Al Barclay, an enigmatic genus of actoridae.
Abstract: gen mov . May be plesiomorphic. Only known from winged males.
Key Words: Coleoptera. Actoridae. Pratius.
Habitat: Woodland. Occasionally interior urban (social spaces).
Description: This unusual and perplexing creature has been variously caught on film for twenty years now but never quite pinned down. It is known for leading colonies of equally baffled creatures into dark places for unknown reasons. Treat with caution. If it becomes angered, apply alcohol liberally.
Christopher Styles is a jack of all trades in immersive theatre. His past work includes:
Local resident Siwan Hill is 249 years old and has lived in Hampstead since it was (mostly) just fields. She kindly takes it upon herself to produce the Hampstead Halloween pub tour each year in order to ensure a fresh supply of meat for the horned god. For legend hath it if his infernal majesty is not supplied with an annual victim then the blue plaques will leave Hampstead and the house prices will tumble...
As Halloween is getting closer and lots of you quite understandably have contacted us for more information on the Halloween pub tour. If you do drop us a query we will always take trouble to respond but here are the answers to a few of the frequently asked questions.....
is the route the same as previous years?
NO. Although we do keep a few old favourites, the route, the stories and starting point Change each year, so please read the ticket information to make sure you don't turn up at the wrong place!
(Although if you do we will obviously do our best to try and catch you to the rest of the group.)
is it dog friendly?
YES. we love a well behaved dog.
It is a walk after all, and all of the pubs we visit have gardens, although you may want to keep your pooch on a lead if their excitable, as we do walk across part of Hampstead heath in the dark and we also have actors popping up and doing spooky things at various points along the route.
Can i bring my teenager?
16 and 17 year olds are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What should i wear?
It is Halloween so please feel free to fancy dress your heart out, however do bear in mind you are going for a walk in England in October: The weather as we all know can be quite unpredicable, so Please wear comfortable shoes and either bring a jacket or get some layers on under that costume!
A few of you lovely people have messaged us in the last couple of days to ask whether we will be doing Halloween this year, the answer is YES! Of course! Absolutely! We have been a little bit slow off the mark this time, but I can promise you we are working very hard to bring you a fabulous tour for this year, there will be some old favourites and some bits which are brand new, watch this space for further details.....
In the the meantime for info on dates and tickets please follow the link below
Well we have been having lots of fun exploring the very picturesq Docklands area and we have met some lovely people along the way but the sad fact of the matter is that we just havn't been getting enough bums on seats to continue with the tour so our last date will be May 20th. We still have a few tickets remaining why not come along and help us give Darkside of Docklands the send off it deserves.
See HERE for booking info
I am very pleased to announce that we did our first performance on Thursday, thank you so much to everyone who came along, we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!
The next Docklands tour is May 5th get your tickets HERE
As many of you will know it is customary at Peculiar to offer our tour customers a small refreshment to fortify them for the road ahead, and so we are very pleased to annonouce that libations for our forthcoming Darkside of Dockland tour (An exploration into the murky waters of London's maritime history) Will be a tot of rum brought to you courtesy of the good folk at Pirates Grog (I mean could there be a better name?!) A small London based distillery that crafts their rum using a secret receipe learned from a Dutch pirate in Honduras - But of course! For more info about Pirates Grog and their fabulous product range click here https://piratesgrogrum.com/
For info about Darkside of Docklands you can visit us at www.peculiarlondon.com
Oh dear, tragedy has stuck our little crew, and we ourselves in desperate need of an actor or actress to come on board for our 'Darkside of docklands tour' starting April 21st. (Must be availble to reherse beforehand.) Must be a good team player a comfortable with a variety of roles - you would be playing a prostitue, a gay pirate and victorian engineering genius Isambard kingdom Brunel. Paid 20% profit share, if interested drop us a line email@example.com
There is lots of exciting Docklands news to report, but first and foremost we need to make a very important announcement to those of you who have already booked tickets....
We have decided to flip the route so we will now be STARTING The Dickens Inn (St Katherines dock, London E1W 1UH)
And FINISHING at The Prospect of Whitby (57 wapping wall,London E1W 3SH)
What is the reason for this momentous change? well you'll just have to join us from April 21st and find out... CLICK HERE for ticketing info
'God help us, we're doing this'
Its a feeling I have come to know quite well since 2020, when you take the plunge and get the wheels in motion to produce a new show after the previous one gets covided and dies on it arse.
There's a big part of you that goes 'why oh why are you putting yourself through this again?' Answer Becasue it's what you do and you'd hate yourself even more if you didn't.
So lets see if it's 3rd time lucky for 'Darkside of Docklands' we're back from April 21st, with a couple of new faces and a couple that you might have met before if you have been to any of our previous events.
Like its previous incarnations 'Docklands' is an immerive theatre walking tour packed with horrible history and humour, but this time (inshallah) we will be adding a pub or 3 to our route.
Tickets on sale now
Click here for booking info
Interesting bits of London history and news of our tours and events