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Neil Kite

The best 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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Time Out London editors
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Sarah Cohen
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Halloween falls on Sunday October 31 this year, but that hasn’t stopped London’s party starters from throwing massive events on the witching night and in the run-up to it. There are scary club nights aplenty, but also gothic cabaret shows, frightful live music, spooky immersive experiences and dress-up pizza parties. If you go out on actual Halloween, be prepared to spend Monday November 1 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

  • Things to do
  • Performances
  • Hoxton

For the Halloween special of Cabaret Sauvignon's 'draglesque' variety show, expect a star-studded lineup of all sorts of ghoulish performers. Headed by Dolly Trollet, they'll be up to theatrical mischief showing London the very best of torture and terror. There will be screams and spectacles, glitter and gasps, and most of all, surprises. It's the tenth edition, so they must be doing something right... 

  • Nightlife
  • Cabaret and burlesque
  • Limehouse

After a two year break, the capital will be able to welcome back the spookiest night out of the year. East London venue Troxy will host Europe’s biggest touring Halloween show from off-beat party pioneers Festival of the Dead. Halloween Returns will blend a variety of music with magical scenery and stunning performances to bring you a wild and exhilarating way to celebrate scary szn, or whatever you're calling it. 

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  • Things to do
  • Event spaces
  • South Bank

Between the Bridges will be given a terrifying transformation for Halloween this year. As well as new pop-up venues like on-site pub The Reaper's Arms and the ever-mysterious Lost Pier, a heap of entertainment will also be on offer, including a live A/V show from DJ Yoda, Halloween Massaoke, and a drag brunch from hell. Just check out their website for more information on individual events and get your fangs at the ready. 

 

  • Things to do
  • Food and drink events
  • Piccadilly

High-end Peruvian restaurant Coya is having a big ol’ party! In the Pisco Bar of its Mayfair venue, to be more specific. On the Thursday before Halloween, Coya will host a spooky special edition of their recently launched weekly party Ritual. The premesis will be transformed into an immersive, forbidden forest. Look out for Tunche, a cocktail and shot named after the Peruvian jungle-dwelling mythical being. It contains banana rum. Presumably after enough of those, you’ll feel like a jungle-dwelling mythical being too.

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  • Things to do
  • Performances
  • Clapham Junction

Alice in Wonderland is already a bit of a freaky tale. This immersive show makes it even freakier. Hop down the rabbit hole to a haunted world of blood-stained tea parties, deranged bunnies, and other crazy characters. You'll be hosted by the Mad Hatter who will take you through a journey of super-size props, DJ sets, and an evil Alice. It's 4.5 hours of Halloween fun, with so much crammed in you won't know where to look...

 

  • Things to do
  • Event spaces
  • Waterloo

If you're wanting something really, really extra this Halloween, how about a zombie-glitter-R&B-hip hop-rave? Dance the night away with your fellow spooky party animals, joined by confetti cannons, circus acts, zombie stilts walkers and sparkles galore. There will also be a glorious graffiti tunnel on entrance for you to snap that oh-so-important Halloween selfie before the night descends into darkness. Fancy dress essential. 

 

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  • Food and drink events
  • Shoreditch

Your favourite ball pit is about to become a blood bath. This Halloween, Ballie Ballerson is hosting a spectacular zombie wedding, with spooky DJs and cocktails to match. There's lots of incentives to really bring it with the outfits, which means you can leave your devil horns at the door. You're in for a free double blood syringe shot if you do go 'all out', and they'll also be giving away £1,000 worth of prizes, including three £250 bar tabs to use on the night for the best dressed. Better get planning those costumes!

  • Things to do
  • Food and drink events
  • Mornington Crescent

Claiming to be the world's only vampire pizza bar, Lost Boys Pizza is hosting a whole weekend of halloweeny stuff. Expect four costume balls held over the course of Octobers spookiest weekend. Tickets cost £40 and includes shots, pizza and three cocktails per person. You can book tables for two, four and six people and the grand prise for best fancy-dressed? Tickets to a movie screening with pizza and prosecco for you and up to 12 friends. It's unclear when the vampires will show up.  

 

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  • Things to do
  • Food and drink events
  • Spitalfields

What’s spookier than chowing down on a two-course brunch to some sexy garage classics? Some might say... quite a lot?! But if your idea of celebrating spooky season is less dressing up as a swamp monster and watching every “Saw” movie b2b and more popping on some cat ears and dancing to some very good music you're in luck. House and Garage Brunch promises games, DJ sets, dancing and bottomless rum punch plus a burger, fries and a chocolate brownie for every guest. Vegan options available. 

 

  • Nightlife
  • Clubs
  • Limehouse

If you’re looking for just a classic, massive Halloween knees-up, this party at the Troxy should definitely be on your hit list. It’s a fancy dress fiesta promising an immersive experience filled with ghouls, ghosts and zombies. There’ll be loads of special drinks and there’s also a cash prize for the best dressed. And you can expect proper house party vibes – it’s all being pulled together by a promoter called Matt’s BBQ who started out running literally BBQs for his mates and has since put on massive raves in Jamaica and Ibiza. 

 

 

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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