Best events and things to do in London for Halloween

If you’re looking for things to do to celebrate the spookiest day of the year, here are some of the best Halloween events London.

1 Skylight Peckham

Don your best blood-spattered frock for this rooftop Halloween party, which comes with a DJ and a host of prizes for the best, most fearsome fashion. Look across south London as you bask in your spooky glory, taking advantage of the night-long drink specials and murder the dancefloor.

Date: Saturday, October 28

Time: 7pm-1am

Tickets: £15, includes an arrival cocktail

Address: Theatre Walk (in between Peckham Library and Mountview College, 120 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JT

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2 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Embark on a Gory Stories tour at the splendiferous Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The 600-year-old riverside site’s history touches the Tuders, the Civil War and an old naval hospital and college, and these tours tell the gruesome tale of the people who lived, worked – and met their gristly ends through misadventure, bungled high wires acts and anarchistic incompetence– at the Old Royal Naval College throughout the centuries.

Date: Tuesday, October 31

Time: 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Tickets: £15

Address: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich SE10 9NN


3 Spooky climbs at Up at The O2

Scale The O2’s roof to encounter not just 360 degree views of the capital, but a mysterious storyteller too. This chatty freak will recount bone-chilling tales, in the dark of London below including Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park.

Date: Monday & Tuesday, October 30 & 31

Time: 7pm for a 7.45 climb

Tickets: £40

Address: Peninsula Square, Greenwich SE10 0DX


4 Rocky Horror Picture Show brunch at Devonshire Terrace, City

Damn it Janet, this year marks 50 years of time warping, and to celebrate Halloween – and The Rocky Horror Picture Show 50th anniversary – Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan are hosting a series of Rocky Horror brunches. For the Halloween edition of this Halloween event, dress up in the 70-esque garb of your favourite character and get ready to be greeted by the horror show gang who will put on a show as you chow on classic brunch dishes. You have the option to make this bottomless too.

Date: Saturday October 21 or 28; November 4

Time: 1pm-4pm

Tickets: £49

Address: Devonshire Terrace, Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4WY


5 Skylight Tobacco Dock

Over in Tobacco Dock, Skylight will put on a carnival of freakish fun. Party in a haunted pumpkin patch that comes with a view across east London rooftops that comes with games, roving entertainers and live DJs. As you vie for best-dressed prizes, play games such as croquet, cornhole toss and ping pong while quaffing Halloween-inspired cocktails.

Date: Saturday, October 28

Time: 6.30pm-11pm

Tickets: £15, includes an arrival cocktail

Address: Tobacco Dock, Wapping E1W 2SF


6 SINNER supper club, Clapton

This supper club, created by the Dinner Ladies, is a creative gastronomical exploration of the seven deadly sins, with each course exploring one of the sins. The dinner pops up at Core Clapton, which will be appropriately transformed into a gothic dining room, lit by candlelight and dressed up with sinful embellishments. Feast on the drama of it all, as well as truffle croquettes, langoustine ceviche, and miso and champagne chowder and one hell of a cocktail menu. Dress up is encouraged.

Date: Tuesday, October 31

Time: 7pm-11pm

Tickets: £60, + £30 for non-alcoholic pairing, £40 for alcoholic pairing

Address: 161 Northwold Road, Clapton E5 8R


7 Discount Suit Company’s Jack The Ripper Tour, Aldgate

What makes a cold and creepy meander through the back streets of east London talking about a prostitute murdering serial killer better? Booze, of course. Cocktail bar Discount Suit Company has partnered up with London’s Walks for a Halloween tour around Jack the Ripper’s old haunts that involves hot punch as a winter warming drink. Trace the footsteps of the notorious serial killer and hear the hypothesises regarding his identity before ending back at the Discount Suit Company bar for 20 per cent off the final bill.

Date: Tuesday, October 31

Time: 6.30pm; 8.30pm

Tickets: £25

Address: Meet at Discount Suit Company, 29A Wentworth Street, City of London E1 7TB


8 Between The Bridges, South Bank

The South Bank open air bar is pulling out the stops for Halloween, starting with its HallowQueen drag brunch special featuring RuPaul queens Black Peppa and Elektra Fence. Things kick off with an hour of bottomless bubbles before launching into a brunch filled with drag tunes and mini challenges, and the chance to lip sync for your life. Backing this up, Klub Kids UK, along with Alexis Saint Pete and Naomi Carter bring a drag party, while Guilty Pleasures will continue their residency with its pop night featuring R&B and pop bangers all night long.  

Dates: Saturday, October 28

Tickets: Brunch £30.80; Klub Kids UK £6; Guilty Pleasures free

Address: Queen’s Walk, South Bank, SE1 8XZ


9 Halloween at Big Penny Social, Walthamstow

Guys and ghouls, head to the UK’s biggest beer hall in Walthamstow this Halloween for beery, spooky fun. On Friday, October 27, the Halloween edition of Bingo Lingo is next level bingo-ing, with on-stage battles, performers, interactive hosts and a lot of prizes. Head to BPS on Saturday, October 28, for the beer barn’s Halloween party that will see The Hip Hop House Band belting out RnB bangers before a DJ takes over to the end. Dress your horrific best for your chance to win a £100 bar tab. Brush up on your Halloween trivia for the pub quiz on Tuesday, October 31 for your chance to win prizes and showcase the amount of otherwise useless facts stored in your head.

Dates: Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28; Tuesday, October 31

Tickets: Bingo £10; Party £6 includes a cocktail; Quiz £2

Address: 1 Priestley Way E17 6AL


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