*WARNING: This guide contains an excessive amount of Halloween puns
All Hallows Eve. Full of ghosts and vampires, blood and gore and scary stuff. However, if you’re in the city this October, the most terrifying thing about Halloween is the revolting amount of eerie events that are absolutely to die for! From haunted houses made of toast, through to DJ’s Sigma Sunday session, to the freakiest and fanciest dress-up parties and a Rubgy World Cup Final, London has something for you.
Let’s break the skeletons out of their closet with Clink’s Guide to Halloween in London 2015.
Pre – Game: Halloween Activities before the 31st
Some of us will miss out on the big Halloween parties taking place on October 31st, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some frightful fun available. Get into the morbid mood with these October events.
Join the team at Drink.Shop.Do for a night of do-it-yourself costume making, cocktails and a dance ’til you die disco. They call themselves the “Cat-Walking Dead”, we call them fantastic.
15th Oct , 19:00 – 23:00, £8 entrance
The Freaks are a hillbilly family from the slit neck of the woods, and they want you to join them for dinner. You’ll scare yourself silly with this adults only London Bridge Experience. We mean it; the tickets come with a waiver of all future therapy costs.
24 – 31st Oct , 30 min intervals, £24 entrance
London Gone Wild offers Disney with a difference this Halloween. Join up for this backpackers favourite pub crawl, while murderous Mickey leads you through the bars and streets of Shoreditch by night.
30-31st Oct, 20:00 – 03:00, £18+
On the Night: Saturday’s Halloween Parties
How about it? In London for the 31st? Here are the best ways to spend it… Just don’t kill yourself trying to do it all.
The Rugby World Cup Final
We’re just saying- it’s happening. You should watch it here.
Evil clowns, circus acts, blood-curdling burlesque and a top-secret prime performance? Did you also say candy-floss, glowsticks, glitter paint and world class DJ’s (like Tinie Tempah’s official beat-blaster? We’re in! Thank you Xclusive Touch for bringing this Halloween festival to Indigo @ O2.
21:00 – 04:00, Early Bird tickets start at £20
Electric Brixton are certain that the 31st is our last night on Earth, and they’re throwing an End Of the World Party to prove it. Barricade yourself in with the rest of the wannabe survivors for a night of dirty dancing, magnificent misdeeds to a soundtrack you’ve chosen – as it’s your last night EVER, all the music will be selected by attendees by posting their choices on the event wall.
22:00 – 04:00, Early bird tickets start at £11
SecretSundaze presents this dastardly dance party out of Hackney Wick warehouse ‘Shapes’. With a line-up to die for (no, really this time) and a fantastic location, Carnival Du Freak is where all the happening and house music loving Londoners will be this Halloween. Join them and get your freak on.
22:00 – 06:00, £5+
After the Party: All Saints Day Sunday Events
Halloween is going to be incredible in London this year, but if that’s not quite enough for you there are a few after party options for your All Saints Sunday session.
It may not be the cleanse you’re looking for, but Fabric is offering a club night for all those who haven’t quite got their thrill fill. House music, D&B, party lights and no frights to finish off your Halloween.
23:00 – 05:30, £7 advance & £15 at the door
You can spend all All Saints Day at this iconic London establishment. With a good roast lunch and live entertainment ranging from Folk to Blues to Reggae, we’d recommend the Lexington for all your recovery needs.
13:00 – 02:00, Free entry
And if you’re feeling quirky…
In case you have yet to be inspired by the ghoul-filled party nights and events London has for Halloween, and you’re feeling particularly creative this October, here’s one just for you.
Yes, we’re being serious. Build your own haunted homet this Halloween, as the Robin Collective brings all the doughy goodness to Halloween with this design and disco party. The Haunted House of Toast is all about crispy bread and good times… with a little Halloween horror spread in between. Held at The Hoxton Shoreditch, It’s the Night of the Living BREAD! (Their words, not ours)
Halloween at Clink78
Before you decide on what you will be doing on Halloween, Clink78 will be holding their own Halloween party in ClashBAR on Saturday 31st October 2015. Make sure you don’t miss your chance to party with all your fellow Clinkers.
Go spook yourselves London, and enjoy Halloween 2015.