Halloween in London

By Viator, October 2014

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With its long and gory history of treason, beheadings and murders, haunted London makes the perfect backdrop to Halloween celebrations and few European cities put as much effort into the spookiest night of the year. As October 31st rounds the corner, the British capital will be embracing its dark side, with the streets of central London aglow with the eerie flicker of Jack O’Lanterns, shop windows hung with cobwebs and skeletons, and bars and restaurants serving up gruesome-sounding theme menus in honor of All Hallows Eve. 

While Londoners will be donning fake-blood smeared costumes and dancing the night away, or indulging in scary movie marathons hosted by the London Horror Film Festival, family-friendly attractions like the London Zoo, the Tower of London, the London Bridge Experience and the London Eye will be hosting an array of spine-tingling special events for all ages. Or why not pay a visit to the spooktastic London Dungeons, where special Halloween shows bring together the city’s most notorious characters like Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper, Guy Fawkes and Henry VIII.

Alternatively, step back in time on a ghost walk around London’s creepiest locations and duck through the alleyways where notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper once lurked or dare yourself not to scream as you explore the haunted gravestones of Highgate Cemetery and the infamous Bleeding Heart Yard. Top it off with a drink at one of London’s most haunted pubs like the poltergeist–ridden The Grenadier in Mayfair or the gothic style The London Stone on Cannon Street. 

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Phantom of the Opera Theater Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 86 Reviews

The Phantom of The Opera is a haunting musical which traces the tragic love story of a beautiful young opera singer and a composer shamed by his physical ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $89.59

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2351 Reviews

Discover top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible open dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London. With three family-friendly routes and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $38.50
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Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 214 Reviews

See the sinister side of London as you follow the blood-soaked footsteps of murderers Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd down gas-lit alleyways on a ghost ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

From USD $51.83

London Theater Passport

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

A "must do" on the list of most travellers to London is a show in the famous West End. Names including Michael Crawford, Sir Alec Guinness and even ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 show

From USD $40.72

London Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Unearth London’s gruesome past on this 1-hour ghost bus tour, led by a ghoulishly entertaining guide. See the capital’s sites of murder, execution and torture, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.10

London Dungeon Entrance Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 147 Reviews

Be fast-track transported to the darkest moments in London's history at the creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. Enjoy your spine-chilling ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $32.13

Private Tour: London Ghost Tour by Traditional Black Cab

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Set off on a 2.5-hour spooky sightseeing tour of London by iconic London black cab. Driven by a private driver -- a master of storytelling with first-hand ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.93

London Ghost Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 44 Reviews

London is known for more than just fish and chips and the iconic Big Ben — it’s also home to famous ghosts that haunt the city streets. Venture through the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.62

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