31st December 2013

Crazy costumes, pumpkins and excessive revelry – yep, you guessed it: it’s Halloween. If you’re like us and enjoy keeping all the chocolate to yourself, you’ll want to be out and about when the kids coming knocking this year. So, we’ve overcome our fear of all things ghoulish to bring you London's top three spooky Halloween venues.

The Asylum

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When visiting any place known as "The Asylum", you shouldn't expect to see too many teddy bears or fairy princesses doing the rounds. The creaking walls of this venue, distressed and eroded by the years, certainly tell a tale that no historian could ever hope to emulate. Visits after dark can be arranged but we'd like to have Batman with us just to be safe. That's not to suggest that this Grade II listed building doesn't possess its own unique sense of charm and beauty.

An eerily attractive and atmospheric space, the Asylum is blessed with wonderful, natural acoustics and serves as a fantastic location for film, photography, weddings and events.

The Vaults

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Set deep below the arches at Waterloo Station, The Vaults are a lost commuter's worst nightmare. One wrong turn and who knows where you might end up?

If you do happen to stay on the right path, then you will find one of London's coolest spaces amongst the eight arches of The Vaults. Capable of hosting live music, large events, private dining, art installations, photography, performances, receptions and rehearsals, you will be hard pressed finding a more hip, versatile events space in such a cool but spooky location.

The Vaults is an absolute must-see....that is, if you dare!

Dennis Severs House

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Dennis Severs' house provides a dramatic, yet inspirational setting for filming and photographic shoots. Created by the late Dennis Severs, the house creates a “still-life drama” around the lives of a family of Huguenot silk weavers named Jervis who lived there in the 18th century. Some say you can still hear the voices of the Jervis family and apparently, their topics of conversation aren't always related to silk weaving! Scary stuff!

Spooked? Scared? Just a little intrigued? Check out Hire Space for more details on these spooky venues!