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Arts of the UK 2020: Haunting Halloween Late at the Old Royal Naval College this October

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LONDON – This Halloween, the Old Royal Naval College are getting their spook on with their first ever Halloween Late. A spine-tingling evening awaits those who enter the Painted Hall after dark, with haunting ghost stories, live music, and delicious food and drinks available from the Painted Hall Café and the Old Brewery.

The iconic Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, has teamed up with History Riot for the bone-chilling Late. As the fog rolls in off the River Thames, historical performance collective History Riot will weave terrifying yarns of strange occurrences, vengeful spectres and colossal sea monsters as sailors, nurses and long-dead inhabitants of Greenwich past gather to swap ghost stories from across the rolling seas.

Those who dare can also venture underground to the Painted Hall Café. Among the ancient ruins of Henry VIII’s Tudor palace visitors can enjoy some sinfully delicious snacks and drinks, or browse the art and architecture-inspired gifts, before getting caught up in the tales of ghouls and monsters. For just £20, visitors will be treated, not tricked, to an evening of spooky storytelling and music, a free mulled wine at the Old Brewery and an annual pass to the Old Royal Naval College.

Following a haunting weekend of Halloween Lates, the Old Royal Naval College will kickstart their new visitor scheme First Sundays on Sunday 1st November. First Sundays allows all visitors to enjoy the Old Royal Naval College, its rich history and beautiful Painted Hall for £5, with all children 16 and under going free, on the first Sunday of every month.

Halloween Late in the Painted Hall runs on 30th and 31sr October 2020 at The Old Royal Naval College at King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN. For more information, visit their website here

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