Things to do in London this Halloween

Tired of the same lame fancy dress parties that happen every Halloween? We have scouted out some of the more interesting events happening in London this Halloween and not all of them are designed to scare the life out of you (but some of them are!). If you are in London during this time, make sure to check out our top things to do in London this Halloween.

1. The London Eye Witch Academy

Taking place at the London Eye this Halloween, a real treat for the little ones as they can become members of the Witch Academy and listen to spooky stories told by witches and wizards. Ideal for those aged 4-9 years old, the ticket includes 30 minute ride on the London Eye with priority boarding, storytelling by a Halloween character and a goody bag. Book early to avoid disappointment.
25 October - 1 November

2. Nightmare Festival Camden

A one day music festival, this is less of a Halloween festival and more of a celebration of Indie and alternative music. The Nightmare Festival in Camden will showcase both local and international Indie bands in over 10 venues on Camden High Street including Brewdog, Electric Ballroom and the iconic The Barfly. If you fancy rocking out this Halloween, then this is definitely the event for you and fancy dress is encouraged but not compulsory. This is a strictly over 18 event and early bird tickets are £20 (+ booking fee). More details are available on the event website.
1 November (1 day only)

3. Pumpkin Carving and Papier Mache Monster Mash at Drink, Shop, Do

Get in touch with your creative side with a spot of pumpkin carving and papier mache monster making at the crafty haven Drink Shop Do at King's Cross where you can also get Halloween themed cocktails (so perhaps leave the kids at home). Pumpkin carving is available on various dates throughout October (see website for details) while the Papier Mache Monster Mash is available on 23rd October only.
Various dates 

4. Backyard Cinema Zombie Apocalypse

Backyard Cinema strive to put on immersive themed events combined with film screenings and this Halloween is no different. The Zombie Apocalypse will involve making your way through quarantine and a survival zone and trying to escape zombies but, never fear, this will also be accompanied by craft beers from Brooklyn Brewery, cocktails and street food. After all of this exertion, you get to relax and watch classic cult zombie movies like 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead but be prepared for some spooky interruptions! Book your tickets here.
31 October - 7 November

5. 2.8 Hours Later

For those who like puzzles, problem solving and being chased by zombies, this immersive street game involves participants leaving an 'asylum' and navigating their way to checkpoints along the way all the while being chased by zombies who will try to 'infect' them. When you're done with all that, there is also a 'zombie disco' after party to wind down after all of the excitement of the chase. Taking place in Wembley, this promises to be one of the best Halloween events taking place in the city so make sure to book your ticket on the website here.
16 October - 1 November

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