London is the only place to be this Halloween

If you're looking for somewhere truly terrifying this Halloween then a trip to the capital could be just the ticket, with a huge number of scary events set to take place across London at the end of this month.

Aside from having the chance to visit creepy landmarks like the Tower of London, the London Dungeon and the streets of Whitechapel where the legendary Jack the Ripper murdered his victims, tourists and locals will also be able to enjoy a series of other special goings-on.

Among these is Boo at the Zoo, which will be taking place at London Zoo from October 26th to November 3rd and will see the entire venue transformed into a haunted menagerie, with special Halloween-themed animal talks and other activities being held.

Visitors will be able to participate in several fun-filled exercises, such as mask-making, face painting and storytelling.

London Zoo is located in Regent's Park and can be accessed from a number of tube stations, including Camden Town and Chalk Farm.

Elsewhere, the Portobello Pop-up Cinema in West London will be staging a Halloween Movie Mash Up over the weekend of October 25th to 27th, during which a number of truly terrifying horror films will be shown.

In addition to screening movies like the Rocky Horror Show and A Nightmare on Elm Street, the event will also involve a number of other excellent activities such as pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and sing-alongs, while a dressing up box will be on hand as well for those who haven't got a costume.

The London Dungeon is always a good place to go if you're looking to get spooked, but it will be particularly creepy around Halloween, with a huge array of ghastly characters from the city's grisly history coming out to play. Among these will be Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd, while all visitors will be given a trick or treat lolly as well as having the chance to sample to the venue's own Halloween home brew.

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London is the only place to be this Halloween

If you don't want your kids to be out on the street trick or treating this Halloween then a visit to London could be the perfect solution, as a host of fantastic family events are being staged in and around the capital in celebration of the year's spookiest holiday.

The EDF London Eye, for example, will be transformed into London's ghostliest attraction, with a special Halloween storytelling capsule to keep the whole family entertained.

During your 30-minute spin on the big wheel, you'll meet the High Witch and learn the story of the evil Grimly Grim, who has launched a plan to steal the crown jewels.

Participants will then be put through Witch Academy, learning to cast spells and conduct all manner of other spooky activities, before helping the High Witch to foil Grimly Grim and his dastardly plan.

Children are advised to come decked out in their best witch's outfit, with pointy hats, broomsticks and caldrons more than welcome.

Elsewhere, Chessington World of Adventures, which is technically located in Surrey but sits just 12 miles from central London and can be easily reached from the M25, will become the setting for a truly terrifying experience, with visitors able to take part in solving the Mystery of Hocus Pocus Hall.

Entering the apparently haunted house of Sir Arthur, an explorer who has vanished without a trace, guests will attempt to piece together the story of what happened to this intrepid pioneer while trying to avoid the many ghouls, ghost and monsters that seem to inhabit the place.

If you're feeling really brave you can even take on the park's scariest attraction, VAMPIRE: The Haunting in the Hollows, which takes visitors back to 1897 and the village of Black Hollow in Transylvania, home of the legendary Count Dracula.

With regular trains and coaches running to Chessington from numerous central London stations, access is quick and easy, so at least your journey there won't be frightful.

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