Best Halloween Parties in London for 2018
Want to know where to find the biggest, creepiest Halloween parties in London this 2018? Nothing beats a party on the spookiest night of the year but with so many bars and clubs in the city, it’s almost impossible to decide where to get your thrills without some local recommendations. We’ve rounded up the best parties in London whether you’re after a fancy dress event, cheap drinks or a full on themed rave! For the best fright nights in the city, look no further. You’re in for one of the best Halloween’s yet...
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1) For a killer party that’s affordable
TOP PICK: Belushi’s
26th - 31st October
If you’re after a mad party that ticks all the boxes this Halloween, Belushi’s is the place to be. This year, it’s all skulls and bones as the Belushi’s Catacombs will be taking over the bars in London Bridge, Camden, Greenwich, Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith. Halloween celebrations are gonna get freaky here, with parties from 26th to 31st October plus cheap drinks including Bloody Punch and £1 syringe shots making a creepy addition to the menu. Put on your scariest costume and get down to your nearest Belushi’s for a night of epic live music, DJs and Halloween-themed karaoke. These parties are always the best in London because they’re affordable, fun and the crowd is amazing! The cool thing is, anything goes here so even if you don’t feel like dressing up you don’t have to. It will be an equal mix of both!
If you haven’t been to a Belushi’s party before, make this your first one; it’s gonna get BOO-zy.
Admission: Free entry until 10pm
2) For a Halloween party in the sky
Halloween at Skylight
26th and 27th October
Cocktails, disco tunes and views for days is what you’re in for at Skylight, and for Halloween the party is gonna be bigger than ever. Expect special DJ guests with 90s classics on the Friday 26th and deep house disco on the Saturday 27th October. Don’t go easy on the fancy dress, as there will be prizes up for grabs for the best and cleverest costumes (although fancy dress isn’t technically a requirement). Buy your ticket online and you’ll get a spooky themed cocktail and plenty of Halloween surprises throughout the night.
Admission: £15 - £25 including Halloween cocktail on arrival
3) For some prisoner themed fun
The Spirits of Alcotraz
28th - 31st October
Nothing screams Halloween more than the already creepy prison-themed bar in London, Alcotraz. This October, however, it’s all about the ghosts of Alcotraz past - who will you side with, the most infamous of Alcotraz’ deceased inmates or the Warden? The idea of this East London bar is to sneak in your bottle of spirit past the Warden and to the cocktail-shaking inmates who will rustle you up your favourite tipples. You’ve got to experience this place one, make this Halloween the time to do it!
Admission: £35.99 including 3 cocktails
4) For a spooky circus show
The Dark Circus Party
Run away with the circus and step into the Big Top at the Dark Circus Party this Halloween in a secret location. The entertainment for the evening is gonna be unreal, with trapeze acts, fire breathers, sword swallowers and the works with a seriously freaky Halloween twist. You won’t know where to look. There’s a strictly circus-themed dress code at this event, where anyone sporting jeans, trainers or t-shirts will be turned away. So think clowns, snake charmers, lion tamers, ringmasters, circus freaks… The list goes on. This will be a Halloween event you’ll never forget.
5) For a party on a boat
Pirates of the River Thames
All aboard the Dutch Master Vessel for a Halloween party on the Thames this year. The 400 capacity boat has 3 decks so there will be plenty of room for you to get your groove on to some insane Halloween party playlists including new and old-school tunes mixed by some epic DJs. Anyone who tries to show up without putting at least some effort into the pirate-theme will be thrown overboard (joking) so whack out your captains hat, eyepatch and wooden leg and make it spooky! When the boat rocks up back at the dock, the party doesn’t stop there as your ticket includes entry to an awesome Halloween after party.
Admission: £20 including after party entry
Note: The boat will be setting off at 7pm sharp, so you’re required to get to the Tower Hill pier for 6:30pm
6) For fans of Stranger Things
Even Stranger Things: The Halloween Experience
Friday 26th October
What better way to celebrate Halloween than a Stranger Things themed party! This party is gonna be huge with a capacity of over 2000 people and two themed rooms to enjoy. Room 1 has taken inspiration from the Snow Ball scene from the end of the last season. There’s even a Prom photo booth and an adult ball pit to enjoy. Think blood soaked balloons and an actual alphabet wall from the series. It’s Room 2 where the party really starts. Enter the Upside Down where the hottest DJ’s take to deck whilst you dance the night away in an alternate, paranormal universe. Just be careful of any surprise Demogorgons, as these event planners have thought of everything, the good and the evil...
Admission: £10.95 priority tickets including a champagne and waffle reception
Note: Fancy dress required whether you go all-out prom gown or spooky Halloween costumes
7) For those who wanna go out, but not dress up
Pop Brixton: Day of the Dead
Saturday 27th October
If you’re one of those people that isn’t really too fussed about Halloween, but loves the party then get yourself to Pop Brixton for something a little different. This venue is celebrating all things Latin America this Halloween, with a Dia De Los Muertos party, a Mexican festival better known as Day of the Dead. Sing, dance and celebrate life of loved ones past and present on the epic Brixton rooftop. Expect live bands, DJs, mystic performers, tasty street food and plenty of mezcal!
Admission: Free entry
Article by Darcy King and Shereen Sagoo