Creepy Things To Do In London

There's two types of people who live for 31st October. First, there's the party animals who see it as the night for dressing up like a fool and painting the town fake-blood-red. Then, there's the ones who are here for the scares... for whom this time of year should be a national holiday. Halloween parties are small potatoes for this particular coven; they need something spookier. With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the creepiest and most haunted things to do in London, with alternative Halloween activities that are a little more hands-on.

Last updated on 29th September 2020

@ Outside the Entrance to Cutty Sark Tall Ship on Saturday 6th February 2021 and 21 other Saturdays

Be regaled with twisted tales of drunken sailors sent to "Shanghai", the Cutty Sark Curse and ghosts of jilted lovers as you embark on  Royal Maritime Greenwich Ghost Tour. Expect spooky hidden laneways, London's scariest park and a visit to Charles Dickens' favourite haunted pub.

The Ghost Bus Tours

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London is swarming with spooky secrets, and there's one ghost-led event that's ready to unveil them all. Board the all black boardmaster for a trip around London as The Ghost Bus Tours regale creepy facts along the way, making for one memorable night out in the city.

AIM Escape

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Escape rooms that will leave hairs on the back of your neck? Get familiar with the unique spaces at AIM Escape, where dangerous spaces and creepy corners will put your puzzle-solving skills to the test with the use of augmented reality to make it even more scary.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 22nd January 2021 and 22 other Fridays

This two-hour tour of London's most ghostly locations will take you off the beaten path, into places with more than a few tales to tell. From creepy abandoned cells to seemingly harmless gin palaces, the Paranormal Activity Tour will attempt to commune with the other side at every stop.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Friday 23rd July 2021

One of the scariest escape rooms in London, this spine-tingling pick will have you in a room with up to nine other people and blood-thirsty zombie chained to the wall. Solve the clues, find the key and escape to safety as quickly as possible at this thrilling immersive experiencing. 

See Your City

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Covering everything from a walking tour of ghost, ghouls and gallows to a Jack the Ripper exploration, See Your City have something for everyone with a penchant for the peculiar. And if you'd rather go virtual? Their online events include murder mysteries and dark secrets aplenty.

@ Outside the Bunch of Grapes on Saturday 23rd January 2021 and 47 other Saturdays

One of London's scariest attractions, this ghostly ride will leave you seriously spooked. Join the London Bridge Ghost Tour and journey back in time to the world's oldest operating theatre, spirits that linger in England's oldest prison and a 17th-century pub haunted by a canine ghost.