The spookiest Halloween events in London 2023

Ready for a hair-raising city escape? You’re in luck! Spine-chilling fun had returned to London, so why not treat yourself to a night out this Halloween in one of the UK’s most historic (and often thought to be haunted) cities?

From boozy pumpkin carving to glittery fright fest raves, you’ll never be short of a Halloween cocktail this spooky season. Discover our monster-sized list of the best Halloween events in London throughout October 2023.

Hyper Halloween Extravaganza at Hyper-Reality – Bethnal Green

26th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 31st October

Hyper Reality Halloween eventThe ultimate Halloween experience awaits. At Hyper Reality, choose from four bewitching VR experiences including, The Arena, The Place with No Name and The Rollercoaster, and leave everything you know about reality behind… Jump into the spellbinding world of VR – Cyberpunk style.

But that’s not all. Hyper Reality will also be holding a freaky costume contest in search of the creepiest get-up! Find your spookiest (or silliest) costume, perfect your Halloween makeup look and strike a pose at the photo wall to be in with a chance to win a special birthday package worth over £220!

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The London Dungeon – Waterloo

15th – 31st October

The London Dungeon entrance signExperience a legendary event this October at The London Dungeon, the home of Halloween! Come face-to-face with The London Dungeon’s perilous exorcism show, which is truly the stuff of nightmares. Watch and experience for yourself as ancient and sinister forces come to life this Halloween season.

Bringing together an incredible cast of theatrical actors, special effects and stage designs, The London Dungeon is a blood-curdling experience for thrill-seekers looking for a memorable London night out.

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Ballie Ballerson Halloween Brunch Weekender – Shoreditch

28th & 29th October

Halloween cocktail being prepared at Ballie BallersonYou won’t want to miss Ballie Ballerson’s wild 2023 Halloween brunch extravaganza! This October, London’s most famous ball pit bar is putting together a whole weekend of spectacular Halloween festivities. Expect ‘blood-bath ball pits’ and groovy DJ sets all night long. And we can’t forget those cheeky Halloween shots and cocktails…

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch is pulling out all the stops this year with the spookiest disco event of the season! Fancy dress is highly encouraged, and guests who go the extra mile with their outfits will be in with a chance to win £1k worth of prizes each night.

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Looking for spooktacular things to do outside of London this spooky season? Click here to read our UK guide to Halloween 2023.

Twisted Circus Halloween Festival 2023 – Camden

28th October

Twisted Circus London Halloween eventWitness jaw-dropping acts and freaky characters while dancing the night away to spooky anthems. The Twisted Circus is taking over London for its 10th year in a row. Entertaining over 100,000 partygoers over its decade-long run and selling out every year, the Twisted Circus Halloween party is not one to be missed.

Prepare to have your mind shaped and twisted like never before, with crazy contortion performances and stomach-churning live actors ready to give you a fright. Twisted terror is coming to Camden – are you ready?

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Halloween Party at Big Penny Social – Walthamstow

28th October

Halloween decorations at Big Penny SocialThis North London Halloween party brings beer, live music and spooktacular fun all together in one electrifying night out! Hosted by Big Penny Social, this warehouse-style microbrewery venue is putting on a night of bewitching Halloween festivities you’ll love sinking your teeth into!

Enjoy a free spoooooky cocktail with every ticket, with an array of one-off Halloween food and drink specials all night long. And what’s a Halloween party without fancy dress? Big Penny Social is even offering a £100 bar tab for the finest Halloween costume of the night!

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Hijingo Ghost in the Machine – Shoreditch

20th, 21st, 26th, 31st October

Hijingo Halloween eventEnter a dystopian reality this Halloween with Hijingo’s immersive, multi-sensory bingo party. As one of Shoreditch’s favourite entertainment bars, Hijingo is back with their Ghost in the Machine Halloween Bingo night, where you can expect high-octane rounds and hijacking surprises throughout.

Six dynamic rounds lined up means six chances to win Hijingo’s top cash prize or even a European holiday for two… Bingo has never been so nerve-racking!

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Paraiso Halloween Disco at Night Tales Loft – Hackney

28th October

Night Tales Loft HackneyAs the sun sets on the electric streets of Hackney, ghouls, ghosts, and goblins come out to party! This Halloween, Night Tales Loft is preparing the biggest monster-mash bash featuring some funky house, disco beats, and Halloween classics to dance the night away.

Get ready for a night of spine-tingling fun at one of Hackney’s favourite intimate clubs. With gorgeous East London skyline views from their heated outdoor terrace, get your ghostly groove on this Halloween at Night Tales Loft!

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Wizard Afternoon Tea® at The Wands & Wizard Exploratorium® – Covent Garden

Various dates

Wizardry tea workspaceAttention all potion-brewers and wizardry enthusiasts! The Wands & Wizard Exploratorium® is putting on the ultimate, immersive potion-making afternoon tea experience this autumn season. Step into the magical world of your childhood through the mystical science of tea brewing and molecular gastronomy.

As you masterfully prepare your potion-like tea, enjoy an array of confectionary delights including a curated selection of scones, ‘sand-witches,’ and desserts.

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Pumpkin Carving Party at The Prince – West Brompton

30th October

Adults carving pumpkinsThis Halloween, the homely pub garden oasis of The Prince, West Brompton, will be transformed into a Halloween utopia in preparation for their ultimate Pumpkin Carving Party. You’ll even get a free Southern Comfort Halloween Cocktail or Mocktail with pumpkin-spiced popcorn to enjoy while you carve your creepy designs!

And that’s not all… Throughout October, The Prince will be putting on an array of other spooky affairs. Check out their Bottomless Brunch of Horrors and the return of Famous First Words: Halloween Special – an addictive musical karaoke experience that will have you howling like a werewolf!

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Mr Fogg’s Victorian Murder Mystery – Mayfair

7th, 14th, 21st & 28th October

Mr Fogg's Murder Mystery Halloween eventLooking for a quirky night out this Halloween? You need to check out the weird and wonderful Mr Fogg’s Victorian Murder Mystery night. Debunk the clues, follow your instincts and discover if you have what it takes to solve this eerie crime…

Set in the 19th century designed Mr Fogg’s Residence cocktail bar, sip on whimsically curated beverages as you decipher all the hints towards finding the killer. This immersive murder mystery Halloween event will have you on the edge of your seat! But don’t forget to be on your guard

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