For those coming to London in October for Halloween, we’ve got spooky events popping up all over town to help thrill, scare, and entertain visitors on the scariest night of the year!
Note that many of these events take place throughout October and into November.
- Spooky Walking Tours
- Scary Halloween Films and Plays
- Halloween Activities
- Haunted Underground Stations
- All Year 'Round Attractions
- Virtual Cemetery Tours
- Virtual Halloween Ghost Tours
This one goes without saying!
Join us on one of our ever-popular Jack the Ripper Tours - bringing the story of this most famous serial killer to vibrant (and spooky) life!
You will learn the stories of heretics burnt alive, the story of a young girl who is still terrifying travellers on the tube centuries after she died, deadly surgeries, spirits with missing feet, kings and heroes killed in a most unexpected way and standing before an old Victorian hospital famous for grave-robbery...and more!
We will visit the largest ‘Plague Pit’ in England – only discovered in 2003.
Then, we will continue on to the Old Bailey Courthouse, the site of countless executions and the trial of a Victorian serial killer 100 times more prolific than Jack the Ripper!
This tour is a must for anyone who wants to get off the beaten track and learn about the most macabre tales and historical scandals that this ancient city has to offer.
You’ll never look at London the same way.
This specialty tour, available as a private excursion, will take you along the path that condemned criminals would have walked in times gone by.
From The Old Bailey, we will trace the three-mile journey that the condemned made before finally finishing at Marble Arch, the site of the feared 'Tyburn Tree', the gallows that took so many over the centuries.
Along the way, tales of crime, retribution, and punishments in a darker age will give us an idea of the fate that befell those who got on the wrong side of the law in times past, and the myriad ways there were to die by execution in London's dark past.
Halloween is the perfect time to live in the world of witches and wizards and where better to do that than London on our classic Harry Potter walking Tour?
Grab your wands and come along as you walk in the footsteps of Harry and his friends, defeating death eaters and the dark arts as you go!
Billed as the world's only comedy-horror show on wheels, the London Ghost Bus will take you on a terrifying journey through centuries of spooky history!
Led by guides and drivers in creepy fancy dress, this tour will uncover the gruesome history of London's bloody past as you cruise through the city on a classic London route master bus.
For two decades now, Londoners have been scaring themselves silly at the Woman in Black, the city's most terrifying stage production.
Based on Susan Hill's iconic story, the play brings the terror and panic of its' characters to life with impressive special effects adding to the other-worldly experience.
This is one you won't want to miss. To get discount tickets, check out our post about cheap tickets in London here.
Nearest Tube Station: Covent Garden
The team behind London Dreamtime our putting on multiple events from the start to the end of October to celebrate the spooky season in London.
With dark nights of ghostly storytelling aimed at children as well as adults, you'll find something for everyone on their jam-packed Halloween schedule.
Taking place in secret locations, as well as within the Royal Parks, these experiences are led by expert storytellers who will take you on an adventure like you've never experienced before.
One of the world's longest-running plays, the Mousetrap is a classic who done it that has been mystifying spectators for decades.
Soak up the creepy atmosphere in this classic play and see if you can solve the mystery before it's too late!
The untold story of the Witches of Oz, Wicked the Musical will give you your fill of witches, wizards, spells, and stories in one of the city's most beloved performances.
Playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for nearly two decades, making it one of the city's longest-running musicals, it's a must-see throughout the year but particularly for fright night and spooky season!
Known for ghostly activity throughout the year, Hampton Court Palace goes all out for Halloween!
Walk through the halls decorated with pumpkins and cobwebs as you hear creepy sound effects and take in eerie lighting.
Their website tantalizingly describes the experience you can expect to have:
"As you tiptoe through the dark winding corridors and courtyards, you’ll feel the chilling presence of our infamous ghosts, in period costumes, hiding around every corner".
Some may even be closer than you expect, but keep your distance – these ghosts are best kept to the past.
Double, double, toil, and trouble, there’s even more magic afoot as witches and alchemists have taken over parts of the palace.
Head to the Gallery of the Damned and see eerie portraits come to life, or stop by the Council Chamber to take part in a spine-tingling séance. Whose voice will echo from beyond the grave?"
Nearest Rail Station: Hampton Court
From the team that brings us Christmas at Kew, Halloween at Chiswick House is an incredible spooky sensory experience, with stunning light displays, scary sounds, and the creepiest atmosphere in the city.
The 2023 dates are yet to be released so watch this space...
The nearest Tube Station: Turnham Green
For those wanting to pick a pumpkin, grab some gourds, or carve a jack-o-lantern, there are a few options for you here in London!
For those wanting to stay in the centre of town, Covent Garden boasts a pumpkin market for the duration of October.
Anybody wanting to visit a pumpkin patch will need to venture a little further, but with London's amazing public transport, that's no problem!
This is one for the kids! LEGOLAND transforms into a "pumpkin-filled wonderland" to be explored by the whole family.
Tick-or-treaters will find Halloween sweets and treats as well as a brand-new show, lego building, and an opportunity to walk down 'Monster Street!'
Looking for live music, unbeatable views, and an endless list of gin and tonic?
The Sky Garden has you covered.
Underneath London's largest skylight, you can tuck into a three-course meal, enjoy specially crafted cocktails, and dance the night away to a live DJ on top of one of the city's most iconic buildings.
Known primarily for its usage as a film location in the Harry Potter movies, Leadenhall is a charming Victorian-covered market filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and bars.
And for Halloween - they go all out with a series of pop-ups featuring seasonal decorations, scheduled walks, and events in historic pubs.
The world's oldest, and arguably best-known, underground transit system, the tube is filled with stories of historical hauntings, creepy events, ancient ghosts, and disturbed graves leading many to believe that it's one of the most haunted locations in the city!
We have a comprehensive list of London's Most Haunted Underground Stations so that you can explore these spooky spots yourself.
Or, maybe you'd rather explore from the comfort (and safety) of your own home..!
Spooky all year round, the London Dungeon brings London’s macabre and dark history to life.
The Master of Tricks leads guests through room after room of terrors and tragedies.
Visitors take part in a spooky truth-or-dare game and will come face-to-face with well-known London baddies like Sweeny Todd, Henry VIII, and of course, Jack the Ripper!
Nearest Tube Station: Waterloo or Westminster
A former prison, site of torture and execution, as well as the burial location for countless bodies throughout the centuries, the Tower of London is widely regarded to be one of the most haunted locations in the country.
Thrilling to visit all year round, guests can also come face to face with the legendary Ravens, Beefeaters, and Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
Use our link above to get the best price for your tickets!
Nearest Tube Station: Tower Hill
Dating back to 1144, the Clink was one of the most notorious prisons in the country, known for its grim conditions and high-profile inmates.
Today you can visit this once-terrifying prison from the safety of the 21st century. Just make sure you leave before they lock the doors..!
Nearest Tube Station: London Bridge
Berkeley Square might be well known for Nightingales (any Good Omens fans reading this?) but it's also home to what was once said to be the most haunted house in the UK: Number 50 Berkeley Square.
50 Berkeley Square is associated with a number of tragic deaths as well as decades of reports of spectral hauntings.
The building hasn't been in residential use for some time and is now occupied by offices, and there are no current reports of hauntings...for now!
Find out more about what happened at this house on our London's Dark and Ghostly Past Virtual Tour.
Nearest Tube Station: Green Park