Quirky Halloween Events in London
From slaughterhouse themed supperclubs and undead burlesque, to circus themed forays and fancy dress Halloween events in London, this October 31st is set to be an all out ruckus of gory antics and scary sights, but where to catch the best of it all? From Clapham to North London, why not check out our recommendations for the best quirky Halloween events in London and get ready for a bloody night on the tiles. You know what they say about painting the town red......
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Last updated on 26th October 2016
The Glam Clam are hosting a dazzling extravaganza featuring live performance, exquisite food and lots of cocktails in homage to Rocky Horror this Halloween. You’ll get started with a cocktail reception before feasting on a bespoke three-course menu, all the while taking in a showcase of outrageous live performances from the ensemble cast. Throw in a screening of the original 1975 cult classic and flowing fine wine and you’ve got one of the most spectacular alternative Halloween events in the city.
The team behind the Twisted Halloween are back for another October celebration, and this time they've really outdone themselves. Signposted by visits from the Angel of Death, accompanied by a handful of eerie encounters by the many spirits hiding in the dark corners, you'll have the chance to see a number of death-defying stunts, including daring aerial routines and brave sword swallowing. Completing the Halloween club night, a line-up of amazing DJs will keep the fun vibes going all night long.
When it comes to this year's quirky Halloween events in London, none are more deadly and unique than this. Join this Halloween ball for a venture in all things deceit, lust and misbehaving as the night prepares for dancing, live contortionists, a photo booth, naked feast and more.
Held inside an abandoned big-top somewhere in central London, indulge your dark side and run away with the Dark Circus for a night of macabre thrills this Saturday 29th. Promising a spine-chilling line-up of entertainment sure to make a mark on all the senses, come for a pre-party tequila masterclass or just grab a Bourne & Hollingsworth cocktail as you immerse yourself in these divine, decadent and devilish surroundings.
Celebrating all of the dark eccentricities and weird wonders of All Hallows Eve, The Last Tuesday Society are returning to the huge Clapham Grand to host their Danse Macabre. Gather here at the years darkest of nights and reveal your costumes as a night of music, drinking and dancing unfolds.
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. Mad about all things Halloween and with a handful of prizes available for the scariest costumes, expect to see some pretty disturbing sights at this quirky night out in London.
You’ve been called into investigate a company building biological weapons, but things have quickly escalated and now, the walking dead are roaming the streets hungry for human flesh. Your mission now is based plainly on survival; adrenaline will soar and friendships will be tested as you battle to survive this interactive, immersive gaming experience. And afterwards? There’s a chance to meet the crew and dance ‘til late at the after-party, of course!
Drink Shop Do bring their A pumpkin game again his Halloween in London as their pumpkin carving event returns. Not only housed in one of the cutest and creepiest bars in London, get set for competition carving, Halloween themed cocktails and more.
A terrifying immersive party experience is coming to the London Vaults. Don your scariest costume and join The Plague Doctor as he leads you through chambers of horror, from Lady Gaga giving birth to a monster to an emergency room and invoking the spirit of the dead.
To celebrate the wonderful woman who brought us Veuve Clicquot Champagne, C&B Monument will be hosting a bubble-filled Champagne bash. Start your evening with a glass of champers then dance the night away with top DJs; the theme is wicked elegance.
It's time for a dose of terror on the Thames. One of the most unique Halloween events in London, Turnt promises to bring the beats and the creepy cavorting alike as three floors host some of the best in DJs, dancing and more.
Cybil’s House joins up with The White Swan for a twisted night to remember this Halloween. Enter through the Haunted Maze and you’ll quickly get an idea of what is to follow, as you get lost in 3 rooms of All Hallows Eve nightmares. Head to the Basement Dungeon Club to find 3 bars and 2 rooms of party classic tunes, and don’t forget to bring your a-game to the fancy dress shop - there’s cash prizes for the best costumes.
Not ones to shy away from a fun-loving holiday, the team at The Grove in Balham host a Halloween event with some edge, inviting guests down to take part in a frivolous pumpkin carving session. Accompanied by delicious Halloween-themed treats created by the venue's head chef - including mummified Camembert and an intriguing witches brew - the day will test out your skills with a craving knife and will push guests to create as scary a design as they can.
Yep - a one pound cinema club. There’s no need to spend big on your Halloween antics this year, just head to The Grand to watch Scary Movie on the biggest screen in London! You’ll find loads of creepy cocktails flowing at the bar, unlimited popcorn for just £1 and prizes for the best costumes; so for goodness sake don’t hold back. Your ticket includes free entry to the Grand’s Halloween Ball until 3am afterwards.
Does it get any more quirky than a Halloween Medieval Banquet? How about if we throw in some mad waiting staff and a party that rocks until the early hours? Black Horse in West London is throwing a four-course banquet to get you in the spooky mood, grab you pitchforks and burning torches and head on down.
Combining all the frivolous things we love about Halloween with the many amazing things we love about bottomless brunches, the team at Bounce on Old Street plate up a truly quirky way to spend Halloween this October. With bottomless glasses of prosecco, slice after slice of freshly made wood-fired pizza and all the Ping Pong you could want, pull on your scariest outfit and gorge yourself on the copious amounts of food on offer.
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. Resurrecting Henry VIII and his medieval subjects, the event will both serve guests a delicious 4 course, authentic medieval dinner and show them exactly what life was like for Britain's elites back in the 16th century. Expect plenty of pumpkin soup, a few dead jesters and even some of Henry's resurrected wives.
Picture the scene - a deadly virus that's sweeping across the world is turning people into blood thirsty zombies. Accepting the world's fate, the team at Electric Brixton invite guests to one last party, encouraging them to dress in their scariest outfits and let loose on the dance floor. Grab your scariest costume, head to South London and party like it's your last night on this earth.
A Trump-themed Halloween special - it was only a matter of time really, wasn’t it? Discover an alternate universe where Trump has seized power and pushed the nuclear button, bringing about a post-apocalyptic world where zombies, outlaws and mutants are left to roam the dance floor. Bring out your fancy dress a-game (and lots of orange facepaint) and get stuck into one of the best alternative Halloween nights out; there will be 8 DJs, electro tunes, art and immersive experiences galore.
Offering our dead musical heroes one final 15 seconds of fame, and washing their iconic venue with an eerie graveyard theme, Pop Brixton presents a Halloween spectacular revolving around our favourite dead stars. 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. With live music and delicious street food to boot, this is one quirky Halloween night out in London that you won't want to miss.
There’s no better time to discover the dark and comedic tale of Lady Chastity than at Halloween. Offering an alternative night of spooky entertainment for groups of mates or couples, put your heads together and venture beyond your comfort zone in this ‘escape the room’ styled game - you’ll win a bottle of Lady C’s fabled aphrodisiac wine if you’re successful! Lady Chastity’s is based in both Hackney and Battersea.
Bodo’s Schloss present to you Dead Famous; a seriously freaky night out where their whole venue is transformed into a spooky space filled with Horror’wood Glamour. Expect an evening full of frights to keep you firmly on your toes, with a glam West End crowd going all out on the fancy dress front to enjoy a three course dinner with complimentary Halloween schnaps before resident DJs play a killer set from 11pm.
Tropicana Beach Club are going all out for their first Halloween bash as they involve pirates, entertainers and performers for a night of wicked fun. The theme is zombie shipwreck, and it's up to you to save the cursed locals from the deadly disease inflicted on them by the undead pirates.
London is consumed by an apocalypse, and the only way to escape the army of killer zombies is to seek desperate shelter in Bounce in Shoreditch. With eerie characters waiting in the dark corners, UV face painting stalls, a handful of gruesome games and DJ Jules Critchley on the decks, this is one Halloween event you don't want to miss.
Scare yourself silly at a screening of one of the all-time great horror films; it’s what Halloween is all about, after all! Catch The Shining on the big screen at this beautiful and historic venue, with Nicholson doing his thing while boozy refreshments, hot-dogs and popcorn are served up. The perfect way to get the spooky weekender started, just don’t go alone...
Thames Thriller will have you screaming out loud for a Halloween night of terror as you roar down the Thames on a speedboat. A guide will be on hand to point out the sights, there will be classic tunes to accompany the ride and you finish with a hot toddy to warm you back up.
Celebrating the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead, El Camion Soho are throwing a feast with a difference. Teaming up with Olmeca Altos, the Soho restaurant will put on a five-course vegetarian feast paired with tequila cocktails and explanations from an expert.
The ultimate, alternative Halloween event in London, join Rouges this October 29th in the city as they hark back to the oh so terrifying days of the 70s for a deadly disco to remember. Join them in the stunning Rivoli Ballroom for a night that'll truly send shivers down your spine.
The Night Star Cinema teams up with the idyllic Belair House to serve South London's adventurous crowds a terrifying Halloween screening that'll leave you sleeping with the lights on. With a handful of food stalls and some drink vendors around the event, though idyllic by day, Belair House has a slightly eerie feel come nightfall and offers the perfect spot for a film screening under the stars. Prepare for spooks, screams and a plenty of terrifying scenes at this Halloween event in London.
The UK’s leading club night when it comes to straight up power ballad tunes, Ultimate Power are hosting a Halloween spooktacular with the usual bangin’ tunes mixed in with lots of scary surprises. Fancy dress is naturally a must as you head to a club night known for its great atmosphere. Get your advanced tickets for just £11 right here!
Set in a beautiful and authentic Masonic Temple, Masonic Murders is a quirky London Halloween event with a difference. Join the Andaz Hotel for a night of immerisve theatre as they look into the intriguing story of murders and organised crime; splash out and you can enjoy a meal at Eastway Brasserie.
On any given day, Ravens Ait is an enchanting island offering a little taste of the countryside, but not on Saturday 29th - no sir. Watch as this charming space is transformed into the Isle of Fright for the spookiest night on the clubbing calendar, with themed cocktails, a hot fork buffet, DJs and disco to look forward to.
Head to Cargo for a night of hard partying as Cargo put on a Halloween spectacular complete with burlesque dancers, cabaret performers and fire breathers. The club is open until 6am and will be have a whole host of huge DJs playing well into the night.
A masquerade ball deep within the inner circles of Hell, you say? Descend the ladder of sin and immerse yourself in the Inferno to mark All Hallow’s Eve in style this year; you can look forward to a dazzling schedule of entertainers including a 70-piece orchestra, Royal Ballet dancers, resonating singers and acclaimed actors.
You’ve heard all about the spooky club nights going down this Halloween, but what of the brunch parties? Proving that there’s a brunch event for truly every occasion, Brunch Vibes are hosting a special all-day event in the Haunted Vaults deep beneath Putney Pies, where you can expect freak-show performers, devilish DJ line-ups, canapes and free cocktails between 12 and 1pm!
A night at Proud Cabaret never fails to dazzle and amaze and Halloween is no exception as the talented burlesque and cabaret stars put on an evening to remember. Watch acts that seduce, tantalise and bewitch as the performers take to the stage over the weekend; there will also be a three-course meal and party to dance until the witching hour afterwards.
Midnight Apothecary are set for cocktails and scares this Halloween in London with their spooky spectacular. Join them not only for carved lanterns and fire pits, but a roster of some of the finest cocktails and Halloween potions in the business for a truly different night out.
Spend your Halloween swooning deep in the allure of a 1920s themed speakeasy bar in a secret location. 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.
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. Setting sale from the Tower Millennium Pier, guests will help the crew of the mysterious Dutch Master Vessel search up and down the Thames for treasure. With DJ Suave playing all your favourite new and old skool tracks, expect a few frightening encounters and all the rum you could hope to drink.
Celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead in true Vegan style, the Fat Gay Vegan round off yet another successful year by inviting guests to a spooky supper club like no other. Held in a secret location, the entire venue will be covered in decorations from Mexico City and will feature an authentic alter that's used to hold photos of the loved one we've lost. Spooky and eerie, with a number of hidden surprises up its sleeve, this is one Halloween event worth checking out if you're a vegan.
Halloween in London is a big weekend. The partying, the drinking, the face paint; there's a lot to contend with. Ease yourself back into Saturday afternoon with a bottomless prosecco brunch at Zebrano Carnaby and bid that hangover a firm goodbye. Expect freaky Bellinis and scarily-tasty dishes.
Leading the way with their quirky pineapple themed events, Cristabel's Parties are throwing a Halloween bash complete with a delicious three course meal and plenty of wacky decorations. If you want to get in on the pineapple carving action, head to Pimp Your Pineapple Pumpkin to decorate a pineapple - there will be plenty of Prosecco on hand for inspiration.
For a Halloween event that's sure to leave you with chills running down you spine, join the team at Bounce Farringdon and watch in amazement as things unfold at the Halloween Freak Show special. With late night ping pong, UV face painting, gruesome games of face painting and DJ Shredded Pete playing creepy tracks all night, pull on your scariest outfit and head down.
Testing out your skills of problem solving and immersing you in a apocalyptic world, armed only with a laser tag gun, End Game serve up an immersive spectacular this Halloween. The event will take place at Shoreditch's Haunted House and will place teams of colleagues, family members and friends in a locked room with an army of the undead fast approaching. With clues and riddles to be solved, and weapons to be collected, there is only 1 objective... survival.
Musical Bingo takes over the Concrete in Shoreditch and offers a night of terrifying characters, bone-chilling surprises and nightmare-inducing rounds. Testing out your musical knowledge with their wonderful amalgamation of bingo and popular songs, this spooky Halloween event is not for the faint-hearted. Dress in your scariest outfit, add a bit of fake blood and head down to East London for a terrifying night you won't forget anytime soon.
Get ready for a riotous and rollicking Halloween at 1920s speakeasy Looking Glass Club. The Alice in Wonderland inspired bar will be overrun will all manner of scary and sexy as burlesque performers put on one hell of a show - get ready to see you favourite fairy tale characters in a whole new light.
Returning for another year after wowing London's Halloween obsessed crowds last year, the Toy Shop in South London converts itself into a mysterious house of eerie figures and spine-tingling frights this October, throwing a UV drenched party like no other. With its UV cannons loads and ready to fire, a smattering of face painting stations spread across the venue and some of London's biggest up-and-coming DJs on the decks, you definitely won't forget this Halloween event in London anytime soon.
The Grand's Halloween Movie Ball is going big as they bring out all the freaks and weirdos from your favourite horror films. The South London venue is putting on one hell of a party with a balloon drop, photo booth and a makeover all on hand.
Join The Signal in Forrest Hill for four courses of Halloween deliciousness as they unroll the red carpet and polish the goblets for a night of medieval madness. The pub will be serving you a slap-up meal complete with wine, welcome drinks and terrifying waiting staff.
Hosting a bone chilling screening of the terrifying 1978 film Halloween, the Rivoli Ballroom invites London's Halloween enthusiasts to an event that won't be forgotten. Steeped in history and featuring in a handful of films itself, the venue will be terrifyingly decorated and will have framed by a number of bars and food stalls, serving delicious hotdogs, popcorn and a range of craft beers and ales to the event's hungry audience.