You know you are in for a ghoulish night when you head into the capital for Halloween. London has been named one of the best cities in the world to celebrate the holiday, read on and you will soon understand why. The city has something for everyone, whether you are looking for lavish parties, family friendly fun, themed menus and smoking cocktails, or that genuine scare factor!
You can count on COYA to go all out for Halloween celebrations. Step into their Forbidden Forest and be transported into a world of decadent dining, including Halloween treats, and of course spectacular entertainment as the party continues into the night.
Saturday 30th October 6pm – 3am.
Why shouldn’t our four legged friends celebrate Halloween too? M’s famous pooch party returns this month where pooches and their humans enter the Hounds of Horrors. All furry friends will be treated to a quick groom, including costume bows and all-natural temporary coloured fur chalks. Humans can enjoy a three course lunch menu and entertainment. There will also be a competition for the best dressed pooch and a silent auction to raise money for Dogs for Good.
Saturday 30th October
For those looking for a scarier Halloween than pups in bows, look no further than London Dungeons. No frills, just thrills in London’s home of Halloween. Make your way through the darkness in the historic dungeons, but beware this isn’t for the faint hearted!
5th October – 3rd November
The Rivoli Ballroom is the only intact 1950s ballroom remaining in London. It is famed for its original decor and interior fittings, including red velvet, flock wallpaper, chandeliers, glitter balls and oversized Chinese lanterns, making it the ideal retro Halloween setting. They host one hell of a Halloween party, this year’s theme is 70s and 80s disco; so if you like dressing up, fake blood and platforms, then this is the event for you. If you’d rather curl up under a blanket with a good horror, don’t miss their pop-up cinema on various ‘Fright Nights’ in the run up to Halloween.
Wednesday 27th October – Sunday 31st October
The Prince Charles Cinema is the only independent cinema in the West End. The cinema shows the latest releases as well as a mix of arthouse, cult and classic films, and has been voted London’s favourite cinema. Experience HorrOctober throughout the month as screenings of both modern and classic horror movies such Fright Night (1985), Hocus Pocus (1993), Scream (1996), and The Witch (2015), fill the screens.
Step into the Garden of Sin at The Ivy as guests are invited to taste the wonderful array of spooky Halloween cocktails from the 11th October during the lead up to the main event, which will take place on Saturday 30th. Expect fascinating floral displays of gothic foliage, plenty of devilish cocktails, exquisite dining, and mischievous entertainment.
Stumble across palace ghosts as you discover the haunting history of Hampton Court Palace, the grand home to Henry VII, on a brand new self-guided tour of the darkest nooks and crannies of the palace. Fascinating tales of ghosts and unexplainable circumstances have captivated the minds of inhabitants and visitors for many years, giving the palace its spooky reputation.
It will be a spellbinding experience at Sumosan Twiga’s this Halloween, as they put on a grand feast with their special Halloween menu, which is of course accompanied by performances and dancers. As the night gets darker, the dance floor is brought to life!
Find entertainment for the whole family at Selfridges, from Halloween Brunch to Pumpkin Hunts. Kids can build their own trick or treat bags in the Workshop Events, and the whole family can enjoy the horror movie marathon in Selfridges Cinema, as they screen everything from Jordan Peele’s award-winning American horror ‘Get Out’ to spine-chilling classics such as ‘The Exorcist’.
The Italian Halloween party you’ll want to be a part of. From the Crazy Bubbles Brunch to the Party at night, there will be frights and fun around every corner, it’s bound to be a feast for the senses.
Saturday 31st October
In the heart of Camden, Lost Boys Pizza is the world’s only vampire themed pizza bar (throughout the year), so as you may expect from such a venue – Halloween parties here are wild! This year they will host costume parties throughout the Halloween weekend, and of course serve their infamous vampire pizzas. Come on, this place was made for Halloween!
Friday 29th October – Sunday 31st October
The Mansion London puts on exclusive themed events & parties in some of London’s grandest and most secret venues, and this Halloween is no exception. This year’s theme (and dress code) is Black. Expect three dance floors with DJs of different music genres, street food, an actual cemetery at the venue, and extravagant entertainment including everything from performers to tarot card readers. The address will be send to ticket holders 48h prior to the event (somewhere in London NW zone 2).
Saturday 30th October 9pm – 4am