there are no excuses. Soak these up out back in the Gaslight Grill, they’ve got their autumn menu going and it is damn good. 339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS // 31st October

The Drunken Monkey

These guys are doing things just how we like ‘em. Course there will be ghoulish drinks, DJs, free entry and fancy dress is encouraged, BUT they’ve also got face painting and photo booths… we love that sh*t. 222 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PJ // 26th October

Belle & Co Halloween Slasher Night

Head down for Belle & Co’s Halloween Slasher Night and sit in fear watching the original 1978 version of Halloween. Popcorn is given out at arrival and cocktails are only a fiver, so you can steady your nerves with a well needed alcohol hit. 119 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EE // 28th October

Love & Liquor – Haunted Circus

Love & Liquor for one night only will become a haunted circus where they can control everything you see and hear. With evil clowns lurking in the shadows, blood shots, body contortionists and fancy dress, this will be a circus you won’t forget in a hurry. DJs on the decks will be spinning R n B, hip hop, funk house and old skool. Leave your mate who’s afraid of clowns at home, this is NOT the one for them. 34 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 5UA

Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town / Breakfast Club Spitalfields

Both floors of The Breakfast Club Spitalfields and Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town will be transformed into a Halloween Detention which will be open to all. Detention DJs will be upstairs whacking out cheese and chart hits, but descend down to The Mayor and enter their spooky school laboratory. We’re talking lab coats, dry ice and measuring beakers (is this a school lab or the breaking bad RV?!). The music down here is old school funk and soul, the poison is up to you. 12-16 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS

Big Easy – Carrie

To celebrate the remake of the classic horror film Carrie; Big Easy are throwing a Carrie themed Halloween party decorating the place up like a ‘bloody prom’ and serving blood punches and flaming cocktails. Do we need to tell you to dress up? Just do it. Think blood splattered prom dress… creepy. 332-334 King's Road, London, SW3 5UR The Book Club – Welcome to the Funhouse The word ‘fun’ here could be debatable if you’re scared of clowns.

The Bookclub

Will be transformed into a disorientated funhouse filled with a whole load of freaky tricks… get involved with twists on traditional fairground rides, followed by creepy clowns and have your snapshot taken in the Ride Into Hell photo booth. Disturbing circus is the dress code; we’re thinking decapitated tightrope walkers, mauled lion tamers and maybe an elephant man here or there. 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH // 31st October

The Last Tuesday Society – A Dance Macabre

This is the darkest and most depraved of all Halloween Balls. For two nights you can be let loose on ten stages, with a full symphony orchestra and two hundred performers. With a cinema, photo-booth, opera room, dungeon, circus, swamp bar and a grand ballroom do we really need to say anymore?! Stop reading this and book your ticket - £20, bargain! 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB 

Barts

This is a masked soiree hosted by Uncle Bart and The Devil himself. Don a mask, grab one of their bespoke cocktails for the evening (thank you Veuve Clicquot and head mixologist Vincenzo) and take in their creepy decorations. There will be two electric violinists creating a hell’s seventh circle for the evening with an old Southern devilish foolishness feel throughout the night. Get booking a table; this is set to be a gooden. Chelsea Cloisters, London, SW3 3DW

Halloween Ball at The Mansion 

In a secret, private property (address given to ticket holders 24 hours before the event) this Halloween Ball is going to be pretty damn fabulous. Fancy dress is mandatory, no slackers welcome; there will be a professional photographer going around snapping up your efforts. Tickets are £25 and with that you can expect DJs, fortune tellers, make-up artists and live music… people say these guys throw some of the best parties in London, and we’ve heard this night is gonna blow your mind. Secret location in WC1 // 2nd November

The Bluebird – Spooky Speed Dating

Who says Valentine’s Day is the time to meet your life long lover? We say look through the cobwebs and don’t be so cliché. The Bluebird is throwing a themed speed dating event with Halloween punch to ease you in. Tickets are £25 with a complimentary glass of prosecco and possibly even a new lover… sounds like our type of night. Maybe leave your costumes at home for this one. 350 King's Road, London, SW3 5UU

Blues Kitchen - ’27 Club Halloween Bash’

We all know that some of the greatest have been taken from us at the age of 27… and if we were to die young we would wanna be part of that gang.  Blues Kitchen agree and are celebrating this Halloween by remembering the members of the infamous 27 club such as Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse. There will be fancy dress (obvs), face painting, DJs, BBQs, pumpkin carving, plus the aptly named Mulled Winehouse and Ginny Hendricks cocktails being served…. we like what you did there. 111-113Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JN 

Electric Social – Zombie Party

If you don’t count yourself as a very impressive costume creator then don’t sweat it. Head down to the Zombie Party at Electric Social and get done up true zombie style. We’re talking proper sh*t and professional make-up teams will be there to give you a makeover (deadover?!) so you can party with the rest of them. They’ve got some serious DJs lined up and entry is only £6 on the door. What’s the catch? Nothing, go, go, go! 40 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5SP

London Dungeon

Not ones to shy away from terrifying people, it’s a no brainer that The London Dungeon is preparing for one of its biggest Halloweens yet. Book ahead for this one, it’s busy at the best of times; this is like Christmas for them! After moving venues you can imagine things will be bigger and better than ever before… we’re predicting a lot of screaming; get some Strepsils ready for the next day, yeh?! County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Thorpe Park Fright Nights

Ominous music, dark paths and scary rollercoasters will spark fear into most people anyway. But teamed up with the plot that a deranged film director has taken over the park bringing a range of horror movies to life, will probably take things up a notch. Watch out for the freaks, do get involved with the horror attractions and bring a spare pair of underwear. Staines Rd, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN