Netflix and chill is all well and good, but when you’ve developed a habit of binging on a series for days of your life, so much so that you can’t remember when you last ate anything that wasn’t snack food, you know you need to get out more. But to save you going cold turkey on your favourite shows, why not incorpcorate them into your social life?
This Halloween in Shoreditch, an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions will sweep the streets. This will cause the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society will crumble and Rick Grimes will be all alone, with nowhere to run and no place to hide. The only means of survival is the 1 Big Night Out Shoreditch Pub Crawl. Join the walkers and biters of London, as you crawl through the best pubs in East London, picking up free shots and discounted drinks on your way, before ending up at an exclusive club in Shoreditch. It all kicks off at the Translate bar at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th October. Tickets are £15 and can be bought through Fever here.
12-14 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA
2. Sherlock Holmes Experience at Madame Tussauds
What once was the Chamber of Horrors in the basement of Madame Tussauds, has now become a permanent Sherlock Holmes experience. Fans of the Victorian detective can walk along this interactive trail, from 221B Baker Street down a lamplit road, as you help Dr Watson find the location of his missing Holmes. The experience is included in the entry ticket price for Madame Tussauds, if you can brave the tourists…
Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR
If you’re missing Eleven and the gang, then get ready to descend into the Upside Down world for an evening of award winning cocktails and entertainment from the guys behind one of London’s most prestigious cocktail bars, Trailer Happiness. Join them on either 29th or 31st October for themed cocktails, alongside a screening of Stranger Things, which is followed by an 80s disco ’til late! With DJs spinning 80s classics with a Stranger Things theme, a venue completely decked-out by professional designers and award winning Tiki style cocktails, it will be a party that is sure to be one to remember. It all kicks off at 7pm. Tickets are only £5 and you can buy them here.
No Such Place, 68A Neal St, London WC2H 9PA
4. Stranger Things themed menu at Lucky Chip
We told you earlier this month that Lucky Chip had brought out a Stranger Things menu, complete with the Up Fried Down Burger and Eleven Own Rings. It will run for the rest of October, so make sure you get your fix of Stranger Danger Frie at any of their branches (Camden Assembly, Ridley Road Market in Dalston and The Old Queen’s Head in Islington).
5. ABQ’s Breaking Bad Cocktail RV
Yo b*tch! Get cooking (cocktails, not crystal meth) at the Breaking Bad inspired pop-up. The bar, which is based in an RV in Hackney, launched on a temporary basis back in July 2015 and had 42,000 people fighting over tickets. Now it’s made its permanent home in London. For £30 per person, you’ll get 2 hours of cooking cocktails, as well as a drink ready on arrival. You can head to the website here to check availability and book.
455 Hackney Road, E29DY
Okaaay, so this one is actually a game series, but we couldn’t ignore the return of the popular 90’s game show. And it came to London just as escape games started to become all the rage. The Crystal Maze will challenge your whole team both mentally and physically as you pass four adventure zones – Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic and Medieval. With every challenge won, your team receives a Crystal, which will ultimately give you more time in the final challenge – The Crystal Dome. Crystals don’t come cheap though (and we ain’t talking about Heisenberg’s stuff), as individual tickets start at £52 during off-peak times. Team tickets (for groups of 8) start at £420.
0-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London N1 9PD