Halloween in London

Spooky Suggestions for Halloween

This ghoulish guide gives you the lowdown on where to get spooked in London on the scariest night of the year. 

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    Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
    © R. Hackston

    A tour of Jack the Ripper's old haunts in London's East End is pretty scary at any time of the year but particularly hair raising on a cold October night. Learn all about gruesome tales of true murders on a Jack the Ripper Walk led my a leading authority on London's infamous serial killer.

  • 02 of 08

    Visit a Modern Day Chamber of Horrors

    Hunterian Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
    Photo credit: Laura Porter

    The Hunterian Museum near Lincoln's Inn Fields is a modern day chamber of horrors with floor-to-ceiling glass cases stuffed with body parts in jars. The museum displays over 3,000 anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens including diseased intestines and animal foetuses. Explore after dark as part of a special Halloween event where you can learn about the 'anatomy of a hanging' and take part in a 'pickle a part' workshop. 

  • 03 of 08
    Boo at the Zoo
    © ZSL London Zoo

    ZSL London Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo event (October 22-30, 2016) brings together a number of ghoulish activities designed with kids in mind. Expect Halloween-themed animal demonstrations, hands-on craft and talks about animals associated with this spooky time of year. There will also be a pumpkin trail to follow pumpkins to carve

  • 04 of 08

    Board a Ghost Bus Tour

    Ghost Bus Tours Necrobus
    Photo credit: kenjnbro via Flickr Creative Commons

    Board a black double decker bus to hear spooky tales of crime and murder as you travel through London's spookiest streets on a Ghost Bus Tour.

    On-board actors and technical trickery combine to create the scariest tour in town. A creepy conductor provides the commentary for this sinister sightseeing show, revealing haunted palaces, unmarked burial grounds and just a few of the skeletons lurking in the capital's closet. 


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  • 05 of 08

    Get Spooked at The London Bridge Experience

    © Laura Porter

    Billed as the 'ultimate halloween horror event', Phobophobia at the London Bridge Experience is an adults-only evening show that brings visitors face to face with freaky characters and walking, talking ventriloquist puppets. This interactive 30-minute show is based on the theme of fear of fear itself so you can expect lots of surprises lurking behind the shadows. There are family-friendly shows in the daytime for the easily spooked or those under 16. 

  • 06 of 08
    Richard Lea-Hair/HRP/newsteam.co.uk
    © Richard Lea-Hair/HRP/newsteam.co.uk

    If you are in search of ghosts and ghouls, then a twilight tour of The Tower of London is a must. Many an execution has taken place within these walls, from Guy Fawkes to Anne Boleyn. Their ghosts are said to dwell within the tower, haunting all those that are brave enough to enter.

    Twilight tours start from 1 November.

  • 07 of 08

    The London Eye Witch Academy returns 24-31 October 2015 offering the chance for wicked little witches and wizards to enrol in some frightfully good fun this Halloween.

    Grown-up ghouls can enjoy the all-new Halloween Cocktail Capsule (with a frightful twist!)

    Book at www.londoneye.com/Halloween.

  • 08 of 08
    Erotica Exhibition At London Olympia
    © Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

    The ever-popular Torture Garden fetish parties take place throughout the year but the Halloween Balls draw huge crowds. Taking place on October 29 and November 5 at the Coronet in Elephant and Castle, expect top DJs, installations and play rooms. There's a strict fantasy and fetish dress code.