I love meeting celebs and I know a lot of readers of this blog do too, which is why we introduced a new Meet And Greet section. On Halloween, TONS of celebs dust off their cobwebs and raid their wardrobe department (or stylist’s wardrobe) so it’s a fantastic opportunity to bump into someone famous. I’ve recommended my top two places to star spot on 31 October below.
HOWEVER, if you want to feel like a VIP rather than spot VIPs then read on…I’ve also listed my top threee fun places to spend Halloween below. In fact, I can’t decide which one of them sounds the most wicked (in good ways, obviously!)
1) Unicef Halloween Ball
WHERE? One Mayfair, central London
WHY? Robbie Williams is one of the committee members in charge of organising this charity Halloween bash and he’s doing a gig on the night as well.
Other UNICEF ambassadors working on it include Jemima Khan (who is being linked with Russell Brand), Cat Deeley, Trudie Styler, Claudia Schiffer and Sir Roger Moore. Click here for more info – it sounds like it will be full of A’list celebs!
2) Jonathan Ross’s Halloween Party
WHERE? Hampstead Garden Suburbs, North London
WHY? TV presenter Jonathan Ross throws the Monsters Ball of parties every year at his house in London’s Hampstead Garden Suburbs area. In 2012, Wossy welcomed Kate Moss, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry, Bryan Ferry, Gary Lineker, Chloe Moretz, Jack Whitehall, Jimmy Carr and more to his palatial North London home, but my fave look was Holly Willoughby’s. Check out the make-up that looks like she’s unzipped her face!
I can’t tell you the exact address or I would be shot or bitten by a Vampire or something, but photos of the TV presenter’s house have done the rounds on the internet before. Use this photo when you’re wandering Hampstead Garden Suburbs…or look for the flashbulbs.
(1) Nightmare on Elm Street Screening With Cocktails and Cakes And Mac’n’Cheese
WHERE? Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Druid Street, London SE1. (Near London Bridge Underground)
WHY? Halloween is scary so we need comfort food like Mac’n’Cheese, fresh buttered popcorn and deep fried brownies. Yes, FRIED BROWNIES!! This is what they look like:
You can scream off the calories by watching the classic horror film Nightmare of Elm Street on the cinema inside Bea’s shop under the railway arches.
If you’ve got a hot date, then this sounds brilliant – cuddle up during the scary bits and you’ll feel warm in cosy in your belly for severeal reasons. Tickets are only £5 each – click here to find out more.
WHERE? 1 Dover Street, Mayfair, central London.
WHY? Have you heard of the phrase All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go? If you want to actually ‘do something’ as well as drink after you’ve gone to all the effort of getting dressed up for Halloween then you’ll love Mahiki, which is organising a Murder Mystery night. The story is a plane has crashed and you need to find out whodunit. It’s free from 6pm-9pm then you can stay and party after and indulge in one of Mahiki’s signature Treasure Chest Cocktails.
WHERE? 145 Knightsbridge, West London
WHY? Free drink! All guests get a free cocktail on arrival for this chic, bubbling (in a good way) Halloween party. It’s Buddha-Bar’s first anniversary, and they’re celebrating with a Masked Halloween Extravaganza in this gorgeous bar and restaurant.
Live trumpet, violin and drum accompanying its house DJ. The Buddha-Bar name is world-famous for tasty Pan-Asian food that masterfully infuses Chinese, Japanese and Thai flavours and cocktails that look and taste equally good. You’ll feel like a celeb in every way and it’s a great crowd – everyone around you looks good too. If you want to do Halloween in a stylish rather than scary way this year then Buddha bar is the place for you. To guarantee you get in you can book a table for dinner here.