The beginning of september can only mean one thing: the countdown to Halloween season! Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or entertain the kids, we’ve got your Halloween festivities covered. Get your pumpkins lit and keep those trick or treat bowls full and we’ll take you on a tour of the best ways to celebrate the spooky season in South London!
Sun, 27 October 2019, 19:00 – 22:00
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG
Get ready for the most unique art class in South London! Party n Paint are coming to Balham for The Neon Halloween Party! Paint to the beat with the DJ playing a range of 90s classics for the ultimate throwback. You will be given artistic direction as you paint your spooky masterpiece and then take it home! Get your early bird tickets now and join in on this creative and delightfully messy party!
Party n Paint
27th-28th October 2019, 10:00 - 16:30
Circus West Village Pop-Ups, London, SW11 8AH
Get the kids involved this Halloween season and join the fun at Battersea Power Station, where they will be hosting a costume making workshop and ‘storytelling snug’, so your little ones can be trick or treat ready! In the costume making workshop, your child will be able to choose from a range of designs they can personalise and then take one to wear, from making a spooky mask to a wicked wand! In the storytelling snug, they’ll have children’s actors read only the best Halloween classics.
Battersea Power Station
24th October 2019, 10:00-12:00
Petals of Beckenham, 102 Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5NP
Bring your kids along to this fun event and take home decorations that are both beautiful and spooky! Each participant will be making scary pumpkins out of stunning orange flowers, before giving them a frightening face. When you attend with your child, you will also be given refreshments and delicious Halloween themed treats!
Petals of Beckenham
30th October 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Bianca Road Brew Co., 83 Enid Street, Bermondsey, SE16 3RA
This is a life drawing class you won’t forget! This Halloween season Neon Naked Life Drawing will be taking a terrifying twist on their usual classes, where you’ll be tasked with drawing impressively painted Halloween-inspired figures, all in Ultraviolet light! Here, budding artists are encouraged to think outside the box and freely experiment with their creativity to create the scariest life drawings you’ll see!
Life Drawing - Neon Naked
2-4 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SY
There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween at London Bridge than visiting The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs to experience the UK’s scariest attraction! This immersive theatrical experience is certain to give you chills and is not for the faint-hearted. Explore the scariest aspects of London’s past and then get lost in the scare maze, full with talented and gruesome actors!
The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs
31 Oct 2019, 22:00 – 1 Nov 2019, 03:30
Phonox, 418 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AY
Love the hit show American Horror Story? Then this is the Halloween event for you! Join in at Phonox for the ultimate horror party, with four costume themes based around the current seasons of the show: asylum, coven, freak show and apocalypse. The hosts for this event urge you to expect the unexpected here, with a £100 cash prize for best costume, a live Freak Show and much more!
The London Halloween Guide
26th October 2019 from 20:00-01:00
Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2BY
Be a part of this spooky twist on ballroom at the Halloween 70’s & 80’s Disco and Funk! This event, hosted in the breathtaking Grade II listed Rivoli Ballroom, will be playing all the best tunes from Wham to Freddie Mercury, all whilst dancing in the freakiest Halloween costumes! Be a part of music history too, as this building has been the filming site of music videos by Elton John and Oasis!
31st October 2019, 19:00 - 00:00
Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley Hill, BR1 4JD
The Bromley Court Hotel is getting in the spooky spirit this Halloween season with a themed dinner dance! Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal, then hit the dance floor with your most ghoulish dance moves. Expect plenty of both tricks and treats in store this evening, as well as a prize for the best costume!
19th October 2019, 21:30 - 02.30
Charlton Rd, Charlton, London SE7 8RE
Become a ghost hunter for one night only and explore the hauntings at Charlton House! This building has a rich history, and Dusk Till Dawn Events will host this event to take you through the spirits and ghosts that lurk in the dark corners of its grand rooms. You will be fully immersed in the experience, with access to top quality ghost-hunting equipment and be able to take part in exciting ghost experients!
Dusk Till Dawn Events
October 31st 2019, 22:30 - Late
The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TT
Come to this party dressed as your favourite horror movie characters or ‘the living dead celebrities’ and break out your spookiest dance moves at Hollywood Horror! As well as playing the best terrifying tunes, there will be a free halloween photo booth, themed drinks, a spooky themed glamour show on stage and crazy inflatables! Don’t miss out and grab your tickets now!
The London Halloween Guide
1 November 22:30 – 2 November 03:00
The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TT
The Clapham Grand continues celebrating the Halloween season with the Twisted Circus Halloween Festival! Be witness to heart-dropping acts that will send your pulses racing and your hairs raising, with this experience bringing you the ‘dark side of the circus’. With a line up including a Bed of Blades and Pierced Weight Lifting, you’ll have to resist watching this show between your fingers!
Twisted Circus UK
31st October at 22:00 - 1st November at 04:00
80-88 High Street, Croydon, CR01NA
Celebrate Halloween at the Story NightClub, as the venue will be decorated head to toe with the scariest theming, providing the perfect backdrop to bust out those killer moves. Expect exciting new cocktails created specifically for this event, as well as a free make up artist to help put the finishing touches to your costume and free giveaways!
Story NightClub Croydon
29 - 30 October 2019, 18:45 – 08:30
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Rd, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD
Hosted by Pillows and Paintbrushes, this night time adventure is perfect for your Halloween obsessed children aged 7-13! During the evening, the children will get to explore the gallery’s own haunted house, watch their historic paintings be brought to life and have the chance to create their own spooky paintings. The following morning, the children will even be treated to an early film screening before the gallery opens to the public!
Dulwich Picture Gallery
24 Oct 2019, 10:00 - 12:00
Eddie Catz Earlsfield, 279 Magdalen Road, London, SW18 3NZ
Eddie Catz is ready to entertain the kids this spooky October half term with his annual Halloween party! There will be plenty of dancing at the disco, as well as a fancy dress catwalk competition with Eddie himself giving out prizes! Come and join in this not too scary party this Halloween!
Eddie Catz Earlsfield
20 - 25 & 27 October 2019, 11:00 - 16:00
Eltham Palace and Gardens, Court Yard, London SE9 5QE
This Halloween half term, gets the kids back in touch with nature as they will get the chance to interact with creepy critters at Eltham Palace! As well as handling animals like snakes and spiders, there will also be themed craft activities and a wicked witch quest! Make sure your children come in their best costumes for the fancy dress competition too!
25th - 31st October 2019
Several locations throughout Forest Hill
Sydenham Arts have your Halloween half term sorted, with a schedule jam-packed of spooky events for your children this year! Between lantern making workshops, pumpkin carving and fearsome philosophy tales, the kids will be treated to these truly unique events in the local community. Celebrate Halloween evening with the grand finale: Creepy Crawlies Live, where you can handle real snakes and other exciting animals.
31st Oct 2019, 19:00 - 22:00
161, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA
This walking tour hosted by Davy’s Wine Vaults will take you on a bone-chilling tour of historic Greenwich. Along the way, you will be told only the eeriest of tales of murders and ghosts. You’ll see 200 year old cellars where you may even spot the Brewery Ghoul! At the end of the night, be rewarded for your survival with supper and themed cocktails!
Davy’s of London
25 and Sunday 26 October 2019, 10.30 - 16.30
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ
The annual Halloween fair returns this 2019, where guests are encouraged to come dressed in the spookiest outfits to meet creepy crawlies and hear ghoulish storytelling. Most importantly, this is a farmer’s market, meaning they’ll be dozens of stalls to browse for that perfect gift or something to treat yourself! Want to have your own stall here? Get your application in by the 17th of September 2019!
Horiman Museum and Gardens
2 November 2019, 20:00-02:00
Fox & Firkin, 316 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6JZ
This event doubles as a Halloween party and film screening of the classic vampire horror The Hunger (1983). There will be tarot card readings taking place, as well as a best halloween costume competition! Held on the same night as their monthly LGBT+ event, you’ll be treated to a camp AND spooky disco, where you can dance right up until the wee hours!
We Do Good Disco
31 October 2019, 19:00 – 23:00
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
Prepare for the most face-melting music coming to New Cross this Halloween! The line-up for this hardcore gig includes deathcore bands Osiah, Monasteries and COPE, a 5-piece punk/hardcore sensation. This event is perfect for any metal head looking for the perfect way to get their heads banging for Halloween 2019.
9th - 13th October 2019, 19:15 - 20:45
Asylum Chapel, Caroline Gardens Chapel, Asylum Road, London SE15 2SQ
Held in the haunting Asylum in Peckham, explore the distressed 19th century chapel! Uncanny Collective is a multimedia group and on this Halloween, their professional actors are ready to deliver spine-chilling scares in this immersive theatre experience. Don’t just see the horror this year, but live it!
31st Oct 2019, 20:00 - 22:00
The Duke’s Head, 8, Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1JN
Come down to The Duke’s Head this Halloween season for their themed pub quiz! The pub will be decked out with impressive decorations to fully immerse yourself in the spooky spirit, with exciting prizes up for grabs too. With your entry ticket, you’ll also be treated to a table full of delicious snacks to keep your energy high for those rapid fire questions!
The Duke’s Head
31st October - 2nd November 2019, 20:00 - 02:00
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
The Halloween Raveyard is the deadliest party in Waterloo! Party with the undead this year along to the spookiest of tunes. This theatrical experience will bring you devilish DJs and a creepy cabaret, as well as special guests the Hackney Colliery Band! This immersive night will be one you won’t forget!
The Vaults London
30 October 2019 at 18:00 - 2 November 2019 at 23:00
Le Gothique Restaurant & Bar, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building , John Archer Way, Windmill Road, SW18 3SX
Don’t miss out on South London’s best independent beer festival this Halloween! You’ll be able to try new and exclusive beers all festival long in the spooky Royal Victoria Patriotic Building. This will be the 11th year this festival has been running, so you can expect only expert service during your visit. So, grab a pint glass and get it filled at Wandsworth!
Wandsworth Common Beer Festival
26th October 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Under 1 Roof: A Kid’s Urban Oasis, The I O Centre, 9, Skeffington St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6SR
Raver Tots is an award-winning family rave and festival brand ready to bring the fun this Halloween! As well as having their signature decor, the event will include festival sized confetti blasts, face painting and parachute fun. Raver Tots promises to offer a safe and healthy environment where parents can relax and children can bust out their best and spookiest dance moves!
Under 1 Roof Kids
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