Things To Do In London For Halloween 2017

Things To Do In London For Halloween 2017

If you're looking for something to do for Halloween in London — whether that's a family-friendly Halloween party, or a more grown-up event — you're in the right place. We'll be adding more Halloween 2017 London events to this page closer to the time, so keep checking back.

Adult Halloween events in London 2017

Party on the roof at Kensington Roof Gardens.

HALLOWEEN SÉANCE: The Last Tuesday Society hosts an evening with Philipp Oberlohr, the man described as 'Austria's Derren Brown'. He'll be reconstructing a séance in an immersive performance paired with a menu of Victorian-era cocktails. Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities (Hackney), £20, book ahead, 24 October, 6.30pm/9pm

FRIGHT NIGHT: Forty Hall is being transformed into a haunted house for the night, giving visitors a chance to explore the building by candlelight. Look out for surprising characters along the way, and finish off with a drink in the bar. Age 16+ (although there is a child-friendly version of the event happening at different times). Forty Hall (Enfield), £5, book ahead, 27 October, 6.30pm

ROOF PARTY: Once again Kensington Roof Gardens hosts a rooftop Halloween party, complete with spookily themed nightclub, plenty of drinks, and a barbecue being fired up throughout the evening. Age 21+. From £20, book ahead, 27 and 28 October, 7pm

THRILLER NIGHT: Club night I Love The 80s vs 90s is bringing in the retro vibes with a Thriller Night Party, with music from the '80s and '90s, plus scary, party, pop, cheesy tunes, rock, hip hop and dance anthems. There will be prizes for the best costumes so get creative. The Venue (Great Portland Street), £6, book ahead, 28 October, 10pm-3am

HALLOWEEN BALL: The Candlelight Club's Halloween event takes place over two rooms, with live jazz music and dancing in the ballroom, and cabaret style performances in the lounge, including gothic burlesque and comedy magic. Tarot reading will also take place throughout the vintage-themed evening.  Takes place at 'a long-forgotten venue in east London'. £30-£45, book ahead, 28 October, 7pm-midnight

Crime Scene Live at Natural History Museum. Photo: Natural History Museum

CRIME SCENE LIVE: At time of writing, there are a few tickets left to October's edition of Crime Scene Live at Natural History Museum, an event that normally sells out months in advance. Spend the night in the role of crime scene investigator, gathering evidence and working with the museum's forensic experts to find out when, where and how the victim died. Natural History Museum, £60, book ahead, 30 October, 6.30pm

THE THING: Watch a screening of John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic The Thing on board the Cutty Sark tea clipper ship. The film is about a shape-shifting alien infiltrating a research camp in the Arctic. Cutty Sark (Greenwich), £15, book ahead, 31 October, 6pm

SPARKLING PUMPKIN CARVING: The annual pumpkin carving gets a classy make over at Drink, Shop & Do which has teamed up with champagne brand Veuve Clicquot to keep you watered and get those creative juices flowing. Stick around to hear stories about Madame Clicquot, who ran the company in the 19th century. Drink, Shop & Do (King's Cross), £12, book ahead, 31 October, 6pm/8.30pm

Things to do with children for Halloween in London 2017

The Halloween Fair hits Horniman Museum. Photo: Horniman Museum

HALF TERM HORRORS: The half term activities at Eltham Palace take on a Halloween theme with daily costume competitions and pumpkin carving sessions. Pumpkin carving is £4 on top of admission fee, just turn up, 23-27 October

PUMPKIN CARVING: Let the little ones get creative with pumpkin carving sessions at Down House, the former home of Charles Darwin. There are also costume competitions. Down House (Biggin Hill), £4 on top of admission, just turn up, 23-29 October

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Children can fashion a witches' broom or wizard's staff in these craft sessions at Forty Hall — so that's one part of their costume you don't have to make yourself. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £7 per child, book ahead, 24 October, 11am

HALLOWEEN FAIR: Horniman Museum's regular farmers' market gets a spooky twist as the Halloween Fair hits Forest Hill. Along with food and drink stalls, there will be an arts and crafts market, a chance to get up close to spooky animals, and more family-friendly activities. Horniman Museum (Forest Hill), free entry, just turn up, 28-29 October, 10.30am-4.30pm

MYSTERY TRAIL: Forty Hall has been converted into a haunted house. Follow a trail though the house, meeting some spooky characters as you try to dodge the curse.  Age 4-11, must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per child, book ahead, 29 October, 11am-1.30pm

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Last Updated 10 August 2017