Whether you’re after tricks, treats or a spooktacular (yes, really) mix of both, we’ve got you covered for London Halloween parties and events. There are creepy club nights, horror films, scary strolls and plenty more strange things to keep you on your toes leading up to and on 31 October. Looking for more seasonal events? Be sure to check our guide to Guy Fawkes Night.
London Month of the Dead—ends 31 October
An annual series of events across London exploring our fascination with and relationship to death. Expect cemetery tours, talks on subjects including Egyptians, extinction and erotic death art (which comes with a complimentary glass of Gin) and workshops. Events tend to sell out quickly. So book in advance to catch atmospheric puppet theatre, talks about femme fatales, photography exhibitions and a guided tour.
London Month Of The Dead
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The Glory’s Halloween Ball—Saturday 26 October
Legendary Dalston Queer performance pub The Glory takes its show on the road. Or rather, up the road, for a big Halloween Ball at Hackney Empire. All the seats in the stalls are being taken out for the night to make room for dancing. Hosts include Jonny Woo and John Sizzle, with guest appearances from Myra Dubois, The Sex Shells, Sèayoncé, Sooz Kempner and the ‘Res-Erection’ of the notorious Gay Bingo.
Halloween dance floor anthems come courtesy of DJ Chaka Khan, as well Mass Mummy Congas and Ghostly Big Spenders. And if you’re not feeling too monster-mashed, you can get on stage and join in the lip-sync battle for a chance to win a Golden Bar Tab at The Glory worth £500.00.
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Time: 7:30 pm–late
Stranger Things Halloween Party—Saturday 26 October
Take a trip to Dalston to turn your Halloween celebrations upside down for a Stranger Things themed party at Earth, Hackney. Cult 80s pop-culture fancy dress is the theme, no shirt is too garish for this club night.
There’ll be two rooms of glorious, Hawkins Indiana weirdness to explore. The Snow Ball Room is prom themed, filled with bloody balloons, classic 80s cuts, and a champagne reception. Room two is The Upside Down, with spooky mist, moody lights and Dr Brenner’s evil experiments lounge. Just watch out for Demogorgans. Expect lots of hip-hop, beats, breaks and maybe even a bit of The Never Ending Story soundtrack.
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Time:8 pm–2 am
EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)
Screening of The Ring at Flat Iron Square— Thursday 31 October
Movie Tuesdays move to Thursday for Halloween 2019. This week it’s a screening of the 2002 US remake of the Japanese killer video tape horror classic ‘Ringu’ in Flat Iron Square, Southwark.
It’s free, so just pack some popcorn, wrap up and turn up. Fancy dress is encouraged, and the first 50 people in costume will get a pint on the house.
Time: 7 pm–10 pm
Flat Iron Square
Karma Sanctum’s Soho Halloween Thriller—Thursday 31 October
Karma Sanctum sounds more like the kind of place to go for a relaxing spa escape than a halloween night out. But, the hotel’s appropriately named Wild Heart Bar & Grill is hosting a night of Soho rock ‘n’ roll debauchery with the theme of ‘Dead Rock Stars’.
Shake off your best Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Joey Ramone (or any other stars who have climbed the stairway to rock heaven) outfit for a night of dancing, spirits of the liquid kind and voodoo tarot. Regular tickets are just a tenner and include a welcome cocktail. If you’re feeling more decadent, splash out on a deluxe ticket which is £40.00 it includes a three course meal, welcome cocktail, and as much Prosecco as you can quaff in 90 minutes.
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Price: Silver ticket £10.00, Deluxe ticket £40.00
Time: 7 pm–12:30 am
Halloween on Ice at Skylight—Thursday 31 October
Head to Tobacco Dock for the double celebration of Skylight’s Halloween party and the re-opening of Europe’s only rooftop ice rink.
Tickets are a tenner, and include a free welcome drink. There’ll be two Halloween-themed ice performances, spooky games, DJs playing 80s and commercial pop and prizes for the best Halloween costume.
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Time: 5 pm–11:30 pm
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