London's coolest, tastiest, most stylish spooky shenanigans.
WHAT: Oh, it was begging for a themed bash, wasn't it? The flickering fairy lights, the alphabet scrawled on the wall, the membraney monster, the '80s fashion… We're not sure what's scariest. Decide for yourself at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, where Nightcall are laying on an era-appropriate soundtrack, themed cocktails (with Eggo garnish, obvs), plus lights, fog, secret dens and even an entrance to the Upside Down. Believe us, you should go. Friends don't lie.
WEAR: Step away from the razor, people! You don't need to go as Eleven. Everyone knows that Barb is the real style icon here.
WHEN: Friday 28 Oct; £5 on the door
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
WHAT: Allow us to introduce you to The Widow. She's 150 years old. And looking pretty damned good on it… We're talking, of course, of champagne's most emblematic femme, Veuve Clicquot. Legend has it that this weekend she will be returning from beyond the grave to haunt the suitably gothic Booking Office Bar & Restaurant at the St Pancras Hotel, where she has some unfinished business to settle. Business which, happily, involves making us drink champagne. Haunt away, then, love.
WEAR: Your finest Victoriana. Pie-crust shirts are in vogue right now: coincidence, or The Widow at work…?
WHEN: Friday 28 Oct; free when you register here
St Pancras Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR