“I ain’t afraid of no ghosts”, we hear you resound! But you’re wrong, sweet, brave and ever-so-slightly naive Londoner, because this year’s Halloween happenings are certainly going to send shivers down your spine. If you’re yet to get in the Halloween spirit, have a read about London’s most haunted underground stations and pick a costume from one of these London fancy dress shops. Then get back to checking out these events, if you dare…
This Halloween, the team at The Mansion are hosting another Halloween Ball, which is set to be even more spine-chilling than previous events. It will be held in a spooky secret location in North West London. If ghost stories alone are enough to give you the heebie jeebies, then you might want avoid this one, as this location has a graveyard out the back. Yep, a real one. So you’ll literally be dancing with the dead. On top of that, there’ll be world class DJs, endless entertainment, a plethora of performances from around the world, as well as plenty of dashing ghouls and ghoulettes! Oh, and fancy dress is absolutely mandatory. No one likes a killjoy.
Secret Location – will be revealed 48 hours before the event.
Free pizza and shots? This sounds all too heavenly to for Halloween. But this spooky pub crawl through Soho will bring you to four bars, in which you’ll get shots and discounted drinks in each and unlimited pizza in the first stop. There’ll also be a few spooky surprises on the way (that won’t involve terrifying your bank balance!). So grab your no. 1 witchez and get going!
Zebranos, 18 Greek Street, W1D 4DS
If you like to make a bit of a meal out of Halloween, then look no further than the fabulous Glam Clam pop-up dining squad. They’re putting on a three-course Rocky Horror inspired menu, across a night of wicked entertainment. Alongside food there’ll be a film screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, immersive live performances and an after party. Obviously, you’ll have to dress up. We suggest you think of something frightfully charming – perhaps even a little outrageous, as those who dress up get a cocktail on the house. It’s set to be an evening of utterly exquisite horror.
Clapton Country Club, The Old Tram Depot 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 8BQ
This Halloween, Proud Camden draws on its heritage as a former horse hospital to serve up a unique kind of horror show. Rumours were spread surrounding the strange experiments these so-called doctors would do on the animals, who became more like test subjects in their strange demonic methods. The story goes that these experiments were wiped out in a huge fire and all that remains now is the recurring ghostly sound of hooves and neighs at the end of every October… Proud Camden are set on bringing that hospital back to life this Halloween. Their successful Halloween parties sell out every year and we expect this year to be no different. This Halloween weekend falls on Proud’s established Saturday event POLO, resulting in a double-trouble night that promises a programme of fantastic DJs, spine-chilling visions and blood-curdling entertainers. You won’t want to miss it.
Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH
This Halloween, come and witness London’s first Freakshow Clubaret party at one of the hottest locations in London (and one with the spookiest potential)! The Vaults are throwing an immersive theatrical party experience (they’ve got a pretty good track record of it), where you can get dressed up in your most spectacular costume and prepare to party with the possessed, as you enter a spectacular world of theatre, music and fun. There’s also a prize for best dressed, so we suggest you go all out!
The Vaults, Leake St, SE1 7AD
Want more Halloween-spiration? Check out 9 other spook-tacular parties in London.