Halloween 2022: Tripadvisor reveals London’s top 10 spookiest events and experiences - how to book

Follow the steps of Jack The Ripper this Halloween with one of a number of walking tours and events on offer for London’s bold of spirit.

Before Christmas takes over London this year, there is the little matter of Halloween 2022, the first to take place officially since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

London has a chequered past to say the least when it comes to tales that would turn anyone’s blood cold; be it Jack The Ripper, the Black Plague or The Great Fire; London’s history can be called at times horrific.

Which, looking at a silver lining amongst the horrors that we’ve written about, makes the capital one of the perfect places to grab some friends and check out the number of ghoulish activities available for the courageous to embark on this Halloween.

Londonworld has taken a look through Tripadvisor and selected some of the highest rated tours and events that are taking place this All Hallows Eve for you to scary yourself silly with,

The top 10 spookiest events and experiences in London

1: Ghost, Ghouls and Gallows Walking Tour with Boat Ride

“Worth every penny. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you learn about London history in a most engaging way."
  • Address: Statue of Goddess Diana, London W1J 9DZ (starting location)
  • Rating: 4.5/5

See a different side to London, as explorers venture into dimly lit parks while listening to little-known legends from your guide. Then, get unobstructed views of London’s illuminated landmarks on an evening Thames River cruise.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

2: The Jack The Ripper Walking Tour in London

“I’d highly recommend this tour. I saw parts of London I’ve never seen."
  • Address: Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, London E1 8FA, UK (starting location)
  • Rating: 5/5

Set out on foot and find out stories about one of London’s most notorious serial killers; Jack the Ripper. Going on this walking tour takes you down cobbled alleyways and secret spots that are inaccessible by car or bus.

Listen to insights about the shocking unsolved crimes from 1888, who the main suspects were, and go to the spots where the crimes occurred in Spitalfields and Brick Lane.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

3: The 5 Women & Jack the Ripper

“Hannah was absolutely amazing! Her knowledge, enthusiasm and planning of the tour was so well done. Truly enjoyed every second of it."
  • Address: Online
  • Rating: 4.5/5

Follow Jack the Ripper’s footsteps through London without ever leaving home during this virtual murder mystery tour. After you’ve virtually joined your guide online, you’ll get assigned a suspect card, and you’ll journey back in time to 1888, when the serial killer was at large.

Your guide takes you to spots that were significant to that period of history, while you explore the dark past of Jack the Ripper and London.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

4: Ghastly Ghost Walking Tour in London

"The real stories and the ghost stories are all interesting and it’s crazy just much history is around you without knowing”
  • Address: St. Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD (starting location)
  • Rating: 5/5

Learn about spooky sightings and sinister apparitions on a ghost walking tour of central London at night. Follow an informative guide down dark streets and atmospheric alleyways while you listen to haunting tales of London’s hidden history.

Hear bone-chilling stories of crime, murder and mayhem while you stroll past major landmarks on this 2-hour tour, which ends at St Paul’s Cathedral.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

5: The Cloak and Dagger Tour 

“The tour was above and beyond what we expected. We got the gruesome history, but also deeper insight into the political and social climate of the time!"
  • Address: 77 Borough High St, London SE1 1NH (starting point)
  • Rating: 5/5

Discover a darker side of London on this immersive and interactive tour experience. Walk the city’s streets at nights with your guide and hear little-told stories of London’s grisly past – stories you won’t read in any guide book.

Then settle down in Southwark’s George Inn and witness the recreation of a true story of murder and revenge, told in the very room in which it happened.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

6: Serial Killers: The Blood and Tears Walk

“Declan clearly knows his stuff, and with his mixture of delivery, he brings the subject to life"
  • Address: Barbican, Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4JA (starting point)
  • Rating:  5/5

On this spooky experience, your Guide, Declan, who is an expert on serial killers in London, Britain and worldwide, will give you an insight into the behaviour and psychology of serial killers.

You’ll learn about some of the most gruesome murders committed in London and elsewhere around Britain. And with a 12+ certificate due some of the chilling tales Declan tells, this one isn’t for the faint hearted.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

7: Afternoon Jack the Ripper Tour with ‘Ripper-Vision’ in London

“Excellent tour through the streets of Whitechapel. Our guide Michael was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions."
  • Address: 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
  • Rating: 5/5

This tour comes with Ripper Vision: a hand-held projector that transports you back to Victorian London, when Jack the Ripper would have been prowling the streets.

During the afternoon, when the streets of Whitechapel are less crowded and more atmospheric, you’ll explore east London on foot and learn about the still unidentified serial killer’s reign of terror, with accompanying videos and images to enhance your experience.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

8: London: Grim Reaper Walking Tour

“Decided to go on this tour while I was staying in London, and it was an amazing decision!"
  • Address: Sundial at Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DJ (starting location)
  • Rating: 5/5

Delve deeper into the dark history of east London during a walking tour that focuses on the grisly murders of Jack the Ripper, one of England’s most infamous serial killers.

Exploring on foot means that you’ll get a more intimate glimpse into the area, while wandering at night allows you to avoid crowds and soak up a spooky ambience.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

9: Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: A Walking Tour of London’s Bloody Past

“A wonderfully conducted tour by a clearly knowledgeable and engaged guide. Would absolutely book other tours next time I am in town and recommend to friends."
  • Address: Barbican, Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4JA (starting point)
  • Rating: 5/5

On this walking tour you’ll visit the areas around Smithfield that for centuries was the place of both animal and human slaughter.

You’ll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, the execution methods used in the Middle Ages, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

10: London Ghost and Infamous Murders Walking Tour

"We really enjoyed this tour, great stories and lots of history too.”
  • Address: Exit 3, Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford St, London W1D 2DH (starting location)
  • Rating: 4/5/5

Experience the dark side of London with this eerie walking tour. Your entertaining local guide will take you to some of the spookiest parts of the London West End, from haunted theatres to the location of some of the city’s most notorious murders.

To book or for more information, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

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