Halloween in London, top events and spooky activities
It's Halloween season, that time of year when the nights are getting darker, the leaves are falling from the trees and everyone is drinking Pumpkin Spice Latte. From scary shows to frightful outings, you’ll be scared. When you’re not hiding behind your hands, enjoy London’s sites on a Tootbus tour.
What are the best Halloween attractions in London?
Some of London’s top attractions are getting a spooktacular makeover for Halloween, whilst others have the fear factor all year long. Don’t miss out on the spookiest attractions and book your tickets early.
Tower of London
For: All ages
Date: Daily .
The Tower of London has had many functions throughout its rich history and many skeletons are hiding in the closet of this iconic landmark as it was once a prison and torture chamber. Anne Boleyn spent the final days of her life here where she was imprisoned, interrogated, put on trial and eventually beheaded. Take a tour of the White Tower where you will encounter the torture chambers and maybe even hear the harrowing screams of history’s famous figures echoing through the walls.
Madame Tussauds & Alien: Escape
For: All ages (15+ for Alien: Escape)
The waxwork stars are often dressed up to scare for Halloween at Madame Tussauds in London. There are lots of spooky experiences to send shivers down your spine. Upgrade your Madame Tussauds ticket when you arrive at the attraction to enjoy interactive, theatrical adventures. Take on the Alien: Escape to navigate your way through this testing trail of gore, danger and a challenging pathway out.
Halloween at Harry Potter Studios - Discover the Dark Arts
Date: Friday 23rd September - Sunday 6th November 2022
Don’t let the Death Eaters dampen your Halloween spirit when you discover the Dark Arts on the Warner Bros Studio Tour. The Great Hall is seasonally decorated with over 100 pumpkins hanging from the ceiling and a Halloween feast is laid out across the tables. You can also discover the filming secrets behind the Dark Arts and duels against Death Eaters in live demonstrations.
The London Dungeon
For: Adults and Children aged 15+
Date: Open all year
Enter if you dare! Join The London Dungeon this October and embark on a chilling journey through 1000 years of the city’s gruesome past. Walk the foggy streets and go back to a time where the plague blighted the capital, torture was the norm, and Guy Fawkes sought to change the city forever. Throughout October, The London Dungeon is darker, scarier and even more extreme, making this a popular attraction throughout the most terrifying month of the year.
What are the Halloween events in London?
Dance the night away in your most frightening fancy dress for a Halloween party in central London or book a spooky sit-down meal for all of the family.
Halloween Jazz Ball
For: Over 18’s
Date: Friday, 28 October 2022 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, 29 October 2022 at 11:59 pm
Speakeasy jazz bar meets spooktacular cabaret at The Candlelight Club for an elegant Halloween event in London. This Halloween Ball is set around the prohibition era and will take place in a vintage venue in London. You will be whisked away by live jazz music, cabarets, elegant cocktails and dance performances at one of the best Halloween parties in London. Pick out your fanciest frock with a frightening twist to capture the speakeasy vibe and find out what your future holds from a fortune teller.
Día de los Muertos at Chino Latino
For: Over 18’s
Date: Saturday 29th Oct 2022 from 18:00 to 21:45
Celebrate the 'Day of the Dead', otherwise known as 'Dia De Los Muertos', with a special spooky four course menu for £45 per person! Enjoy an evening of live music, epic cocktails and a selection of the famous sushi, fresh ceviche, beef tacos and other Chino Latino dishes! Plus, a DJ will be playing throughout the evening!
Spooky shows and Halloween screenings
After your London bus tour, if you want to celebrate the theatricality of the season, scare yourself senseless with horror films at the cinema or enjoy a theatre show with a spooky twist this Halloween.
See Wicked the Musical
For: Adults and Children 7+
Date: Daily at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
If you haven’t already seen one of the longest-running musicals in London’s theatre history, where have you been? Based on characters from The Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. The show is a little less scary than most Halloween experiences and, as such, is a little more family-friendly. Don’t miss out and book your tickets to watch a West End classic this Halloween!
The Woman in Black
For: Adults and Children 11+
Date: Daily at the Fortune Theatre
Watch the spine-chilling novel come to life on the big stage this October! It’s one of the West End's most terrifying ghost stories and it will have you hooked right from the start. The Woman in Black tells the story of a lawyer who believes he was cursed and seeks the help of an actor to tell the story of the terrifying encounters from his past. Brace yourself for two hours of terror as you watch the action unfold.
So there you have it. There’s plenty to keep you entertained this Halloween in London. If you want to discover the city in another way for trick and treating, take a look at our selection of the most popular tourist hotspots in London.