Hell is full. The dead shall walk the Earth. Or at least, London.
A prepared zombie is a happy zombie, so we’ve prepared a checklist for prepared and happy zombies.
There’s no sense checking off the other things on list until you’ve done this one. You’ll get the map and other information. It’s FREE!
Why not raise some money for St Mungo’s while you lurch?
If you’re a photographer, make sure to let us know! Photographer registration is closed.
2. BRING THE MAP
Print the map and take it with you – your phone battery may end up as dead as us, and you may not always be able to find a steward. We’ll also be on Twitter at @WZDLondon where you can find updates on our progress.
3. GET SOME PARTY TICKETS
We have an exclusive area in the Clinic Room of the Piccadilly Institute, where we will be studying the effects of parties on the undead. Will it be enough to wake us dead?
A zombie only bar and our special guest DJ Ben Christo from The Sisters of Mercy/Decadence Club will help get the bones rattling along with Happy Hour prices till 9pm (50% off everything excluding bottles of spirit or champagne).
If you’ve bought a ticket, your name will be on the door. You’ve got till 5pm Friday to get on that list. After that it’s cash only at the door(£5). This year, due to our safety precautions, we are recommending that you join us there right after the last stop.
Doors open to the undead at 6pm. No late entry after 8pm and make sure you bring a photo ID (no photocopies). The club opens to the public at 9pm and the living will begin to infiltrate the space, but the club is open until 3am – that’s a lot of time to fit in a couple of Thriller dances!
4. READ THE RULES
We don’t have many but they’re all very important. Make sure you read them, and make sure you stick to them. Don’t bring anything that looks like a weapon, don’t flyer, don’t harass people, and if you see anything that concerns you then speak to a steward.
We’ve all worked really hard to make sure this is fun for everyone, and we have a great reputation amongst both the living and the dead. Please help us keep it that way, and we’ll be able to do it again next year!
5. GET READY FOR WEATHER
Rain has a terrible effect on undead flesh – we get soggier and bits fall off. For the sake of having a fun day we all hope for sun and warmth, but honestly who among us doesn’t hope for a little bit of thunder and lightning for the sake of drama? Make sure your costume is warm enough – the zombie virus is bad enough without a snuffle.
Think about your shoes. Lurch and shuffle by choice like an awesome zombie, don’t lurch and shuffle because your feet are in pain!
6. PACK A LUNCH:
We have some brand new stops that we think you will love, but you may want to be more of a prepper this year where it comes to provisions. If you do forget to bring your brain juice and finger foods, there are shops and off-licenses along the way, so you can stock up. Life may not always be a picnic, but the afterlife certainly will be.
7. USE THE SOCIAL INTERWEBS
If you feel like an Insta, tag the photo with #WZD2017 and you might end up in the World Zombie Day gallery! We also have a Facebook Frame with the Text code on it. So help spread the word and take a photo or video with this effect by us World Zombie Day: London.
8. REMEMBER HOW WE CAN HELP
Have you donated to St Mungo’s? The charity does amazing work helping the homeless. If you’re coming along please donate by texting:
It doesn’t have to be £3, it can be as much as you like! You can also donate via our JustGiving page.