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The List: Spookily Good Halloween Events in London

You know what's frightening? Not having any plans for Halloween. Luckily for you we've rounded up some of the best halloween events taking place in London, from a Thriller-inspired dance class to a Mexican feast marking Day of the Dead.

By / October 11, 2018

Film Screenings

   FEST Camden

Halloween Screenings at FEST

October 22 - 30th

FEST Camden

Head to FEST Camden's Rooftop Cinema club for frightful screenings in a picturesque setting. Get Out is first on the bill, and you can get 2x entry with pizza and Prosecco for £40.

£10 - £40
   The Grand

Halloween Movie Nights at The Grand

October 23 - 29

The Grand

Halloween Movie Nights at The Grand are a unique experience. The venue encourages heckling, dancing, costumes and sometimes even after-parties. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is first up.

£5 - £60

Fright Night Cinema at Rivoli Ballroom

October 24, 8pm - 11pm

Rivoli Ballroom

Spooky films in an iconic venue is the draw here - as Brockley's Rivoli Ballroom hosts a series of cult horror screenings. First up: 70s slasher Halloween.


Dulwich Outdoor Cinema – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 26, 6pm - 1am

Belair House

Enjoy the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a fully stocked bar, food and ice-cream on the lawn of the picturesque Belair House as the last of the outdoor cinemas celebrates Halloween.

   South Place

Hocus Pocus at South Place Hotel

October 28, 3pm-7pm

South Place Hotel

This Secret Garden Hocus Pocus screening is guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit. Visit the Pumpkin Patch Terrace for Halloween cocktails afterwards or Chop House for spooky desserts!

   Luna Cinema

Movie Nights at the Museum

October 28 - 29

Natural History Museum

The National History Museum is set to screen spine-tingling films after dark with the help of Luna Cinema. From The Shining to Ghostbusters, there are plenty of films on offer.


Halloween Special: Shaun of the Dead

October 31, 6:15pm

BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank will be entering into the seasonal spirit with a special Halloween screening of Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg's masterful post-modern zombie flick.

£9.20 - £12.65


The Dark Circus Party Halloween Special

October 2, 9pm-3am

Secret East London Location

If you're searching for extravagance this Halloween, look no further. The Dark Circus promises a haunted big top, ghoulish performers, fearless fire eaters and terrifying trapeze.


Monster Mash – Halloween Bash at The Apple Tree

November 3, 8pm-1am

The Apple Tree

Get ready to be Babashook with this queer Halloween bash at the Apple Tree. Dance through the witching hour with the help of spooky DJs, cabaret acts and creepy cocktails.

£6.50 – £8.50
   Night Tales

Halloween at Night Tales

October 26 - 28

Night Tales

Night Tales are transforming their space into an "extraterrestrial experience" this Halloween, with amazing decorations and an LED light installation. DJs' Skream and Pillow Talk adorn the bill.

£7 - £11

I Love 80s vs. 90s presents: Thriller Night

October 27, 9pm-3am

Bloomsbury Lanes

Retro club night "I Love the 80s vs 90s" celebrates spooky season with a Thriller Party at Bloomsbury Lanes. There'll be tunes, singalongs and giveaways for the best fancy dress.


Bongos Bingo: Halloween Special

October 31, 6:00pm

Clapham Grand

The Clapham Grand welcomes the ever popular Bongos Bingo for a Halloween special. Expect dance offs, ridiculous prizes, cheesy music and bingo as you've never seen it before.


Art and Culture

Witches, Monsters and Beasties

October 26, 11am-4pm

The National Gallery

Held in the National Gallery by London Drawing Group, this day-long workshop invites art lovers to explore and draw the supernatural forces lurking within some of the gallery's paintings.


Halloween Special: Neon Life Drawing Class

October 29, 7:15pm

Queen of Hoxton

Neon life drawing is made for this time of year. This Halloween special at The Queen of Hoxton is "Radioactive Fluoro Zombie" themed, with UV lights, accessories and models in reactive body paints.


Paint The Scream for Halloween!

October 31, 7:30pm-10pm

The Castle

Unleash your artistic side at this Paint the Scream for Halloween! event, hosted by PopUp Painting. This Edvard Munch-themed event willincludes guidance from a practising artist. Grab your paintbrush.


Halloween at Drink, Shop & Do

October 14 - November 1

Drink, Shop & Do

Drink, Shop & Do are hosting a range of Halloween events this month. From spooky sketch classes to a pumpkin carving brunch, there's something for everyone.


Halloween Curiosities at Town Hall Hotel

October 30 - November 2

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

Bethnal Green's wonderful Town Hall Hotel is hosting a range of unique events this Halloween, from a seance (oo-er) to a history lesson from Professor Ronald Hutton on the origins of halloween.


Food and Drink

   The Exhibit

Hocus Pocus – Brunch Spooktacular

October 20 - 21

The Exhibit

Combine your love of brunch and bubbles (and broomsticks) at this Hocus Pocus Brunch Spooktacular. Hosted at The Exhibit in Balham, the event will include a Hocus Pocus film screening.

   RVSP Pop Up

Day of the Dead Dinner by Santiago Lastra

October 31, 7pm-11pm

Refettorio Felix

Mexican chef Santiago Lastra marks the Day of the Dead with a a one-off, 5-course tasting menu. Enjoy Mexican inspired dishes, drinks, and the company of 35 guests.


Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spectacular

October 27, 5:30pm-10pm

Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden

Head to Brunel Museum's rooftop garden for Midnight Apothecary's annual Halloween Spectacular, which plans to live up to its billing with an assortment of decorations and scene-setting cocktails.


Wahaca’s Day of the Dead Celebration

November 1

Wahaca Soho

For an alternative to Halloween, Wahaca are laying on an immersive feast to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead tradition. The dinner will focus on the festival's true meaning and is bound to be tasty.



Hyper Reality – VR Haunted House

October 18 - November 30

Quaker Street

Visit haunted Japanese realms, the terrifying remains of a Victorian house, and take on a zombie apocalypse at this VR-enhanced haunted house experience.

£10 - £25

The Copycat – Immersive Theatre Experience

October 5 - November 11

Colab Factory

Love Cluedo? Then you'll relish the chance to play detective at this immersive event created by Splutter Theatre, inspired by true crime cases. Nerves of steel and crime-cracking smarts essential.


Scream All About It – 80s Murder Mystery

November 2, 6:30pm-1am

The Red Lion

Children with Cancer are celebrating 30 years with an 80s Murder Mystery Spooktacular. The ensuing whodunnit will involve fancy dress, amazing pub food, and a killer 80s soundtrack.


Journey to the Underworld

October 11 - November 10

Pedley Street Station

This hellish 'train ride' is nothing like your commute - in fact, Journey to the Underground promises immersive theatre, drinks and dishes cooked by Masterchef finalist Louisa Ellis.

£53 - £57

The Curse (Halloween Special)

October 27, 3:00pm-10:00pm

A Secret Mansion

Set in a haunted mansion, this immersive Halloween Secret Brunch special has already sold out VIP tables worth £1,000. Get ready for the most over the top brunch in London, with a terrifying twist.

£65 - £750



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