Visit London Asks: What Are Your Plans for Halloween?

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Happy Halloween!

Last week, we celebrated the birthdays of Dirty Dancing and The Lion King by demanding to know about your favourite London musicals… Thanks to everyone who commented.

Today, we’re touching up our white face paint and donning a big black cloak and some fangs to cackle and ask: what are your plans for Halloween?

London’s fairly bursting with fantastic events this weekend. You can catch some really scary films at the Prince Charles Cinema, Halloween goes 3D in Covent Garden, there’s a collection of spooky shorts at the BFI Southbank, and you could get more that you bargained for at the Film4 FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter! at the ICA.

Creepy culture vultures will enjoy In The Dead of Night at the V&A Late this week; there’s also the rather special-sounding Day of the Dead Celebrations at the British Museum on 1 November.

With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, there are plenty of club nights going ghoulish for the night. London clubs as varied as Heaven, Plan B, Notting Hill Arts Club, Vibe Bar, Pacha and Mass are among the 50-plus clubs doing something special for Halloween.

There’s also loads of Halloween fun for kids to get involved in, from craft to pumpkin carving, and creepy animals. 

Let us know what you’re up to!


  1. londonlover says:

    Same as the last couple of years – a messy houseparty at my sister’s flat. There’s always lots of punch and loads of halloween sweets too! This year’s theme is Pirates, so we’re expecting eye-patches, hooped earrings and headscarves from the dressing up shop!

  2. Jenny says:

    It’s a Halloween house party for me too, but I was also very tempted to see Peter Hook at the Brixton Jamm. I still need to sort out a costume…

  3. Lilac says:

    Also got a Halloween house party to attend. Theme is pimps n hos so I was thinking I’d dress as a Wild Wild West Madam!