Halloween 2021: 10 spooky events on in London at clubs, pubs and pumpkin markets

From haunted escape rooms to dead discos, here are 10 of our favourite Halloween events happening in London.

With the evenings getting darker and the supermarkets becoming adorned with pumpkin displays and sweets, it can only mean one thing - Halloween.

In London, there’s plenty of fright-filled fun to be had, so you’d better get your costume ready in time.

From haunted escape rooms to dead discos, here are 10 of our favourite Halloween events happening in the city.

No Escape Halloween Special

Various Locations (Oxford Street, Aldgate East, Brixton and Holloway) October 28 to 31 Tickets £35

Prepare to be terrified at this spooky escape room.

No Escape are teaming up with the UK Haunters team to run Halloween special events across their four locations.

Choose from their seven different themed escape rooms in Oxford Street, Aldgate East, Brixton and Holloway.

You and your friends have an hour to either diffuse a chemical weapon before the whole of London turns into blood thirsty ghouls, free your boss from prison before the inmates turn into flesh eating zombies or outwit possessed dolls at a haunted toy store.

Each of the rooms will have at least one actor and creepy character throughout the game which you will need to interact with if you are brave enough.

Covent Garden Pumpkin Market. Credit: Covent Garden This is Mission

Halloween Pumpkin Market

Covent Garden October 29 to 31 Free

For those of you who missed out on pumpkin picking this year, Covent Garden’s Halloween Pumpkin Market is set to return to the Apple Market this weekend.

The Market will feature over two hundred pumpkins, squashes and gourds and a stunning autumnal floral display created by luxury London florists Maison de Fleurs.

Dead Disco at Cherry Galore Bar

Stoke Newington October 29 Free

Newly opened Stoke Newington cocktail bar Cherry Galore is inviting all dead disco icons to “the most fabulous Halloween party in London”.

Guests are promised a horrifically good “unhappy”hour, guest DJ’s including Ronnie Joice as Beetlejoice, a drag skream queen and full Halloween decks.

There is also a prize for the best dressed dead icon.

The Peculiar London Haunted Hampstead Halloween walking tour. Credit: Peculiar London

Haunted Hampstead Halloween Pub Tour

Hampstead Til October 31 Tickets from £20

Haunted Hampstead’s annual Halloween tour is a fabulous evening of horrible history, immersive theatre and a pub or three.

Explore the winding lanes of Hampstead, one of London’s oldest and spookiest neighbourhoods, courtesy of Peculiar London.

This year’s route has a few new added twists and turns and attendees can also get a free shot from the barrels of artisan gin experts Sacred Distillery.

London Dungeon Halloween Show

The Dungeons London Til October 31 Tickets from £30 (included with standard entry)

This Halloween, London Dungeons have launched a brand new show called The Surgeon, exploring Victorian day surgeries.

Join the gallery of an old operating theatre and watch through gritted teeth as the surgeon - reeking of rotting flesh and wearing a blood-soaked apron - cuts and chops his way through the horrendous history of Victorian age surgery with stomach churning sound effects and no anaesthetic.

The London Dungeon launches new truly terrifying show, The Surgeon, for the return of Halloween. Guests will come face to face with The Surgeon as he sharpens his tools and welcomes them into his surgery for a visit they will never forget.

Halloween Ball

Electric Brixton October 31 Tickets £5 to £25

Expect murder, monsters and disco balls at London’s largest Halloween Ball.

This event at Electric Brixton has a capacity for 1,800 people and has sold out for the last three years in a row.

Party goers can enjoy DJs, performers, ace visuals, a trick or treat station and a whole lot more.

Twisted Circus Halloween Festival

Indigo at the O2 October 30 Tickets £26.50

One of the UK’s most loved Halloween parties returns for its eighth year, with a brand new show and its largest ever cast ever.

Witness incredible acts including crazy contortions to a stomach-churning freakshow, crazy characters, and a heart-pumping soundtrack.

Experience the dark side of circus.

Rivoli Ballroom Pop Up Cinema

Brockley Rd, SE4 2BY October 27 to 29 Tickets £5 to £13

The beautiful Rivoli Ballroom – one of the last remaining ballrooms in town – is open again for its usual series of Halloween pop-up film screenings.

Choose from a range of spooky movies, from The Crow, to The Witches to Hocus Pocus to get yourself into the Halloween spirit.

Black at the Mansion. Credit: The Mansion

Black at the Mansion

Address sent 48 hours before event October 30 Tickets £30

For those of you looking for love this Halloween, the Mansion have teamed up with new dating app Spotabl for an exclusive, secret Halloween party where guys and “ghouls” can flirt and mingle.

Ticket holders will be told the secret location 48 hours before the party. Dress code is black.

Trapped in Wonderland

The Clapham Grand October 29 Tickets £22.95

Join Alice and the Mad Hatter in this four-and-a-half hour immersive and magical event.

Jump down the rabbit hole and wander through a haunted fairytale at the Trapped in Wonderland Halloween experience.

The Mad Hatter host will run you through the evening festivities with haunted acts and performers summoned from the depths of Wonderland to perform for your enjoyment.

Anything is possible at this horrific adventure, from crazy characters & confetti showers to live DJs and oversized Wonderland props.