The witching hour is upon us foolish mortals, and even though most are past the age of trick or treating, London remains one of the most exciting cities to enjoy a frightfully spooky Halloween.
Get ready to come as you aren’t and do not forget to park your broomsticks at the door!
The Boutique London team have put together a list of fang-tastic activities to choose from in our much-loved districts of Chelsea, Holborn, Borough and Primrose Hill. Whether you’re on a hunt for a haunting night out or want to treat your little monsters, we have you covered!
For this month’s edition of the Science Museum’s Lates, get ready for an eerie twist as we move away from the realm of space travel and robotics to learn the fascinating science behind werewolves and zombies. Discover how to save the world from a pandemic as well as master makeup that will scare your friends silly!
Although that event is for adults only, Chelsea always has something for the little ones! On the 1st November, Waterstones in Kensington will host a real treat with a reading of “The Ten Little Monsters” and other chilling childhood tales followed by kid-friendly Halloween activities.
On Saturday 2nd head to The Fulham Courtyard – but only at your own risk! The venue will transform into an American style camping and cabin experience, in honour of the latest American Horror Story – Camp 1984! Tickets come with a blood bag cocktail for you and your ghoulish graveyard groupies but beware, this one won’t be one for the faint hearted!
For a boo-tifully themed dining experience, head to Circus in Piccadilly. Join them from the 29th October to the 1st November to feast on their devilishly delectable Halloween tasting menu or indulge in one of their creepily curated cocktails. Guests will enjoy dark, yet dazzling entertainment, with a display of talent and death-defying feats.
Alternatively, in the true spirit of Holborn, the Petrie Museum will open its doors to those that prefer a daylight adventure over a night of grave’s delight. Discover how the novel Frankenstein still shapes the dread around the theme of death, 200 years after its publication. Egyptologist and cultural historian John J Johnson will also be giving a whistle-stop tour of pop culture at the Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Not to be missed and what’s more – tickets come with a free glass of wine!
How can we not mention the home of Halloween, the London Dungeons? Ride their thrilling rides and face London’s scariest and most notorious characters. As if the London Dungeons weren’t frightening enough, they’ve got some extra tricks and surprises up their sleeves this Halloween to give ensure you get your dose of ultimate scare. Happy Haunting!
For a more relaxing evening, join Fora residents for a screening of the legendary Hocus Pocus. Bring yourself, your fellow witches and a cauldron of beverages, and they’ll provide the movie and snacks.
A London list would not be complete without a heaven and hell pub crawl pit-stop option! Should you find yourself in Borough, head to St. Christopher’s Pub this for a truly wicked party. Expect a night of live music, face painting, and sweet blood-stained cocktails. And if that wasn’t enough, the winner of the best dressed will receive a £50 bar tab!
For North Londoners looking for a fancy night-time scare within close proximity, head to Camden stables this Halloween to the world famous Shaka Zulu, where they’ll be hosting a spooky circus themed party, with daring performers and twisted circus clowns!
Follow a trail around the garden of Fenton House and hunt for pumpkins in exchange for a trick or treat goody bag. From the 19th to the 31st of October, experience terrifyingly fun activities such as spooky storytelling and Halloween art workshops!
This Halloween, at Madame Tussauds, take a chilling trip down some of the darkest and goriest true crime stories in London’s history. This experience is available for just two weeks from the 19th of October to the 3rd of November. It would be a frightening miss!
Intern, Boutique London