Fancy Dress Halloween Events in London
Whether you fancy cruising around the city like a cat, or you're pulling out all the stops on a zealous zombie to remember, whatever fancy dress foray that you fancy, we've got them. Boasting some of the best Halloween events in London, you could be getting ghoulish in Golders Green, prancing around like a pumpkin in St Pancras, or feeling witchy in West London. Check out our guide to the best fancy dress Halloween events in London, and get ready for skeletons and scares a-plenty.
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Last updated on 21st October 2016
Cruising the Thames, Jewel of London is taking you on a spooktacular journey this Halloween as they throw their annual bash. There will be DJs, a gruesome punch and four hours of fun as you clamber aboard one of the best party boats in London. The event is strictly fancy dress so dig out your fangs and broomsticks for a Halloween evening with a difference.
Build your scariest outfit, add a few splashes of fake blood and head down to arguably the best Halloween party in London this October. With eerie cobwebs draped across the venue's many branches, a handful of spooky characters spread across the garden and plenty of bone-chilling surprises up their sleeves, the team at Kensington's humble Roof Gardens have gone all out, offering a complimentary cocktail to any brave soul that arrives before 9pm. Beware, this is not an event for anyone that's easily spooked.
The Glam Clam is pulling out all the stops this Halloween as they host an extravaganza weekend of Rocky Horror-inspired entertainment. Getting underway with a cocktail reception, you’ll move on to a bespoke three-course menu of divine food, swig Rocky Horror inspired cocktails and take in a screening of the original 1975 cult classic itself - all the while enjoying a fabulous, warped night of live performance from the ensemble of characters.
Delve into the weird and wonderful world of the Seven Deadly Sins this Halloween for one of the most unique events in the city. From naked feasts and photos booths to live performances and contortionists, this is a roaring event of lust, mischief and misbehaving on one of the scariest nights of the year.
Bringing together the darkest of creatures on the darkest of nights, The Last Tuesday Society are throwing their Danse Macabre All Hallows Eve party. Hedonists unite on the dance floor at this night of the weird and eccentric. There'll be live music, frights, tricks and not so many treats.
Fancy dress has taken a turn for a serious at this amazingly terrifying immersive party experience. Get kitted out in your best undead outfit as a plague doctor leads you through a hellish party, complete with demon births and resurections.
Turnt have been churning out some of the finest club nights of the year, and Halloween is set to be of no exception. Get set for a scare-filled night of partying, pulsating and creepy antics set across two floors as you dive into a world of DJs, dancing and more.
Get ready to go big at The Grand's Halloween Movie Ball this October, from The Joker to Freddy Krueger, pick your favourite face and get into character. The night will include a photobooth, DJs pumping out the best tunes and a balloon drop.
Stirring quietly in the eerie shadow of the Tower of London, the Haunted Medieval Banquet combines delicious 16th century themed dishes with thrilling immersive theatre. Breathing new life in Henry VIII's court and hosting a haunted banquet full of cobwebs, dead jesters and ghoulish sights, the evening will feature a delicious 4 course dinner - composed of pumpkin soup, meat platters, roast chickens and apple pie - and a number of eerie encounters with some of the most famous faces of the 16th century.
The Friday night closest to Halloween is always an unmissable party for Cargo’s party people, and this year will be no exception. Pull out all the stops on the fancy dress front and get your weekend started in the right way; there’s sets from their main resident DJs until 6am!
Sticking to the classic scary fancy dress theme not really your thing? This & That is for you - an event where an ‘anything goes’ approach to costume creation is to be expected. Come as Superman, a cowboy, a fairy, a monster (or a hybrid of all four?) and party deep into the night; there’s free booze for those with the best costumes and a killer playlist of hellish hip-hop, gruesome garage, haunted house and more at this happening Camden party.
Promising a spooktacular night of huge power ballads and plenty of Halloween surprises, Ultimate Power are in the mood to go big for their Bat out of Helloween special. It’s taking place from The Forum on Saturday 29th, where the usual playlist of the greatest songs ever written will be enjoyed by a buzzing crowd who know their way around a decent Halloween costume.
Resurrecting our dead heroes for a final 15 seconds of fame, the team at Pop Brixton serve a Halloween spectacular all based around your favourite dead celebrities. Encouraging guests to dress as their favourite late musical icon, expect to see the likes of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and David Bowie all gracing the earth with their amazing presence. Of course, completing the entire event, they'll be amazing live music and some of London's best street food vendors on hand to keep you well fuelled all evening.
Hip Hop Brunch host their Halloween special on the 29th, but there’s nothing scary about the drink prices. Get bottomless cocktails between 12 and 1pm at this debaucherous daytime event, with a 3-course Dirty South menu to fill up on and a soundtrack of nothin’ but the biggest and best in old-school hip hop on the speakers. After you’ve tucked into all that tasty grub it’s on to the dance floor for a wild afternoon of dancing and hip-hop karaoke anthems!
How are your orange face-paint supplies looking? You may want to stock up if you’re planning on taking a trip to this alternate universe, where Trump has actually seized power and got his fingers on the nuclear codes. Expect to find a post-apocalyptic world where zombies, renegades and mutants are left to roam the dance floor, as 8 DJs drop electro beats across two floors and plenty of immersive surprises await.
Deny the ordinary this Halloween in the city for a fancy dress spectacular courtesy of Shaka Zulu. Not only are your most ghorish outfits more than encouraged, get set for themed interiors, DJs, dancing, live performers, magicians and more at this black magic special.
Consuming Camden's London Irish Centre and adding a bit of sultry flirtation to your Halloween celebration this year, the team at the Camden Cabaret club pair up with the House of Cabaret, creating the Trick or Tease cabaret celebration. Hosted by renowned performer Tempest Rose, the evening will feature a handful of dazzling yet terrifying routines and individual showpieces. With prizes handed to the person with the best costume, this has to be one of London's quirkiest Halloween cabaret celebrations.
With not one but four Halloween parties rolled into one night, you know Camden Pub Crawl-Oween is going to be a big night to remember. Join the other ghosts and ghouls as you tour clubs and bars, down free shots and play some hilarious games.
With a deadly virus spreading across the world and turning healthy people into blood craved zombies, the team at Electric Brixton seem to have accepted the impeding doom well, inviting guests to dance their troubles away at a fun-loving Halloween club night. Grab your scariest Halloween costume, head to South London and party like it's your last night on this earth.
Dress to impress at the Black Horse's Medieval Halloween Banquet and you could win a bottle of Prosecco. The West London pub will be putting on a night to remember as they cook four-course of deliciousness. DJs will haunt the decks to have you dancing through the night and a bubbly reception will kick your night off.
We’ve lost so many iconic celebrities of our generation this year - it’s only right that we honour them properly on Halloween. Ladybird invite you along for their Dead Famous club night, where revellers will get all dressed up to honour their fallen heroes at one of the most unique Halloween parties in Angel. Expect a music policy of hip-hop, RnB, classic funk and disco as you cut loose until 4am.
Having sailed the Seven Seas and travelled all round the world, Captain Jack Sparrow hosts a frivolous Halloween event that you definitely won't forget anytime soon. Lifting anchor at the Tower Millennium Pier, London's Halloween-mad crowds have a chance to test out their sea legs, joining the crew of the mysterious Dutch Master Vessel as they search up and down the Thames for hidden treasure.
Truly a night out designed to tease all of the sense, Fetish & Fancy is a Halloween event with a sexy twist coming to King’s Road between Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th. Pick out your cheekiest costume and come down for a kinky extravaganza, with impressive dancers, shocking surprises and a stylish Chelsea crowd out in force.
Bodo’s undergoes a complete transformation before opening for a night of Horror’wood Glamour as part of their super freaky celebrations. Celebrities will be haunting the hallways and fallen icons will come to party for the night, with a three-course meal served up alongside complimentary Halloween schnapps before resident DJs play into the wee hours.
Brunch Vibes are hosting a special Halloween Brunch event in the Haunted Vaults below Putney Pies. Head down below the streets and away from civilisation to this twisted brunch party, where there will be freak show performances, devilish DJ line-ups, canapes and complimentary cocktails between 12 and 1pm.
The dead are coming back to haunt us with one day of hard partying at McQueen in Shoreditch. The snazzy nightclub is flying in Todd Terry, the huge-name DJ, for a night of hot hits as well as some of his own classics. There will be plenty of entertainment in the form of dancers and performers, get ready to be wowed.
Things are getting old-school at The Signal in Forrest Hill, and by old-school we mean medieval. The pub will be throwing a fancy dress, medieval, four-course dinner; things kick off with a bubbly reception served by the resident gremlins before the Halloween spirit takes you over and leads you on a night of dancing.
Don those fangs, whirl that cape and get ready for a bowling-tastic Halloween with All Star Lanes across London. The venues will be putting on a bottomless brunch with limited edition Bloody Marys on Saturday and Sunday before DJs take to the decks, and on Monday you can enjoy two bowling games for the price of one.
Eerie, bone-chilling and instantly invoking fear in all its guests, the Chamber of Love is a Halloween event like no other. Taking place at the London Fields Brewery in North London, the venue's large tunnels will be consumed by the event's Open The Casket theme and will feature ghosts of some of the biggest dead stars. This a stunning line up of Techno and Elector DJs filling the venue with thudding base and trembling synth, you certainly won't forget a Halloween spend in the Chamber of Love.
Bar Rumba are throwing together a dark and vampiric Halloween bash that will take you through the night with a whole hoard of spooky accessories. This is one night to truly sink your teeth into, so get your best ghoulish garms on the go and bring in Halloween with some hella cheap drinks deals and a dance floor playing the best and biggest chart hits out there.
Ditch the white-sheet ghost costume and get serious this Halloween with Be At One's Halloween party and you could win £100 bar tab. The bars across London will be whipping up a special martini for the frightful night as well as creating a fun-time party atmosphere.
With a global epidemic wiping out the planet and causing the dead to rise up as the living, join the populace of zombies and wonder across East London with the famous Shoreditch Pub Crawl, searching for survivors in East London's best bars and clubs. To keep you well fueled along the arduous journey, the team have lined up a number of discounted drinks deals and free shots. Immerse yourself completely in this quirky pub crawl and lose yourself in endless the search for a life saving cure.
Complete with themed rooms, jaw-dropping live performances and a handful of terrifying characters lurking in every corner, the Hell Freezes Over Halloween Ball will consume Scala in central London, bringing together Halloween-mad revellers from all over. With each room depicting another stage in hell, the venue is brought to life by the many eerie characters and haunting skeletons that roam the corners. If that wasn't enough to entice you, the stage will host a number of dazzling performances, including sultry burlesque routines from Lolo Brow and Dusty Limits, and a gravity-defying performance by the wonderful Ghana Flying Stars.
A zombie shipwreck is terrorising Tropicana Beach Club and spreading a deadly disease this Halloween. Get ready to party like it's your last day on earth at the club's Halloween party. There will be hotter than hot DJs, crazy performers and incredible entertainers at this party with a difference.
It’s important to remember - there are prizes on offer for those in the best fancy dress here, so you’ll really want to bring your a-game. Alongside the promise of prizes, there’s creepy cocktails, unlimited popcorn for just a quid and a screening of Scary Movie on one of the biggest cinema screens in London. Did we mention that there were hotdogs and dance off competitions, too?
Fancy yourself as a bit of a Joker, or perhaps a Harley Quinn; either way Tequila Mockingbird are throwing a Halloween bash you will want to be part of. With a theme of Suicide Squad, dress up and head down to the Putney bar as they create special cocktails, spin the biggest tunes and give out prizes to the best dressed.
Never mind all those freaky clown videos (just what are they playing at, by the way?) one of the spookiest scenes in London this year will be around the bars and clubs of Soho. That’s where you’ll find the BarHopping crowds; dressed up to the nines in their scariest gear and ready for free shots and discounted drinks at some of the best bars in town. There’s free shots and unlimited pizza at the first bar, so don’t chance it if you want tickets for this one!
Bringing the days of American prohibition back to life and giving things a bit of a spooky twist, The Candelit Club is a secret bar that offers Londoners a brilliant way to spend their Halloween weekend. With a live swing band and are the best prohibition era cocktails, the entire room will be beautifully decorated with jack-o-laterns, draping cobwebs and eerie antiques. Let your creative side shine, decision your own outfit and spend the your Halloween in the swinging 1920s.