There’s always lots of fun Halloween events going on in London. I’ve spotted a few that I really wish I was going to this year. Just because I’m not in London over the days around Halloween it doesn’t mean that some of you won’t be.
I’ve put together a list of all the spooky things I’ve heard about. I hope you get along to at least one of them and if you do, be sure to report back and let me know what it was like.
This list doesn’t include all the exciting club nights like Hip hop Halloween at Notting Hill Arts Club or Triller Halloween at The Nest. Both of these sounds awesome, if you’re a fan of hip hop like me.
There should be something for everyone in this list. There’s Halloween themed afternoon tea, eyeball cocktails, outdoor movies and more.
Royal Lancaster London’s Cult Horror Movies Afternoon Tea – ’til 31st Oct
A Halloween themed afternoon tea is a fun way to get into the spirit of things.
To celebrate their 50th birthday Royal Lancaster are hosting a delightfully spooky Halloween themed afternoon tea. They’ve taken inspiration from 1960s horror movies and everything is in black and white. Doesn’t it look fantastic?
Think Alfred Hitchcock classics flickering from a projector while you enjoy your food. The Chocolate and Coconut scones with homemade blackberry jam and clotted-blood cream sound fantastic. Book now – £35
The Quarter of Curiosity – Carnaby Street’s Newburgh Quarter
The Newburgh Quarter is being turned into something a little more spooky. There will be Halloween installations across the street, lots of workshops to get involved with and much more.
On the big day there will be Halloween Headdress Making. Your chance to make a floral Day of the Dead inspired glower headdress. More info and bookings.
Ghouls and Company – aka Balls & Company – 31st October
There will be Halloween-themed cocktails in the Doctor’s Lab all evening. Think Eyeball Martinis and Brain Matter. Buy your £10 entry ticket here, this sounds like my kind of thing.
Alternatively if you fancy stepping it up you can buy a ticket (£38) for the haunted House. Situated just upstairs there will be a 3 course Halloween-themed set menu. Book here and full info.
The Death Express – London Dungeon
A visit to the London Dungeon is always fun. But they’ve really ramped things up this year. They’re urging everyone to climb on board the Death Express, an old London railway that transported the deceased. I don’t want to give too much away so check this out and Book here.
Four Winters Dark Serve Ice Cream – ’til 31st Oct
OMG pop over to the website and check out this Dark Serve ice cream. Doesn’t it look delicious? Perfect for an Instagram snap too.
Four Winters have collaborated with Meringue Girls to created this limited edition ice cream. It’s charcoal chocolate with crushed cookies and popping candy. There’s even a cobweb floss on top.
Location – 103 Gloucester Road South Kensington
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-11pm
Halloween Movies Outdoors at The Luna Cinema – ’til 31st Oct
Set in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace The Luna Cinema is the place to be over the next couple of days. They have a giant screen on the East Front Lawns. Your ticket will get you into the gardens ahead of sunset so you can take in Henry VIII’s palace.
On the 30th it’s Beetlejuice, a personal favourite followed by The Silence of the Lambs on the 31st, another favourite of mine. Grab your tickets.
Venue Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Hammer House of Horror Live – The Soulless Ones – ’til 4th November
This is an immersive theatre show. You know, the kind where you’re part of the story and not simply just sitting still and watching. You’re there, right in the middle of things. This is Hammer’s third theatre production and their first immersive show. Grab your tickets here and find out more.
Sparkling Pumpkin Carving – Drink Shop Do – 31st Oct
Drink Shop Do, cafe by day and bar by night. They launched back in 2010 they’ve been doing fun stuff ever since.
Grab a ticket and get yourself a glass of bubbly and a pumpkin carving session at Drink Shop Do. There will be Halloween themed music and of course, all materials will be provided. There are 2 sessions, buy your tickets here.
Location – 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DX
Film Screening Psycho – The View from The Shard – 31st Oct