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Things To Do In London For Halloween 2017

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If you’re looking for something to do for Halloween in London — whether that’s a family-friendly Halloween party, or a more grown-up event — you’re in the right place. We’ll be adding more Halloween 2017 London events to this page closer to the time, so keep checking back.


HORROCTOBER: It’s a terrible pun, but a fantastic line-up at the Prince Charles Cinema’s month-long celebration of all things dark, twisted and creepy. Films being shown include Friday the 13th, Dracula, Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hocus Pocus, The Blair Witch Project, plus foreign language horror films. (1-31 October)

NEWBURGH QUARTER OF CURIOSITY: Halloween lasts a whole two weeks in Carnaby, with Halloween installations appearing throughout the Newburgh Quarter, plus free workshops and masterclasses including potion cocktail making, pumpkin planters, and a Halloween make-up masterclass taking place in the pop-up Quarter of Curiosity Shop. There’s also a Halloween Fright Night Party on 26 October. See schedule for full details. (17-31 October)

HALLOWEEN SÉANCE: The Last Tuesday Society hosts an evening with Philipp Oberlohr, the man described as ‘Austria’s Derren Brown’. He’ll be reconstructing a séance in an immersive performance paired with a menu of Victorian-era cocktails. Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities (Hackney), £20, book ahead, (24 October, 6.30pm/9pm)

HORROR FILM QUIZ: Test your knowledge of horror films at the Prince Charles Cinema’s annual horror film quiz, complete with costume competition and Halloween party games. £6, book ahead, (24 October, 8.45pm)

GUERILLA SCIENCE: Delve into your darkest nightmares at The Book Club and learn all about sleep paralysis and nightmares from scientists and film makers.£5-£12, book ahead, (25 October, 7pm-10pm)

DICKENS AFTER DARK: Visit the Charles Dickens Museum in Bloomsbury for a special edition of Dickens After Dark, the late night, candlelit opening of the museum. Be entertained by the magician or have your fortune told by the housemaid, before sinking a drink or two at the bar. £16, book ahead, (26 October, 6pm)

FRIGHT NIGHT: Forty Hall is being transformed into a haunted house for the night, giving visitors a chance to explore the building by candlelight. Look out for surprising characters along the way, and finish off with a drink in the bar. Age 16+ (although there is a child-friendly version of the event happening at different times). Forty Hall (Enfield), £5, book ahead, (27 October, 6.30pm)

ROOF PARTY: Once again Kensington Roof Gardens hosts a rooftop Halloween party, complete with spookily themed nightclub, plenty of drinks, and a barbecue being fired up throughout the evening. Age 21+. From £20, book ahead, (27 and 28 October, 7pm)

HOCUS POCUS: Revert to the Halloweens of your childhood with a Hocus Pocus film screening and themed club night at The Book Club. Expect face painting, themed drinks, spooky surprises, and plenty of witchy decor. Tickets for optional life drawing with Art Macabre are £15, and need to be bought separately. £5, book ahead, (28 October, 4.30pm-3am)

HALLOWEEN WALK: Take a guided tour around the streets of Deptford hearing ghost tales, and stories of grizzly goings on. The walk starts and finishes at Deptford Market Yard, with plenty of food and drink options. Costume optional, but there’s a prize for the best. Free, book ahead, (28 October, 5.30pm)

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