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Best things to do for Halloween in London 2020

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Find the freakiest Halloween events London has to offer on and around 31 October. Join a ghost tour, dress up for a Halloween party or dare to step inside spooky attractions. Read More


Experience a scarier side to London with our guide to the spookiest things to do in London for Halloween, on and around 31 October.

Venture into haunted venues, brave bone-chilling attractions, dare to go on special Halloween tours and find tricks and treats with gripping family events. Plan your Halloween in London with our roundup of gory ideas and horrifying activities.

Halloween events in London

  • Join a very mortal talk, tour or workshop, including visits to London's most famous cemeteries, during the London Month of the Dead.
  • Prepare for spooky encounters as you venture on a ghost hunt at Jacobean mansion, Charlton House.
  • Navigate challenging obstacles, zip lines and more at one-off after-dark openings at Go Ape Battersea Park and Go Ape Alexandra Palace.
  • Fill your Instagram feed with autumnal selfies among Covent Garden's pumpkiny aesthetic selfie-spot which is transformed at this time of year.

Scary Halloween London tours and ghost hunts

Discover more weird and wonderful sights on more London tours.

London Halloween shows

  • Book tickets to The Woman in Black: one of the West End’s longest-running plays, this show will have you on the edge of your seat.
  • Catch a West End musical featuring monsters, witches and mysterious characters this Halloween, such as The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.

See more top shows in London this autumn.

Frightening London attractions

Find more quirky London attractions and unusual museums.

Halloween kids London ideas for half-term

  • Step into the menacing world of the Dark Arts as the Harry Potter sets get a Halloween makeover at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
  • Explore the gruesome side of zoo-keeping and make spooky arts and crafts as part of ZSL London Zoo's Halloween half-term activities.
  • Keep an eye out (not literally) for Halloween activities at London's family-friendly museums.

Look out for more Halloween family events during the October school half-term.

Enjoy a night out or Halloween party in London

Mingle with more ghosts and witches at Halloween parties in London's top nightclubs and bars.

Haunted London spots

Don't just visit for Halloween, there are plenty of events and activities this autumn to add to your bucket list. Check out more events in October and November, or plan for a weekend in London with our top weekend picks.

If you're already in London, find activities for today and make sure to download the Visit London app for on-the-go Halloween ideas and family fun.

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