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Halloween in London: Spooky Things to do in the city

Wondering what to do in London for Halloween this year? Discover the best Halloween events and spooky things to do in the capital with our guide.

2021 October 25

Halloween in London: Spooky Things to do in the City

After what's been a hauntingly silent year of staying indoors with reduced festivities, the timing couldn't be more perfect for getting back out in the capital. Get in the Halloween spirit with our guide to some unmissable parties and scary attractions to get your spine-tingling. From creepy ghost tours to iconic horror movie screenings, unleash your devilish side in what promises to be a spooktacular weekend of Halloween events in London!

A Cocktail Masterclass, Day of the Dead Style

Join in the Mexican celebrations over at The Last Talisman in Bermondsey on Thursday 28th October at 6pm for a night of brilliantly crafted cocktails (and maybe a shot of tequila or two) at their 60-minute tequila tasting and cocktail making masterclass. You'll be an expert by the end of it! Purchase your tickets for this limited event through Design My Night or direct at The Last Talisman's website.

If you're staying at easyHotel London City Shoreditch or easyHotel Victoria, then you're only a short 25-30-minute tube journey away from this modern bar and grill.

Spooky Cabaret in Soho 

For a memorable Halloween night out in central London, grab your friends and head to Pheonix Arts Club for ‘A Terrifying Night in Soho’ Cabaret on Friday 29th October at 7.30 pm and Sunday 31st October at 8.30 pm. 

Expect an evening of spooky antics, including death-defying stunts, themed cocktails and fabulous drag acts from London's cabaret scene. 

Tickets can be purchased through Design My Night or on The Phoenix Arts Club’s website. If you're staying at easyHotel Victoria and easyHotel Paddington, the venue is only a 20-minute tube journey away or a 30-minute bus ride from easyHotel London City Shoreditch.

Haunted House Karaoke

Think you know your Monster Mash to your Thriller? Book a private booth at Haunted House Karaoke in Islington's Lucky Voice this Halloween weekend. Prepare to loosen up your vocals on a wide selection of haunted playlists coupled with some tantalising cocktails to enjoy. The evening is perfect for large groups looking for last-minute Halloween themed entertainment in the city. Lucky Voice is also conveniently close to easyHotel London City Shoreditch which is only a 10-minute car/taxi journey or a 20-minute bus ride away (hop on buses 43, 56 or 4 to get there).

Barhopping UK’s Halloween Pub Crawl 

For an eventful night out this Halloween, put on your best costumes and book yourself into London's biggest Halloween pub crawl with Barhopping UK. Make new friends along the way in what promises to be the biggest night out of your year so far! Join over 500 witches, Zombies, Squid Game soldiers and just about every creepy figure imaginable for a night of bar-hopping across four of central London's hottest venues before ending in an epic party at a top London club.

Kick off the night at Soho Zebrano on Greek Street which is just 20-mins away by tube from easyHotel Paddington and expect a night of VIP entry, good tunes and free welcome shots!

Classic, Creepy Ghost Tours

For the best ghost tours in London, and if you're feeling brave enough, look no further than these fabulously haunting historical tours taking place in the city:

Jack the Ripper Halloween Tours: Get your blood pumping as you retrace London's most infamous serial killer on an immersive tour that explores one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in history with immersive ‘Ripper-Vision’ technology. The tour starts outside Whitechapel Art Gallery, which is an 18-minute tube journey from easyHotel London City Shoreditch (taking the Hammersmith and City Line from Barbican to Whitechapel).

London Bridge Ghost Tour: Experience London's most visited attractions like never before as you discover a few haunted hotspots along the way. Attractions visited include Borough Market, Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Singles Haunted Ghost Walk: For a ghost walk with a difference, prepare yourself for an evening of chilling tales and gruesome facts as you meet new people on a walk around the city hosted by Date in a Dash. Commencing outside Barbican station, it’s just an 8-minute walk from easyHotel London City Shoreditch.

A Horror Move Marathon at the Prince Charles Cinema 

If you fancy yourself a film buff then this one's for you - book yourself into a Horror movie marathon at London's much-loved revival house cinema, The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. Crack out the popcorn and enjoy cult horror flicks like The Exorcist and The Shining in an all-night screening starting at 8:30pm on 30th October. Staying at easyHotel Paddington? the cinema is only a 20-minute tube ride from the hotel.

The Twisted Circus Halloween Festival 

Back bigger and better than ever for its eighth year running, The Twisted Circus Halloween Festival is bringing its best show yet with frightening acts and colourful characters. Book your tickets from Design my night for the show at Indigo at the O2 for Saturday 30th October. This immersive experience is not for the faint hearted! expect devilish antics and performances, from human contortionists to Russian nail roulette. Are you ready?

Halloween at Between the Bridges 

If a single day of scary celebrations wasn't enough, Halloween Between the Bridges is hosting a week-long Halloween extravaganza with a range of pop-up events taking place across various venues. From The Clapham Grand's iconic Drag (Brunch) Out of Hell featuring a roster of queens from Ru Pauls’ Drag Race UK, including Cheryl Hole, Tia Kofi and Scarlett Harlett to Halloween-themed karaoke and Halloween drag cabaret, there's something for everyone. Best of all? Between the Bridges is only 30 minutes from easyHotel Victoria by tube

Dead Disco at Cherry Galore 

For an unforgettable Halloween party, and if you're looking for free Halloween events in London, head over to the newly opened Cherry Galore in Stoke Newington on the 29th October. With its horrifically excellent unhappy hour running from 9pm the rules are simple, come dressed as your favourite dead musical hero and party the night away!

Army of the Dead: VR Experience at Westfield White City 

Running up until the 31st December, and based on the Netflix original film Army of the Dead, is Westfield White City's latest immersive VR experience. Fight your way through an army of zombies as you join the Viva Las Vengeance crew on a mission like no other. Westfield White City is located just 15 minutes from easyHotel Paddington by tube.

Covent Garden Pumpkin Market 

If you missed out on visiting a pumpkin farm this year, then make sure to visit Covent Garden's Pumpkin Market for autumnal vibes and a wide range of seasonal favourites. There are also more Halloween events in the Covent Garden area, including food and drink pop-ups such as 'The Bloody Bus'.


With so much to see and do on the scariest night of the year in the capital, you'll be truly spoilt for choice. Stay within a commutable distance between your favourite events and venues with our affordable hotels in London.

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