Halloween in London 2013

With spooky dungeons, haunted mansions, and a long history of bloody events, what is better to spend Halloween than in London? The freaky fest of Halloween is upon us when ghosts, witches, and vampires come out to spook out the living as the witching hours approaches. And the living dress up like the dead and play trick-or-treat. But all this is old hat.
The city of London is ready to eat you up and there is more creepy things going on than you can ever imagine. Do not miss the opportunity and flock to the city on your broom. Read on to find out what London Halloween happenings you can be a part of (if you dare).

Halloween Ball 2013
Royal College of Surgeons will again host its famed Halloween Ball this year. It is a social gathering where people dressed as vampires, witches, devils, and zombies gather and have spooky and thrilling night. It will be held on 31st October and the tickets start from £125 or £1,250 for a table of 12. Tickets are not out for sale yet but if you have a query regarding attending or sponsoring, you can contact the organisers. To view the photo gallery of the Halloween Ball 2012, click here.

The Official Grand Halloween UK
No. 7 Nightclub will be hosting Grand Halloween UK, West End’s biggest fancy dress party on Saturday 26th October 2013. Be a part of this grand event and join 1500 partygoers right in the heart of central London. With 3 different rooms, over 15 artists and DJs, people in fun costumes, and three massive surprise giveaways, Grand Halloween UK promises to be really grand this time. The best, sexiest, and funniest costumes will be awarded with a prize. It is going to be absolute MADNESS, so make sure to attend it.


Ghost Bus Tour
If partying is not your thing, fear not. London has a lot in store for you. It is Halloween, the scariest night of the year when darkness engulfs the world and ghoulish souls roam around the crooks and corners of the city. On the night of the nights, many ghost walks will take you to the spookiest places in London that are said to be haunted by visitors from the other world. Let Richard Jones be your guide to the sinister history of the capital. He is an acclaimed ghost walk guide chilling audiences since 1982.


Halloween Hotels
With all scary things happening around, how can you have a sound sleep? Even London hotels are ready to thrill you with a scariest stay ever. The Langham Hotel is offering a special Halloween Getaway to London for £333. It includes overnight accommodation for two at the hotel, which has a gruesome history and an intriguing past as one of England’s most haunted hotels. The package also includes Tarantula Cocktails, Jack the Ripper Walking tour, and a complimentary history book. Make your request well ahead of time if you want to say at the most haunted room at the hotel.


Halloween Moonride - London 2013
Mysterious ghost sightings, ghastly tales of haunted ancient fortresses and a history that still haunts the city, London is no doubt one of the spookiest cities in the world. As the moon casts shadow over the creepy streets of London on Friday 25th October, hundreds of cycle riders will pedal through frightening pit stops and visit the spookiest sites, having a real Halloween celebration. You will also get to feed on blood juice and pumpkin soup on your way. This won’t be not be a typical horrific Halloween that you forget next morning. Registration fee is £49 and you can register here.

Boo at the Zoo!
A perfect opportunity for kids who are looking for a ghoulishly good time this Halloween. Head to the ZSL Whispnade Zoo and get ready for a fun and fiendish time at Boo at the Zoo. From Saturday 26th October 2013  to Sunday 3rd November 2013, the zoo will host a number of creepy activities including scary storytelling, bug handling, mechanic mask making, ominous owl encounters, and creepy crafts. If you are daring enough, do not miss the opportunity for animal talks, feeds, and demonstrations. Besides, the Big Draw competition will be running throughout the October half term wherein kids aged between 5-15 years will get the chance to draw some of the wonderful and weird species. With so much going on, the zoo has everything for families to scream with delight.


The New London Dungeon
Thrilling, scary, yet fun, the New London Dungeon is all set to send chills down your spine. Are you ready to get acquainted with the goriest past of London? Take a step back in time into the horrible bits of London’s history with live actors, special effects, and thrilling rides. Prepare to come face to face with the ghastliest characters from the past, from Jack the Ripper to Sweeny Todd. From torture to plague, every gloomy event will come to life in front of your eyes. Steel your nerves for some terrific rides, designed to thrill.
Do not just sit in your home and have a boring Halloween, This year, have a spine-chilling experience here in London. The city is all set to make your blood run cold.
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