With the dungeons, haunted houses and London’s overall ghoulish and gory history, it makes it the perfect city to explore in October with all of its spooky happenings.

What is Halloween? 

Halloween is an annual holiday in the UK, celebrated each year on October 31st. Though it was originally created for lighting bonfires and wearing scary costumes to ward off ghosts, in modern-day, Halloween has evolved into a candy-centric, party celebration.

When is Halloween? 

In 2019, Halloween will fall on Thursday 31st October. Activities such as trick-or-treating for sweets, carving jack-o-lanterns and partying in spooky ghost outfits, now make up the bulk of the celebration.

Here’s our pick of the best things to do in London on Halloween:

1. Halloween Ball @ The Mansion London

Where? Address: will be be sent 48h before the day to ticket holders (easy access).
When? Saturday 26 Oct 2019 – 9 PM to 4 AM.
Why go? Private quirky & unusual venue: 3 dancefloors, 1 art room, VIP areas, 2 lounges to socialize and be entertained, with live DJs, food available and more.
How much? from £26.40, tickets here

Our neighbours over at Scala in King’s Cross are hosting The Last Tuesday Society’s annual Halloween Ball and our first pick for things to do in London this Halloween. The theme for this year is ‘A Dance Macabre – A Baroque Carnival of Lust and Disgust.’ An eclectic evening is bound to be had with live bands playing Gypsy Punk, Electro-Swing, Disco and Blues. Wander round and listen to opera in the enchanted forest, get your groove on in the Day of the Dead arena or find pleasure in the Marquis de Sade’s Balcony Dungeon…

Halloween Ball @ The Mansion London

Source: The Mansion London

2. Go on a Horroctober Cinema Date

Where? Address: will be be sent 48h before the day to ticket holders (easy access).
When? Saturday 26 Oct 2019 – 9 PM to 4 AM.
Why go? Private quirky & unusual venue: 3 dancefloors, 1 art room, VIP areas, 2 lounges to socialize and be entertained, with live DJs, food available and more.
How much? from £26.40, tickets here

If horror movies are your thing, then this is the London Halloween event for you (If they aren’t, it’s definitely not…). Movie watching stamina is a must for this ultimate horror movie marathon as you settle in for 11 hours  – yep, that’s right! Expect classic noughties teen horror flicks and gory throwbacks, dating between 1996 and 2000. Held in Leicester Square’s legendary Prince Charles Cinema, this event will be the perfect opportunity to relive the pyjama parties of your youth. Get nostalgic and scare yourself silly watching Halloween favourites like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Final Destination. 

Horroctober Cinema | Best Places for Halloween in London | Clink Hostels

Source: Design My Night

3. Clink78 Halloween Bash

Where? ClashBAR @ Clink78,  King’s Cross Road, WC1X 9QG
When? 31st October 2018
Why go? To get into the Halloween spirit with your fellow Clink travellers!
How much? FREE 

If you’re staying with us at Clink78 or Clink261 join us for one of our famous ClashBAR Halloween Parties! Our resident DJ will be spinning all the spookiest dance floor classics to get you in the Halloween mood, there’ll be apple bobbing and other classic Halloween party games. There will also be prizes on offer for the best fancy dress too, so make sure to bring your A-game…

Clink78 Halloween Bash | Best Places For Halloween in London

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4. The Dark Maze Halloween Special

Where?  22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EU
When? October 31st 
Why go? Experience the thrill of the Dark Maze 

If you and your pals like a challenge then this is the event for you this Halloween in London. Put your skills and teamwork to the test and get ready for some seriously frenetic and extremely silly fun! This event is perfect for groups so grabs your buddies and get involved!

The Crystal Maze - Halloween Edition | Best Places For Halloween in London | Clink Hostels

Source: The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience

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5. Halloween Delicious History Tour

Where? The 5th Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
When? Thursday 31st October 2019, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT
Why go? For a spooktacular tasty, Halloween eating experience
How much? £40, tickets here

Calling all foodies!? Celebrate Halloween in the best way possible – with heaps of delicious food and drink. Make your way to Fortunum and Manson’s 300 year old building and join Dr Tanner for a delicious history tasting tour – complete with Bloody marys and spooky stories.

Halloween Delicious History Tour | Best Places for Halloween in London | Clink Hostels

Source: Fortnum & Mason

6. Halloween Dog Walk & Show

Where? The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JJ
When? Sunday 27th October 2019, 11 AM – 3 PM
Why go? To support a great cause, helping to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs in and around London.
How much? Free, event details here

What better way to spend Halloween than being surrounded by our favorite four-legged furry friends. Make your way to Hampstead on the 27th of October and join charity All Dogs Matter Walk and Show Halloween special. Don’t worry, you don’t have to bring your own dog to take part, there will be plenty of adorable dressed-up pups!

Halloween Dog Walk and Show | Best Places For Halloween in London

Source: The Dogvine

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7. Dark Circus Party – Halloween Special

Where? A secret East London Location
When? 27th October 2018
Why go? For an outlandish and immersive Halloween party that’ll leave you spinning and starry-eyed
How much? Tickets £35

Welcome to the abandoned circus… For one night only this Halloween step inside the haunted big top tent and immerse yourself in the intoxicating world of the circus. With ghoulish performances, freakish fire-breathers and treacherous trapeze acts you’ll soon feel a part of the dark circus underworld. Renowned purveyors of boozy brunches Bourne and Hollingsworth are organising the event which means that cocktails will take centre stage with delectable delights such as the Ringmaster’s Poisin and Circus Royale on offer.

Dark Circus Party Halloween Special | Best Places For Halloween In London | Clink Hostels

Source: Dark Circus Party

8. Take a Ghost Bus Tour

Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
When? 31st October onwards
Why go? Live your worst spooky nightmare
How much? Tickets from £14

Ok, it’s not quite in London, but it’s worth venturing to the Surrey countryside for a visit to Henry VIII’s former residence where there’s 500 years worth of spooky nighttime tales to be told. Your two guides for the evening, Mr Packer and Mr Lax, certainly relish their story-telling duties as they guide you through creepy corridors, cobbled alleyways and dimly lit colonnades… As you wander through the Haunted Gallery accompanied by the vengeful ghost of doomed Catherine Howard, you may well find yourself linking arms with the stranger next to you…


To Sum Up

As you can see, there are loads of spooktacular things going on in London during the Halloween period. Make your way to one of the events above and make the most of Halloween in London! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube channel for more great travel content!

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