We are so happy to once again be starting this years Halloween tour at The Flask, Highgate.
(An old Peculiar favourite we also brought our customers here in 2019) The Flask is argueably one of the best pubs in North London combining 'olde worlde charm', with a well stocked bar and a Fantastic Food Menu (The sunday roast comes highly recommended, however it is understandably popular so best to book in advance - Especially if you are planning to eat here before joining us this Halloween!)
But we wouldn't be bringing you here if there weren't some ghostly goings on and 'The Flask' is said to be haunted by two very different spooks: The first is that of a Spanish barmaid who tragically hanged herself in a cellar, following a doomed affair with the married landlord. Affectionately known as Esmerelda she make her presecnce felt by flickering lights, strange cold spots and an eerie sensation of breath on the neck, she also apparently has a fondness for white wine!
The other ghost is said to be that of a 17th century cavelier who is sometimes spotted strolling through the bar area before mysteriously vanishing into a pillar. He is also seen looking out of the window although waiting for someone to join him for one final drink in the afterlife. But which one of these poor souls will be waiting for you on our Halloween tour....
Highgate to Hampstead Halloween Pub Tour
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We are delighted to welcome the fabulous caberet talents of Ms Chloe Rose to this years Halloween tour....
Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Here's Chloe Rose!
After moving to London in 2015 from the sleepy south coast, Chloe Rose began titillating the people of Camden with her one-woman Drag/Comedy/Burlesque shows (featuring Pizza Puppets, a fake hair body suit, and a Bette Midler cover or two). She made history as the first AFAB performer to win a Drag competition in London, and got picked up by ITV to play Mama Cass Elliot in a documentary about The Mamas And The Papas. From Murder Mysteries, to singing in Jazz Clubs, to voicing a very unhinged Vegetarian Butcher in a children's video game, Chloe Rose is a joyous and versatile performer who loves to make you laugh, make you cry, and even make you scream!
A new stop on our route this year is 'The Magdala Tavern' in South End Green ( Just opposite Hampstead Heath overground station.
The pub was built in 1868 and named after the battle of Magdala in Abyssinia that took place the same year.
However it was in the 1950's that this quiet Hampstead boozer gained noriety when nightclub hostess Ruth Ellis shot and killed her lover David Blakely during a drunken argument outside the pub on Easter sunday 1955.
During a short but sensantional trial, Ellis gained sympathy when details emerged of the abuse she had suffered at the hands of Blakely - He had once beaten her so badly she suffered a miscarriage. However when stood up in court and declared. 'when I shot him I intended to kill him' she was found guilty of murder and sentenced to hang. Despite a huge public appeal she became the last woman in England to be given the death penalty in July 1955.
For many years after untill its closure in 2014 the Magdala traded on its connection with the Ruth Ellis murder, one publican even going so far as to drill fake bullet holes in wall outside!
However when the pub reopened in September 2021 it has since been gaining notoriety of a different kind - mainly for its massive selection of beers on tap and mouthwatering food menu.
Why not join us this October on our Halloween tour and discover this little Hampstead gem for yourself.
Hampstead to Highgate Haunted Halloween pub tour
13th - 31st October
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We've been in hibernation for a very long time, but I'm pleased to report that we are back to bring you another fabulous Halloween tour. Returning to a format we havn't done since the pre covid days: This years tour will be going across from Highgate to Hampstead - But rest assured this is not the arduous hike through the mud that some of you may rembember, we have stream lined the journey for the sake of your aching limbs!
However great care has been taken to insure the best bits such as the night time visit to Parliament Hill have been preserved, and of course we have carefully selected the finest pubs that Ham and High have to offer. - Hope you can join us!
Dates are 13th- 31st Oct
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