Halloween, also known as All Hallows (Saints) Eve is celebrated to remember the dead and all the faithful departed. Halloween has snuck up on us again and it’s going to be downright gruesome. Halloween falls on October 31 2016 this year. Get tricked or treated on and around London’s Best events and parties. The city is bursting with plethora of events for everybody from kids to adults. Witch Hunting, creepy Pumpkin carving and making Jack-o-lanterns out of it, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, Watching horror films, movie marathons, Zombie walk, visiting Night Museums, Playing pranks, Readings of Ghost stories/storytelling at midnight in the scariest cemeteries. The Londoners and tourists can witness these absolutely bone chilling activities this Halloween in London. Dig into our ultimate guide for celebrating Halloween in London.
Things to Do/Events/Parties Halloween London 2016
1.Charles Dickens Museum:
Celebrate your Halloween weekend with Dickens’s 3 most horrifying ghost stories. Charles Dickens wrote world’s best loved ghost stories. The. Spend your Halloween at this Museum with spookiest stories.The Signal-man, The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber and Captain Murderer. Readings by Dominic Gerrard. Ticket: 12 (Inclusive of Museum Entrance), Sunday 30th October, Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty St, Holborn London WC1N 2LX
2.Medieval Banquet London:
Wear your spookiest costume and head on to experience some 500 year old scary stories, unlimited wine and beer, a four-course medieval style banquet and dinner show with Knights, Minstrels and Magicians. Get Haunted at the Medieval Banquet. Resurrecting King Henry VIII at this medieval banquet Halloween bash ,experience the medieval era of Witches and Knights.Ticket: From 25 on wards, From 26th October to 30th October, Medieval Banquet, Ivory House, St. Katherine’s Dock, London, E1W 1BP
3.Horror Movies at the Rivoli Ballroom:
The Rivoli ballroom is the only 1950’s intact ballroom remaining in London. This year Crofton Park Pictures will host cinema nights (for two nights) at the Rivoli Ballroom. On October 27th: audiences will be treated to Jamie Lee Curtis starrer Halloween (1978) and on October 28th: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Two Bar Counters will be open. They will be serving Booze, Popcorn, Hot dogs and Ice cream. Do not walk in alone!Ticket: 12, 27th October Thursday – 28th October Friday, 350 Brockley Rd, Lewisham, London SE4 2BY
4. Abney Park- Fear in the Dark:
An evening of thrilling tales, suitable for over 18 age only. A storytelling event in the cemetery that’ll give you nightmares. Some performances happen in total darkness.Its Surely not for the faint hearted. The stories are inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Pie, HP Lovecraft and MR James. Ticket: From 12th Wednesday 26th October Monday 31st October, Abney Park, Stoke Newington High St. London N16 0LN.
Party all night at this Halloween till 3 am, at the walkie talkie, Level 35 (155 meters up with amazing view of the city). Don your spookiest fancy dress and celebrate your night. You’ll get to experience the live soul. Tickets range from all-night access to VIP table bookings. Delicious food and Wine and spirits will be available throughout the evening; their website says it’s going to be a Spooktacular event.
Ticket: $40 per person to $95 per person, Saturday October 29th,
Address: Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BY
Stranger Things themed Halloween: This one is fast selling out across the UK. Dedicated to the popular Sci-Fi Netflix show The Stranger Things this year. This event is the most sorted out for. October 30th has already sold out; you can grab your tickets quickly for the 31st Monday Night. 30th October-31st October,
Address: 20-22, Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD
Interesting Halloween Events for Kids:
Brixton Windmill is 200 years old ! its also known as Ashby’s Mill. Its friendly-family event, activities like storytelling, scary face painting, Creepy Pumpkin carving take place within the windmill. Kids are surely going to have fun here. 30th October Sunday, Windmill Gardens, West end Of Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5EU
2. Horniman Museum:
Dress up in the spookiest outfits and get going to Horniman Halloween Fair for a fun-filled day of activities and games. Kids can take part in animal handling, there’s a lot to explore in this Halloween market, and you also get delicious food and drinks from a variety of stalls. Ticket: £3, free for kids under 3.Saturday 29th October, Sunday 30th October, 100 London Road, London SE23 3PQ Website: www.horniman.ac.uk
3.Education Center, Hyde Park:
Creating magical potions using herbs and plants from the garden, Hair- raising nature trail, discovering fascinating facts, Bat-mask making, building a bat box to take home. (15, limited availability).Free Entry. Wednesday 26th October,
Address: Knightsbridge, London W2 2UH
4. Kidzania Theme Park:
Kids at Kidzania can take on real-life role play activities and career paths. Kidzania is a huge success in other countries around the world. This Year at Kidzania there is a tricky treasure trail, Ghost tours, face-painting and various activities are going to be held for kids.Activities available from 15th October to 30th October, Ticket: $ 10- $ 28,
Address: Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GA
5. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo:
Enjoy the spectacular range of Halloween themed activities like animal handling, hand on craft and art.Carving the Pumpkins, Making mysterious masks, the kids can also dress up as their favourite Halloween character at the Zoo’s Ghoul school. Ticket: Free, Until Monday 31st October,
Address: Dunstable, London LU6 2LF.
So head on to one of the spookiest events of your choice, given above to get tricked or treated this Halloween in London.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL 🙂