Spooky happenings in London this October!

Who else is a huge fan of October? Autumnal days have begun, crisp leaves have started to fall on the ground, and Halloween is just around the corner!

We've put together a variety of different things that are going on here in London this Halloween. Whether you're looking for fun activities to do with the kids, a night out with your friends, or a Unique and spooky event, we've found something for you... and if you're not into Halloween, I'm sure you'll appreciate a fabulous firework display, and we've got some of those ready for you, too!


1. The Crystal Maze - Halloween Edition

"You’ll have to have your wits about you if you step into the Crystal Maze this Halloween as you’ll have a time vampire called The Blood Baron hot on your heels. According to those in the know, he’s a master of manipulation and has been known to trick contestants into betraying fellow team mates, so be prepared to leave spooked and friendless." - TimeOut London

When? 8pm on 31st October.

Where? 10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London.

Nearest Tube: Angel.

Find out more here.

2. Hogwarts After Dark: Warner Bros Studio Tour London

If you're a Potter super-fan then what better way to spend Halloween than at Hogwarts?! Enjoy smokey ice-dry cocktails and indulge in a Halloween Feast in the Great Hall.

When? 26th - 28th October at 7pm.

Where? Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, London, WD25 7LR.

Transportation: Rail: Watford Junction rail then shuttle bus, free parking for ticketholders.

Find out more here.

3. Pumpkin Decorating Workshop

It's time to show off your artistic (or not-so) skills! Carve your own pumpkin and take it home with you to show off to all of the trick or treaters, and monsters.

When? 25th & 26th October from 10.00 - 5.30pm.

Where? 100 London Rd, London, SE23 3PQ.

Transportation: Forest Hill Overground/176,185,197, 356, P4 buses

Find out more here.

4. Hansel and Gretel Halloween Storytelling

The Sandal Stick Theatre company will be putting on a playful puppet rendition of the Brothers Grimm classic Hansel and Gretel, perfect for the kids or for fairytale lovers of any age! It's recommended to book this in advance and you can do so here.

When? 27th and 28th October from 11am - 7pm.

Where? Horniman Museum.

Transportation: Forest Hill Overground/176,185,197, 356, P4 buses

5. Halloween at the Rivoli Ballroom

Don't miss out on this pop up cinema at the Rivoli Ballroom – one of the last remaining ballrooms that still exists in London! This pop up film fest will provide you with plenty of popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs and wine, draft ale, beer and cider. Yum!

When? 23rd October onwards.

Where? 350 Brockley Rd, Lewisham, London, SE4 2BY

Transportation: Crofton Park rail

Find out more here.


1. Ghost Tours at Hampton Court Palace

Did you know that there's been real-life footage of ghosts caught on camera at Hampton Court Palace? See it for yourself here.

Find out more details and get your tickets here.

2. Twilight Tours at the Tower of London

This is an after-hours tour led by a Yeoman Warder, and it follows the stories of some of the Tower's infamous residents whilst offering an atmospheric experience of the building's main points of interest. The tour does not include entry to the Jewel House or White Tower and takes place outdoors.

Booking for this is essential!

When? 18th November onwards.

Where? Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB.

Transportation: Tube: Tower Hill/Tower Gateway DLR.

Find out more here.


1. Ministry of Sound Halloween Rave

2,000 costumed-up clubbers, 10 DJs, and four rooms. This is a massive Halloween bash taking place at Ministry of Sound which will be playing everything from house to disco, and grime to R&B. "They're promising 'bleeding LED walls' and 'synchronised murder visuals', but also warning to 'expect the unexpected'".

When? 31st October.

Where? 103 Gaunt St, London, SE1 6DP.

Transportation? Elephant and Castle.

Find out more here.

2. The Yoncé Experience Halloween Seance at XOYO

Where are all our Beyoncé lovers at?! This one is DEFINITELY for you! This is a Queen B tribute night featuring two rooms of non-stop Beyoncé bangers, as well as a third room which will be playing the best of other pop and R&B Divas!

When? 31st October

Where? 32-37 Cowper St, London, EC2A 4AP.

Transportation: Old Street tube.

Find out more here.

3. Zombie Pirate Ship - The Ultimate Halloween Party at Westminster Pier

Board the Zombie Pirate Boat at Westminster Pier and enjoy music, entertainment, and drinks until midnight. Afterwards, you'll head to the after party which is just a short walk away from the pier and dance until you get eaten by a zombie. Well, until later that morning, anyway!

When? 31st October.

Where? Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH.

Transportation? Westminster/Embankment tube.

Find out more here.

As well as all of the above, don't forget we've got deals on with our U&I Travel partnered venues, so if you're already a U&I member and you'd like to spend Halloween at ANY of these venues/restaurants then simply let us know in advance so that we can make your booking for you.

If you're not yet a member, you can become one for just £99 here.

Wishing you all a spooktastic October!

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