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For those spending Halloween in London, we’ve got spooky events popping up all over town to help thrill, scare, and entertain visitors on the scariest night of the year!

Death in the Archives
(National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, SE10 9NF - Nearest Station: Cutty Sark )
Tales of death, disease and destruction are brought to life here at the National Maritime Museum. Held in the beautiful and picturesque Queen’s House, ‘Death in the Archives’ brings the terrors of sea life alive - exploration of unknown territories, mysterious disappearances and gruesome deaths, this will be a “ghoulish evening of fascination and darkness.”

Chills in the Chapel: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho
(Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN - Nearest Underground Station: Angel)
A truly terrifying filmatic experience! Guests are treated to a screening of spooky classic, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Not average movie experience, this screening is held in the atmospheric surroundings of a gothic revival chapel with a LIVE score performed by a local orchestra. Fancy dress and creepy cocktails are the order of the day!

Halloween Dog Walk and Fancy Dress
(The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, NW3 7JJ - Nearest Underground Station: Hampstead)
Beginning at one of the most historic and atmospheric pubs in all of London, the Spaniard’s Inn All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk is a yearly event to raise money for All Dogs Matter, a charity for the protection and wellbeing of ‘unwanted’ dogs. A doggy costume contest, a raffle, and a beautiful walk across Hampstead Heath - this is a true dog-lovers Halloween treat!

The London Dungeon
(County Hall, Riverside Building, SE1 7PB - Nearest Underground Station: Waterloo)
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 fface-to-facewith well-known London baddies like Sweeny Todd, Henry VIII and, of course, Jack the Ripper!

 Jack the Ripper Tour
(Nearest Underground Station: Aldgate)
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!

 Hallowe’en at the Benjamin Franklin House
(36 Craven Street, WC2N 5NG - Nearest Underground Station: Charing Cross)
Fit for families and children of all ages, a visit to Benjamin Franklin’s House is sure to delight and scare every visitor. A tour through this 18th century house, over creaking floorboards and through dimly lit rooms, the history of this house (and hauntings?) are brought to life as guests are led along by Benjamin Franklin’s friend, Polly Hewson.

Ghost Stories at the Arts Theatre
(Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JB - Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square)
A bone-chilling show filled with tricks, twists and terrors! An atmospheric show that delights in the spooky side of life (and death). An extraordinary theatrical experience, Ghost Stories combines the best of theatre with the “buzz of a thrill-ride” to deliver an exceptionally unique experience. Guests of a nervous disposition are urged to think carefully before booking tickets!

And something a little differentBT Tower Climb
(60 Cleveland Street, W1T 4JZ - Nearest Underground Station: Goodge Street, Cost: This is a fundraising event for Action on Hearing Loss. Climbers need to pay £25 per person and also make a sponsorship target.)
Normally off limits to the public, the BT Tower is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. This Halloween, guests are given the opportunity to climb all 842 steps over 34 floors to get to the top and enjoy one of the best views in town. Afterwards, climbers are given a post-climb massage and a glass of bubbly to wind down…there’s nothing too scary about that!

About The Author


An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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