Halloween events in London and Surrey
Spooky Halloween events in London and Surrey, with fang-tastic family fun and ghoulish parties to inspire you
Fireside Ghost Stories at Ham House
Kids are welcome to try out a special harvest maze at Morden Hall Park this weekend – a fun-filled maze of hay bales where kids are encouraged to find their way out while discovering the joys of autumn and harvest time.
4 October – 13 December; 1pm-1.45pm & 2pm-2.45pm; normal admission charges apply
Boo at the zoo
Dress up and join in with Halloween activities at Battersea Zoo including the (slightly) Spooky Story Time, scary crafts and Halloween face painting.
26 October; 11am-3.30pm; Normal entrance fees apply
Pumpkins at Winkworth
There are strange things going on at Winkworth this Halloween. Head along to discover the creepy pumpkins that have popped up across the arboretum.
19 October – 3 November; 10am-4pm; £1
Spooky spiders, wizards and witches at Gatton Park
Get into the spooky spirit with your best Halloween costume for an autumn stroll through Gatton Park with all the family.
27 October; 1pm-4pm; £5/£2
Ghost tours at Hampton Court Palace
Enjoy a special Halloween evening walking tour with stories of ghosts and paranormal activity at the iconic Tudor mansion.
Family ghost tours adult £14, child £7, adult ghost tours £27.50, Halloween special, £35
Hampton Court Palace
Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival
South London’s biggest and best independent festival kicks off with a special spooky Halloween twist. Enjoy beers from all corners of Britain and overseas and tasty ciders to try along with live music.
30 October – 2 November; see website for times; from £30
Le Gothique, Wandsworth
Journey to the Underworld
Tasty food curated by Masterchef finalist, Louisa Ellis, accompanies a spooky production to make for a unique Halloween theatre event.
See website for dates, times and prices
Pedley Street Station
Rocky Horror picture show
A Halloween screening of the famous Jim Sharman film where you’ll be out of your seats doing the time warp in no time.
8.15pm; from £14.10
Spooky Halloween pub quiz at the Duke’s Head
A Halloween edition of the Duke’s Head pub quiz, with music, snacks, fun goodies and the chance to win the grand prize of £100 bar tab.
31 October; 8pm-10pm; £5 entry
Duke’s Head, Putney
Halloween fright night
Go all out with an epic fright night this October at the beautiful Rivoli Ballroom, with screenings including The Rocky Horror Show, The Shining and Nightmare on Elm Street.
28 – 31 October; 8pm; £10
Halloween at Squire’s Garden Centres
This October half term, paint a ceramic bat tealight holder, enjoy a ghost pursuit around the garden and create some ghoulish Halloween art at participating Squire’s.
28 October – 1 November; see website for various prices
Squire’s Garden Centres (excluding Chertsey)
The Halloween Raveyard
Immerse yourself in the world of the undead with an all-out Halloween party with fancy dress in the tunnels under Waterloo. This immersive experience transforms the underground tunnels into a grizzly morgue for London’s rotting corpses and lots of late night fun.
The Vaults, Waterloo
Themed cocktails at The Ivy Brasserie
The Ivy Brasserie in Wimbledon and Cobham will be offering special cocktails and dishes for Halloween. Try the Candy Graveyard (£8.95) featuring a caramel chocolate brownie, chocolate mousse, chocolate soil and almond shaped pumpkins (available on 31 October). For those looking to extend the Halloween celebrations, The Midnight Martini (£9.25) will be available from 24 October until 3 November.
And we have the recipe…
- 25ml Tosolini Expre
- 25ml Absolut Vanilla
- 15ml Dark Crème de Cacao
- 10ml Cinnamon syrup
Stir in mixing glass of ice and strain into white chocolate rimmed martini glass. To rim glass use sugar syrup and white chocolate flakes
Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience
The End of the World brexit party is taking place this Halloween (Thurs, Fri and Sat), toasting our political Armageddon in this steam-punk themed bar. Expect cocktails such as Tequila May and Bo-jitos, and EU costumes are encouraged!
7pm til late, from £12
56 Leadenhall Street
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