With Halloween looming, it’s time to frantically search for events and of course creepy costumes to match. However, Halloween in London is packed with a plethora of events just around the corner. We’ve looked at the top Halloween events this year near to each urbanest accommodation, including a mix of petrifying parties, daunting dinners and bloodcurdling activities to keep you busy.
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Carnival Of Carnage
Taking place on the 28th October, the Carnival of Carnage is a big sell-out Halloween party boasting a spooky cinema, scary storytelling and séances. If you’re an electro, funk & soul or house music fan than this one will be for you. The dress code is ‘Dress to terrify. And get ready to strut’. This event takes place in the private Kings Head Members Club, however, is open to the public if tickets are booked in advance. Get your tickets here.
Hocus Pocus Halloween
Just a ten-minute tube from Urbanest Hoxton lies the Shoreditch Book Club, which is a creative and laid-back basement bar. This year the Book Club are hosting a Hocus Pocus 90’s themed event, allowing you to sketch the Sanderson sisters with a trio of life models, you can also watch the film itself, sample their ‘witches brew’ and dance the night away. Get tickets for the 28th October here.
Halloween In The Sky
Not scared of heights? This spooky event at The Sky Garden will certainly give you a sense of acrophobia. Halloween In The Sky boasts a deadly disco going late into the night while having a panoramic view of the big smoke. Don’t have a costume at the ready? Do not worry; there will be make-up artists at the event ready to vamp you up. Book tickets for Friday 27th here.
Art Macabre Life Drawing
Based in the Tower of London this event allows you to unlock your creative potential while getting your fill of all things Halloween. Starting from 7 pm on the 30th October, you can sketch a range of costumed figures from the tower’s past in the medieval palace, with the help of a guest artist. Interested? Get tickets here.
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The Dark Circus Party
For a night of live music, circus performances and spooky cocktails look no further. The Dark Circus Party boasts twisted performers and trapeze performances to leave you on the edge of your seat this Halloween. Taking place in the Grand Hall St Pancras on Saturday 28th, this event is not to be missed. If you’re a fan, you can get tickets here.
Eerie, in Theory
Fancy a song more than a dance? If you head the St Pancras Parish church on the 31st, you can witness the English Baroque Choir singing Eerie in Theory as a Halloween special starting form 7:30. Get tickets here.
Sparkling Pumpkin Carving
From the 2nd of October until Halloween you can prep your pumpkins at this pumpkin carving session. This is on roughly four times a week at King’s Cross. As well as your very own pumpkin, you’ll also get a glass of bubbly thrown in. Halloween tunes and materials are provided. Get tickets here.
Halloween Parade And Party
Another event in King’s Cross is the Halloween Parade and Party, starting at 6 pm at the Birdcage, Battle Bridge Place. Join the parade to celebrate Halloween in London in your scariest costume. This is then followed by a party at 6:30 at West Handyside Canopy. You don’t need tickets for this event but you can find out more here.
Beauty and the Feast
Beauty and the Feast is possibly the most unique event on this list. Although not particularly scary, this event is not to be missed if you’re a Disney fan and fancy dressing up. Based on Beauty and the Beast and the fine dining musical number, this event describes itself as ‘culinary cabaret’. Expect an immersive experience, with drinks, dinner and panto. This event is on from October to January, find out more here.
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If you’re after a day of the dead vibe this Halloween, Corsica Studios is the place to go on 28th October. Expect many colourful Mexican style costumes and house, dance and electro music as well as guest DJs at this vibrant Halloween party. If you’re interested, get tickets here.
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