That time of year is now upon us. The nights are getting darker, the weather has begun to really turn, and carved pumpkins are adorning plenty of doorsteps across the capital. So whilst the Christmas train has already started chugging for some people (including our inboxes – no seriously), ‘tis the season to be SPOOKY. Hopefully, you’ve decided whether you’re going to be a devil or angel (costume optional) this year, but if not, sort it out pronto and then leave the Halloween plans to us. Whether you want to go out out, grab a magically reimagined bite, or really and truly go all in with the terrifying aspect of Halloween – we’ve got you covered for Halloween in London this year. You can thank us later…
Halloween events still running:
1. See all the weird and wonderful things at Hackney’s Absinthe Parlour
Based in Hackney in East London, The Absinthe Parlour is located within The Last Tuesday Society alongside The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, which houses a number of peculiar items, including a unicorn, mummified fairies, the skeleton of a mermaid, a two headed kitten, an eight legged lamb, human hair art, and ‘magical’ soaps… to name but a few.
The Absinthe Parlour in Bethnal Green itself is equally intriguing with curiosities adorning every inch of its walls, and this October, they’ve got a whole host of spooky events on the roster, including tarot and palm readings, horror movie screenings, magic doll workshops, scrying workshops, séances, magic candle-making, witchcraft lectures, and much, much more.
2. Get pumpkin’d for Halloween at Belgravia’s Pumpkin Trail
Belgravia’s Pumpkin Trail has returned for a second year to transform the neighbourhood into an autumnal spooky dream filled with pumpkins galore! Eerie tombstones, witches broomsticks, and cobwebs line the streets whose shops are decorated with autumnal displays and of course, endless amounts of pumpkins. The free trail is already up and in full swing, with it ending on October 31 with plenty of events and activities to keep visitors busy. For those wanting a supernatural fix, free ticketed ghost tours are being run that takes thrill-seekers on a tour around the most haunted spots in the neighbourhood including a pub that is said to be haunted by a lonely soldier his murdered by his comrades. Other spooky activities to expect include a pumpkin craving competition and a whole host of Halloween treats to tuck into.
3. Spook yourself senseless on a ghoulish ghost tour
In a city as old as London, there’s more than enough stories of blood-curdling crime, murder most horrid and spooky spectres. From shadowy graveyards to ancient boozers, our beloved capital has more than enough spots that put the ‘creep’ in creepy. One of our favourites is the aptly-named Petrifying London Ghost Tour, where you’ll sneak through the dark streets of hidden London and hear scary stories of all the ghosts, ghouls and spectres that are rumoured to stalk through the capital’s back alleyways.
You’ll visit landmark sites including All Hallows By The Tower, the oldest church in the city, the Monument to the Great Fire of London and St. Dunstan in the East – a bombed-out church which is now one of London’s most enchanting public parks. Grab your tickets here.
4. Listen to spooky ghost stories atop the mighty O2 Arena
Got a head for heights? From the legend of Jack the Ripper to a host of haunted cemeteries, sinister smugglers and grisly executions – London has always been a city deliciously rich in creepy tales. Thrill-seeking climbers will get the opportunity to hear a bone-chilling tale under the cover of darkness on top of the world’s most popular music, entertainment, and leisure destination.
Before they submit to these eerie tales, the intrepid climbers will have to scale The O2’s mighty roof, which stands at a whopping 52 metres. This will seem a mere trifle when compared to the real heart-thumping stuff however: because there, a mysterious storyteller will recount the bone-chilling story of the city they see below, including the 360° panoramic views of Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park near Stratford. Climbs are available for those aged 8+ on October 30 and 31 and it’s suitable for all fitness levels.
Now if this isn’t one of the best things to do for Halloween in London, then we really don’t know what is. You’ll learn about Jack the Ripper and his victims, and explore sites where he committed his crimes in the historic area of Whitechapel and Brick Lane which is shrouded in mystery. You’ll also discover how public perception has been shaped since the murders took place, and compare it to what really happened in 1888.
Get a magnifying glass and start looking at what’s going on at the crime scene, figure out who killed the victims and get to work solving this mystery. You’ll need all of your deductive reasoning skills to crack this case of the most infamous serial killer of all time – trust us! You can grab your tickets for the tour here.
If that wasn’t enough Jack the Ripper-themed stuff for you, then acclaimed Whitechapel cocktail bar, the Discount Suit Company, has partnered with the award-winning London’s Walks for a Halloween edition of the infamous Jack The Ripper Tour, a spine-tingling tour with speciality Halloween cocktails on actual Halloween (Tuesday October 31).
Looking for something to do with kids this Halloween in London? Well look no further than this one. Hobbledown Heath is London’s largest indoor and outdoor adventure playground, with four villages set in picturesque woodland in Hounslow, where kids can climb towers, crawl through tunnels, and safely explore an expansive play area! With a mini farm featuring goats, alpacas, meerkats, lemurs, and plenty more exotic and traditional animals, this is the ultimate day out that’s sure to create lasting memories for the whole family.
Plus, they’ve got pumpkin patches and plenty of Halloween activities for kiddies this year, so the whole family is guaranteed a good time. They’ve even got spooky science workshops conducted by Einstein – winner, winner! Get involved here.
If you’re looking for something different to do during Halloween in London, then this one’s for you. Avora, located at the Rosewood Building in Hackney, is the brainchild of those behind the famed Alcotraz experience, and will have you foraging for your cocktail ingredients, partaking in a theatrical storyline that’ll keep you thinking long after you’ve gone home. As the story goes, you’ll rock up at ‘Roscorp Laboratories’, owned by a greedy CEO, and be briefed on a mission before you enter Avora.
Donning a custom jumpsuit, you’ll enter this world and source magical buds and secret elixirs for three unique cocktails, all the while admiring the gorgeous greenery, and other-worldly attributes. While you’re in Avora, time moves fast from morning to evening; the bioluminescence you’ll experience at ‘night’ is something really special. As you get acclimatised, a moral dilemma will present itself: do you continue to support the plans of the billionaire, or rebel and protect this new planet? The choice is yours… head to space here.
Often voted the scariest attraction in the whole of London, the London Bridge Experience is an award-winning visitor’s attraction set in the deep historical vaults of the world-famous London Bridge. You’ll get to experience the dark history of London Bridge first-hand as it is brought to life right in front of your eyes, with appearances by William Wallace and *gulp* Jack the Ripper along the way.
You can also have the option of entering into the London Tombs – an immersive scare maze playing home to a multitude of crazy characters and creatures including clowns, doctors, zombies, dentists, butchers, murderers and more. Plus, this Halloween they’re doing a terrifying extra show called ‘Ci-Curse’ – which is only suitable for those 16+!
9. Experience el Día de los Muertos at Camden Market
Camden Market, the original home for creative cultures since 1974, is welcoming immersive experiences, a vibrant skull installation, and a diverse range of festivities from Monday October 23 to Thursday November 2 in celebration of Halloween and el Día de los Muertos. Visitors can expect to be taken on an epic journey with family-focused events at Hawley Wharf, whilst those looking to enter the realm of the supernatural can venture to Lock and Stables.
From October 26-28, between 12 and 4pm, the North Yard will come alive with a carnivalesque line up of jester acrobats, contortionists and stilt walkers dressed straight out of 1830’s England, offering something for all ages. Then, over at Hawley Wharf, from Monday, October 23, The Quay will be transformed in honour of Mexico’s traditional el Día de los Muertos with the addition of a giant sugar skull, accompanied by immersive actors playfully guiding visitors through the quarter. Visitors will also find a children’s entertainment hub with continuous activities, offering complimentary face painting, balloon modellers and craft workshops.
There will also be dedicated children’s entertainers on hand, guaranteed to keep the little ones engaged and captivated whether through song, dance, craft or storytelling. This will culminate on October 29 with drop-in workshops focusing on traditional crafting such as flower crowns and lanterns. Sounds like you best get yourself to Camden then!
Take part in a neon nightmare at this Halloween-themed life drawing class, where nude models are dressed as crazy clowns, zombies, witches and more!! Expect an evening of ghostly, artistic fun like no other, when you’ll get the chance to depart from the conventional teachings of traditional life drawing and dare to try different mark-making techniques, from continuous line drawing to pointillism.
11. Head into a Circus-themed wonderland at Bagat’hell
This Halloween, the beloved French-come-Mediterranean eatery Bagatelle London will transform into a circus wonderland for the launch of the fine dining restaurant’s Halloween extravaganza. From 26 October to 1 November, the interiors and exteriors will be transformed into the mystifying realm of a circus, bringing Bagat’hell right to the heart of Mayfair. To commemorate the special occasion, Bagatelle London will also be debuting its limited-edition Halloween dessert – Spiced Pumpkin. Crafted by Head Pastry Chef, Manon Santini, the decadent dish promises to cast a spell on the taste buds during Bagatelle London’s ‘Freaky Circus’ affair – it includes spiced pumpkin, caramelised apples and mandarin sorbet crafted in the shape of a pumpkin after all.
Nothing screams Halloween like a building with a haunted past and fortunately, London has many. If the past two years haven’t already scared the living daylights out of you and you’re after a seriously spooky supernatural sighting, here are 20 haunted places in London and near London that won’t disappoint! From children’s hospitals and pubs to the Tower of London itself, this list has it all. Just a thought: It might be a good idea to let your friends and family know you love them beforehand, you know, just in case…
13. Go head to head with Jigsaw and and escape Saw: Escape Experience
Bringing to life Jigsaw’s fearsome traps and puzzles in an adrenaline-fuelled game, brave applicants who dare to enter will recognise iconic sets recreated from the franchise, including the bone-chilling bathroom and Jigsaw’s workshop. Franchise star and veteran horror actor Tobin Bell voices John Kramer, the Master of Games, Jigsaw.
In a quest to survive, players will need to outwit Kramer’s haunting SAW villain, Billy the Puppet, who puts morality, wits and courage to the ultimate test in a series of gruesome games… Those fortunate to survive this immersive experience can unwind in The Traproom, a themed bar inspired by Jigsaw’s workshop.
This year, they’ve also announced SAW: Escape Experience London – After Dark, a series of late-night openings, welcoming thrill-seeking revellers until the early hours. On Tuesday October 31, guests can also book late-night experience entries at 10:00pm, 10:20pm and 10:40pm for an adrenaline-fuelled 70-minute game of survival.
Halloween events which have been and gone:
The UK’s most terrifying Halloween brand has resurfaced for its 10th year, with a brand-new show featuring the creepiest cast yet! You’ll be able to witness incredible acts, crazy characters, and a heart-pumping soundtrack as XT Events invade London for one heck of an unforgettable experience. Since their inception, they have entertained over 100,000 like-minded souls— controlling all that is seen and heard to shape the audience’s experience into a world beyond imagination in Camden.
From crazy contortions by circus performers to a stomach-churning freakshow by way of an actual fortune teller, this is a Halloween event in London like no other. Plus, did we mention that there’s an hours’ worth of bottomless rum punch and complimentary popcorn too? Cop your tickets here.
Hosted in a warehouse transformed into a gothic wonderland, prepare to descend into the shadowy depths of Hackney Wick’s hidden enclaves this spooky season as the moon casts its eerie glow upon the city. Don your finest Halloween attire, grab your mates and get ready to do the ‘monster mash’ until late while top DJs spin the decks. It’s sure to be an otherworldly affair! Get your tickets now here.
With soaring cityscapes as far as the eye can see, Skylight Tobacco Dock welcomes London’s costumed ghosts and ghouls, vampires and zombies and Freddy Kruegers and Jasons to enjoy a real fright night of Halloween fun. For one night only, Skylight looks to the dark side, with gruesome decor decking the walls, pumpkin-themed igloos, devilish cocktails and thriller DJs.
On the mezzanine, the heated igloos will be transformed into creepy dens, for groups of up to ten. You’ll also get a welcome cocktail on arrival – winner, winner – and there’s also a version south of the river in Peckham if that’s more suitable. Get involved here.
Listen up dear reader. Have you got the nerve to jump down the rabbit hole and wander through a haunted fairytale? Alice has been locked away for as long as she can remember and has inevitably gone rather mad. The cats and bunnies are deranged, the tea party is splattered in blood and now Evil Alice has instructed the Mad Hatter to throw a party of epic and unhinged proportions, to which you are invited. Add in oversized props, confetti showers, live acts on stage, and one hell of a party atmosphere and you can see why we love this one. Grab your tickets here.
Head on down to the lively Phoenix Arts Club on Charing Cross Road from Friday October 27 to Wednesday November 1 for a chillingly-delightful evening featuring a captivating lineup of cabaret acts that are bound to leave you pretty much spellbound. Prepare to be amazed as a lineup of talented performers take the stage, defying death with their pretty out there stunts that will likely leave you on the edge of your seat. The night will be graced by mesmerising drag artists and dazzling aerial performers too. To quench your thirst and tantalise your taste buds, the resident mixologists will craft a bewitching array of themed cocktails that perfectly complement the evening’s eerie atmosphere. Cop your tickets here.
Batten down the hatches and jump aboard the ‘Pirates of the River Thames’ Halloween boat party, taking place on a mysterious vessel which is docked at Tower Millenium Pier. Whether you’re Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner or Davy Jones, you can join the celebrations as you search the waters of the Thames for London’s hidden treasures, me hearties! Add in killer tunes and fun vibes and you can see why you don’t want to miss out on this one this Halloween! Grab your tickets now.
Get ready to experience the spookiest night of the year like never before at the Haunted Streets Halloween Special! Another Motive will be taking over the spooktacular streets of Shoreditch’s LALALAND for a Halloween spooktacular that will send shivers down your spine. Halloween fancy dress is encouraged, so don’t be a mere mortal; embrace your inner monster, witch, or creature of the night!
The stage is set for you to shine, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and outfits so bring your A game folks! Get ready to groove to the most bewitching beats all night long, with the otherworldly DJ lineup spinning Hip-Hop & RnB, Afrobeats, Bashment, and Amapiano. Hurry, as tickets are vanishing faster than ghosts, and this event is destined to sell out. Confirm your attendance here.
Mark your calendars and get ready for the ultimate bingo experience because the long-awaited UKG Bingo: Halloween Special is finally hitting the town for its yearly Halloween event! Expect all your favourite UK Garage tunes, rowdy rounds of bingo, and the spookiest costumes, as you celebrate Halloween – UKG Bingo style. To top it all off, entry to the afterparty is included with your ticket, so the fun doesn’t stop when the bingo games end. Get involved here.
Sky Garden is taking Halloween up a notch (or, up 35 floors, rather) with a blowout night of live music, late-night dancing, and deadly cocktails. From 8pm into the night, Sky Garden is hosting the Halloween party with arguably the best view in all of London. And since Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, they’ll be starting early by throwing their Halloween party on Friday, October 27. And, yes, obviously, dressing up is encouraged. It is Halloween after all!
Do be mindful of your costume, however, as Sky Garden’s natural ventilation means the temperature inside will be similar to the outside temperature. A cold night, perhaps, but you’re sure to warm up after a few drinks! There’ll also be a live band from the legendary ALR Music, DJs spinning the decks and optional Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne. When in Rome…
23. Spook yourself senseless with a flick at a five-star hotel
This Halloween, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah will be transformed into a spooktacular picture house billed as The Carlton Tower of Terror, showing an array of films and movies that are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, unlock hidden nightmares and frighten all who dare to enter. On Saturday October 28 and Sunday November 2, they’ll be showing exclusive screenings of Halloween favourites including The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scream and of course cult classic, The Shining.
The films will be shown on the first floor in the hotel’s fancy ballroom, having been decked out with plush seating, footrests, popcorn stands, pick and mix and a state-of-the-art sound system. Here’s Johnnyyyyyyy! Tickets are £55 per screening and include a welcome drink – a signature Halloween cocktail, a glass of wine/beer or soft drink – mini burgers, vegan hotdogs, popcorn, and sweet treats to boot too.
Why not be a part of the biggest Bashment party right in the heart of East London this Halloween? You really won’t want to miss this one. The revolt against the living dead will be televised, containing dead skeletons, flying ghosts, witches, vampires, and weird aliens lurking in the shadows. Will you survive dear reader? Expect to hear artists including Skillibeng, Popcaan, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul, and many more and party on until the wee hours at Stoke Newington establishment Moustache Bar. Get your tickets here.
25. Experience Illario Alicante play at the legendary Studio 388 or Solardo at E1
Fresh off the back of launching their own record label, Release is now back with huge Halloween news as they invite Ilario Alicante to play an exclusive four-hour set on Saturday October 28. He will be for this epic day and night party joined at London’s celebrated Studio 338 by Matthias Tanzmann, Dense & Pika, Clive Henry (Peace Division), Hypoxia, James Welsh and Kira for a freaky night full of ghoulish grooves.
Their London home – the Greenwich-based nightclub Studio 388 – will be fully transformed with immersive and thematic Halloween decor for this event – what else could you want hey?! Bag your tickets here.
If you’re looking to rave but don’t want to make it south of the river (we know sometimes it can be hard) – then don’t miss seeing Solardo and friends (Friday October 27) or the Stanton Warriors (Saturday October 28) at the newly-developed E1 Club in Shadwell. Just don’t forget your rave gear!
26. Journey into the world of Tim Burton in Brixton
Be transported to the world of BeetleJuice and the Nightmare Before Christmas, as Lost in Brixton, the favourite all weather destination situated right in the heart of Brixton, transforms this Halloween weekend into a Tim Burton inspired spooktacular. The venue will be unrecognisable after Jack Skellington and Edward Scissorhand commence their terrifying makeover filled with Luciferian decorations and petrifying lighting – sure to make everyone scream!
This is not the time for a half hearted costume, we want guests to go to the extreme as on Saturday the best dressed guest will win a £250 Lost in Brixton voucher (I say)! To make sure everyone will dance ‘till they’re dead, on both Friday and Saturday the DJ will be taking requests all night long. No Halloween party would be complete without special Halloween cocktails to complete the evening, mixed with sugar, spice and all things nice…
27. Party like it’s the end of the world at The Prince
Halloween at The Prince, London’s favourite party pub in West Brompton, is set to be a terrifying spooktacular, kicking off the weekend with everyone’s favourite London event ‘Bongo’s Bingo’ on Wednesday 25, where an array of exciting prizes can be won. DJ Siân Owen will then kick off proceedings for the weekend, and she’ll be spinning the decks until the wee hours.
Saturday night will see The Prince party like never before after its petrifying makeover to become Southern Comfort’s ‘So Tasteful Halloween’, set to be a raucous night filled with jaw-dropping live and immersive entertainment, petrifying decorations, and devilish cocktails to boot. Add in bottomless brunch, pumpkin carving, a pub quiz and ‘Famous First Words’ karaoke and you can see why this is the place to be this year for Halloween in London!
28. Experience a ‘What We Do In The Shadows’-themed event at The Four Quarters
The UK’s original arcade bar, the Four Quarters in Elephant and Castle will be hosting a spooktacular start to Halloween weekend with a ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ takeover, taking place on Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28. Game lovers will be able to sip to their heart’s content on a selection of the finest cocktails as they enter a transformed arcade bar dedicated to the world of the undead. Paying homage to the iconic movie and television series ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ – a popular US comedy horror series about four vampire housemates who live in suburban Staten Island – you’ll get to experience an unforgettable night, including screenings of the hit series, non-stop music and endless games.
Everyone is also encouraged to get dressed up as their favourite character from the show, as there will be a competition for the best dressed, and the most creative costumes will win prizes including some *ahem* fangtastic (sorry) What We Do In The Shadows merch!
Now this is one Halloween plan that you really don’t wanna miss out on. Experience the ultimate Halloween party at Alaska Waterloo with a whole hour of bottomless prosecco or rum punch – and you know how much we love a bottomless brunch here… Halloween outfits and costumes are a must, and the most stylish attire gets noticed and will no doubt feature on some social media somewhere! Sip away and indulge in a whole host of fun and games like the ‘Halloween Catwalk’ for a chance to win some pretty great prizes. DJs will spin an eclectic mix of Club, House, Garage, R&B, and Hip-Hop hits throughout the day, and there’s no doubt scope to continue the party elsewhere afterwards! Cop your tickets here.
30. Indulge in a spooky afternoon tea for all the family
The prestigious Richmond Hill Hotel’s traditional children’s Halloween afternoon tea returns this October for families looking for spook-tacular activities to enjoy together. The luxury Georgian hotel, which is only moments away from the Royal Richmond Park, is set to launch its popular themed afternoon tea from October 23 to October 30.
All members of the family can tuck into devilish delights such as finger sand-witches (sorry), hauntingly good vegetable dippers and Halloween themed cakes and treats. Located within their award-winning restaurant, 144 On The Hill, this spook-tasctic event can be enjoyed by everyone, and kids can even also dress up in Halloween costumes for the chance to win best-dressed and take home a fang-tastic prize. Sounds good to us!
31. Practice your spooky swing at Puttshack
Puttshack has a wholeeeeee lot of scary happenings this Halloween. From October 23 to 29, those who dare to step inside can expect wicked costume competitions for all ages, treasure hunts and eerie-sistible (sorry) limited edition cocktails, including the ‘green ghoul and the ‘pumpkin margarita‘.
Puttshack’s infamous Halloween brunch club will also make a return with daring drag queen performances, fancy dress galore, free-flowing bubbles and a super swanky high-tech game of mini golf on Sunday October 29 at Puttshack in Bank. Tickets cost £45 and they include 75 minutes of bottomless booze – winner, winner.
32. Enjoy burlesque and more at Grimm’s Tales in Soho
This Halloween, visit Soho cocktail bar, The Thin White Duke, where guests will be immersed into the bewitching world of Grimm’s Tales. The intimate central London bar will transform into a dark forest of enchantment and delight.
Taking place on Friday October 27 and 28, the evenings will see revellers entertained with burlesque performances from prestigious performer Miss Betsy Rose, haunting live storytelling and an enchanted feast of fairytale desserts, designed by a talented pastry chef. Plus, the soundtrack for the night will feature entrancing live music from a cellist and a DJ playing late into the night. Tickets cost £40, and this is one Halloween event you really don’t wanna miss out on.
Yep – you read that right. This Halloween, Kraken Rum is opening an immersive horror bar where the prices of drinks are determined by visitors’ heart rates. Billed as Screamfest VII: Shock Exchange, it’s held in the spooky-sounding Clerkenwell Catacombs, and will require guests to wear heart rate monitors whilst navigating an immersive horror gauntlet before they reach the bar. The more a guest’s heart pounds, the more pounds they’ll pay at the bar. Sounds pretty damn scary to us!
Running between October 26 to 28, the pre-bar experience was developed with The Recreational Fear Lab and is scientifically designed to do the one thing it tests you on: raise heart rates. Yikes! Get your tickets here.
34. Journey into a terrifying rainforest in the sky
This Halloween, SUSHISAMBA Heron Tower will transform into a terrifying rainforest in the sky. On the weekend of October 27 and 28 from 7pm-3am, guests can immerse themselves in Casa de Samba’s high energy, vibrant atmosphere like they’ve never seen before, with a new dimension of scary creatures, intoxicating surprises and hand-brewed cocktails on the 39th floor of Heron Tower in Bishopsgate. You’ll be able to dance the night away to the beats of resident DJs – the Menendez Bros, Kimbros and Kojay – as well as secret special guest appearances and hypnotising performances throughout the evening. Sounds like a winner to us for a ‘Halloween in London’ event. Get involved here.
35. Disappear into the Bermuda Triangle with Beavertown Brewery
Prepare for a dimension bending journey into the depths of the Bermuda Triangle at Beavertown Brewery’s ‘Flightmare’ Halloween Party on Saturday October 28. Taking over Old Street’s Kachette for one night only, Beavertown’s aeronautical-themed party and epic DJ line up is not to be missed. Guests will enter the first arch – the departure lounge at Beavertown Air – taking off into the unknown to the tunes of record producers and DJs Make a Dance and Artwork. Passing through jolting tannoy announcements and tangled oxygen masks guests will then be met by an immersive skull-clad room with fearsome beats from Tash LC and p-rallel.
With two unique spaces, the night promises a terrifying journey through sound and dimension – yikes! Guests can expect a selection of Beavertown’s best beers on tap, including Neck Oil IPA, Gamma Ray APA, Bones Lager, and Satellite Session IPA. Tickets for this event are now available for purchase at £15 and you can get a hold off them here.
36. Get inked with Tattoodoo in Shoreditch
Now if you’re looking for something a bit different to do for Halloween this year, then this one really is for you. Tattoodo, the world’s most downloaded tattoo app and global tattoo marketplace, is thrilled to announce an upcoming pop-up event in collaboration with Sans Patrie/ Studio in Shoreditch. The flash weekender is scheduled on October 27 and 28 from 11am 7pm at the studio on Tabernacle Street. Flash tattoos will be priced at £100 each and they cover everything from hammerhead sharks to spooky spiders. You can find out more here but it should be noted that tattoos are on a first-come, first-served basis!
37. Party with the Klub Kids at Covent Garden’s brand-new venue STEREO
It’s a Halloween weekend like no other as STEREO presents STEREO
The party kicks off on Friday October 27 as Stereo transforms into a hauntingly chic setting for STEREO NOIR: Everything Black. Guests are encouraged to embrace their dark side and come dressed in black. The night will be headlined by a phenomenal live band ‘Damned @ The Disco’ that promise spine-tingling beats all the way until 3am.
Then, on Saturday October 28, STEREO NOIR continues with the electrifying presence of the Klub Kids brought to you by none other than RuPaul’s Drag Race. A night of mesmerising performances and infectious energy as they take centre stage. The Klub Kids are renowned for their captivating shows, and this Halloween they promise to take it to a whole new level!
38. Scare yourself senseless with Treehouse Hotel’s Halloween experiences
Scare yourself senseless this October with Treehouse Hotel’s series of new and unique Halloween experiences taking place. Celebrations will be kicking off on Friday October 27 for one-night only with their ‘Friday Frights Party’, where The Nest will be transformed into a spooky delight from 7pm onwards with flowing Casamigos cocktails, DJ Pinky Perzelle taking to the decks and live halloween acts – no doubt bringing revellers to their feet.
For those who want to celebrate Halloween all weekend long, Madera will be hosting a ‘Trick of Treat Party Brunch’ on Saturday October 28 from 11am to 3pm, with special festive brunch dishes including black empanadas with black corn dough filled with pumpkin, corn and poblano pepper and salsa, served alongside Casamigos tequila cocktails, guest DJ’s and fire breathers to boot too. To top off the series, from October 27 to November 5, guests will be able to enjoy a series of seasonal sips at Treehouse London’s rooftop. And you know how much you love a rooftop bar here at Secret London…
39. Get sexy at the French-inspired restaurant Riviera
Rounding off this list of the best things to do for Halloween in London this year is the event ‘Sexy Halloween’ at Riviera – the bougie French restaurant which adds a bit of Côte d’Azur glamour to St James’s.
Taking place on Saturday October 28, guests will be treated to performances from dancers, incredible singers and extraordinary acrobats, as well as a complementary commentary by a charismatic Master of Ceremonies, who will accompany revellers through an evening of sensational talent. On top of all this, there will also be some exquisite cocktails and French-inspired food here too. Ideal!
So there you have it – a roundup of some of the best things to do for Halloween in London. From scaring yourself senseless being chased by clowns in a scare maze to hopping on board a boat down the Thames with pirates, there’s a whole host of things to do in the Big Smoke this year so don’t miss out!
Also published on Medium.