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The best Halloween parties in London

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

Sarah Cohen
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Sarah Cohen
Ellie Muir

If the only thing you want to hear going bump in the night is a thudding soundsystem, then Halloween in London won’t disappoint. This year the day of spooks and scares falls on Monday October 31, but that hasn’t stopped London’s party starters from throwing massive events with most of them taking place in the run-up to witching night.

There are scary club nights aplenty, but also gothic cabaret shows, frightful live music, spooky immersive experiences and screenings. If you go out on actual Halloween, be prepared to spend the following days like a zombie at work. It’ll be so worth it, though...

RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Halloween in London.

London’s best Halloween parties and club nights

  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Wapping
Skylight at Tobacco Dock is bringing back its ice rink for winter and to welcome it back they’re launching it with a huge Halloween party. Dress up to match the gruesome decor which will include pumpkin-themed igloos and down a devilish cocktail as you slip and slide about to DJs spinny spooky hits. 
Oct 29. 6.30pm to 11pm. £15.
The Grand’s Halloween Party
  • Nightlife
  • Clapham Junction

Clapham’s whopping red brick former music hall is throwing an epic Halloween party. Dust off your fangs and synthetic wig as the old Victorian theatre turns into a haunted house for the night with cauldron cocktails and a killer drag cabaret line-up, all threaded together by hosts Juno Birch, Drag Race UK S4’s Cheddar Gorgeous and Drag Race UK S3’s Elektra Fence. 

Oct 29. 9.30pm to 3am. £12. 

  • Attractions
  • Fenchurch Street

Zip up 35 floors of the Walkie Talkie's shapely layers and you’ll be transported to a public garden with some truly spectacular views and three storeys of landscaped gardens lush with South African and Mediterranean plants. This botanical paradise is getting decked out for Halloween with themed cocktails, a live band and a DJ playing spookily good tunes into the night. 

Night Tales Halloween: Todd Terje
  • Nightlife
  • Nightlife venues
  • Hackney

Hackney’s Night Tales is celebrating Halloween in style and has invited Big Todd the disco god to sprinkle some spooky Norwegian disco magic on the proceedings. Dancing shoes are essential – it’s Terje time! 

  • Nightlife
  • Nightlife venues
  • Notting Hill

Notting Hill Arts Club has been supplying good big nights out in west London for years. Head down to its scruffily chic basement for this spook fest with hair-raising DJ sets and plenty of spine-tingling surprises in store. Costumes are encouraged, so rinse out those fangs. 

Oct 29. 8pm to 2am. £23. 

Feel the chill with our Halloween playlist

  • Music

Something wicked this way comes! It’s Fred Deakin, one half of London’s much-loved electronic duo Lemon Jelly and his choice of spooky jams.

Find the perfect Halloween outfit

From Angels in central London to the cavernous Prangsta in New Cross, find your perfect Halloween costume with our definitive guide to the best fancy dress shops in London.


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