From vampire yoga to Stranger Things and spooky cocktails, there’s a lot going on for Halloween in London. Here’s what we’ll be doing…
Words Tatiana Jeanpierre
Halloween in London
Tower Of Terror at London’s Sky Bar
Head to London’s Sky Bar this Halloween in London where they’ve turned the top few floors of Millbank Tower into a Tower of Terror. Hidden ghouls await around every corner while deathly DJ’s will be on hand to keep the evening alive. Life-saving sustenance will be provided throughout the evening in the form of spooky-themed food and drinks. With tickets starting from just £10 you’d be mad to miss out.
Hallowamazing fun at M
M proves that the spooky season is for pets too with their Halloween Hounds Party. Guests are invited to a ‘cook for your dog’ masterclass, followed by lunch from M’s ‘Six Legs – Dine with your Dog menu’. Finally, on the 27th, M Threadneedle Street will be throwing another of its notorious Halloween parties complete with Don Julio cocktails, gruesome body-part decorations, Humanimals, and a devilish DJ with immersive performers to keep the crowds entertained all evening. Tickets for M’s Hallowamazing party are available here with a special discount for DEN members.
Celebrate Halloween Parisian style at Ladurée Covent Garden and pick up an exclusive Halloween Macaron Box containing six macarons of your choice, with the option to include a Halloween praline macaron too. Available until 4th November.
Halloween Party at Skylight Rooftop
London’s most imaginative rooftop destination, Skylight is calling all ghouls and ghosts to not one, but two nights of Halloween fun this October at. The first, a 90s extravaganza packed with club classics, and the second, a Deep House disco. The events will include Halloween surprises including costume parades, prizes, tricks, treats and more. To quench your thirst there will be Halloween and seasonal cocktails such as the Black Autumn Widow.
The Ivy Market Grill
Head over to the Ivy Market Grill for a Spiced Apple Martini and the new Ivy Market Grill Halloween Dessert featuring mouth-watering raspberry ripple ice cream with green vanilla cream finished with warm raspberry sauce. Visit the Ivy Market Grill on 31st October for Trick or Treating outside the restaurant and a spooky installation in the entrance archway.
STK Terrifyingly Tasty Cocktails for Halloween
With its new range of spooky sips, STK London is the perfect place to enjoy Halloween in London. The modern steakhouse will be serving a trickster trio of Halloween cocktails including The Secret Potion, Biohazard and Black Magic. Available throughout October, priced at £14 each.
Traditional bakery, Sweetheart Cakes is creating the most delightful and frightful sweet treats this Halloween. Visit the homey space over the festivities to discover spider web cakes filled with caramel, hot chocolate topped with meringue ghosts and cupcakes covered in a witch’s wardrobe.
Zombie Takeover Party at GOAT
Attention everyone! Zombies have been released from the dark, deep, underground vaults of Chelsea venue, GOAT for their upcoming End of the World Halloween party. GOAT will be transformed into a post-apocalyptic war zone, featuring a menu of green-goo or bloody-red cocktails. On Wednesday, 31st October, at 7:30pm Londoners are invited to dress up in their very best outfits to celebrate the end of the world as we know it. Don’t be afraid – a little blood never hurt anybody!
Tickets are £8 (available here) and include a spooktacular welcome cocktail to get the party started.
All Star Lanes goes Stranger Things for Halloween
All Star Lanes is going sci-fi this year for Halloween in London with a Stranger Things themed menu. From October 10th to 4th November, get on your bikes and pedal over to any of their venues (Holborn, Brick Lane, White City, Stratford or Manchester) to enjoy some very special dishes including The Stranger Pin, Terror Tots, The Shadow Shake, The Upside-Down Cocktail and The Eleven. For Halloween, visitors can get a special spooky package that includes a Halloween burger, side, dessert shake, cocktail and a game of bowling.
Join Balthazar from 29th October until 4th November for a range of spooktacular recipes as they celebrate ‘Balthoween!’ Discover the new exclusive Baltobombe dessert; a chocolate sphere disguised as a pumpkin, containing a smooth and airy chocolate mousse, served with a warm chocolate brownie topped with pecans. Next door at the Balthazar Boulangerie, you can pick up a spiced pumpkin and pecan pie for your Halloween party. What’s more, on 31st October, each guest dining at Balthazar will be given the opportunity to flip a Balthazar Trick or Treat coin; if the coin lands on Treat, guests will receive a special Balthoween cocktail on the house.
The Bounce x Thriller Halloween Party
This Halloween BOUNCE is honouring arguably the world’s greatest classic, Thriller. Moonwalk through a Gory Games Guru gaming table, UV lights and a monster mash-up of haunted house party tunes played by BOUNCE’s legendary resident DJ’s. Pizza ovens will be on high, all beers and gins extra chilled and ghoulish cocktails at the ready for the creepiest ping pong party this Halloween.
Lost Boy’s Pizza
Namastay at Lost Boys Pizza as they will be inviting all those who dare to cleanse their souls at Vampire Yoga on Sunday 21st October. Lost Boy’s Pizza knows better than most that vampires have an insatiable appetite so after the yoga session they will be serving their signature black charcoal pizza and wine. From 23rd October until 2nd November there will also be sip-along screenings of cult 80s Halloween classic, ‘The Lost Boys.’
Tickets available for Vampire Yoga: designmynight.com
Halloween at Swingers
The crazy golf clubs Swingers City and Swingers West End will be opening their doors on Wednesday 31st October – Saturday 3rd November for a bone-chilling celebration. For those brave enough to enter, guests will have to make their way through the cobweb-covered entrances before being greeted by the undead hosts. Once on the crazy golf course, there will be possessed caddies dressed as zombies, witches and demons will be roaming, ready to dish out a trick or a treat if you’re lucky enough to get a hole in one. The nightly DJs will keep the tunes coming well into the witching hour while guests sip on a spooktacular cocktail and sink their fangs into delicious bites from Patty & Bun, Breddos Tacos, Pizza Pilgrims, Made of Dough and Hackney Gelato.
Until 31st October, the Henrietta Bistro will be introducing three new spooky seasonal cocktails named after legendary horror movies to get in the Halloween spirit.
Sky Garden Halloween Music Nights
See Sky Garden completely transformed for the most spooktacular music nights and some of the best views of London. Your ticket will include all night-access to the bar and gardens, as well as a delicious Halloween-inspired cocktail on arrival, accompanied by live music and resident late-night DJs playing into the dead of night. Tickets are available on Design My Night for just £15.