Following on from last year’s success, we’ll be having a literary pub crawl to celebrate Halloween. This FREE event will follow a route of literary pubs around central London.
The weather is becoming crisper, the coats and scarfs thicker, and pumpkins and chocolate-shaped spiders appear on the supermarket shelves. That can only mean one thing: autumn has arrived. And with it, the spooktactular celebration of Halloween, a magical and mystical night which has long inspired authors to explore and turn to spine-chilling topics. Viscous vampires, gothic ghosts and wicked witches roam streets and minds on that one fateful night, playing with your imagination and reason alike.
What better to do this Hallows’ eve than join us in Soho where we will turn into creepy crawlers for the night, exploring a number of fabulously literary pubs and mingle with likeminded book-lovers. Share your best scary story and be prepared to feel more than one shiver running down your spine!
For those concerned the pub crawl is a total walking distance of around 18 minutes. If you’re unable to meet us at The Lamb & Flag at 6:30pm then please feel free to join the trail later:
- 6:30pm: The Lamb & Flag (33 Rose St, WC2E 9EB) Charles Dickens
- 7:15pm: The French House (49 Dean St, W1D 5BG) Dylan Thomas
- 8:00pm: The Dog & Duck (18 Bateman St, W1D 3AJ) George Orwell
- 8:45pm: Pillar of Hercules (7 Greek St, W1D 4DF) Julian Barnes, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan
- 9:30pm: The Marquis of Granby (2 Rathbone St, W1T 1NR) T.S. Eliot
- 10:15pm: Duke Of York (47 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NW) Anthony Burgess
We love any opportunity for fancy dress and so the first people to arrive dressed up will receive a bookish prize that might curl your toes and make the ends of your hair stand up. Come one, come all and you will be in for a treat, no tricks to be found here!
Make sure to follow the hashtag #SYPHalloween on the night!