Top Halloween Events In London
London is an amazing place, and Halloween events in London are plentiful and simply incredible!
If you’ve ever been before, you’ll know that everyday London is an incredible hub of fun and that there’s literally something for everyone here. However, around the time of Halloween, London undergoes a transformation: it becomes a place that’s eerily familiar and there’s something spooky in the atmosphere. This Halloween version of the capital is still the place you know and love but now resembles more of a fun-filled fright-fest, with a number of unmissable events running around the clock. To help you pick out something that’ll spook and entertain, check out our suggestions for Halloween events in London!
Phobophobia: The Ventriloquist Nightmare
Saturday 22 - Monday 31 October 2016 London Bridge Experience & Tombs, 2-4 Tooley Street, SE1 2SY After great success in 2015, when over 15,000 people were left shaking in their boots, the guys at the London Bridge Experience & Tombs are back with a bang, and this time they’re bringing some extremely creepy puppets. Over the course of ten days, you’re sure to be terrified by these playful fiends, who apparently aren’t going to be restricted by any strings... Find out more at your peril, but be warned, it isn’t for the more timid among you...
Black Halloween Banquet
Friday 28 October 2016, from 7.30pm The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT At this slightly more relaxed affair, kick back as Young British Foodie's Chef of the Year Adam Rawson cooks up a meal that’s to die for. Based around the colour black, this culinary evening at The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising pays homage to all things black, based on iconic food brands on display at the museum itself. One of the tastiest Halloween events in London, you can find out more information and the menu details here.
Image via ZSL London Zoo facebook
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 October 2016 ZSL London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RY Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled and jam-packed jamboree of activity at ZSL London Zoo. Fun for all the family, there's a whole host of spooky activities, animal demonstrations, pumpkin carving and more. It’s set to be a memorable one for you and the little monsters, and you can find out more here.
Dickens After Dark: A Halloween Special
Friday 28 October 2016, from 6.30pm Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street London, WC1N 2LX Have you ever seen Oliver Twist or A Christmas Tale on the TV? Or perhaps you’ve read one of Charles Dickens’ books at school? If so, did you know you can visit the Charles Dickens Museum - the very place he wrote some of his most famous works! While the place alone is pretty spectacular, when combined with Halloween it makes for a must-visit landmark. Cue Dickens After Dark, not only will you visit the famed house and pay homage to the late great man himself, you’ll also get to have a freakishly good evening in the process. From clairvoyants, to a candlelit bar this is sure to be one of the best Halloween events around town. Find out more here.
Chislehurst Caves – Halloween Scream
Sunday 30 & Monday 31 October from 7pmChislehurst Caves, Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5NL If you’re up for a fright this Halloween, you can’t get more scary than caves, in the dark. Explore miles of pitch-black chalk tunnels, long rumoured to be haunted, and get ready for some blood-curdling surprises. Get ready for an adventure to remember at the Chislehurst Caves this Halloween. This is one for the more mobile among us, as you’ll be required to navigate across some variably tricky terrain. You can find out more here. There’s no denying that Halloween is an excellent excuse for subjecting yourself to a scare or two while celebrating the festivities with friends and family. We hope that you’ve found something you’d love in among our suggestions of Halloween events in London! If you'd prefer something a little more cultural, check out our top picks for London's Musuems at Night festival!