Best things to do in London on Halloween

DATED: 17.10.14

Halloween is well and truly on the way and if you think you’re going to get away with falling asleep on the couch whilst watching a B-movie horror, think again! The all too familiar excuse of “I’ll hand out the sweets” has run thin, and you’re now looking for something fun and exciting to do on the evening of this spooktastic festivity. Well, look no further than the nation’s beautiful capital; London. As a city of culture and history, there are more than a few wonderful places to visit this Halloween.

There’s something for everybody, and the whole family can enjoy a trek around a couple of the capital’s most prominent areas.

So, if you’re stuck for ideas take a look at the list below of the best things to do in London on Halloween and make this year a frightfully good one.

Madame Tussauds

Known for more than just it’s incredible, yet slightly unnerving, collection of wax figures, Madame Tussauds is the perfect place to visit this Halloween – and not for a spin-off of night of the living dummy, just to clarify. As you make your way through the building, you will come across SCREAM; a terrifying walk through a high security prison. And the worst part? The inmates are on the loose and ready to make you strain your vocal chords. Complete with live actors and plenty of bumps in the night, SCREAM is the perfect Halloween treat for those who always wondered what it would be like to be part of a horror film.

London Dungeons

The London Dungeons greets avid Halloween fans this year with a spooky twist on the usual cast. As part of a festive treat, these chilling dungeons have invited a new character to join the team known as The Master of Tricks, and that’s not all. With this new character comes a full collection of games and mischief, not to mention plenty of spooks and scares along the way.

Jack the Ripper Tours

Our final idea for Halloween night will take you on a twisted journey into the past, where a horrific serial killer stalked the cobbled streets of the East End of London. These tours will enlighten you on the Jack the Ripper murders, sparing no gory details along the way. A team of devoted Ripperologists will take you to the spots where the Ripper carried out his evil deeds and fill you in on all you need to know to become an expert.

Put yourself in the shoes of residents in 1888 on one of our Jack the Ripper walks and tour the moonlit streets of the East End under a cloak of darkness for a frighteningly good night.

These are just three of the top places to visit this Halloween where you can see a darker side of London.


 7 Days a Week

AT 5:00PM & 7:30PM

Tour Duration

1 hr 45 mins


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