Halloween parties in London

Get on down this Halloween – it's the one occasion when your scary dance moves are acceptable



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Halloween may seem a way off, but like a stealthy vampire or a particularly quiet zombie, it'll sneak up on you pretty quickly if you're not prepared. And frankly, the number of ghoulishly fantastic parties has gone off the scale this year.

Start planning your party schedule for the weekend of Friday 31 October – Sunday 2 November 2014 nice and early to avoid frightful disappointment.

  1. Halloween parties on Friday 31 October
  2. Halloween on Saturday 1 November

Found Horror Series: George Fitzgerald

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Forward-thinking warehouse-loving party and festival crew Found are hosting two frighteningly good nights over the Halloween weekend, each curated by a different artist. First up, London producer George Fitzgerald – who channels the spirit of Chicago in house stripped-back houge cuts – takes control, bringing in Mano Le Tough and his delightfully colourful house experiments and Swiss techno boss Deetron. Plus, there's a very special guest who'll be revealed closer to the time.

  1. Troxy 490 Commercial Rd, E1 0HX
  2. Fri Oct 31
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Krankbrother Halloween

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This monster bash comes from the ever-reliable Krankbrother crew, whose contribution to London Halloween clubbing is always a superb one. Raffish techno maverick Andrew Weatherall provides an always-welcome headline set and further forward-thinking four-four grooves come from Jackathon party founder Heidi, French producer and DJ Jennifer Cardini (head of the excellent Correspondant record label) and the Krankbrother duo themselves. The organisers assure that they've turned the venue – Pulse, on South Bank – into a 'terrifying, sexy and hedonistic hell of light, sound and entertainment.' We're in.

  1. Pulse 1 Invicta Plaza, SE1 9UF
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sat Nov 1
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Percolate and Tessellate's Halloween Special

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If you like your Halloween housey, this one's for you. Top Chicago house talent Chez Damier headlines this monster bash and he'll also be awarding the prize for best fancy dres. So, leave your 'too cool for costume' attitude at home, put together that zombie fox costume you've been dying to make and get grooving to Damier, Dungeon Meat (house duo Brawther and Tristan da Cunha), Frits Wentink and many more. The Laundry's basement will also be Halloween'd up to hell.

  1. The Laundry Warburton Road, E8 3FN
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sat Nov 1
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Regression Sessions Halloween Special

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The full-fat fun club night that shuns pretentiousness and embraces silliness goes all spooky and stuff for Halloween. To mark this ghoulish occasion, the RS crew are moving from usual haunt Electrowerkz to the mammoth Studio 338 in Greenwich. Music-wise, the huge list of resident DJs will be on rotation, including Jack Swift, Moucha, Naked Jake, London Disco Society, Hutch, Seasons, Dappa and many more. But let's be honest, the music is only half the reason for attending tonight – it's also very much about the antics, games and japes taking place, which will be Halloween-themed to the max. Usual fun business includes a bouncy castle, giant ball pit, a space hopper emporium, vintage porn posing boards and a pro photobooth, so prepare for more of those sorts of vibes tonight but with a frightful touch. There's also, say organisers, a strict dress code: 'Fancy dress is 100% essential' and no effort = no entry and no refund, apparently. So go wild on that freaky costume.

  1. Studio 338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 0PF
  2. Fri Oct 31
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Zombie Soundsystem presents A Nightmare on Kingsland Road

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A nightmare on Kingsland Road, you say? Has every single offy run out of Red Stripe? Is riding a bicycle now punishable by death? Fear not, east Londoners, it's just a Halloween special club night from deep house and techno outfit Zombie Soundsystem – frighteningly well named for those sorts of events, eh? Acclaimed Hamburg tech-houser Stimming is the special guest taking the top spot behind the decks and ZS main man Shane Watcha will also be on hand to spin devilishly danceable tracks, as will Desta and Clint Lee.

  1. Basing House Kingsland Road, E2 8AA
  2. Fri Oct 31 - Sat Nov 1
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  1. Halloween parties on Friday 31 October
  2. Halloween on Saturday 1 November

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