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As people get ready to put on their spooky costumes and celebrate Halloween on Friday, 31 October, IBTimes UK looks at the spookiest events in London where you can join in.

Halloween parties:

Halloween boat party

Hot Cakes Halloween 'Ghost Ship' Boat Party

Where: The Golden Jubilee - Nearest tube station: Embankment
When: Saturday 1st November

A spooky Halloween boat rave including DJs Deekline, A-Skillz and Lady Waks.
To book tickets, click here.

Percolate and Tessellate's Halloween Special

Where: The Laundry - Nearest tube stations: Hackney Wick, Hackney Central, Bethnal Green
When: 31 October and 1 October

An ex-industrial basement will host a night of house music with the talents of Chez Damier Dungeon Meat and Frits Wentink. There will be a prize for best costume awarded by Chez. Book tickets here.

Halloween with Children:

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ZSL London Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Where: Outer Circle, Regent's Park - Nearest tube station: Camden Town
When: From 31 October until 2 November

ZSL London Zoo is hosting a week of Halloween-themed events. Among other things, the zoo's website suggests to enter the Black Widow's Lair and face a mystery feely-box challenge.
Putting on an extra brave face, visitors will travel through hair-raising activity stops, meeting rats, bats, spiders and owls. Fore more information, click here.

Ghost Bus Tour

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Where: Northumberland Ave, off Trafalgar Square - Nearest tube: Charing Cross, Embankement
When: Tours run daily 19:30 & 21:00

Join a group of actors, stand-up comics and cabaret performers for a bus ride full of half-fictional tales about the dark side of London.

For more information see here.


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Halloween Hot Tub Cinema

Where: Shoreditch Underground Station - Nearest Tube Station: Shoreditch
When: From 27 October until 2 November

Set in the old Shoreditch Underground tube station, this cinema offers a selection of spooky movies over seven nights, which you can enjoy while sipping your drink and relaxing in hot tubs. Buy tickets here.

Halloween Movie Mash-up

Where: Portobello Pop-up Cinema - Nearest tube station: Notting Hill
When: From 31 October until 2 November

Three-day outdoor film experience dedicated to celebrating the best in classic and musical comedy horrors. To book tickets click here.