Belgravia has been transformed into a spooky Halloween dream with the return of their annual pumpkin trail that has the neighbourhood decked out with pumpkins galore, picture-perfect autumnal foliage, witches broomsticks, and eerie tombstones. A series of stores have been taken over by stunning floral installations and festive window displays to marvel at which have injected hues of yellow, orange, and red into the neighbourhood.
The Pumpkin Trail is already up and running and ends on October 31, the day of All Hallows Eve itself so be sure to see the trail before it’s gone! This will be the second year running that Belgravia hosts their pumpkin trail and is celebrated with a full programme of events and activities including ghost tours, pumpkin carving competitions and Halloween treats on offer that are great for a festive family day out.
For those in need of a frightening fix, the free ticketed ghost tours will take you on a guided tour around some of the most haunted spots in the neighbourhood for a ghostly detour from the pumpkin trail. These chilling spots include The Grenadier Pub, which according to legend is haunted by a lonely soldier, who was murdered by his comrades and is reputed to be one of the most haunted pubs in London. Also on the ghost tour is The Plumber’s Arms, where Lord Lucan, the prime suspect in a gorey 1970’s murder scandal who was accused of murdering his children’s nanny, was last seen before mysteriously disappearing.
Visitors can also enjoy an array of festive offers including Halloween-themed treats from some of the neighbourhood’s standout bakeries such as Bayley & Sage, Chestnut Bakery and Café Kitsuné, and show off their artistic skills in a pumpkin carving competition with exciting prizes to be won. Autumnal tipples like Pumpkin Pie Martinis will also be on hand from The Halkin Bar and Boisdale to keep the festive cheer going.
Large displays can be found at 27 Motcomb Street and 42 Elizabeth Street, find out more here.