Guide to what’s on in London this Halloween 2022
Find out what family activities, club nights, film screenings, and other Halloween activities are on this October, including half-term.
After the pandemic somewhat dampened Halloween celebrations for two years in a row, this year fans of the festivity will be really going all out.
This year, Halloween falls on a Monday so expect the celebrations to start the weekend beforehand. Two days later, the Mexican festival of Day of the Dead will also be taking place.
The run-up to Halloween is half-term holidays so expect plenty of museums and attractions to do spooky-themed fun for families.
Look out for the 🐻 for family-friendly activities.
Daytime Halloween activities
- 23 September – 6 November 2022 : Dark Arts @ Warner Bros. Studios
Dark Arts returns to the Harry Potter experience for the Halloween season. The Great Hall is full of 100 floating pumpkins hovering over a Halloween feast, while props from Professor Lupin’s Defence Against the Dark Arts class will be on display. Watch a procession of the Death Eaters. Tickets from £49.95. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LR. Nearest station: Watford (then a shuttle bus to studios). For booking, visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour website.
- 5 October – 11 November 2022 : Halloween @ Leadenhall Market
Celebrate Halloween at the City’s iconic Leadenhall Market, with giant tentacles installation, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies pop-up, and Burials, Bombs and Fantastic Beasts’ walking tours. Open Tues-Fri 11am-6pm. Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City of London, EC3V 1LT. Nearest stations: Monument or Bank. For more information, visit the Leadenhall Market website.
- 14 – 31 October 2022 : Halloween @ Backyard Cinema
Watch Halloween classics on a cosy bean bag in London’s most magical cinema. Full bar and street food stalls available. Matinees and evening screenings. Tickets: £11-£32. Capital Studios, 13 Wandsworth Plain, Wandsworth, SW18 1ET. Nearest station: Wandsworth Town. For booking, visit the Backyard Cinema website.
- 15 – 31 October 2022 : 50 Berkeley Square @ London Dungeon
Step into the attic of 50 Berkeley Square and discover the stories of the building’s lost souls. Show included with standard Dungeon entry. Times vary, with later openings during half-term week. Tickets: Adults from £28, Children from £22.50. The London Dungeon, The Queen’s Walk, South Bank, SE1 7PB. Nearest station: Waterloo, Westminster or Embankment. For booking, visit the London Dungeon website.
- 24 – 31 October 2022 : Halloween @ Belgravia
A host of events will be taking place around Belgravia, including free Halloween walking tours (29 and 30 Oct), pumpkin trail, decorating spooky biscuits, family Halloween activities @ The Lanesborough, and others. Times vary. At various sites around Belgravia, SW1. Nearest station: Victoria. For more information, visit the Belgravia London website.
- 21 October – 6 November 2022 : Hallowed Peak
An immersive, Halloween open world experience, featuring trails and quests, horror experiences, carnival acts, ghost stories, and live music. Open Fri 5:30pm–10:30pm, Sat 11:30am–4:30pm (first session) 5:30pm–10:30pm (second session), Sun 1pm–6pm. Tickets: From £45. Unit 4, Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 2XU. Nearest station: Canada Water. For tickets, visit the Phantom Peak website.
- 22 – 30 October 2022 : Halloween @ Hampton Court Palace
Discover the stories of King Henry VIII’s haunted palace, including the Gallery of the Damned, or check out a seance in the Council Chamber. Open 10am-5.30pm. Tickets: Adults from £26.10, Children from £13, Under 5s free. Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU. Nearest station: Hampton Court. For booking, visit the Hampton Court Palace website.
- 22 – 30 October 2022 : Halloween Half Term @ Eltham Palace
Take the children to enjoy Halloween fun at Eltham Palace, including pumpkin carving workshops, costumed performers, a creepy clue hunt and more. Open 10am-5pm. Tickets: Adults £17.60, Children £10.60. Eltham Palace, Court Yard, Eltham, SE9 5QE. Nearest stations: Eltham or Mottingham. For booking, visit the English Heritage website.
- 22 – 31 October 2022 : Halloween @ The Tower of London
Discover the haunting stories behind some of the Tower’s former residents and prisoners, with scary projections and eerie sound effects. Open 9am-5.30pm. Tickets: Adults £29.90, Children £14.90. Tower of London, City of London, EC3N 4AB. Nearest stations: Tower Hill, Tower Gateway or Fenchurch Street. For booking, visit the Tower of London website.
- 24 – 30 October 2022 : Festival of Fright @ KidZania
Roll up to the Festival of Fright with a ghost tour, dancing, costume designing and more. Open 10am-7pm. Tickets: Children £26, Adults £16. KidZania, Westfield London, Ariel Way, W12 7GA. Nearest stations: Shepherd’s Bush or Wood Lane. For more information, visit the KidZania website.
- 25 – 27 October 2022 : Halloween @ Charlton House
Step into the Jacobean manor for Halloween crafts for children or an immersive 1920s theatre experience for adults. Times vary. Tickets: Children activities £5, adults theatre night £25. Charlton House, Charlton Road, Charlton, SE7 8RE. Nearest station: Charlton. For more information, visit the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust website.
- 25 – 31 October 2022 : Halloween @ Merchant Square
Halloween events at the Paddington Basin including huge Halloween display, pumpkin carving, and pirate-themed treasure hunt. Times vary. Merchant Square, Paddington Basin, W2 1JS. Nearest station: Paddington. For more information, visit the Merchant Square website.
- 26 – 27 October 2022 : Mambo Jambo’s Spooktacular Halloween Session
Children can join in a Halloween jamming session .For ages 3-7 yrs. Times vary. Tickets: £2. Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN. Nearest stations: Cutty Sark, Greenwich or Maze Hill. For more information, visit the ORNC website.
- 29 October 2022 : Day of the Dead Festival London
The biggest Day of the Dead festival outside Mexico takes to the streets of Camden, featuring live music, Mexican street market, children & adults workshops, art, crafts, design, face-painting, films, poetry, dance, and more. 11am-8pm. Streets of Somers Town, Camden, NW1 2DB. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras or Euston. For more information, visit the UK Mexican Arts Society website.
Evening and Night-time Halloween events
- 14 – 16 October & 20 – 31 October 2022 : Halloween @ Chiswick House & Gardens
Wander through illuminated haunted woods on a family-friendly spooky trail. Halloween-themed food and drink available. 5pm-9.30pm. Tickets: Adults £16.50, Children £12. Chiswick House Gardens, Chiswick, W4 2QN. Nearest stations: Turnham Green and Gunnersbury. For tickets, visit the Chiswick House website.
- 22 – 31 October 2022 : The Sickness @ The London Bridge Experience
Late-night Halloween experience at the London Bridge Experience, giving visitors the chance to escape infamous Doctor Natas and his deranged staff from an experimental psychiatric institution. Open 12pm-6pm. Tickets from £26.95. London Bridge Experience, 2-4 Tooley Street, Borough, SE1 2SY. Nearest station: London Bridge. For more information and booking, visit the London Bridge Experience website.
- 22 October – 8 November 2022 : Halloween @ The Clapham Grand
A series of events to celebrate the spooky season, including horror movie screenings, drag queens, circus shows, bingo and more. Ticket prices vary. The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill, Battersea, SW11 1TT. Nearest station: Clapham Junction. For more information and booking, visit The Grand website.
- 26 – 28 October 2022 : Halloween Fright Night Cinema
Watch classic scary films in the stunning surrounds of an original 1950s ballroom. Movies include Beetlejuice, Carrie, Ghostbusters, The Shining, Hocus Pocus and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Evening and late-night screenings. Tickets from £8. Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, SE4 2BY. Nearest station: Crofton Park. For more information, visit the Rivoli Ballroom website.
- 27 October 2022 : Dia de Muertos @ Victorian Bath House
Step into the stunning underground enclave of a former Victorian bath house for a Halloween spectacle. Featuring welcome bubbles, enchanted cocktails, ghostly canapes, ghoulish bowl food, music, immersive entertainment and make-up artists. 8pm-1am. Tickets: £120. Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate Courtyard, EC2M 3TJ. Nearest station: Liverpool Street. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.
- 27 – 29 October 2022 : London Cabaret Club presents Halloween Show – El Dia of the Dead
The LCC presents a special Day of the Dead performance. Fancy dress encouraged. Doors open 6pm, 8.30pm show starts. Tickets from £50. London Cabaret Club, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, WC1B 4DA. Nearest station: Holborn. For more information, visit the London Cabaret Club website.
- 27 – 30 October 2022 : Halloween Oktoberfest
A special spooky edition of the popular German beer festival. Opening hours vary. Tickets range from £5-£65 (depending on day and package). Lillie Road Recreation Centre, Fulham, SW6 7PD. Nearest station: Barons Court or Hammersmith. For more information and tickets, visit the London Oktoberfest website.
- 28 October 2022 : Halloween @ Sky Garden
Celebrate Halloween at a fancy dress party on the 35th floor, with live music, spooky cocktails and dining options. Over 18s only. From 8pm-1.30am. Tickets from £55. Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, City of London, EC3M 8AF. Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street or Monument. For more information, visit the Sky Garden website.
- 28 October 2022 : Ultimate Power – Bat out of Helloween
A special spooky edition of communal karaoke to power ballads. From 9pm. Tickets: £14.56. 229 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 5PN. Nearest stations: Great Portland Street or Oxford Circus. For more information, visit the Ultimate Power website.
- 28 – 29 October 2022 : Halloween Party by The Candlelight Club
Celebrate Halloween 1920s style at the roaming vintage nightclub. Featuring entertainment from Elise roth, Ghost with the Most, Champagne Charlie, and the Bee Knees. Dress code: 1920s with an optional Halloween flair. 7pm-12am. Tickets start from £25. At a secret central London location. For tickets, visit The Candlelight Club website.
- 29 October 2022 : Fright Night at the Brunswick
A host of Halloween activities are taking place, including entertainment, face painters, pumpkin patch installation, ghostly projections, gaming, and the chance to meet Cruella and Beetlejuice. From 4.30pm-8.30pm. Free. The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1BS. Nearest station: Russell Square. For more information, visit the Brunswick website.
- 29 October 2022 : Halloween on Ice @ Skylight Tobacco Dock
Head to London rooftop venue for city views, the capital’s highest ice rink, street food, cocktails, DJs, costume prizes, pumpkin patch photo-ops, games and more. 6.30pm-11pm. Tickets: £15 (inc welcome cocktail). Skylight, Tobacco Quay (Pennington Street entrance), Wapping, E1CW 2SF. Nearest station: Shadwell (DLR/TFL Rail) or Wapping. For tickets, visit the Skylight website.
- 29 October 2022 : Halloween Ball @ The Mansion
Spooky spectacular over three floors, featuring DJs, VIP areas, live performers, musicians, tarot readers, make-up artists, street food, art displays and more. 9pm-4am. Tickets start from £36. At a secret north-west London location (zone 2) revealed 48 hours before event. For more information, visit The Mansion website.
- 29 October 2022 : Halloween by Access
Halloween club night from ACCESS featuring Matisa, Mezigue, and S.A.M. among others. Over 18s only. 9pm-4am. Tickets: £17.70. Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, Limehouse, E1 0HX. Nearest station: Limehouse. For more information and tickets, visit The Troxy website.
- 30 October 2022 : Day of the Dead Parade @ Tooting Commons
Take part in a spooky parade, with live music, lanterns, banners and a giant skeleton. From 4.45pm-7.45pm. Free. Starts at the pond and ends at Woodfield Pavilion, Tooting Commons, SW16, Nearest stations: Balham, Tooting Bec or Streatham Hill. For more information, visit the Woodfield website.
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