Spooky season is well and truly in full swing. With most Halloween festivities either having already begun or beginning this weekend, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount this city has to offer. That’s why we, Voice of London, are here to help; here are 10 of the weirdest and wonderful events to help you celebrate Halloween in London.
Silent Halloween Disco Boat
Fancy a boogie with the backdrop of London’s famous skyline? Hop aboard the two-story party boat, the Dutch Master, for a night of partying along the Thames. With a bar on each deck and a number of channels to pick your music from, this Halloween-themed silent disco is a dream.
21+ Saturday 2nd November Tickets from £25
The Dutch Master, Tower Millennium Pier, Next to Tower of London, EC3N 4AB
The Halloween Raveyard
The dead have been revived just for this party. It’s time for their annual celebration and they’re going all out; bands, DJs, cabaret, dance and more. You don’t want to miss this one – not even over your dead body.
18+ Thursday 31st October – Saturday 2nd November Tickets from £20
Leake Street, SE1 7NN
Trapped in a Room with a Zombie
Of course, there’s an escape room on this list. What better way to get your adrenaline pumping than a good old zombie apocalypse? Picture this: you, nine others and a zombie. 60 minutes to find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape the room.. all without getting eaten. Think you can survive?
16+ Thursday 24th October – Thursday 31st October Tickets from £25
Trapped Escape Rooms, Corner of Honour Lea Avenue & Sunrise Close, London, E20 1DU
Bucketrace (scavenger hunt) Halloween Hunt
If you’re in the mood for a scavenger hunt, this event is the one for you. Starting in Soho’s Golden Square, teams will compete to complete tasks on the bucket list (yes, Halloween-themed, of course) to win tickets to fight night at your favourite amusement park.
18+ Saturday 26th October Tickets from £15
Golden Square, Brewer St, Soho, London, W1F 9HR
Head back to 1876 for a live-action thriller set underground in the Brunel Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe. For three nights only, this immersive event is not one to miss – your ticket even includes access to a fire-lit rooftop garden bar. And, naturally, you’re encouraged to ‘dress to kill’ (just remember to keep warm).
18+ Wednesday 30th October – Friday 1st November Tickets from £16
Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF
Mischief Night Murder Mystery Banquet
Channel your inner detective at this immersive murder mystery evening. Complete with a two-course banquet by Klose and Soan, this is a night to remember. Get your detective hat on and collect clues and evidence in between courses and help the inspector solve the mystery.
18+ Wednesday 30th October Tickets from £47
The Gipsy Hill Taproom, Unit 5, Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, 160 Hamilton Road, London, SE27 9SF
Halloween Oktoberfest Special
Ah, Oktoberfest – another of October’s best cultural events. Why not celebrate both at our favourite cross-over event of the season? Head over to the Olympia in West Kensington for this Halloween special.
18+ Thursday 24th October – Saturday 26th October Tickets from £20
Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, London, W14 8UX, UK
Highgate to Hampstead Halloween Pub Tour
Looking for something more outdoorsy? Here’s one for you – a walking tour between Highgate and Hampstead, stopping at four (supposedly) haunted pubs along the way. With a route across Hampstead Heath, it’s a night-time walk that promises to be full of adventure – and plenty of scary stories.
18+ Friday 25th October – Sunday 27th October, Thursday 31st October – Sunday 3rd November Tickets from £20
77, Highgate West Hill, N6 6BU
Halloween Special: Kiki with Drag Queens
If drag is more your thing, why not head over to Shoreditch for this Halloween special. Bringing all the sass, and all the spook, there’ll be live DJs, lip sync battles, prosecco, cocktails and a hell of a good time. And, obviously, fancy dress is encouraged – there’s even a prize for best dressed so don’t forget to dress to impress.
18+ Saturday 26th October Tickets from £20
Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6JJ
Halloween Weekend Haunted House Party at Café de Paris
There’s no better place than Café de Paris for a house party – never mind a haunted house party; celebrate in style with live circus and performances, laser shows and immersive walkabout acts throughout the night.
18+ Friday 1st November, Saturday 2nd November Tickets from £15
3, Coventry Street, West End, London, W1D 6BL
Words: Jodie Shepherd
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