The nights are getting darker, London is being overrun with massive spiders, and your Big Supermarket has started flogging those cute little mini pumpkins again. You know what that means: Sunday October 31 2021 is right around the corner.
Last year’s Halloween festivities were pretty pared-back (you don’t need us to explain why), with a general absence of trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, ghost tours and fancy dress fun, so London is going bigger and scarier than ever this autumn.
Don your vampire fangs, get that fake blood a-flowing and head to one of these spooktastic tours, screenings, dinners, talks or creepy happenings across London this Halloween.
Celebrate Halloween in London
London Halloween highlights
The most haunted places in London
London is an objectively scary place. It’s often dark. We don’t make much eye contact with each other. Pints now cost more than six pounds. What’s even scarier is that there are plenty of buildings and places in the city totally crawling with history, gruesome stories and alleged ghost sightings: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London are among the most well-known, but there are tons more. Prepare thyself for our definitive list of spooky spots in the capital, from haunted inns and pubs to weird stretches of woodland, crumbling cemetery catacombs and London’s exceptionally creepy museums. RECOMMENDED: Our guide to Halloween in London.