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5 ways to celebrate Halloween in London

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Published: 27 October 2022

Two spooky Jack-o'-lanterns(David Menidrey via Unsplash)

Spooky season is upon us and regardless of whether you’re into ghosts and ghouls, or couldn’t care less about tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night, Halloween in London can be tough to avoid. So, you may as well get into the spirit of things (pardon the pun). Here are five ways you can celebrate Halloween in London this year.


London Dungeon Halloween Show

The iconic London Dungeon is scary enough as it is, but they’re really amping things up for Halloween with their new show 50 Berkley Square. Set in the attic of a haunted house, according to Time Out London: “the show will try to uncover the many terrifying and unexplained phenomena that happened at the house, which apparently includes the presence of the spirit of a young girl murdered by her servant to a heartbroken ghost still wandering the halls.” Not for the faint of heart.


No Escape: Halloween

Get your heart racing with a Halloween-themed escape room at No Escape. In teams of up to six people, solve puzzles to break free from a prison cell, a blood-stained abattoir’s freezer, a serial killer dentist’s office and more. We’re scared just writing about it.

A distressed skeleton(Sabina Music Rich via Unsplash)


Nosferatu screening with live re-score

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this classic silent horror, Genesis and GROK are hosting a special Halloween screening of Nosferatu on October 30th, complete with a live re-score. Enjoy the tale of one of the most iconic characters in horror movie history accompanied by the sounds of post-rock guitars, atmospheric electronics, and melodic bass. Not to be missed.


Covent Garden Pumpkin Market

Head to Covent Garden’s Halloween Pumpkin Market where you can get your hands on all manner of pumpkins, squashes and gourds, perfect for carving into your own Jack-o’-lantern. There will also be floral display designed by the Covent Garden Horticultural team, ideal for Instagramming.


Halloween at Hampton Court Palace: After Dark

A spooky after-hours tour exploring some of the creepier corners of the famous Hampton Court Palace. Hear hair-raising stories of the palace’s past and maybe even spot a ghost or two if you’re (un)lucky. Wrap up warm as this tour is outside – more than one way to give you chills.

Also, if you’re a student with us, you are invited to Gateway’s student Halloween party on Monday, October 31. Third floor, 12-3pm. Check Canvas for more details.


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