Many of the star attractions in London have laid on special events for Halloween week during the 25th-31st October 2017. Here is a rundown of things to do at Halloween during a stay in London.
Ghost Tours and the Vampire Academy at the London Eye 25th-31st October 2017
To mark Halloween, the London Eye is giving all child ticket holders who arrive between 25th-31st October the opportunity to join the Vampire Academy. Children will be given the task to make spooky creations such as masks, puppets and flying bats. The academy master, Dr. Acula will be on hand at selected times throughout the day to add to the fun.
For adults, the London Eye is offering a one-off Twilight Flight, offering visitors the chance to enjoy a Bloody Mary cocktail while hearing ghost stories about London as they look down on the capital, lit up in the darkness. This one-off talk takes place on Saturday 30th October and is suitable for those aged over 18 years. Booking is essential, visit the website for details.
The London Eye can be reached via underground stations Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster, and is situated on Westminster Bridge Road.
Prepare to be Spooked at London Dungeon in London Bridge 15th-31st October 2017
Probably one of the scariest places to visit in London for Halloween, the London Dungeon has a number of ghoulish attractions on offer. There are the Traitor’s Gate and Extremis rides, as well as attractions that provide the opportunity to meet some of London’s more unsavoury historical characters. Attractions include Bloody Mary, Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper exhibitions.
The special Halloween event at the Dungeon, “Jack O’ Lantern and the Sounds of Hell”, focuses on the legend of Stingy Jack, who was damned by the devil and made to roam with a lantern made out of a hollowed out turnip. London Dungeon is also running a competition via its Facebook page.
Close to London Bridge tube station, the Dungeon can be reached easily via rail, bus and on foot and is situated on Tooley Street.
Go Ghost Hunting at the London Ghost Festival 22nd-31st October 2017
Go walking with experts of the paranormal world for the London Ghost Festival this Halloween. Events include ghost walks, special talks and overnight ghost watches. The overnight ghost watch at Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell takes place between 9pm-4am on Saturday 23rd October. Visit the London Paranormal website for more details of events and how to book.
The festival also caters for children, with daytime events including spooky stories, drama workshops and fancy dress. Visit the website for more information.
With Halloween fast approaching, there are many events and activities that will keep you busy in London. See London’s ghostly history unravel while you float above its famous landmarks, meet some of the characters from London’s darker days, and who knows, you may even get to see a ghost yourself!