With the fright fest of Halloween creeping up on us, the capital is going to be crawling with a number of spooky events this month, from gruesome club nights, frightening tours, sinister West End performances and of course fabulous fancy dress to celebrate the scariest night of the year. Don’t forget to visit the annual Thorpe Park fright nights where live action horror mazes return alongside thrilling rides in the dark.
Why not join in the free Diwali festivities in Trafalgar Square on 16th October and enjoy traditional and contemporary stage performances, lively music, delicious Indian food and many other activities. Diwali, the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of light, is enthusiastically celebrated all around the world to represent the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.
Last but certainly not least, Guy Fawkes is also drawing near and you will find a range of firework displays throughout London to mark the occasion. It is a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Celebrated on 5th November every year, you can look forward to the Battersea firework display featuring bonfire night food and drink, family entertainment and funfairs.