Cheap and Free Halloween Events in London
Spooking shouldn't be such a drain on your resources, so where can you hang out with the ghouls and gals of the night this Halloween without spending big bucks? From blood-bathed bashes that won't break the bank, to free fancy dress forays with the freaky, check out our recommendations for some of the best cheap and free Halloween events in London right here.
Last updated on 24th October 2016
With starter tickets coming from just £7.50, The Last Tuesday Society are not only hosting one of cheapest Halloween events in London, they're hosting one of the most unique and macabre nights in the history of All Hallows.
* Tries desperately to resist awful pun * You can run but you can’t Hyde (not even sorry) from the Halloween shenanigans going down in Kensington this Saturday 29th. Leave your inhibitions at the door and go all out with your fancy dress choices (how else will you win the contest?), there’s a special guest DJ dropping funky house, RnB and hip-hop jams and a free cocktail with your name on it if you’re here before 10.30pm.
The best kind of Halloween bar crawl features free shots and unlimited pizza in the first venue, right? Exactly. BarHopping call out to all zombies and stranger things this Saturday 29th for a night of spooky shenanigans, with welcome shots and discount drinks on offer at each of the four nightspots around Soho!
Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and Ariel are taking over Looking Glass Cocktail Club this Halloween for a sexy and seductive burlesque performance. Sip on decadent cocktails and revel in the 1920s settings as some of London's best performers take you on a Halloween tour de force, all from £10.
Cybil’s House links up with The White Swan for a night of sheer terror this Halloween. Enter through the Haunted Maze and lose yourself in 3 rooms of warped and twisted nightmares, escaping to the Basement Dungeon Club with its 3 bars and 2 rooms of amazing music. Advanced tickets are only £5 and don’t hold back when it comes to the fancy dress - there’s cash prizes on offer for the best costumes.
Tequila Mockingbird are throwing a fun-time Halloween bash as they entice the Suicide Quad to come out and play. Dress up and join in the fun at the Putney bar as DJs spin some of the biggest tunes, there's special Halloween cocktails and a £50 bar tab for the best dressed.
What do we love? Cocktails. And where do we love them? Be At One. The bar will be throwing a Halloween bash complete with Mexican martinis and fancy dress, the best part? Entry is free and there's even free cocktails for a few lucky early birds.
Zebrano in Soho is having a Stranger Things/ Michael Jackson/ Ghost Busters themed Halloween bash as they get out the 80s tunes and big costumes. There will be a happy hour until midnight, an 80s aesthetic and some seriously good dance tunes.
The team at NewLondon serve up a spooky treat for London's party mad crowds this Halloween. Taking over the London Fields Brewery in North London, guests are invited to wonder through their eerie tunnels, filled with the ghosts of dead stars. With a distinct 'Open the Casket' theme, guests are encouraged to dress i their scariest attire and dance long into the night to the best electro and techo tunes. Proving that you don't have to break the bank to have a great halloween, tickets are on sale from a little as £5.
We’ve really only got a handful of early-bird tickets left for Cargo’s Halloween Friday night special! Get them quick if you want in; they’re only £10 if you’re there before 11pm. Expect the creatures of Cargo to descend on their famous dance floor for all your favourite tunes until 6am.
Bone chilling and spine tingling by definition, the Halloween Freak Show at Farringdon's Bounce will leave your jaw hanging on the ground. 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.
For just a £5 advanced ticket, you'll enjoy ghostly games, themed cocktails, Halloween trivia and a party-hearty atmosphere until 3am at this rowdy Halloween bash at Zebrano Soho. This night marks the first of four for London's spookiest (and most raucous) weekend at Zebrano Soho.
Brunch Vibes are hosting a hair-raising Halloween Brunch celebration, and you can get involved from just £15! It’s taking place in the depths of the Haunted Vaults beneath Putney Pies, with freak show performers, devilish DJ line-ups and canapes coming your way in an all-day spooktacular. As if you weren’t swayed already, there’s complimentary cocktails to take full advantage of between 12 and 1pm.
Halloween doesn't have to be terrifying, it can be outrageous, hilarious and a whole lot of fun as The Four Femmes prove with their performance. Join them for their Halloween party as they tell stories and sing songs from throughout the century.
Snap up your Early Bird tickets to Barrio’s Halloween bash - they’re an absolute steal at £5. A Day of the Dead cocktail and queue jump is included in the ticket price, with each of the group’s venues bringing you a tequila-fuelled night of Aztec revelry. Feast on tacos, touch-up your make-up from their facepainters and generally go big on the dance-floor with smoky mezcal and other exotic cocktails at this cheap - and ridiculously fun - Halloween night out.
Offering London's thrill seekers yet another affordable way to spend Halloween this year, the team at the Toy Shop in London plate up an event framed by eerie figure, haunting sights and all the club fun you can handle. With its UV cannons loaded and ready to fire, tickets priced at an irresistible £10 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 most popular bingo night returns this October for a very special Halloween night in London. Musical Bingo takes over the Concrete in Shoreditch and offers the city's eager crowds a night of creepy characters, bone-chilling surprises and haunting rounds. Testing out your musical knowledge with their wonderful amalgamation of bingo and popular songs, this spooky Halloween extravaganza costs a reasonable £12 per ticket.
When Ultimate Power hosts a party on a Saturday instead of their usual Friday, s***’s about to go down. Famous throughout the country for their playlist of nothing but absolutely banging power ballads, join them for this spooktacular special where the usual floor-fillers will come mixed in with plenty of Halloween surprises. This event will sell out so don’t hang about...
Dirty Retro are making their spooky debut at the Magic Roundabout at what is one of the best free Halloween events in London this year. Held from this unique spot on top of Old Street roundabout, get along early in the afternoon where you’ll find them dropping a unique blend of distorted disco, house and retro jams. Get your area booked in early; there’s also going to be face-painting, face morph photo booths and lots of blood punch and creepy cocktails flowing at the bar.
Pop Brixton is turning themselves into a star-studded cemetery for Halloween, resurrecting their favourite celebrities through fancy dress and music. Discover the ghost of performers past, sample the street food and all this is starts from £3 per ticket.
Trapeze are putting on a night featuring wild circus acts, fortune-telling, a make-up stand and some seriously special drinks at the bar. It’s time to don your most extravagant, outlandish costume - you’ll need to go big if you want to win a bottle of bubbly in the fancy dress costume - and your £5 ticket includes a special bloody entry upon arrival.
Yep - that’s right, one pound cinema club. Forget shelling all your hard-earned pennies on Halloween this year, just make your way to The Grand for a movie night featuring Scary Movie on one of the biggest screens in London. There’s unlimited popcorn for a quid, creepy cocktails, hot dogs and dance off competitions - and free entry to the Grand’s Halloween Ball is included in your ticket price.
With a zombie apocalypse consuming much of the city, Bounce in Shoreditch invite guests to their humble shelter for an evening of huge tunes, frightful sites and all the ping pong fun you can handle. Whether you avoiding the many zombie characters that'll be lurking in dark corners, reinventing yourself at their UV face painting station or dancing your troubles away to the sounds of DJ Jules Critchley, you won't forget this Halloween night out in London anytime soon.
The Top Secret Comedy Club love Halloween so much, they couldn’t resist hosting two comedy night sessions on Saturday 29th. Promising an amazing atmosphere and sets from some of the top names on the circuit right now, tickets are an absolute snip at £7 / £12 (early / late show) and there’s plenty of cheap drinks flowing at the bar. Forget the fancy dress club nights this year and enjoy an evening of rib-tickling, side-splitting jokes instead - you know it makes sense.
Head to Cargo in Shoreditch this Halloween as the club goes all out for a Saturday night of tantalising, teasing and terrorising. There will be burlesque dancers, fire-breathers and a whole host of amazing DJs to help you party into the early hours.
Get ready for one hell of a party as Shane's on Canalside go all out with day and night activities. During the day, there will be pumpkin carving, face-painting and steaks and then as the sun sets, the DJs get serious to have you partying until the early hours. Get creative with your fancy dress for your chance to win free drinks all night.
Fancy world-class DJs, a night of performers and amazing music all hosted by one of the biggest names in dance music for £10? Then get yourself to McQueen, the awrd-winning Shoreditch club, this Halloween where Hed Kandi will be taking over for one night of debauched goings on.
Combining incredible streetfood with all the zombie-based fun you can handle, the Last Days of Shoreditch just keeps giving to East London's crowds, hosting a brilliant Halloween celebration this October. Alongside all the delicious streetfood dishes on offer, the entire party will be framed by terrifying costumes and unbelievable DJ sets by the likes of Belle and Bex, Clint Lee and Shane Watcha.
Where better to mark Halloween this year than at The Ten Bells - a legendary and historic boozer with all kinds of spooky history to its name in the heart of Spitalfields? This year’s party will feature the usual epic selection of gin and Thames water cocktails, with free face painting, free chips and, best of all, free entry ‘til the wee hours.
When it comes to fancy dress at This & That, anything goes (within reason, of course). Ideal if you want to bend the spooky rules slightly, there’s free booze for those with the best costumes on the night. Head along to the heart of Camden where DJ Rugrat and friends will drop a seriously warped playlist of hellish hip-hop, gruesome garage and haunted house tracks.
No prizes for guessing how you’re encouraged to dress up at the Dead Famous Halloween special! Come in costume and you’ll get free entry (there’s a £5 charge going to Neuroblastoma if not) and don’t hold back; there’s a bottle of spirit on offer for the best dressed male and female on the night. Expect DJs, pizzas, burger, punch, face-painting and themed cocktails galore at this NW blowout!