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Chills in the Chapel

Union Chapel, the allegedly haunted music venue, will transform into Frankenstein’s Castle for one night only.

Classic 1974 comedy-horror Young Frankenstein will be screened and Flying Fleas Productions will put on a freaky sideshow that will include real-life characters from the movie. This vibey venue is worth a visit in its own right.

Oct 27, 7pm, £10
Compton Avenue, N1 2XD
Tube | Highbury & Islington


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Theatre of the Damned

Immersive theatre show The Horror! The Horror! will take you on a promenade through the backrooms of the elegantly dilapidated Wilton’s Music Hall.

Watch saucy and sentimental singers, magicians, comedians and performing animals. But the renovations have dug up something ancient and evil, and, as the evening winds on, expect terrible things to start to happen …

Oct 24-Nov 7, 7.30pm & 9.30pm, £17
1-4 Graces Alley, E1 8JB
Tube | Tower Hill


Day of the Dead Festival

The spooky tunnels running underneath Waterloo will be transformed into a secret arts venue and Mexican street kitchens for Wahaca’s four-day fiesta.

The ticket price includes food and two devilish cocktails made from specialty tequila.

There’ll also be visual arts screenings, installations, performance, photo exhibitions, DJs and live bands playing everything from metal to jazz.

Oct 31-Nov 3, 7pm-late, £51
The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW
Tube | Waterloo 

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Alice Cooper: Night of Fear

Scary on so many levels, haggard rocker Alice Cooper will be bringing his black-eyed, high-energy performance to Wembley Arena, along with Loaded and Ugly Kid Joe. There will be goths and gore galore.

Oct 28, 7pm
Wembley Stadium, HA9 0WS
Tube | Wembley Central


Seduktion Halloween Party

House beats and dancing mayhem will take over this late-night club at Cargo.

Spooky costumes are encouraged but may get sweaty.

Oct 27, 8pm-5am (free pre-9pm), free
83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Tube | Shoreditch High St


Read more: Celebrate Halloween in London with The Last Tuesday Society, The Halloween Masked Ball or at Eat Your Heart Out

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Belle Epoque Halloween Party

Dress in your vintage finery and sink into a world of opulent decadence.

Lined up for the Belle Epoque Halloween party are treats such as an absinthe fountain, acrobatic performers, velvet-draped balconies and live bands.

With jazz and rock ‘n’ roll as your soundtrack, this night will be all about old-school glamour, so indulge.

Oct 27, 8pm-2am, £20
54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ
Station | Shoreditch High St

The Water Poet

It wouldn’t be Halloween without camp, technicolour horror. Head to this beloved hipster pub for screenings of Beetlejuice and Hocus Pocus.

Come dressed in your best spooky outfit and enjoy a slug of ‘Beetlejuice Punch’.

Oct 31, 7pm, £4
9-11 Folgate Street, E1 6BX
Tube | Liverpool Street


Canal Museum

If you like the sound of a fancy dress boat trip down one of London’s canals, or a ghost story telling session, don’t let your age hold you back! Boat trips set off regularly, so book your place.

Oct 27-28, 3pm-9pm, £10
12-13 New Wharf Road, N1 9RT
Tube | King’s Cross

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Halloween Hike

Hyde Park has an enjoyably ghoulish past. During a night-time stroll with a guide, find out about the tragedy of the drowning of Percy Shelley’s first wife, the 18th-century executions at the Tybern Gallows and the criminals that were imprisoned in the Old Police House.

Although there’ll be kids at this event, it’ll be spooky enough for adults as well.

Oct 31, 5.30pm-7pm, £8
Isis Education Centre at The LookOut, Hyde Park, W2 2UH 
Tube | Lancaster Gate


Gothic Magic Lantern Show

’Professional lanternist’ Professor Mervyn Heard will host this evening of ghost-raising entertainment.

Watch in awe as he conjures the illusions of Phantasmagoria with his 19th-century magic lantern in two shows.

Then watch skeletons waltz across the wall and nuns bleed to their death in a resurrection of this lost art, which was once used by magicians
and mediums.

Oct 31, 6pm and 8pm, £10
11 Mare Street, E8 4RP
Tube | Bethnal Green

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School of Spooky Slapstick

Create and star in your own silent horror film.

After a screening of classic silent comedy shorts, you’ll be trained in silent comedy acting skills, with props and costumes provided, and then filmed.

Professional theatre tutors, cameramen and editors will be on hand and, after the session, you’ll be sent your creation on DVD.

Oct 29, 7pm, £20
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, EC2A 4RH  Old St

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TNT Halloween After Party

Celebrate bagging bargain holidays at the TNT Travel Show with our Halloween-themed after party. Don your fancy dress and enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails until 9pm.

There’ll be DJs ensuring murder on the dancefloor and the best-dressed guest wins an awesome prize. Fancy queue jumping?

Buy a VIP pass to the TNT Travel Show (£10) and you’ll get free, fast-tracked entry to the after party and a goodie bag.

Oct 27, 7.30pm, £10
William Blake, 174-180 Old Street, EC1V 9BP
Tube | Old Street 


Halloween Masquerade

This costumed event at cocktail den The Lucky Pig is hosted by the warm-and-fuzzy sounding Doctor Death, who’ll be lurking in the shadows giving out shots of ‘blood’. Book to avoid missing out.

Oct 31, 7.30pm. free
The Lucky Pig, 4 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia W1W 6BB
Tube | Great Portland Street


Halloween Special

Rich Mix is putting on a show of ‘live music cult film fusion’ – we’re told to expect dead naked women in fridges, knife-edge erotica and giant eel wrestling – for this special Halloween event.

Oct 31, 7pm, £14
35-47 Bethnal Green Road,
E1 6LA 
Station | Shoreditch High Street


Halloween Season Pub Walk

London Walks have a new ghost tour for the scary season with this Spooky Southwark pub crawl. Meet your bubbly guide Bloodline (aka Katy) outside the exit from Blackfriars Tube.

Oct 27, 7.15pm, £9
Queen Victoria St
Tube | Blackfriars


Climb of the Cursed

Up at The O2 gets a fearsome twist with both tricks and treats accompanying your climb to the summit.

After-dark ascents are likely to be the spookiest – the last one leaves ‘base camp’ at 10pm.

Oct 27-Nov 4, 10am-10pm, £22
The O2, Peninsula Square,
SE10 0DX 
Tube | North Greenwich

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Revel in being made to jump out of your skin at the London Bridge Experience’s Halloween special, Phobophobia.

As you make your way through the blood-soaked catacombs in near-darkness, you’ll be confronted by psycho doctors, twisted clowns, spiders, snakes and the rabid undead.

It’s a proper fairground ride-style thrill fest, taking you through 2000 years of horrible history in one night.

Oct 26-31, 6pm-9.30pm
2-4 Tooley Street, SE1 2SY
Tube | London Bridge


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Terror 2012: All in the Mind

Reassuring for those who like to be seriously frightened, this event has a suggested 18+ entry policy.

The show is a collaboration between playwrights and cabaret  artists, and claims to be “the UK’s only annual season of horror” and Grand Guignol.

Expect poetically dark gothic terror. Chilling tales will be interspersed with cabaret.

Oct 16-Nov 3, 7.30pm.
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE
Tube | Oxford Circus


Read more: Celebrate Halloween in London with The Last Tuesday Society, The Halloween Masked Ball or at Eat Your Heart Out


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