Not long until the darkest night of the year! So that you can also spend a scary Halloween in London, we have picked out the best events and tours for you. Some of the tours are available year-round, but are twice as fun on Halloween!
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Usually, the shady, costumed characters sneak around London from mid-October to early November.
The 13 BEST Halloween Events in London
If you’re traveling at this time, you can make the most of your stay to do something spooky in London. Of course, there is something for every taste and age.
Harry Potter HalloweenspecialMovie Location in LondonAdd to myTravel added
From September 23 to November 6, the Warner Bros. studio in London is really tuning up for Halloween and from 19:30 to midnight, all would-be wizards and witches are involved in a Death Eater raid!Take part in an adrenaline-filled adventure and don’t miss the lovingly decorated Great Hall: decorated with Jack Lanterns, umpteen candies and wide Halloween decorations, it’s perfect to get into the spooky mood.
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So if there is a ABSOLUTES Must See in London in October, then it is probably please the London Dungeon! But watch out: The Dungeon is not for the faint-hearted and it is packed with the scariest, but also the most exciting stories of London’s dark side.
Dare you this Halloween to the attic of the most haunted mansion in England – 50 Berkley Square. Mystery, murder, and madness surround the terrifying legend of this house where countless people have lost their lives. As the stories of these fateful souls play out before your eyes, only one question remains – will you survive the night?
This show is only for a short time at the Dungeon and included in your standard admission to the London Dungeon.
We strongly advise you to book your tickets in advance, to guarantee your entry!
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Wicked, a spellbinding musical, delves into the captivating tale of two teenage witches, Glinda and Elphaba. One radiates goodness, while the other is steeped in darkness, yet both find themselves entangled in the enigmatic world of The Wizard of Oz. This bewitching journey unfolds as the story commences with their departure for college, embarking on a series of adventures that forge a bond between them, only to be torn apart by the twists of fate.
What truly sets Wicked apart is its enchanting soundtrack, often hailed as one of the finest in the musical realm. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing transformation of Elphaba, as she evolves into the formidable Witch of Oz – a thrilling spectacle that will send shivers down your spine! Join us for a Halloween treat like no other.
The London Eye Takes a Spooky Turn for HalloweenFerris wheel in South BankAdd to myTravel added
The iconic London Eye is of course also specially decorated on Halloween to properly celebrate the night of ghosts and witches.
The London Eye also offers a ride with witches and wizards on Halloween, which takes place under special lighting (especially in the evening hours) to make the trip an even more special experience.
Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper through the East end of LondonWalking Tour in WhitechapelAdd to myTravel added
1888, London is in turmoil. A serial killer, called Jack the Ripper, is wreaking havoc in the East End. Five prostitutes are murdered in this year, the perpetrator never caught. Jack the Ripper has become a myth, innumerable speculations and rumors have persisted since that time. Historians and conspiracy theorists alike are still trying to solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity.A tour takes you inside one of London’s darkest chapters, takes you to the scenes and sheds light on the Whitechapel murders – creeps included!
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If you enjoyed the walking tour, then you should also pay a visit to the museum: the cruel deeds of Jack The Ripper have long held a certain fascination for visitors to London’s East End.
Established in 2015, this six-floor museum immerses you in the chilling narrative of the 1888 murders of five prostitutes. But a word of caution: the comprehensive exhibition is not for the faint of heart.
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London is home to the world’s most famous wax museum, the first-ever Madame Tussauds! Here, you can get up close and personal with life-sized figures of the Royal Family and your beloved celebrities.
For crime enthusiasts, October brings a special treat at the museum: The Chamber of Horrors unveils the stories of iconic British underworld serial killers. Don’t miss this intriguing blend of pop stars like Harry Styles and historical crime narratives!
Booking your tickets online in advance offers two advantages: you can skip the lengthy queues and enjoy reduced prices. On-site admission always comes at a higher cost.
What pleasantly surprised me about Madame Tussauds was something unexpected: the “Spirit of London Ride.” In a black cab, you embark on a time-travel journey, spanning from London’s origins to the modern day. It’s a remarkably well-executed experience!
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While lacking the scare factor, the Sherlock Holmes Museum is an absolute must-visit for me, as a devoted fan of the books. The tales of London’s brilliant detective resonate especially during the autumn season.
Back in 1881, Baker Street was indeed a real place, but there was no number 221B. The address existed purely in fiction. It wasn’t until the 1930s that the famous address materialized when the street underwent renumbering.
Since 1932, the house has been home to the Abbey National Society. Fascinatingly, a dedicated secretary was even stationed there to manage and respond to fan mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes.
2-Hour Haunted Pub Walking Tour in LondonWalking Tour in City of LondonAdd to myTravel added
This Halloween in London, embark on a nerve-wracking adventure you’ll never forget! The tour takes you through the mysterious streets and dark alleys of the city, accompanied by eerily beautiful horror stories from the former underworld. But be warned: this tour is not for the faint of heart! Meet your guide in the heart of London as darkness falls over the city and embark on this spooky walking tour of the dim shadow world. Keep your eyes peeled and uncover the trail of London’s dark characters.During this fun but nerve-wracking haunted pub tour, you’ll visit highlights like Sweeney Todd’s hair salon and the macabre interior of a Victorian prison. In haunted pubs you can calm your nerves with strong drinks.
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Are you in search of an exceptional Halloween party? Look no further than Halloween at the Red Mansion in Holborn. Get ready for an electrifying experience as DJs spin their magic on two dance floors, setting the stage for an unforgettable atmosphere. Adding to the excitement, the secret location will remain a mystery until just 48 hours before the event. But it’s not all about dancing, as October 28th promises a lineup of live acts delivering uniquely spectacular performances. Be sure to don your most striking red costume, as entry won’t be granted without one. Peer into the future with fortune tellers, receive professional make-up artistry, and immerse yourself in the world of art. Prepare for an evening that will etch itself into your memory as an event you won’t want to miss!
Halloween at the Museum – A fright you'll never forgetMuseum in South KensingtonAdd to myTravel added
Explore the Natural History Museum off the beaten track and get to know the misunderstood creatures of nature in the scariest way at the Halloween at the Museum Party.
Slip into your coolest costume, dance in the Silent Disco, see strange yet wondrous creatures and take part in one of the grandiose guided tours – if you dare….
During the Tank Room Tour, a behind-the-scenes look awaits you. The preserved giant squid is the absolute highlight!
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Ahoy pirates! Come aboard the “Thame’s Halloween Boat Party” and get involved in a mysterious and fun-filled boat trip on the Thames. This party is perfect for all Escape the Caribbean fans who want to experience the pirate lifestyle! good music is provided, only your good mood is missing to make the party an absolute highlight of your London trip.
The ULTIMATE Halloween Party at Sky GardenBuilding in City of LondonAdd to myTravel added
The Skygarden in London is not only one of our absolute favorite views of London, but also a mega cool location for unique party.
Who is looking for an exclusive and absolutely unique Halloween party in London in October, which should mark the “LONDONS BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY” quite thick in the calendar. On Friday, October 27, you are invited to the scariest party of the year!
The only thing you have to provide is: good mood, a suitable costume (extra scary please!) and your ticket! The whole evening a DJ will give his best and with devilishly good music bring you to dance.
London’s Top Scary Tours and Spooky Halloween Activities
Explore exciting Halloween activities to enhance your London getaway, whether you’re a couple, a family, or with friends. You’ll discover the ultimate parties starting from point 10 on this list.
Best Halloween Parties in London
London offers a variety of Halloween parties to suit all tastes, ranging from the most hyped to a unique silent disco set within a museum. I wish you a lot of spooky fun!
More Halloween parties in London
If none of these parties are what you are looking for, don’t worry! There are hundreds of great parties for this day.
Frequently asked questions about Halloween in London
How's the weather in London around Halloween?
It can be quite changeable in London in October, so if you expect a golden autumn here, you will be rather disappointed most of the time (of course, we still keep our fingers crossed that the sun will show up in between). With a maximum temperature of 16°C it is still quite mild, but you should take a somewhat thicker rain jacket with you.
Is London in Halloween only for Party People?
Absolutely not. As we have shown in this article, London offers a lot of interesting things to do suitable for all ages.
What to wear in London in October?
For your trip to london in october you should definitely think of a waterproof rain jacket, because even if we don’t wish it, it is quite rainy. Otherwise, October in London is quite mild, and you can still leave your gloves at home. A scarf, however, could not only be helpful in wind and weather, but also serve as a fashion accessory!
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