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Find the freakiest Halloween events London has to offer on and around 31 October. Join a ghost tour, dress up for a Halloween party or dare to step inside spooky attractions. Read More


Experience a scarier side to London with our guide to the spookiest things to do in London for Halloween, on and around 31 October.

Venture into haunted venues, brave bone-chilling attractions, dare to go on special Halloween tours and find tricks and treats with gripping family events. Plan your Halloween in London with our roundup of gory ideas and horrifying activities.

Halloween events in London

  • Join a very mortal talk, tour or workshop, including visits to London's most famous cemeteries, during the London Month of the Dead.
  • Hold your nerve as you take tentative steps through the rarely open doors of Charnel House, once a storehouse for bones, on a special guided tour.
  • Dance beneath the hull of Cutty Sark during a special Halloween Monster Mash Ceilidh, or solve clues in the wake of a blood-curdling murder during a murder mystery evening.
  • Go on a spine-tingling stroll through Greenwich as you hear terrifying tales, before enjoying cocktails and a bite to eat in Davy’s Wine Bar’s 200-year-old cellars.
  • Join one of the Museum of London’s workshops in the lead up to Halloween, including the chance to try taxidermy or learn about death and disease through bones with Close to the Bone.
  • Sharpen your fangs for a Halloween Bottomless Boozy Spooky Brunch at Ping Pong Soho, full of dim sum, cocktails and blood-coloured shots.
  • Prepare for spooky encounters as you venture on a ghost hunt at Jacobean mansion, Charlton House.
  • Hunt for a killer with Natural History Museum’s immersive Crime Scene Live experience.
  • Feast on black pizzas and watch cult Halloween film, The Lost Boys, at vampire-themed Lost Boys Pizza.
  • Get the blood pumping during the 5k or 10k London Halloween Run through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – just watch out for vampires!
  • Step into a candlelit Handel & Hendrix in London for Halloween-themed after-hours activities, live music and performances.
  • Delve into the scary science behind Halloween at the Science Museum’s Lates event.
  • Navigate challenging obstacles, zip lines and more with the after-dark Sundown Series at Go Ape Battersea Park and Go Ape Alexandra Palace.
  • For those of a nervous disposition, do something less spooky on 31 October. See pre-1990 and classic cars and bikes at Greenwich Market’s Park it in the Market event, or take your pick from more than 100 cask ales at the Wandsworth Common Beer Festival.
  • Party it up with the pirates this Halloween aboard Restaurant & Ship Hispaniola's exclusive immersive dining experience.
  • Fill your Instagram feed with autumnal selfies among Covent Garden's pumpkinkly aesthetic selfie-spot – don’t miss the glorious 2000lbs pumpkin!
  • Mix the Halloween season with a bit of wintry extravaganza at Skylight Rooftop, where ice skating, live music, street food, games and ice performances meet on a frighteningly exciting night.

Scary Halloween London tours and ghost hunts

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London Halloween shows

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Frightening London attractions

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Halloween kids London ideas for half-term

  • Step into the menacing world of the Dark Arts as the Harry Potter sets get a Halloween makeover at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
  • Guess which terrifying tale is a trick and which is a treat when the Coca-Cola London Eye takes you on a Spooky Storytime adventure.
  • Get hands-on with creepy craft workshops at Old Royal Naval College.
  • Explore the gruesome side of zoo-keeping and make spooky arts and crafts as part of ZSL London Zoo's Halloween half-term activities.
  • Keep an eye out (not literally) for Halloween activities at London's family-friendly museums.
  • Get the kids’ spooky face-paint on before they boogie it off at a free party, then follow the tale of Casper the friendly ghost and get hands-on with arts and crafts at Peckham Levels.
  • Hop on your broomstick and embark on a witchy quest, dabble in arts and crafts and meet scary-but-cute creatures like snakes and spiders at Eltham Palace and Gardens.
  • Craft your own monster, mix up some witchy potions and follow a trail in the haunted grounds of 500-year-old Sutton House.

Look out for more Halloween family events during the October school half-term.

Enjoy a night out or Halloween party in London

Mingle with more ghosts and witches at Halloween parties in London's top nightclubs and bars.

Haunted London spots

Don't just visit for Halloween, there are plenty of events and activities this autumn to add to your bucket list. Check out more events in October and November, or plan for a weekend in London with our top weekend picks.

If you're already in London, find activities for today and make sure to download the Visit London app for on-the-go Halloween ideas and family fun.

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