5 London bars and pubs Halloween fans can have a frightful time at this October

The London bars and pubs hosting ghoulish gatherings this Halloween.
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Whether you're looking to try a haunting cocktail or hope to have a frightening evening in the city, here are some spots around the capital to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Halloween is almost upon us, and as the city gets a ghostly makeover for the chilling season, themed events and happenings are starting to take over the capital.

While some of London's most famous spots are set to welcome Halloween lovers for celebrations, a number of bars and pubs are embracing all things spooky.

From haunted pubs to eerie-themed comedy nights, there's plenty for Londoners to do this Halloween.

We break down what bars and pubs are hosting Halloween festivities this October

The London bars and pubs hosting ghoulish gatherings this Halloween. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)The London bars and pubs hosting ghoulish gatherings this Halloween. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)
The London bars and pubs hosting ghoulish gatherings this Halloween. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)

Screamfest VII: Shock Exchange

Those easily spooked may want to miss this spot if they don't want to pay more for drinks. Before heading into Kraken Rum's Shock Exchange bar, guests will have to wear a heart-rate monitor through an immersive horror gauntlet. The higher their heart rate is, the more they will have to pay for a tipple.

Where: The Clerkenwell Catacombs, 2 Sans Walk, London, EC1R 0LT

When: October 26 - October 28

Nearest Tube station: Farringdon

Sound at The Cumberland

Halloween fans wanting to try some hauntingly delicious cocktails can browse Sound's spooktacular drinks menu. From Frankensour and Death’s Door Martini to Concrete Doll and Brain Haemorrhage, there is a range of Halloween beverages to try.

Where: Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7DL

When: October 20 – November 1

Nearest Tube station: Marble Arch

Ten Bells

This pub is said to have a few ghosty regulars. With links to the infamous Jack The Ripper and gruesome happenings to past landlords of the spot, the venue has built a reputation as one of the most haunted places in the capital and will no doubt welcome many Halloween lovers this October.

Where: 84 Commercial St, London E1 6QQ

When: Open Monday - Sunday

Nearest Tube station: Aldgate East 

Wolfy's Bar

Halloween fans can spend a less frightening evening at Wolfy's Bar at its spooky-themed comedy night. There will be no tricks, just treats as guests enjoy a series of stand-up sets from up-and-coming comics.

Where: Bailey Street #Unit Q London SE8 5EY

When: October 27 - 7pm- 10pm

Nearest Tube station: Canada Water 

The Owl & Hitchhiker 

The Owl & Hitchhiker is welcoming Halloween fans for an eerie-themed pub quiz in celebration of the scary festivities. Guests are encouraged to dress up and can expect to answer questions on gruesome facts as well as horror movies.

Where: 471 Holloway Road London N7 6LE

When: October 28 - 6pm - 8pm

Nearest Tube station: Tufnell Park