For those who like a jump-scare and a horror show, here’s our pick of things to do for Halloween in London.
The Gantry Halloween Party
The Gantry Hotel in Stratford is hosting a family friendly Halloween party like no other with a daytime party perfect for children of all ages and guaranteed to entertain the entire family. Expect complimentary face painting, supervised pumpkin carving, and delicious food and drink.
30 October at 12.30pm
Eek Weeks at WWT London
Are you brave enough to explore London Wetland Centre interactive trail? Discover an eek!citing and mysterious world of wetland nature this October half term eek weeks.
Put your spookometer to the test with our interactive activities. Will you dare to put your hand in a snake box, grab a photo opportunity with a bat or get up close and personal with a toad? It’s a weirdly wild day out for the whole family.
15 to 30 October
Raving and Misbehaving Halloween Special
This Halloween themed dance fest at The Chelsea Lodge is for the whole family with creepy tunes, spooktacular games and ghoulsome fun laid on by Sharky & George. There is a fully licensed bar for the grown-ups!
Sat 29 October.
Head to Notting Hill for a spooky Upside-Down celebration of the most anticipated event of 2022 yet! The Stranger Things-themed activities will feature Haunted Forest of Hawkings, Demogorgon Light Show, Vecna’s Sweet Station, and an 80s Monster Disco!
Friday 28, Saturday 29 or Sunday 30 October.
Royal Opera House Boo Street Family Tour
Boo! Street Family Tour: a Halloween journey through Covent Garden will take attendees on an outdoor walk from Bow Street Police Museum to the Royal Opera House. Designed for history lovers aged 7 and up, the tour will focus on tales of murder, mystery, and the police officers who took on a tidal wave of crime, sparked by the arrival of local theatres in the 17th century.
At select times on Sunday 30 October.
Tickets: Adults £10 children £6. Includes a complimentary trick or treat goody gift bag from the Royal Opera House and Bow Street Police Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween at Chiswick House
Created by the people behind Christmas at Kew, this should be a good one! Wander from dusk into darkness between one ghostly space to another. Watch out for flickering flames in a fiendish fire garden, daring fire artists and grinning pumpkins aglow.
14 to 16 October & 20 – 31 October at various timed entry slots throughout the evening.
Tickets: Adult: £16.50 Child (age 3-16): £12 Family (2 x adults and 2 x children) : £54
Halloween at Hever Castle
Hever offers various Halloween entertainment, depending on the bravery of the visitor. Those on half-term are invited to dress up in their spookiest outfit, listen to traditional ghost stories and spot Halloween decorations around the grounds. There’s also the chance to plant garlic bulbs in a free family-friendly workshop. The perfect activity to ward off any stray vampires.
For teens, journey through an immersive interactive Halloween Scream experience including sights, sounds and smells as part of the Halls of Heresy story – the year is 1537 and the hunt for witches is rife.
Halloween Scream is not for the faint-hearted. The experience is aimed at thrill seekers 14 years and over and anyone 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over at all times.
Explore Henry VIII’s notoriously haunted palace at the spookiest time of the year. Lose yourself in atmospheric projections and creepy sound effects as we bring the spirit world closer than ever before.
Leadenhall Market Guided Walks
Dating back to 1321, Leadenhall Market has plenty of witchcraft, murder and death in its history. Tour is suitable for all ages
Tower of London
Can there be anywhere spookier in London? Explore notorious sites such as Traitors’ Gate, the Scaffold Site and the Bloody Tower, and come face to face with the roaming ghosts of the Tower’s legendary inmates. You may even bump into the lost soul of Anne Boleyn, stuck in the moment that changed her life (and death) forever.
Witches and Wizards Week
Head to Bocketts Farm for a Monster Mash bubble disco, slime shows and a witches and wizards trail, as well as all the fun on the farm.
22 to 30 October
Covent Garden Trail
Join this FREE family friendly ‘Halloween Trick or Treat Trail in and around Covent Garden. Along the way you will explore areas of Covent Garden you may never have been to before.
Runs on 28th, 29th and 30th October.
Odds Farm Pumpkin Festival
Pick your own pumpkin ready to carve over at Carving Corner, have a go at the Halloween-themed arts and crafts and come to see what other spooky surprises are in store!
Edible Maggots, Brains and Blood Vessels
For service with a snarl, and a whole host of disgusting treats, some of which are made by our friends at Bisquotes, head to Hoxton Monster Supplies. They’re also popping up at Leadenhall Market with all profits going back to their children’s charity the Ministry of Stories.
The Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist is bringing back its much-loved limited-edition Halloween steamed buns, celebrating the spookiest night of the year with an autumnally spiced special.
Pre-order essential 14 to 23 October to collect on 28 to 30 October.
Ole & Steen Goodies
If you prefer the sweeter side of Halloween, Ole & Steen have created some treats that anyone can enjoy.