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Thipu1:
This year, we'll be in London on Halloween.  Do any Londoners out there have any tips about places we should (or shouldn't) go to enjoy the holiday? 

We ask because, in many cities of the USA, usually calm areas can get a bit odd on Halloween. 

Snooks:
Halloween isn't really a thing in the UK, the most you'll see is shops and possibly some pubs decorated.

Thipu1:
Thank you for the suggestions.  We were just wondering because, the last time we were in London during October, Camden Market was overflowing with all sorts of interesting costume elements. 

We've been to the Tower.  Things like the Ripper tours are likely to be sold out and, since we only have a few days in London, we'd prefer to stay in town instead of taking the trip to
Stonehenge. 

We've been to London a number of times but, like any city worthy of the name, there are always plenty of interesting things to see and do once the basic tourist sites are covered.  We've been looking into a visit to Churchill's War Rooms. 

Shotochick:
You could do the Ghost Bus Tour: http://theghostbustours.rtrk.co.uk they are running and seem to still have vacancies.

Thorpe Park does Fright Nights for Halloween: http://www.themeparks-uk.com/thorpe-park-guide/events/thorpe-park-fright-nights.html

And I have heard that there will be something going on around Southbank/Bankside but not sure what.

sunnygirl:
The best place to find out what's going on in London is to check Time Out (the print magazine comes out every Tuesday and is free - it's handed out by tube stations and things, and in some bookshops). They have a section on their website for Halloween: http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/593/halloween-in-london
Halloween is not really a big thing here so I don't think you need to worry about things being crazy or anything.

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