Halloween in London

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

Halloween in London
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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

The best Halloween events in London
Things to do

The best Halloween events in London

Where to have a fright night (or day)

Halloween parties and after-hours fun in London
Clubs

Halloween parties and after-hours fun in London

Club nights, cabaret and lots of fancy dress

Halloween activities for kids in London
Kids

Halloween activities for kids in London

Wicked things to do for little ones

The best spooky Halloween food in London
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The best spooky Halloween food in London

Gorge on gory brunches and goth burgers

Spooky, scary and camp film screenings in London
Things to do

Spooky, scary and camp film screenings in London

See ‘Hocus Pocus’ in a vintage ballroom

Where to go pumpkin picking near London
Things to do

Where to go pumpkin picking near London

Harvest plump orange orbs here

London Halloween highlights

The most haunted places in London
Things to do

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.

The ghosts of London’s theatres
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The ghosts of London’s theatres

Meet the West End’s theatrical phantasms

Haunted pubs in London
Bars and pubs

Haunted pubs in London

London’s best boo-zers

London's most magnificent cemeteries
Things to do

London's most magnificent cemeteries

Where countless Londoners were laid to rest

London's weirdest museums
Museums

London's weirdest museums

Prepare for a proper freak show

17 seriously spooky locations in London
Things to do

17 seriously spooky locations in London

Eerie spots for a genuine fright