The Halloween scene in London went barren due to COVID in 2020, but with its theatrical return this year, expect nothing less than a dynamic boom - bam. As you scroll through your feed searching for spooky festivities in the city, there lie some frightening horror shows buried in the shadows.
Take your pick from Halloween quizzes, pub crawls, haunted walks, dramatic shows, Halloween raves, and much more as we select a few options worth your time.
The London Dungeon
A seasonal horror show at The London Dungeon, Source: Facebook
Bringing together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides from London’s darkest historical supernatural events, The London Dungeon provides cutting edge stories to its audience.
Get set to laugh, scream, and experience a thrilling ride of events that unfold with infamous stories of Jack The Ripper, The Plague Doctor, Sweeney Todd, and more.
The London Dungeon will revive a perilous past that smells of amusing old day characters coming to life over a span of 19 interactive shows and 20 live actors.
Ticket price: starting from £27 for an adult.
Location - 28/34 Tooley St, London, SE1 2SZ.
Timings - will be disclosed with the purchase of tickets.
Haunted Hampstead Halloween Pub Crawl
(Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 31)
Exploring one of the oldest and spookiest neighbourhoods in London, Haunted Hampstead Halloween Pub Crawl takes patrons through the dark and haunted alleys of Hampstead.
Engage yourself in an evening of bewitching history, immersive theatre and a stroll across pubs in the vicinity to make the most of the Halloween walk.
For those participating in the event, will be treated to a shot of artisanal liquor from the Sacred Distillery.
Ticket price: starts from £20 per person.
Location - starts at The Old Bush & Bull Pub, N End Way, London NW3 7HE.
Timings - 6.30 pm onwards
Trapped in Wonderland
(Friday, October 29)
Trapped in Wonderland, Source: Website
Are you ready to jump down the rabbit hole and wander through a haunted fairytale?
Twisting Alice in Wonderland to the fanatical Trapped in Wonderland, the immersive show brings a dark and lunatic set displaying blood stained tea parties, deranged bunnies, and an evil Alice. The Mad Hatter will run you through the event festivities as you grip the seat for over 4 hours at The Clapham Grand.
Ticket price: £20.75 onwards.
Location - 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, London SW11 1TT.
Timings - doors open at 10.30 pm.
Glitterfest Halloween Rave
(Friday, October 29 to Saturday, October 30)
Glitterfest Halloween Rave party, Source: Instagram
Glitter up and get ready to shine at the Glitterfest Halloween Rave where you shall unite with like minded party enthusiasts, zombie slit walkers, and confetti cannons. As you make your way to the entrance, maximise the colourful graffiti tunnel for much-needed photo snapping before stepping into the Halloween darkness.
If you are looking for a flamboyant event where unicorns party with the demons, this is the place to be.
Dress code: Fancy dress.
Ticket price: £20 per person.
Location - South Bank, London SE1 7NN.
Timings - 10 pm to 4 am (Friday and Saturday)
Halloween at Lost Boys Pizza
(Friday, October 29 to Sunday, October 31)
Halloween mood at Lost Boys Pizza, Source: Facebook
Join in for a Halloween costume ball rager at the world’s only vampire pizza bar, Lost Boys Pizza. The standard ticket will fetch you shots on arrival, option to select any pizza from the menu, and 3 devilishly good Halloween cocktails.
Watch out for some feisty prizes that include free pizza for the year while you entangle yourself in live music, food, and drinks.
Ticket price: starts from £80 per person.
Location - 245 Eversholt St, London NW1 1BA.
Timings - 7 pm (Friday)
6.30 pm, 8.30 pm (Saturday)
7.30 pm (Sunday)
(Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, October 31)
Transporting Oktoberfest to London, Wunderbar Halloween will turn the Bavarian Beer Hall at Pergola Paddington into a Translylvanian castle. Within the walls, you shall come by special Oktoberfest beers flying around the nefariously decorated castle, a lair where giant Frankensteins thrive.
Tip: Book the private beer hut and enjoy the lagers with your friends in Wunderbar style.
Ticket price: starts from £10 per person.
Location - 5 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY.
Timings - 12 pm to 5 pm, 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Halloween Quiz at the Old Brewery
(Sunday, October 31)
Halloween Quiz at the Old Brewery, Source: Website
For all those Halloween geeks looking to test their knowledge, a frolicking evening at Halloween Quiz at the Old Brewery awaits. The fright quiz will demand spooky pop culture knowledge from participants gathered at a brewery having a haunted past of its own.
Ticket price: starts from £15 per team.
Location - Pepys Building Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LM.
Timings - 6 pm onwards
(Sunday, October 31)
Making its way to The O2 arena in London, Twisted Circus will feature more than 10 eye-popping stunts such as the Ladder Of Swords, Razor Blade Regurgitation, Russian Nail Roulette, Bed Of Nails, Straight Jacket Escape, and more.
So if you are in the mood for some enthralling action, you know where to be at.
Ticket price: starts from £22 per person.
Location - Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX.
Timings - doors open at 9 pm
Header image - The London Dungeon, Source: Facebook