Halloween in London

Forget tricks – treat yourself this Halloween with our pick of the best events and spooky things to do in London

Natural History Museum
Photograph: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum

When we’ve started walking into spider webs again and the supermarkets are full of pumpkin-related merchandise, it can only mean one thing: Halloween, Saturday October 31 2020, is almost upon us. As with everything this year, spooky season is set to be pretty different from what we’re used to. Trick or treating and apple bobbing are definitely canceled, as is letting down our wigs for a Halloween party. But, there’ll still be a chance to rinse out your vampire fangs and hone your prosthetic-application skills, because London’s ever-resourceful event planners and venues are still hoping to make us scream with a host of tours, talks, and film screenings. If you’re not big on the Halloween scene, make sure you at least squeeze in another way to enjoy this magnificent season in London.

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Top ten Halloween events in London
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Top ten Halloween events in London

Go out and scare yourself stupid. 

The best spooky film screenings in London
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The best spooky film screenings in London

See ‘Hocus Pocus’ in a vintage ballroom. 

Pumpkin season in London
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Pumpkin season in London

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The most haunted places in London
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The most haunted places in London

Get the Halloween heebie jeebies. 

London Halloween highlights

Haunted pubs in London
Bars and pubs

Haunted pubs in London

London’s best boo-zers

The magnificent cemeteries of London
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The magnificent cemeteries of London

Where countless Londoners have been laid to rest.

17 seriously spooky locations in London
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17 seriously spooky locations in London

Spooky spots for a genuine fright

London's haunted theatres
News

London's haunted theatres

Meet the West End’s theatrical phantasms: some terrifying, some benign, one a dolphin.

Really weird museums in London
Museums

Really weird museums in London

Prepare to get freaky. 

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Best London parks for autumn walks

Feel the chill.