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 21st September 2020

@ Outside the Entrance to Cutty Sark Tall Ship on Saturday 3rd October 2020 and 28 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.

Secret London Runs

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A crime and punishment-themed running tour that follows in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper? Not just one for outdoor fitness, Secret London Runs are taking you around some of the most haunted places to visit in London on unique running tour like no other.

@ Outside Temple Tube Station on Friday 2nd October and Friday 6th November 2020

Ever wondered what it was like to wander the streets of London through the eyes of the demon barber of Fleet Street? Now's your chance to learn all about the truly terrifying icon that is Sweeney Todd. Expect plenty of chills, thrills and blood-curdling at this creepy walking tour.

Demon barbers? Legendary murderers? This city series is taking you on around some of the scariest attractions in London. From a walking tour around Sweeney Todd's stomping ground to following Jack the Ripper's trail, uncover it all here.

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Saturday 26th September 2020

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. 

@ Outside the Bunch of Grapes on Saturday 26th September 2020 and 61 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.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 13th November 2020 and 27 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.

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.

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.