Spending Halloween in London? Don’t miss this guide to the spookiest events taking place in the capital.
Do you get a kick out of being completely terror-stricken? Or perhaps you’ve been looking for an excuse to dress up as a zombie? Either way you’re in luck – Halloween in London is going to be a big deal this year.
From Circus-themed brunches to spooky cabaret and some seriously scary immersive theatre, there’s plenty of frightfully good events happening this month.
Halloween in London: The Best Things to do
Immerse Yourself in Phantom Peak’s Halloween Event
The immersive Phantom Peak experience is about to get a whole lot spookier this Halloween in London, as the Lunar Festival takes over. And paranormal investigators will be roaming the town in search of ghouls.
There’ll also be 13 new and exclusive trails to follow, dotted with ghosts, frightening hosts, and eerie games.
Take Part in Month of the Dead
From discovering medieval mass graves to watching horror movies in churchyards, it’s a no brainer that many of these events are some of the best things to do in London for Halloween.
Read Next: Month of the Dead in London.
Undertake Intense Zombie SWAT Training (Just In Case)
22nd + 29th October
A deadly virus is sweeping the planet (no, not that one) and the Government needs help from you to beat the inevitable wave of zombies. Taking place at the MOD’s Bunker 51 facility, you’ll undergo actual weapon training so that you’re ready to face the zombie horde.
Think you’ve got what it takes? We sure hope so – the population is counting on you.
Boogie Monsters Halloween at BoxPark Croydon
Boxpark Croydon is once again getting in on the spooky action and, this year, they’re hosting a family-friendly haunted Halloween Party. Don your creepiest gear and get ready to feast, dance, and drink.
Brace Yourself for The London Dungeons Scariest Experience Yet
Launching this Halloween at The London Dungeon 50 Berkeley Square. Prepare to come face to face with mystery, murder, and madness in this terrifying property.
During your time in number 50, you’ll learn all about the story of a young girl who was trapped in the attic and murdered by her servant, and the heartbroken woman who took her own life in those very walls.
Nab a Gourd at the Pumpkin Market in Covent Garden
Head down to also see a stunning autumnal floral display by luxury London florists Maison de Fleurs.
Take a Spooky Walking Tour at Leadenhall Market
Weds evenings in October
With stories of witchcraft and murder, talks cover a sinister history that dates back to Roman times. And while you’re there, check out the monstrous giant 6-foot tentacles snaking out of the market’s Victorian windows. Perfectly standard.
Dance the Night Away at Sky Garden
Live music, ghostly themed cocktails and a breathtaking view of the London skyline. That’s our kind of evening.
Tickets to the Sky Garden’s London Halloween party cost £55 and include a Halloween cocktail, access to the gardens and party.
Do the Charleston at The Candlelight Club
28th – 29th October
If you’d rather don a flapper dress than a zombie costume, The Candlelight Club offers one of the most sophisticated Halloween events in London.
Expect 1920s style dancing, cabaret, live jazz bands with a spooky twist. True to the club’s speakeasy credentials, the party will be held in a secret central London location.
Fright Night Cinema at The Rivoli Ballroom
Celebrate Halloween 1950’s style at the beautiful Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park – one of the last remaining 1950’s intact ballrooms in London. They’ll be screening some Halloween classics including Carrie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beetlejuice.
Stay up all Night Watching Horror Films
October at The Prince Charles Cinema doesn’t just include screenings of Halloween favourites such as Carrie and The Craft. You can watch five horror films back to back, all in one night.
Choose from Horror Movie Marathon or Teen Horror Marathon. You’re going to need a lot of popcorn.
Dress Up and Grab a Bite at London’s Vampire Pizza Bar
Lost Boys Pizza actually claims to be the world’s only vampire pizza bar. As you can imagine, they’ll be putting on quite a show this Halloween.
They’ll have a series of costume balls over the Halloween weekend with a competition for the best dressed. Tickets include a starter, a pizza and a cocktail. The Lost Boys – their fave 80s movie – will be on the big screen.
Scare Yourself Senseless at No Escape Halloween
Aldgate East, Holloway, Brixton + Oxford St
If being trapped in a room with a creepy clown is your cup of tea, No Escape Halloween is the only way to spend Halloween in London.
We can safely say that the combination of Halloween with escape rooms will be nothing but utterly terrifying. Expect professional scare actors in the creepiest of settings.
Go on a Ghost Tour of Eltham Palace
Eltham Palace and Gardens is one of south-east London’s hidden gems. This Halloween you can do a special evening Ghost Tour of the Art Deco mansion, whilst listening to tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history.
Indulge in Sinister Circus Brunch with Rooftop Views
22nd October – 19th November
Roll up, roll up – there’s a Sinister Circus happening at Bar Elba.
The bar will be transformed for a circus-themed spooktacular, decked out in stripes, clowns, and contortionists roaming free. Enjoy 60 minutes of bottomless booze, a tempting brunch menu and zombie flash mobs, all with a stunning view of the city.
Go on a Terrifying Ghost Walk in The City
City of London
Want to hear more about haunted London? Ghastly Ghosts 2-hour walking tour offers up an evening of ghostly tales and horrible histories whilst exploring this fascinating (and ancient) part of London. The tour starts at the Tower of London and ends at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Raise the Roof at The Mansion’s Private Party
For an unforgettable evening of dressing up and dancing, the London Halloween parties by The Mansion have received rave reviews.
They will be putting on a special event, Halloween Ball at the Mansion at a secret location with a DJ program of pop, mainstream, electro, house, R&B and hip hop.
Dress code? Halloween fancy dress!
Get Dolled Up For a Totes Spooky Huns Halloween
Calling all huns everywhere: Get ready for a glam ball this Halloween by Hunsnet at Colours Hoxton. The dress code? HUNS.
Think The GC, Katie Price, and Pat Butcher – don your leopard print and latex, there’s even a cash prize for the best dressed.
Take a Ghost Tour of Theatre Royal Drury Lane
25th – 31st October
Feeling brave? Book onto a guided late-night tour of The Lane theatre, one of the most haunted buildings in the world. You’ll need nerves of steel as you wander through this Grade I building, unearthing hidden secrets, scandals, and tragedies.
This is one of the top London Halloween events, we think. Tours are one hour long and begin at 9:50pm, taking guests across the front and backstage of this iconic London theatre.
Take a Hex and the City Walking Tour
Get ready to discover London’s sordid past of dark history and witchcraft on this spooky walking tour. You’ll start the tour at Farringdon Tube Station and explore some of London’s most spooky spots.
Along the way, you’ll get to meet some of the women who were persecuted throughout the ages, including medieval healers and Elizabethan devil-worshippers. They’re back… And they’ve got stories to tell.
Wander Through the Spooky Lauderdale House and Waterlow Park
We hope you’re excited, because Lauderdale House’s spooky Halloween walks are returning after a two year hiatus this October in London. Prepare to explore the creepy house and gardens as the sun sets and the ghouls come out to play.
The witches, demons, and good humoured spirits of Highgate will take you on an unforgettable adventure.
Catch an Adventure Cinema Halloween Screening
29th – 31st October
The UK’s largest touring cinema is hitting up London venues in October for a special season. And it looks set to be one of the best Halloween events London boasts.
Adventure Cinema will transform into a creepy wonderland on a number of country estates and National Trust sites, with screenings including Hocus Pocus, The Lost Boys, and The Shining.
Check Out London’s Magnificent Seven Cemeteries (If You Dare)
After cheap things to do in London this Halloween? Take your own creepy tour of London’s Magnificent Seven Cemeteries: Nunhead Cemetery, Highgate Cemetery, Abney Cemetery and Kensal Green Cemetery, Tower Hamlets Cemetery, West Norwood Cemetery, and Brompton Cemetery.
Get ready to discover the famous residents that have been buried there, and the fascinating histories behind each one (using our guides, of course). The best part? No ticket is required and it’s totally free – happy spooking.
Celebrate Halloween at Chiswick House
14th – 31st October
Chiswick House and Gardens are hosting a haunted Halloween trail that’s perfect for the entire family.
Wander from one ghostly space to another, keep your eyes peeled for fire artists and glowing pumpkins in the fire garden, and wind your way through the illuminated haunted woods.
Round off your experience with a hot toddy or two, before retreating to the safety of your own home.
Party Through the Witching Hour at Ministry of Sound’s Halloween Rave
Ready for a devilishly good rave? Don’t worry, that’s not a ghost going bump in the night, Ministry of Sound is hosting an epic all-night party where house, garage, hip hop, and more will be thumping until 5am.
Oh, and don’t even think about trying to attend without a costume. You’re not too cool for school.
Go Pumpkin Picking
If you’re easily spooked, perhaps skip the more hardcore Halloween London events in favour of some wholesome pumpkin picking.
But where to go in the capital? There are so many places… But we happen to know a few of the best spots. Our top picks are Copas Farm, Priory Farm, and, of course, Covent Garden Pumpkin Market.
Read Next: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking in London
Dress Up as One of the Gang at the Stranger Tings Halloween Party
After the roaring success of the latest season, it’s no wonder that there’s going to be a banging Stranger Things party in London this Halloween.
The theme? All things strange. The music? 70% Soca. The dress code? Whatever costume you fancy. And it’s worth going all out – there are 4 prizes for best dressed!
It looks set to be one of the best Halloween parties London is hosting in 2022.