Get ready for the spookiest day of the year. The festivities on and around 31st October are getting bigger and bigger with the year and London has plenty on for kids and adults alike.

Dickens After Dark

Experience what it was like to be in a Victorian home after dark at Charles Dickens’ beautiful townhouse in Bloomsbury. Explore the rooms by candlelight, have the cards read to you and let the housemaid tell you your fortune. Or, be amazed by the magician before you head to the candlelit bar to calm your nerves.

Dickens After Dark. Dickens Museum. Thursday 26th October – from 18:00.

The Ghost Bus Tour

Find out all about London’s gruesome past on the theatrical Ghost Bus Tour. Enter the haunted 1960s Routemaster and hear the stories of the demon barber of Fleet Street, the famous tombs of Westminster Abbey, and the tortures and executions that took place at the Tower of London – to name a few.
Tours Thu – Sun.

Alien:Escape at Madame Tussauds London

Are you brave enough to enter the Alien:Escape experience at Madame Tussauds? The multi-sensory experience is based on the iconic Alien franchise and takes its scariest characters to be placed in front of guests. Do you dare? Alien: Escape at Madame Tussauds London.

Boo at the Zoo


Celebrate Half Term at the London Zoo with a wide range of fun Halloween-themed activities, animal demonstrations, and hands-on-crafts. Terrifying stories will be told by the Spooky Story tellers, the little ones can dress up as their favourite Halloween character, learn how to cast a spell and get their disco moves on at the Pumpkin Party.

Boo at the Zoo. London Zoo. 21st October – 31st October.

Addams Family + Halloween Party


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Take the whole family out to the Electric Cinema in Portobello on 28th October for a screening of the 1991 Addams Family movie and to get into an exciting Halloween party. With The Scariest Costume competition, Mummy Madness games, the Haunted House orchestra and much more, this promises to be good fun!

Addams Family + Halloween Party. Electric Cinema. Saturday 28th October.

Horror Film Quiz


To stay in the movie theme, Prince Charles Cinema host their popular annual Halloween Horror Quiz. Make sure you freshen up on your horror movie knowledge, and get into your craziest Halloween costume for the annual costume quiz.

Halloween Horror Quiz. Prince Charles Cinema. 24th October.

Halloween: Bermuda Triangle at National Maritime Museum


Oh no! National Maritime Museum is being taken over by ghosts and ghouls with a space twist. Join the museum on a ghost hunt to find all the mysterious ghosts, including mysterious mathematicians and appalling astronauts roaming the museum’s corridors. Or create a deep sea alien monster at the makeshift Seastar science station. Prizes will be given out for the most out of this world costume, so make sure to dress up!

Halloween: Bermuda Triange. National Maritime Museum.  30th October.