Since the UK has wholeheartedly embraced the Halloween spirit over the past few years, it stands to reason that the capital city of London offers some of the best events and entertainment in the country on the spookiest night of the year. If you’re planning to spend Halloween in London, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your activities.
For something truly spooky and in the original spirit of the season, London is unbeatable for ghost walks and tours. Many of London’s historic landmarks are said to be haunted, and you can explore many of these with the help of a professional guide. Whether you want to learn more about the history of the locations or simply get scared out of your mind, these tours may be perfect. We recommend trying a walking tour of the Tower of London area, or venturing somewhere truly creepy like the Greenwich Foot Tunnel.
Taking it to the next level, Halloween fanatics may want to go all out and visit some major spooky attractions in and around London. You might choose to visit the Medieval Banquet in St Katherine’s Dock, a dramatic affair with entertainment from terrifying hosts along with an authentic four-course meal with traditional ale and wine. Alternatively, you don’t have to travel far to find one of the famous “scream parks” hosting a Halloween spectacular, such as Tulley’s Farm which holds an annual Shocktoberfest close to Gatwick Airport.
If your idea of Halloween is more focused on going out and partying, of course London has you covered on one of the biggest party weekends of the year. Most of the city’s biggest clubs and bars will be hosting Halloween events this year, and since the night itself falls on a Monday you can expect a long weekend of spooky celebrations starting from the Friday before! Just make sure you get your costume planned in advance, since the streets of London are sure to be filled with some of the most impressive outfits.