It’s coming up to the spookiest time of the year again! Halloween 2019 is but a few weeks away, and there are some fantastic Halloween events in London this year, so you can be sure to scare yourself silly. So get out your pumpkins, don your witch hat, and hop on your broomstick to check out some of London’s best Halloween parties, tours, and events.
Halloween at The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon takes Halloween seriously, and this year is no exception. The 2019 Halloween show includes 19 terrifying tales exploring some of the city’s most grisly characters, including Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper, The Torturer, and The Plague Doctor.
Escape from a convict on London’s only underground water ride, and thrill yourself with the shot of adrenaline you’ll experience on the free fall Drop Dead ride.
Tickets to this event always sell out fast, so it’s essential to book while places are still available.
Price: from £24
Dates and times: Every day throughout October until 3 November 2019. Open from 10am – 5pm, with later opening times closer to Halloween – check the website for full details.
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB
Phobophobia at The London Bridge Experience
This year’s Halloween event at The London Bridge Experience features 13 of the most terrifying phobias, including zombies, spiders, snakes, clowns, the dark, and more!
While this scary show is suitable for over-16s only, there’s also a family Halloween show, which takes a spooky walk through the history of London Bridge, followed by a visit to the London Tombs.
Price: from £31
Dates and times: 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st October and 1st, 2nd November at 6pm – 10pm. Family Halloween Show from 14th October – 2nd November at 10am -5pm.
2 – 4 Tooley St, London, SE1 2SY
Halloween London Ghost Walks
London is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the world, and on Halloween night, when the veil between the world of the living and dead is at its thinnest, you may just catch a glimpse of some of London’s residents from times gone by…
Richard Jones is your tour guide for the walk – an expert in paranormal activity, who has published several books on haunted Britain, and was the resident historian on Living TV’s Most Haunted Live.
The tour starts at a haunted station and visits some of London’s most haunted spots and sites of grisly murders, and buildings known for their high levels of paranormal activity. On the way you’ll hear spooky stories of the city’s gruesome history from a master storyteller.
Dates and times: 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, and 31st of October and 1st and 2nd of November at 7pm
Crime Scene Live at The Natural History Museum
Have you ever fancied yourself an amateur detective? If you’re looking for a less scary Halloween activity, sign up for Crime Scene Live at The Natural History Museum. A priceless stone has been stolen and there’s a killer on the loose – it’s up to you to gather the evidence and crack the case to solve how the crime unfolded.
There will be some gruesome scenes, so this event is suitable for 18+ only. You will also be working with fake blood, so make sure to wear suitable clothes!
Dates and times: 1st November 6.30 – 10.30pm
Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD
London Month of the Dead
Run by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation, the London Month of the Dead runs throughout October 2019, and includes 42 individual events exploring the subject of death in the capital. The events range from the scientific (a private viewing of the Museum of London’s bone archive) and historical (guided tours of some of London’s oldest cemeteries and mortuaries) to mythical and paranormal (talks on the history of the vampire legend and Bram Stoker’s relationship with London).
Several of the most popular events are already sold out, so be sure to sign up now so you don’t miss out.
Price: varies – check website for full details
Dates and times: throughout October 2019
Fortnum & Mason Pumpkin Carving Classes
If you see Halloween as more of a chance to explore your creative side than an opportunity to scare yourself silly, head down to Fortnum & Mason for a masterclass in pumpkin carving. There are classes for both children and adults, and there’ll be a prize awarded at each class for the best jack-o-lantern. After carving, you’ll also have the change to try out some delicious Halloween foodie treats.
Dates and times: Adult workshop 27th October 6.30 – 8.30pm
Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
House of Horror’s Halloween Great Escape
The House of Horror escape rooms at Brentwood are a terrifying experience at any time of year, but at Halloween they really step things up a notch.
Every room on site will be changed for Halloween, with 13 horrific escape rooms to explore in a haunted building. Beware of the torture chamber in Room 13! Other escape room experiences on offer include an exorcism, escaping from an infected hospital (complete with blood and guts!), outwitting psychopathic murderers at the Redneck Ranch, and shooting zombies in the Nerf War Arena.
Dates and times: Slots from 5 – 11pm daily until 3 November 2019
Brentwood Leisure Park, Warley Gap, Warley, Brentwood CM13 3DP
Journey to the Underworld
Funicular Productions is launching a special immersive dining and theatre experience for Halloween. Join the night train at Pedley Street Station and once onboard the luxury train of darkness, you’ll be treated to your last meal on your way to the Underworld. This is the perfect combination of a unique London foodie experience, with dark performances by actors playing characters from the underworld and a Burlesque show. If you’re looking for something a bit different to try this Halloween, this might be the one.
Price: from £57
Dates and times: Running until 10th November 2019 at various times. Check the website for full details.
Arch 63 Pedley St, Bethnal Green, London, E1 5BW
Halloween Night at Lost Boys Pizza
If a night with friends, pizza, and your favourite ‘80s vampire movie sounds like a great, you’ll want to head down to Lost Boys Pizza on Halloween night.
Your ticket includes entry to a screening of The Lost Boys in The Crypt below the restaurant, bottomless beer, wine, or prosecco, and a black pizza
Dates and times: 10pm on the 31st October and 1st November
245 Eversholt St, London, NW1 1BA
Dark Circus Party
The Dark Circus Party is an immersive circus event complete with cocktails, sideshows, and acrobatic performances. This year there’s a special Day of The Dead edition, featuring creatures of the underworld and ancient Mexican rituals. Dressing in costume is an absolute must – transform your face into a painted skull, or dress as ringmaster or burlesque dancer. This is the night to embrace your freakish side and run away to join the circus.
Date and time: 2nd November, 9pm
EartH Hackney, 13 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH
Madame Tussauds Tales From The Chamber
This Halloween, for two weeks only, you have the opportunity to hear about some of the most gruesome murders from London’s history in Madame Tussauds’ original Chamber of Horrors.
Price: from £6
Dates and times: 19th October – 3rd November. Check website for times.
Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR
Halloween on Ice
If you’re already thinking past Halloween and onto Christmas and the delights of London in the winter, you’ll love the rooftop ice rink at Skylight, which is kicking off its opening night with a Halloween celebration to remember.
There’ll be trick and treat locations for you to collect candy, a prize for the best costume, spooky Halloween games, Halloween-themed ice performances, and a DJ playing all night.
Price: from £5
Date and times: 31st October 5 – 11.30pm
Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London, E1W 2SF