Darker evenings and the vast number of pumpkins popping up on our Instagram feed must mean one thing…we are approaching October 31st! Halloween is the time to dust off your costume, but not the cobwebs, and join in all the activities London is being host to! Hold onto your witches hat and be prepared to be scared….boo!
Image: Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB
Nearest Tube: Tower Hill
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9am-5.30pm, Sunday to Monday:10am-5.30pm
Discover one of London’s most historical landmarks this Halloween. This attraction will keep you entertained the whole day, whether you want to learn about 900 years of prisons, weapons and exotic animals, or catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels, you will be an expert by the end. In the theme of Halloween why not book onto the Twilight Tower Tours and find out the secrets of the Tower after-hours. Hear about Traitors Gate, the amazing and appalling stories of prisoners and maybe even some royal gossip.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 10am-5pm, Thursday: 11am-5pm, Friday: 11am-5pm, Saturday to Sunday: 10am-5pm
London’s scariest attraction just got scarier. Every year the London Dungeons put on a Halloween special that tends to sell out, so book your tickets here. You can expect to hear over 15 harrowing tales and go on two thrilling rides, all leading up to you coming face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and The Torturer. Set sail on London’s only underground water ride and, if you dare, take part in the vertical free fall drop all whilst dodging the grasp of a couple of escaped convicts. Sound scary enough? We think so!
Image: Ghost Bus Tours
Designated bus stop on Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5BY
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 6pm, 7.30pm, 9pm, Friday: 6pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm, 9pm, 9.15pm, Saturday: 7.30pm and 9pm
Bus rides in London can be a nightmare in rush hour, but the Ghost Tour bus ride of nightmares will take you on a comedy tour, theatre performance and sight-seeing tour all rolled into one! Be immersed into the tales being told all whilst seeing some of London’s biggest attractions. Show times vary on the days so check out their schedule here and get ready for a very spooky sightseeing tour.
Image: Halloween Boat Party
Crown pier, Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y OHJ
Nearest Tube: Blackfriars
Opening hours: 26thOctober: 8pm-3am
Celebrate Halloween on the Thames, we promise this is not a trick and definitely a treat. Dance to the DJ’s track with a backdrop of London, all whilst on a boat! If like most monsters you like to roam around in the early hours, stay for the after party and see what really goes on after dark. Spooky! Get your tickets here and start planning those costumes.
Image: Woman in Black
Fortune Theatre London
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: Matinee and evening performances available
Celebrating 30 years of bringing us spine-tingling theatre, The Woman in Black West-End production is a must see this spooky season! Watch the ghost story come alive and learn how one man’s obsession with a curse might be more real than you think… Many say this show is a real thrill of horror, therefore a must see this Halloween. Tickets start from £21.50 and you can book yours here.
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