London has a ghoulish and gory history, making it the perfect city in which to embrace October and all its spooky happenings… Here’s our pick of the best things to do for Halloween in London.

1. Halloween Ball 

Where? Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL
When? 31st October 2018
Why go?
 To dance the night away at a divinely decadent Halloween bash 
How much? £35, 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 London La Scale 2018

Image courtesy of thelasttuesdaysociety.org

2. Teen Horror Film Marathon

Where? 7 Leicester Pl, WC2H 7BY
When? 26th October 2018
Why go?
 To see all your favourite teen horror flicks in one gruelling sitting… 
How much? £20, 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! – of classic noughties teen horror flicks 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. Grab a ticket here this cinematic experience this October.

I know what you did last summer halloween movie

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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 and of course our infamous Trick or Treat roulette shot sharer. There will also be prizes on offer for the best fancy dress too, so make sure to bring your A game…

Girl Dancing in a bar

ClashBAR at Clink78                                     

Looking for other ClashBAR events to enjoy your stay? Check out our events schedule here. 

4. Thriller Night

Where? Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU
When? 27th October 2018 
Why go?
 For all the retro Halloween classics in one perfectly packaged night 
How much? £4, tickets here

Michal Jackson’s famous zombie-inspired Thriller video is iconic, especially at this time of year. I love the 80s and I love the 90s is paying homage to MJ this Halloween in London with their Thriller Night Party at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. It’s all about the audible treats at this retro night, with Top DJ’s playing all those classic 80s and 90s scary, party, pop, hip hop and cheesy tunes. Tickets are just £4, which sounds like a terrifyingly good bargain to us!

5. Purge Lockdown Party 

Where? Bunker 51, Herringham Road, SE7 8NJ
When? 26th or 27th October 2018 
Why go?
 For a crazy immersive Halloween experience 
How much? Early Bird, £10. Tier 4, £25 (Tickets here)

The government has announced the first ever purge event… for two nights only, all crime will become legal. It is predicted that London will erupt into a frenzy as those with an axe to grind seek revenge and unleash their darkest desires. So, how do you plan to escape the chaos? … Make your way, of course, to Bunker 51 where you’ll find the only safehouse in the city. With other safety seekers you can ride out the madness, giving way to your hedonistic desires whilst knowing you are safe from harm. With DJs and live theatre performances all night long, this will be a night to remember…

Halloween in London Purge Lockdown

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6. Paint the Scream

Where? The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross St, EC1M 6DB
When? 31st October 2018  
Why go?
 To unleash your inner creepy creative … 
How much? Tickets £27.99

If you’re looking for a more chilled way to spend Halloween in London then why not unleash your inner creative at Pop Up Painting’s Halloween event at The Castle in Farringdon? Under the guidance of some artistic expertise, you’ll have a crack at recreating Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream. If that doesn’t sound like a ghoulishly good way to spend all hallows eve in London, we don’t know what does.

The Scream Edvard Munch

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Did you know we run creative programmes for artists and musicians? Check out ClinkCREATIVE here! 

7. The Dark Circus Halloween Party

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.

Circus Performer at a Club

Image Courtesy of darkcircusparty.com

8. Hallowqueen

Where? The Breakfast Club, 2-16, Artillery Lane, E1 7LS
When? 26th October 2018 
Why go?
 
How much? Tickets from £5 

Hold onto your wigs this Halloween in London! The Strictly Drag Queens are hot footing it over to The Breakfast Club for their annual ghoulishly garish celebrations. Come along to make your Halloween a seriously sassy one. With freakishly fabulous looks on show, scarily good drinks and the best cheesy tunes in the city, you’ll be sure to have a Halloween to remember.

9. Ghost Tours at Hampton Court Palace

Where? Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU 
When? 31st October onwards
Why go?
 
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…

Tempted by a trip to this ghoulishly good city?  Find out more about Clink78 and Clink261, or visit our group accommodation page to find out more about our rates and best deals.