London’s Best Halloween Nights Out
You may be a little too old for trick or treating, but that’s no reason not to get a slice of the seasonal scares. Where better to celebrate all things spooky than in the country’s capital? Take a look at our pick of the top frighteningly good night events to sink your teeth into.
The Book Club occupies two spacious floors of a former Victorian warehouse on Shoreditch’s Leonard Street and for one night on Saturday 29th October, the venue will transform into a spooky celebration of the quirky British comedy, The Mighty Boosh. From an evil OAP to an urban crack fox with syringes for fingers, enjoy the company of some of your favourite characters from this cult comedy show. Head to the basement club for themed cocktails or enjoy Boosh-themed bingo on the ground floor. Whether you fancy drinking Baileys from a shoe in the company of Old Gregg or prefer a pint with the heinous Hitcher, The Book Club is the place to be this Halloween!
Head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for a Night Call, ‘Stranger Things,’ Halloween Special on Friday 28th October. The latest Netflix series to draw us under its creepy spell, Stranger Things has gripped us with its intoxicating mix of nostalgia, retro sci-fi, and stylish soundtrack. This regular club night takes on a special twist to celebrate Halloween. With a synth-drenched soundtrack, straight from the 80s and shadowy atmospherics, enjoy a Night Call, inspired by this spooky series.
Right on our doorstep, Translate Bar boasts a Big Halloween Weekend with a three day, all out party. The venue will transform into a house of horror for the whole weekend, hosting a special industry Halloween party on Sunday 30th. Grab your greatest ghoulish gear and join our nightmarish neighbours for a terrific Halloween night out. Costumes are a MUST!
Boasting a bar, nightclub, roof terrace, performance space and art gallery, Queen of Hoxton is a staple of the East End’s social scene. On 31st October, the venue will be hosting the award-winning storyteller, Giles Abbott, for a spine-tingling night of traditional Halloween tales. Giles has featured on Radio 4 and tours both nationally and internationally. Head to Queen of Hoxton this Halloween to enjoy things that go bump and hearts that go thump on the rooftop of this bustling Shoreditch bar.
As part of the Museums at Night festival, from 27th to 29th October, you can enjoy a series of late-night, one-off Halloween events across the capital. Head to the Charles Dickens Museum on 28th for a ‘Dickens after Dark,’ Halloween special. Experience what it was like to be in a Victorian home by immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the dimly lit rooms. Buoyed by a candlelit bar, you can delve into the unseen mysteries of the future, courtesy of clairvoyants. Alternatively, the Vestry House Museum will be hosting an Alfred Hitchcock themed murder mystery evening on 29th. Solve the murder while enjoying music and delicious cakes and cocktails courtesy of local suppliers.
Why not scare yourself silly courtesy of Haunted Happenings? Not for the faint hearted, test your nerve with an overnight stay at The Ragged School Museum in the East End of London. With access all areas to investigate this haunted location, join the team and spend the night in this eerie building. Originally a 19th-century charity school, this Museum allows an insight into the lives of destitute Victorian children. Haunted Happenings host this truly terrifying event with reports of past paranormal activity to test even the hardiest ghost hunter.