October 31 2022
Explore everything London has to offer this Halloween with our Halloween guide. From Halloween themed attractions to themed nights, London has it all.
Lock the doors, shut the curtains, put the phone on silent and get ready to hide behind the sofa cushions because the spooky season is upon us. In London, Halloween turns typically lovely museums, shows and attractions into palaces of terror – and we’re totally here for it. So let’s knock the cobwebs off and go down a dark alley or two in pursuit of the scariest Halloween activities in London.
Uncover the capital’s darkest secrets at The London Dungeon. South Bank’s scariest attraction turns the creep up a few notches with an annual Halloween show added to the (ab)normal entry ticket. And at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, the Dark Mark dominates, and all things Harry Potter get a Dark Arts’ makeover, with floating pumpkins, dementors and Death Eaters at Hogwarts.
For horror, thriller and cult classic films, the beautiful 1950s-style Rivoli Ballroom hosts annual pop-up screenings in the run up to Halloween. Then if all that spookiness hasn’t creeped you out, visit the London Bridge Experience in the bridge’s vaults, where their kid-friendly daytime Halloween turns into twisted and terrifying adult-only shows by night.
A scream-fest all year thanks to death-defying rides, Thorpe Park’s Halloween events turn the scream-o-metre to the max. The annual Fright Night combines ride thrills with scare zones, creepy mazes and plenty of actors ready to leap out at unexpected moments.
It’s a giant horror playground full of live action shows, rides in the dark and roaming characters just around the corner. Thorpe Park offers a range of tickets for Fright Night events recommended for kids aged 13 and older. So get your tickets and plan your trip to the dark side.
Get the spooky true stories of the famous names who spent their last days locked in the Tower of London this Halloween. Visit Traitors’ Gate where Queen Anne Boleyn was arrested, the Scaffold Site where executions took place and the Bloody Tower where 12-year-old Edward V and his younger brother, Richard, were supposedly murdered in 1483. Expect creepy interactive elements and ghost encounters along the way.
Another London haunt is Hampton Court Palace at Halloween. Here ghosts hide down dark corridors and in the courtyard shadows. See portraits come to life and hear mysterious sounds from another realm. It’s a palace with plenty of unusual sightings and frightening stories where the ghosts of Henry VIII’s wives are said to roam.
After all those frights, return to a safe and thoroughly relaxing hotel full of welcoming treats with a stay at Thistle Piccadilly Hotel or Thistle Trafalgar Square. London’s creepiest attractions are right on your doorstep, waiting to give you a fright.