Halloween is nearly here and frightfully fun events are happening all over the capital this October! If you’re planning on visiting London for Halloween 2017, you’ve picked the right place. From theatre shows to terrifying train rides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Remember, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, Grange Hotels have a selection of hotels throughout Central London that’ll guarantee you a good night’s sleep, no matter the spooks you’ve endured! It’s the perfect time to take advantage of our dinner, bed and breakfast offer.
So, without further ado, here are our top picks for things to do in London this Halloween!
Visit Museums at Night
26th, 27th & 28th October
Museums across London are opening up their doors after dark for three days only! Experience a haunting candlelit tour of Charles Dickens’ home with fortune telling and magic on the 26th October. Or perhaps you’d be more inclined to take a spooky narrow boat ride through the dark depths of Islington Tunnel at the London Canal Museum on the 28th October - accompanied by Halloween stories of course. It’s a whole new way of looking at London!
Where to stay: Depending on the museum, find your nearest Grange Hotel in London.
Crime Scene Live - Natural History Museum
30th October & 13th November
If you think of yourself as a keen detective, the Natural History Museum’s Crime Scene Live event is the ideal Halloween event for you! A killer is on the loose and a priceless stone has been stolen from the museum - it’s up to you and your team to work out how it happened and who the culprit is! Learn whilst you take part - real police officers will be on hand to help you examine finger prints and interpret ‘blood’ splatter patterns!
Where to stay: Grange Strathmore Hotel - 5 minute walk.
Take a Ride on the Death Express - London Dungeons
Now until 6th November
Grab your friends and family and take them on the scariest journey of a lifetime! As London Dungeons put it, it’s Full Scream Ahead for the ‘Death Express’. Hop on and accompany the ‘dead’ out of London to their destination. A terrifying train journey where the spirits of the dead still seem to linger on the way back to London… keep your wits about you!
Halloween On Stage
Various dates throughout October
Musical fan? These light-hearted shows will have you singing their praises. Book yourself in to see Wicked or the comedy musical, Young Frankenstein this Halloween and enjoy a taste of the West End! Witches…monsters… what more could you ask for?
Well, if you’re looking for something a little less musical and a little more intense, The Woman in Black couldn’t be a more perfect show for Halloween! Watch the famous ghost story come to life in front of your eyes as you enjoy edge of your seat drama and illusion.
Visit The Horniman Halloween Fair - For Little Monsters
28th - 29th October
If you’re looking for something kid-friendly to do on the Halloween weekend, The Horniman Museum’s Halloween Fair is ideal! Free to enter (activities are charged), the kids can get dressed up in their scariest outfits ready for a day of fun games and activities. They can get close to creepy crawlies in the Wild Fangs cave, enjoy spooky storytelling or even take a walk on the Spooky Halloween Trail. The adults on the other hand can enjoy the wide range of arts and craft markets!
Where to stay: Grange Wellington Hotel - 40 minute train ride.
The London Halloween Ghost Walk
If you’re brave enough, joining The London Halloween Ghost Walk is the best way to scare yourself this Halloween season! Take the tour with Richard Jones, who has made appearances the History Channel’s ‘Haunted History’ show and the Discovery Channel’s show ‘Haunted London’. You’ll witness graveyards, burial grounds and dungeons along the way - so don’t get lost… you’ll want to stick close together.
Where to stay: Depending on where the tour starts find your nearest Grange Hotel in London