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24 things to do for Halloween in London 2023

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The London Ghost Bus Tours. Image courtesy of The London Ghost Bus Tours.
Find the freakiest Halloween events London has to offer on and around 31 October. Join a ghost tour, dress up for a Halloween party or dare to step inside spooky attractions.


Experience a scarier side to London with some of the spookiest things to do in London for Halloween, on and around 31 October.

Venture into haunted venues, brave bone-chilling attractions, dare to go on special Halloween tours and find tricks and treats with gripping family events. Plan your Halloween in London with this roundup of gory ideas and horrifying activities. 

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Frightening London attractions

Floating orange pumpkins hanging from the ceiling of the Great Hall, lit up in green and purple light

  1. Step into the magical wizarding world as the Harry Potter film studios are given a Halloween makeover at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
  2. Just when you think it couldn’t get any scarier, head to the gruesome The London Dungeon at Halloween.
  3. Hear tales of torture and imprisonment and explore the Bloody Tower where you'll come face to face with roaming ghosts of legendary inmates at the Tower of London
  4. Tiptoe your way through the dark corridors and courtyards of Hampton Court Palace.
  5. Step into one of England's oldest and most notorious prisons Clink Prison Museum if you dare and see its gruesome torture devices.
  6. Discover the unnerving history of 19th-century surgery at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Find more quirky London attractions and unusual museums

Scary Halloween London tours and ghost hunts

Dark alleyway that's part of the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour.

  1. Retrace the infamous murderer’s footsteps with Jack the Ripper Ghost Walks. Or visit the world's only Jack the Ripper Museum where you'll learn about the suspects and victims, discover recreated scenes and find unique artefacts. 
  2. Join a very mortal talk, tour or workshop, including visits to London's most famous cemeteries, during the London Month of the Dead.
  3. Head out on a spine-tingling London Bridge Ghost Walking Tour* where you’ll scour the "land of the lawless" visiting graveyards, secret ale houses, bear-baiting pits, and many more haunting locations
  4. Or embark on a ghoulish Ghost Walking Tour of Royal Maritime Greenwich*, learning all about the curse of Cutty Sark, drunken sailors sent to "Shanghai", and the lingering spirits of the Royal Family.
  5. Roam the streets of London on a Haunted Pub Tour for Two*, stopping for a tipple at some of the city’s spookiest public-houses.

Discover more weird and wonderful sights on more London tours.

Halloween experiences in London

A group of zombies at a london immersive experience try to grab visitors through the bars.

  1. Put your investigative skills to the test as you take on the next big mystery at Sherlock: The Official Live Game.
  2. Cast your spell upon the tea stand and solve the puzzle to reveal your sweet and savoury delights at a magical Arcane Afternoon Tea at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium*.
  3. Get ready to take on the living-dead at Zombie Battle Training Experience*. You’ve been hand-picked for a special military mission, but will you be ready when the deadly attack arrives?
  4. Uncover the secrets of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street on a London Sweeney Todd Tour*. Wander the streets where the famous barber and his pie-making accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, would carry out their gruesome work.
  5. Follow your curiosity down the rabbit hole to the Alice in Wonderland VR Escape Room*, working alongside your favourite characters, race against time to defeat the evil Queen of Hearts.
  6. Head to Sandbox VR in Covent Garden for the Deadwood Valley zombie-themed experience.

Enjoy a night out or Halloween party in London 

The cast of Wicked the Musical on stage pointing to the witch who is elevated under blue lights

  1. Enjoy a magical musical such as Wicked, or the haunting gothic romance The Phantom of the Opera.
  2. Or jump out of your seat as you watch scary scenes in The Woman in Black.

Let your hair down at hair-raising Halloween nights in London’s top clubs or check back closer to the time for more spooktacular events.

Haunted houses and places

Tower Bridge in a dark setting with dark clouds and the bright blue railings.

  1. Capture a selfie with one of the resident ghosts at Queen's House in Greenwich, known for their presence on the elegant Tulip Stairs.
  2. Explore one of the most haunted places in London at Tudor mansion Sutton House and Breaker's Yard and you may encounter the White Lady ghost.
  3. Take on the spooky fun-filled family trail at Chiswick House & Gardens, wandering the illuminated haunted woods and enjoying many delicious, sweet treats...and a trick or two. 
  4. Visit one of London’s beautiful and eerie cemeteries.
  5. Grab a pint in an old, haunted London pub, including The Ten BellsThe GrenadierThe Spaniards Inn and The Viaduct Tavern.

Don't just visit for Halloween, there are plenty of events and activities this autumn to add to your bucket list. Check out more events in October and November, or plan for a weekend in London with our top weekend picks.

If you're already in London, download the Visit London app for on-the-go Halloween ideas and family fun.

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