Halloween in Central London 2017
The nights are darker, the leaves are falling off the trees and everyone is drinking pumpkin spiced lattes. This can only mean one thing...Halloween is creeping ever closer. In fact, it’s breathing down our necks.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy in London this year. From scary films in top-notch locations, an outing to one of London’s popular attractions to partying the night away at one of the many fright night events, you’ll definitely be running scared this October.
Celebrating Halloween at London’s Top Attractions
Tower of London- Women and Witchcraft
Date: 30th October 2017, 18:30pm-21:00pm
The Tower of London has had many functions throughout its rich history. It’s posed as a place of royal residence, a zoo and an iconic London landmark. Don’t be fooled. The tower hides many skeletons in its closet...literally. Perhaps one of the most feared prisons and torture chambers, the harrowing screams of history’s famous figures still echo through its walls.This Halloween, join artist Matt Valentine as you explore the gruesome past through women, politics and propaganda. Sketch the hooded souls that once roamed the corridors as the eerie atmosphere of the tower at night time captures you in its spell.
Buy a ticket today and book yourself a spot.
The London Dungeons- The Death Express Experience
For: Adults and Children aged 15+
Date: October 2017
Enter if you dare! Join The London Dungeon this October and experience a chilling journey through 1000 years of the city’s gruesome past. Walk the foggy streets and go back to a time where the plague blighted the capital. A time when torture was the norm, and a man named Guy Fawkes sought to change the face of the city forever.
If that wasn’t enough, 2017 offers a brand new, horrifying experience this Halloween. All aboard The Death Express! Buy a one-way ticket to certain death as you take the perilous train journey to the gates of hell.
Don’t be caught by the Conductor without a ticket! Click here for an experience that will make your toenails curl.
The Shard-Psycho Film Screening
Date: 31st October 2017, 20:00 pm
Watch one of Hitchcock's classics on the big screen surrounded by the best view of London.
The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show will be screening the popular 1960’s film Psycho this Halloween. Scare yourself silly and enjoy fright night at the top of The Shard. With a cocktail included in the ticket price, we think this would be the perfect location for a Halloween themed date night! So, steady your nerves and come along to the highest cinema screening in London!
London Zoo-Boo at the Zoo
Date: 21st-31st October 2017
Keep your little devils entertained this half term and take a trip to London Zoo. Our animals have been joined by ghostly ghouls, cackling witches and impressively carved pumpkins!
There’s plenty to keep your little ones busy. Come and watch our special Halloween versions of animal talks and demonstrations. Or, get creative and come and play at one of our many arts and craft stations, where you can make terrifying masks and try your hand at pumpkin carving. If that wasn’t enough to be getting on with, children can also attend Ghoul School dressed as their favourite scary characters.
Say boo to the zoo this half-term, it’s great fun for all the family! Check out what’s on.
Natural History Museum- Crime Scene Live
Date: Starts 30th October 2017
Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? Find out if you’re a born-to-be detective and check out the Natural History Museum’s Crime Scene Live, which kicks off on October 30th with additional dates running through to March next year. Crack the case with the help of our forensic experts. Analyse clues, fingerprints and more to solve the crime. This is great fun for curious minds!
Warner Brothers Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter- Dark Arts
Date: 1st October- 12th November 2017
Take a trip to Warner Studios for a magical time at one of the world’s most popular film sets. Don’t let the appearance of the Death Eaters dampen your Halloween spirit. In fact, let our experts teach you the spells you need to defeat them in a dual and triumph at The Battle of Hogwarts! The Dark Arts studio tour delves into the darker elements of the much-loved Harry Potter films. Explore the Death Eater Headquarters and Malfoy Manor before learning how the battle scenes were filmed. After all of that excitement, you’ll probably be feeling hungry. Head over to The Great Hall which pays homage to Halloween and is seasonally decorated with pumpkins, apples and a huge cauldron of lollipops.
If you or your family is a true Harry Potter then don’t miss out. Book your tickets today for an unforgettable experience!
Take a Terrifying Tour this Halloween
If you’re visiting London over the Halloween period then why not combine celebrations with sightseeing by taking a tour of the city. There’s no shortage of ways to explore the streets of London!
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Follow our expert guide back in time and walk the streets where Jack the Ripper once lurked. This Halloween, make time to learn all about London’s most infamous killer. The tour will take you on a gruesome journey filled with tales of bloody murder and terror. Purchase a 24h or 48h bus ticket with The Original Tour and gain access to the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour free of charge!
London Canal Museum- Halloween Boat Trip
Date: 28th-29th October 2017
Join the London Canal Museum for family-friendly Halloween celebrations! The museum will have plenty of activities to keep the kids happy, including ghost stories, face painting and a spooky treasure hunt. If that wasn’t enough, you can climb aboard a narrowboat and take to the dark canal water. You may be joined by the odd witch or two as you creep along the canal and sail through Islington Tunnel.
For more information, visit their website.
Tower of London- Twilight Tours
For: Adults and Children 12+
Date: Selected dates only
Truth or dare? Choose both and take your chances on the Tower of London Twilight Tour. Discover the truth about the famous royals who visited the tour and the darkest secrets that are concealed within the walls. Dare to visit well-known sites, where some of history's most gory moments took place. This outdoor tour will take you to places of interest such as Traitor’s Gate and the Bloody Tower. It’s a great way to get into the explore one of London’s most popular attractions and celebrate Halloween!
The tour runs on selected dates, so take a look at the Tower of London website for more information. Please note that tickets for the Twilight Tour cannot be purchased via the Original Tour website. However, if you would like standard access to the Tower of London, check out our attraction deals.
Halloween Parties in London 2017
Party in style this October and see what London has to offer. There are so many party venues in the city’s pubs and clubs, it really is hard to keep up! Here are our top picks of the best places to party this Halloween.
The Dark Circus Party
Date: 28th October 2017
Roll up, roll up for deadliest circus extravaganza you’ve ever seen! In The Grand Hall at St Pancras, you’ll find an abandoned circus. Go ahead, take a step towards the dark side and be dazzled by amazing acrobatic routines as well as death-defying stunts and tricks that will make even the calmest of people sweat with suspense. The Dark Circus Party is the ultimate fright night venue, offering top-notch entertainment and delicious cocktails! Come along to the best-themed party event in London and book your tickets before it’s too late.
Halloween in the Sky
Date: 27th October 2017, 18:00 pm – 2:00 am
You don’t want to miss this hair-raising Halloween shindig, that’s for sure! Make sure your Halloween costume game is strong before you arrive at Sky Garden to dance the night away! Enjoy great food, live music and a DJ who will be playing top tunes until the early hours of the morning. This paranormal party is it a fantastic location, towering over the London skyline. If you want to know more, head to the Sky Bar website.
The Halloween Raveyard, The Vaults Leake Street
Date: 28th-28th October 2017
In the deepest, darkest depths of the underground vaults lies a graveyard. At a time where the city’s cemeteries were full, rotting corpses were laid to rest here instead. Every year, as Halloween looms, the corpses rise from the dead; they’re ready to party! Dance with the dead this Halloween and enjoy spine-tingling tunes from live bands and DJs. Watch as a grizzly graveyard transforms into a bouncing raveyard right before your eyes.
If you’re dying to buy a ticket, head to the website.
Take a Trip to the Theatre this Halloween
Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre
For: Adults and Children 7+
If you haven’t already seen the longest running show in London’s theatre history, where have you been? If you have seen it, you probably want to see it again. Well, book your tickets and watch a West End classic this Halloween! Based on characters from The Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre
For: Adults and Children 11+
Watch the spine-chilling novel come to life on the big stage this October! It’s one of the West End's most terrifying ghost stories and it will have you hooked right from the start. Brace yourself for two hours of terror as you watch the action unfold.
Based on William Peter Blatty’s controversial best-selling novel, The Exorcist has finally be unleashed onto the big stage, just in time for Halloween. This terrifying tale follows the story of a young girl’s strange symptoms, that no doctor could solve. Desperate, her mother reaches out to a local priest for help. We guarantee that you’ll be sat on the edge of your seat all the way through the show!
If you watch to catch a theatre show, check out our theatre deals which offer up to 60% on selected shows!
So there you have it. There’s plenty to keep you entertained this Halloween if you’re visiting London. If you’re looking for an easy way to see the city, take a look at our 48h hop-on-hop-off bus tickets, which can take you to the top London attractions.