The ghostliest time of the year is upon us in London and who does not love the haunting excitement in the run-up to Halloween. The time where we wrap up, drink pumpkin spiced lattes, eat sprinkled chocolate apples, shimmy through the autumn leaves, indulge in a little red wine tipple and most importantly, dress up in your most daring fancy dress ensemble. If you’re hoping to carve a pumpkin, delve into the dungeons of London or dance the night away, we hope you put your scariest self forward and embrace some wicked events. We have one final question before you launch straight in, Trick or Treat? Mwwhhaaaa
The Ghost Bus Tours
Looking for a chilling experience? This tour is the only comedy-horror theatre sightseeing experience on a bus. The tour guides are classically trained actors and the experience will leave you on the edge of your seat and clinging onto your neighbour with fear. London has a lot of dark secrets to unearth during this 75-minute nonstop journey.
Painting on a Pumpkin Workshop
Why not paint on a unique canvas this Halloween, a big orange pumpkin. Artist Amy Brown will be on hand to guide you through your masterpiece, which you can then take home and proudly place on your own mantlepiece. This one will certainly keep the kids entertained!
Where: V&A Museum of Childhood
When: 21-25 October 2019
This is the best-kept secret in town and the location of the event will be sent to you 48 hours beforehand. Fancy dress is mandatory. There is a great mix of art and performers as well as some banging tunes from 3 funky DJs. An eccentric and eclectic night that will capture the full spirit of Halloween.
When: Saturday 26 October
Fortnum & Mason Pumpkin Carving Classes
Let your imagination run wild and carve some ghostly pumpkins with the help of some pumpkin carving experts at Fortnum & Mason. Not alone will you enjoy creating the perfect pumpkin, you can also hang around afterwards and in indulge in some frightfully delicious treats. This is one for all the family but make sure to book as soon as you can as places are limited.
When: October 26 & 27
Family Ghost Tours
Ever wondered what happens at Hampton Court after dark? Well, this Halloween you and your family can take an evening walking tour around the palace and learn of stories of ghosts and paranormal activity. The spookiest night of the year got even spookier. Children must be 8+ to take part in the tour which begins at 7pm.
Where: Hampton Court Palace
When: 31 October 2019