If you had not already sensed something creeping up on you already this month, Halloween arrives tomorrow night, inspiring many to take to the streets in an array of fantastical incarnations; so where exactly is best to celebrate the seasonal shindig this year in London?
We have chosen a few events which we think might offer the right mix of 'trick or treat' for those who know their ghouls from their goulash.
A MEDIEVAL BANQUET
Why not spend the night dining alongside one of Britain's most blood thirsty monarchs, Henry VIII, as he visits from beyond the veil to partake in a four course banquet; with plenty of ale and wine to keep spirits high.
The event runs late, including a disco, with all information available here.
The Wild Heart Bar & Grill is offering a Halloween night in Soho to raise the dead, with a variety of DJs to rattle your bones and a tarot reader to offer some seasonal insight. For those dining there on the night, courses include Popcorn Lobster and Cold Water Prawn Martinis.
A welcome cocktail upon arrival for all ticket holders, while the gold package includes an additional three course meal and 1.5 hours of bottomless prosecco.
Further information here.
THE LOST BOYS
Billed as a chance to 'drink along' with the iconic vampiric film of the 1980s, the eponymously titled Lost Boys Pizza of Camden shall be celebrating the season to be spooky with a screening of the film, terrifying black pizza and bottomless prosecco, beer or wine.
Ticket are available from the official site here.
Dalston Boy's Club shall play host to a special Halloween supper club for the evening, inviting guests to enter into the depths of Dante's Inferno, where all shall be able to indulge in the glory of each of the seven deadly sins. Gluttony, lust, greed, vanity, envy, wrath and sloth shall all be explored through a series of culinary creations, while the evening also boasts 'poisonous cocktails' and an exclusive live performance.
With only 40 tickets available, this is an exclusive night to turn people green with envy; book here.
ESCAPE FROM ALCOTRAZ
If a bright orange jumpsuit is more your sort of thing for Halloween, then a chance to visit London's premier prison cocktail is a must, as Alcotraz serves up an immersive experience behind bars.
Having been convicted of your crimes, you are then sentenced to time in Alcotraz, at which point you are encouraged to smuggle in contraband in order to equip the cocktail making staff, who create a variety of different drinks each night depending on the smuggling success of the evening's guests.
To sign up to life behind bars, you can book your tickets here.