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Halloween in London

Spending Halloween in London? Have a terrific, terrifying time with our pick of the best Halloween parties, events for kids and more

If you're going to celebrate Halloween this year (Saturday October 31 2015), we suggest you go all out. Head down to your local fancy dress shop and prepare to scare at one of the best parties this autumn in London. Plan your fancy dress in advance, however – a pink bunny suit just won't cut it this time of year. Luckily, we've put together an ultimate guide to Halloween to hold your hand through this scary time or, if you're too much of wimp, check out other London events in October 2015

Celebrate Halloween in London

Things to do

Top 10 Halloween events in London

You might be too old for trick or treating these days but trust us, there's still a lot of fun to be had on and around Halloween.

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Kids

Halloween in London for kids

Fancy dress, face paint, pumpkins and lots of treat – Halloween might be one of the best holidays for children. 

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London's Halloween highlights

Shopping

London's best fancy dress shops

Dressing up this Halloween? Be sure to get your grizzly gear from one of our fave costume shops

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Music

The best songs for Halloween

Be very afraid… but don’t worry: ‘Monster Mash’ didn’t make the list...

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Film

The 100 best horror films

Pull up a coffin and get ready to scare your socks off with the best horror films of all time

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Shopping

London’s best Halloween costumes

If your Halloween costumes amount to little more than a toilet paper mummy, it's time to up your game

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Visit London’s best scary attractions

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The London Dungeon

The new London Dungeon has all the ghastly gore and black comedy of the old Tooley Street attraction in a bigger and more high-tech package.

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Attractions

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII had many palaces, but Hampton Court is one that oozes drama - the ghost of Henry's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is said to shriek around in the Haunted Gallery.

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Tower of London

The Royal Armoury in the White Tower, displays swords, armour, spiky maces and other gruesome tools for separating human beings from their body parts.

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Attractions

Ghost Bus Tours

Roll up for a tour on a gothic, black-painted Routemaster to hear half-factual, half-fictional tales about the sinister side of London, from an on-board troupe of actors and comics.

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See more of the capital's top attractions

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Keith M
Keith M

If you want to dance with Ghosts then you can. This Halloween London Darbar celebrating a creepy evening of dread and fear…. Where you can see ghosts dancing on the Dhol and also enjoy a Halloween treat of 4 course meal and ground shaking music by Aaja Nachle London Darbars’ DJs. For more info visit at http://www.londondarbar.com/aaja_nachle.php

bis
bis

This Halloween we are hosting our exclusive fancy dress party at the brand new club Zinc at Paramount 360. Set on the 31st floor at the Centre Point on New Oxford Street, we host the 31st Dawn party on Thursday 31st October 2013. We will dress the whole venue. The dress code for this party is: Classy Halloween Music: Commercial house, rnb and party club hits. The theme will be based around a derelict ballroom with lots of mood lighting and sophisticated decor. Door's open at 10pm and club closes at 3am. Advanced tickets are £10 or £20 on the door. Tables available to book. http://www.fatsoma.com/the-31st-dawn-zinc-halloween-party/96881?r=1681843160