05/10/2019

Halloween in London 

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Confession time, this post idea came from some googling as I myself, was looking at what events there are on for Halloween in London. I wanted to see what was available and found a few really useful websites, (TimeOut, Designmynight, The Londonist) with different events on each. I also love to compare things so, whilst doing my own research, I thought I may as well share the events that I’ve found all together and hopefully they’ll be of interest to you if you’re spending Halloween in London! I may have got a bit carried away and found raves, ghost tours, haunted buildings and creepy shows but it just means you have a lot of choice over the month of October. Here you have 70 of the Best Halloween Events in London!

 

There are a few categories to choose from, you have Halloween parties and raves, Halloween Bars in London where you have a few nights to get down there and experience it, I’ve also included Haunted tours, Halloween shows and cinema as well as Halloween at the Museums as there is so much to choose from under Haunted Experiences! For the one-off events and days out such as pumpkin carving, they’re all included too! I’ve tried to give you the key information under each heading, and you can purchase tickets from each title. I also tried to arrange by date within the categories but on the 26th October there is a lot happening in London!

 

Parties and Raves

 

The Zombie Apocalypse: Halloween Party with Club de Fromage
When: 26th October
Where: O2 Academy Islington
How much: Tickets from £8.00
Watch the Fromage stage show and take part in massive sing-a-longs. Along with scary films on the big screen, there is also, apple bobbing, hula hooping and air guitar battles.

 

Thriller Night Halloween Party 80s VS 90s
When: 26th October
Where: Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes (Basement of Tavistock Hotel)
How much: Tickets from £4.95

 

Ghost Ship and after-party – Haunted Ghost Ship
When: 26th October
Where: Westminster Pier
How much: Tickets from £22.50
Taking place on a “Ghost ship” this party also includes an after party that takes you into the early hours.

Halloween Ball at The Mansion
When: 26th October
Where: Secret Location
How much: Tickets from £30.00
With a real graveyard and a secret location, this one sounds mystical but also rewarding in that the best costume wins a flight to NYC! It’s also known as “one of the spookiest events around” by the Evening Standard. 

 

Twisted Circus
When: 1st November
Where: The Clapham Grand
How much: Tickets from £12.95
Now in their sixth year, they have a brand new show touring the UK showcasing the dark side of the circus. 

 

Kiss Haunted House Party
When: 25th October
Where: SSE Arena Wembley
How much: Tickets from £45.00
Taking place at the SSE arena Wembley, this one is going to be huge with Stormzy, Sean Paul, Anne-Marie and Jax Jones as just a few names of their line-up for the evening.

 

The Glory’s Halloween Ball
When: 26th October
Where: Hackney Empire
How much: Tickets from £25.00
A huge Halloween Ball by London’s leading queer performance pub, The Glory. There are competitions and prizes to be won all night as well as the biggest game of Bingo ever.

 

It’s Halloween Hun, 2! Sink the Pink 
When: 26th October
Where: Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd
How much: Tickets from £30.00
An already sold out event, they now have a waiting list and a small amount of re-sale tickets going live on the 18th October!

 

We are Halloween FSTVL
When: 26th October
Where: Hainault Forest Country Park
How much: Tickets from £45.00
I would love to watch a forest light show but even better to see it when dressed up in a “Vampires VS Zombies” theme and a festival full of DJs. 

The Halloween Rave 2019 | Ministry of Sound 
When: 31st October
Where: Ministry of Sound London
How much: Tickets from £15.00
There are four horror filled arenas for this event playing house, bass, disco and old school hits, deep house and tech house. 

 

Halloween Party 90’s VS 00s
When: 31st October
Where: 229 The Venue
How much: Tickets from £6.00
90s being more Scary Spice VS the 00s representing Stranger things, this evening has tickets from £6.00 and dressing up is highly encouraged.

 

Ultimate Power: Bat out of Helloween
When: 1st November
Where: O2 Kentish Town
How much: Tickets from £13.00
“An evening of the greatest songs ever written”. Every single song is a classic, loved by all and fancy dress is encouraged for a spooky evening at the 02 forum. 

 

Elrow London- Horroween at The Drumsheds
When: 3rd November
Where: The Drumsheds
How much: Tickets from £45.00
An ultra sensory experience, there are four warehouses with graveyards, dancefloors and haunted houses to keep you busy for the 10 hour show. Likely to sell out, register for pre-sale tickets on the link above.

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Trapped in Wonderland at the o2
When: 31st October
Where: The O2
How much: Tickets from £15.00
Join Evil Alice for a party in Wonderland with deranged cats and bunnies and a tea party that sounds a bit gruesome. 

 

The Halloween Raveyard – The Vaults
When: 31st October, 1st and 2nd of November
Where: The Vaults, entrance on Leake Street
How much: Tickets from £10.00
Located in an underground tunnel and old morgue facility, The Halloween Raveyard has a “dress to impress” code for their Party of the Dead.

 

The Candlelight Club’s Halloween Ball
When: 27th October
Where: Secret location
How much: Tickets from £30.00
Live music in the Ballroom, a Dj in the cabaret lounge and a variety of Burlesque acts, this is a Halloween with a Jazz age twist where even fortune tellers are invited. 

 

A Curious Invitations Halloween Ball 
When: 25th & 26th October
Where: Century Club
How much: Tickets from £30.00
This event seems to have it all, a dungeon, a mausoleum, the Theatre of the Undead, this is the Halloween party which won’t disappoint. 

 

Halloween Zombie Glitterfest
When: 26th October
Where: Kanaloa Club
How much: Tickets from £15.00
Beware of the glitter dust, this party includes free glitter makeup. There are also 42 cocktails on their menu so you are not short of choice. If you’re birthday is in October or November, let them know and you can get free entry!

 

Twisted Circus Halloween Festival
When: 1st November
Where: The Clapham Grand
How much: Tickets from £12.95
Now in its sixth year, there is a brand new show touring the UK, showing the dark side of the circus. Fancy dress is required for this event and it is not for the faint hearted. 

 

Secret Garden Rave
When: 26th October
Where: The Steel Yard 
How much: Tickets from £24.45
If you’re looking for a rave, this is one to get tickets for! It closes at 6am and even has face and body painting if you want to try something really special. 

 

Faded – Haunted Halloween
When: 1st November
Where: 229 The Venue
How much: Tickets from £9.50
Do not forget your costume to this one, no costume = no entry and you wouldn’t want to miss out. 

 

Dark Circus Party Halloween
When: 2nd November
Where: Regent’s Canal
How much: Tickets from £35.00
An abandoned circus, this one is described as a “sensory feast” with all manner of performances taking place.

 

Halloween Penthouse Party
When: 26th October
Where: London Sky Bar
How much: Tickets from £20.00
Taking place at the Sky Bar, on the 29th floor of the Millbank Tower, you will have stunning views over London for your Halloween Party. There’s a chocolate fountain, zombie dancers and also a welcome glass of prosecco if you arrive before 21:45.

 

Cirque Du Soul – London Halloween Special 
When: 25th October
Where: Electric Brixton
How much: Tickets from £16.80
Known in London, this event sold out weeks in advance last year so make sure you book early! The haunted mansion is another one for compulsory Halloween dress so make sure you have your outfit ready.

Forbidden Forest: Halloween at The Perception
When: 1st and 2nd November
Where: The Perception at W London
How much: Tickets from £15.00
A forbidden forest theme, the pictures from last year look like everyone really dresses to impress. All kinds of costumes for this one, with lots of spooky entertainment throughout the evening.

 

Hollywood Horror Halloween 
When: 31st October
Where: The Clapham Grand
How much: Tickets from £7.00
I would go for the free Halloween photo-booth alone but there is also a £100 cash prize for the best dressed as well as horror movie classics being shown. The theme is Horror Movie Characters and Dead & Alive evil celebrities.

 

Halloween Zombie Pub Crawl – Zoo Bar & Club
When: 31st October
Where: Start at Zoo too
How much: Tickets from £10.00
A zombie pub crawl instead of just the one party, you’re heading to five in Central London with a free shot in each one. You can get a free zombie makeover and also have the chance to win prizes for best dressed. 

 

Halloween Bars / Drinks

 

Visit a Haunted Pub, The Grenadier, The Spaniards Inn, The Viaduct Tavern, The Volunteer, The Old Queens Head

When: Whenever you like, they’re apparently haunted all of the time!

Where: Find the Grenadier near Belgrave Square at 18 Wilton Row, find The Spaniards Inn in Hampstead , The Viaduct Tavern at St Paul’s, The Volunteer at Baker Street and The Old Queens Head in Islington

 

Halloween Weekender 
When: 31st October, 1st & 2nd November
Where: Pergola Paddington & Pergola Olympia
With a chance to win a £300 bar tab on Saturday 2nd for the best dressed, this is one perfect for a big group. Click on the link to book a table but it’s the perfect place for a Halloween Instagram picture. 

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BeBrunch Halloween Special
When: 26th October
Where: Kadies
How much: Tickets from £22.15
The first Halloween by BeBrunch, they have a torture chamber theme and DJ’s all night for their evening at Kadies in Mayfair. 

 

Lost Boys Pizza 
When: 31st October and 1st November
Where: Lost Boys Pizza, 141 Junction Rd, Archway
How much: Tickets from £35.00
A ticket includes a ticket to the screening of The Crypt as well as a pizza, and bottomless beer during the film. They have black pizzas so it seems like the perfect food to eat on Halloween if you ask me. 

 

Halloween Bottomless Boozy Spooky Brunch
When: 26th October and 2nd November
Where: Ping Pong Soho
How much: Tickets from £30.00
If you love dim sum, this is the place to be, Ping Pong has two options available with either free flowing cocktails or wine as well as a set menu of dim sum delicacies.

 

Haunted Tours

Fright Night by London Bar Bus
When: 24th October – 2nd November
Where: Start point of Charles II St 
How much: Tickets from £15.00
Spooky stories of the horrors around London as well as drinks and dressing-up. Perfect for a group of people, a haunted bus tour around London seems like the perfect way to spend Halloween.

 

Highgate to Hampstead Halloween Pub Tour 
When: 22nd October
Where: Secret Venue
How much: Tickets from £22.00
A four hour tour of four haunted pubs, including a trek across Hampstead Heath, you will hear stories of dark murders and scandals in the area and you also get a free drink included in your ticket!

 

Halloween Delicious History Tour by Fortnum & Mason
When: 31st October
Where: The 5th Floor of Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
How much: Tickets from £40.00
Armed with a Bloody Mary, the hour long evening tour of the 300 year old building is a different way to spend Halloween as you learn about the spooky events that have taken place in the Piccadilly building.

Tower of London Tower Twilight Tours
When: Sundays in November 2019 – April 2020
Where: Tower of London
How much: Tickets from £27.50
This tour includes after-hours access to the UK’s most visited historic attraction where you can learn about some of the stories which make the tower so famous. 

 

The Ghost Bus Tours
When: Everyday
Where: 8 Northumberland Avenue
How much: Tickets from £24.00
Mixing in a bit of comedy for some light relief this is a comedy-horror theatre show on wheels that takes you around the sights of London but is also a horror show!

 

Hampton Court Palace Ghost Tour
When: Various dates from October 2019 – February 2020
Where: Hampton Court Palace
How much: Tickets from £14.00
A tour that covers all of the ghost stories and paranormal activity from Hampton Court Palace with different options for family ghost tours as well as Adult-only tours.

 

Jack the Ripper Tour 
When: Everyday
Where: Aldgate East Station Exit four
How much: Tickets from £10.00
This tour started in 1982 and is the Original Terror Tour with their tours being hosted by authors who have literally written the book on Jack the Ripper. Listen to the experts tell you what happened and take you around London so you can find out everything you have ever wanted to know about Jack the Ripper.

 

Fright Nights London – Halloween Southend Pier Ghost Hunt
When: 25th October
Where: Southend Pier
How much: Tickets from £39.00
Taking their famous Fright Nights to Southend Pier, the Grade II listed structure is known for spooky happenings. There will also be mediums joining you on the ghost hunt as well as the use of ghost hunting equipment and also psychic experiments will be taking place.

 

Haunted Happenings Ghost Hunts for Halloween
When: From 25th October – 1st November
Where: All over London
How much: Tickets from £49.00
There are over 40 ghost hunts to choose from with this company, they seem to be the experts on different locations with many of them already being sold out. The locations include Abbey’s, prisons, ancient inns and many more. Prices vary depending on where you go and some of these locations like the Drakelow Tunnels for example, look terrifying!

 

Halloween Shows and Cinema

The Woman in Black
When: Tuesdays-Saturdays every week
Where: Fortune Theatre
How much: Tickets from £72.50
One of those shows you just never forget! It’s been going for 30 years now and still is as terrifying as ever. On in the West End, tickets are pricey but you are guaranteed a spooky night out. 

 

Ghost Stories show 
When: Everyday except Sunday
Where: Ambassador Theatre
How much: Tickets from £30.00
Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15 this show is exactly what you want out of a Halloween horror. It’s spooky and spine tingling and has record breaking, sell-out productions across the world.

 

Phobophobia Halloween Show with the London Bridge Experience 
When: 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st October and 1st, 2nd November
Where: London Bridge
How much: Tickets from £31.00
An experience that explores phobias they have everything from spiders to zombies all at the London Bridge experience. They also have a Creams Cafe onsite if you need to cool down with an ice cream after the show!

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night
When: 2nd November
Where: The Clapham Grand
How much: Tickets from £16.50
A photobooth, a film, a live host and show team as well as food and cocktails. If you love the Rocky Horror Picture show, make sure to get your tickets. Damn it Janet.

 

Temple Cinema Horror Films
When: 31st October and 28th November
Where: Temple Cinema, Liverpool Street
How much: Tickets from £15.00
Inside a Masonic Temple this cinema is one of a kind with a selection of films over the spooky season with Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs playing inside the unique venue.

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Bronze is Back 2019
When: 1st November
Where: Ritzy
How much: Tickets from £6.00
Showing at the Ritzy, the film will be on with two different time showings and a whole venue that doesn’t close until 2am.

 

Nosferatu Halloween Special 
When: 24th October
Where: Brunel Museum
How much: Tickets from £13.00
One of the oldest and best horror films of all time, Nosferatu will be showing at Brunel Museum with live music as well as cocktails and food served on the beautiful roof terrace. Best fancy dress wins two cocktail vouchers!

 

Rocky Horror Halloween Singalong 
When: 31st October and 28th November
Where: The Prince Charles Cinema
How much: Tickets from £17.00
A sing-a-long show because that’s what you need on Halloween! You’ll also have a free interactive props bag so you can get involved.

 

One-off events and experiences

Paint The Scream over Starry Night & Halloween Painting and Prosecco
When: 29th and 31st October
Where: Tokenhouse Moorgate and PopUp painting Liverpool Street
How much: Tickets from £28.99 and £34.99
For something a little more creative, a painting experience that has a bar and also a practicing artist to help you create a work of art to take home with you! For the event on the 29th you can purchase drinks at the bar and for the Halloween event on the 31st it’s BYOB along with a glass of prosecco.

 

Sparkling Pumpkin Carving
When: 30th October
Where: Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
How much: Tickets from £16.00
Try something different this Halloween and attend a pumpkin party where you carve your own. A glass of bubbly is included in the ticket as well as a Halloween playlist.

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London Month of the Dead
When: 3rd October – 1st November
Where: Various locations around London
How much: Tickets from £15.00
A whole lot events based around the dead, if you’re into the darker side of Halloween, have a look here. There are private tours of bone archives, cemetery visits, even post-mortem photography, all taking place in October.

 

Pumpkin Carving Classes at Fortnum & Mason
When: 27th October
Where: Fortnum & Mason at Piccadilly
How much: Tickets from £20.00
A pumpkin carving at Fortnum’s, this one is definitely a classy evening as you can also compete for Best Pumpkin Prize and explore the Parlour after your session has finished. 

 

The London Dungeon 
When: Everyday
Where: London Dungeon
How much: Tickets from £24.00
Somehow, London’s scariest attraction just got scarier for Halloween. It sells out every year in October especially for Halloween, so do not leave your tickets until the last minute! There are two rides for Home of Halloween as well as characters such as Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and The Torturer. Definitely not for the faint hearted, for Halloween they also have London’s only underground water ride as well as a vertical free fall drop ride aptly titled Drop Dead.

 

Musical Bingo Spook-tacular Halloween Tour
When: Dates from 10th-31st October
Where: Across London
How much: Tickets from £14.00
Get your tickets for this one, quickly as their 5 Halloween dates are selling out. They have five prizes to give out across the best dressed so aim high. Musical Bingo is just like regular bingo but instead of numbers, they play songs with different themes. There are also fun challenges, gambles and fun hosts to make the evening extra random.

 

Halloween on Ice opening party – Skylight Rooftop Bar
When: 31st October
Where: Tobacco Dock
How much: Tickets from £5.00
If spook isn’t you thing, head to the Ice for a cooldown. There will be Halloween themed ice performances and a drink on arrival as well as music and Halloween games to take part in. 

 

London Halloween Run 5K and 10K
When: 31st October
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
How much: Tickets from £24.00
Now for something really different, why not run a 5k or 10k this Halloween? It is an evening run around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a fun Halloween themed medal at the end as well as spooky treats at the end of the run.

 

London Eye – Spooky Storytime Adventure
When: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st October
Where: London
How much: Tickets from £35.00
One for the kids, your London Eye visit has a storyteller on board with a mystery twist. Hotel Chocolat is also on board for this Halloween adventure so worth looking into if you’re after a family friendly day out. 

 

Alien: Escape in Madame Tussauds
When: Everyday
Where: Madame Tussauds
How much: Tickets from £32.00
Part of Madame Tussauds, you can come face to face to Michael Fassbender’s first wax figure and step on board the Covenant spaceship to see more from the Alien franchise.

 

Go Ape Battersea Park and Go Ape Alexandra Palace
When: 31st October, 1st and 2nd November
Where: GoApe Sites across the UK
How much: Tickets from £18.00
Who doesn’t live a good outdoor zipline? This Halloween you can take part in an extra special course with spooky entertainment at different locations across the Go Ape sites.

 

Once Upon A Time on Halloween: An Orchestral Tarantino Special
When: 31st October
Where: XOYO, Cowper Street
How much: Tickets from £16.00
An event with a Twist (think pulp fiction), there is music performed by Rogue Symphony with curated visuals from the films by Tarantino, not the actual films! Exciting Halloween treats are promised. 

 

Halloween London Oktoberfest Special 
When: 24th – 26th October
Where: Olympia London
How much: Tickets from £11.00
A bit different, this one Oktoberfest is in London and have a Halloween special! Expect all things German with a Halloween twist.

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Halloween events at Museums

Close to the Bone: death & disease 
When: 24th October
Where: Museum of London
How much: Tickets from £28.00
A three hour practical workshop into the death and disease in London. You can learn how to apply forensic techniques to human remains and discover what happened to them. It’s a learning approach to Halloween. 

 

Science Museums Lates Halloween event
When: 30th October
Where: Science Museum
How much: Free
On the last Wednesday of every month, the Science Museum holds an after-hours event but the one for Halloween is especially spooky with scary animals and debunking myths around ghosts and zombies.

 

Natural History Museum’s Crime Scene Live
When: 1st November
Where: Natural History Museum
How much: Tickets from £59.00
You must come to this one dressed as a detective to help you solve a crime that has taken place inside the Natural History museum! You follow one of three trails and at the end of the night you put the pieces of the puzzle together to find out what happened.

Halloween Extravaganza: Victorian Surgery & The Rude Mechanicals
When: 31st October
Where: The Old Operating Theatre
How much: Tickets from £20.00
A night at the museum as well as a wine bar and theatre throughout the evening with The Rude Mechanicals. There is also a costume competition with a special prize!

Museums at Night: Halloween Friday Late 
When: 1st November
Where: Handel & Hendrix in London
How much: Tickets from £15.00
Live music in the Handel House and at 23 Brook Street there will be film projections, life-drawing and more live music as well as tarot reading, face painting and a pop-up bar!

 

Murder Ahoy! Treachery aboard Cutty Sark
When: 31st October
Where: Cutty Sark
How much: Tickets from £23.00
Dress up in a costume from the 1920’s and help to solve a murder mystery aboard Cutty Sark.

 

Spook! Halloween In Greenwich
When: 31st October
Where: Greenwich
How much: Tickets from £35.00
A ghost walk through Greenwich that turns into cocktails in a 200 year old cellar before you have a supper at 9pm. Fancy dress is encouraged and there is another costume competition for this one.

There you have 70 reasons to get involved with Halloween in London! I hope I’ve covered every aspect for you no matter what you might be interested in and let me know if you are going to be attending anything as I’d love to hear what you are up to in London this Halloween. If you want to read some more of my posts about what you can do in London, I wrote about all the Museums and Galleries in London so click here for that one, I also loved exploring London in the summer so wrote about that here.

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