With tales to tell of ghoulish events that unfolded long ago, London is filled with atmospheric venues hosting their own special events for Halloween, from the shadowy halls of London’s museums at night to the creaking Cutty Sark. We take a look at the spookiest places to celebrate Halloween in London.

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Halloween Late at the National Gallery

To coincide with the current exhibition Beyond Caravaggio, The National Gallery will be celebrating Halloween by looking into the darker side of this collection, with the addition of live music, Halloween activities such as pumpkin carving and storytelling, and Halloween-themed food and drink.

Halloween Late at the National Gallery
28th October 2016

Cutty Sark: Ghost Ship 

As a part of the Museums at Night programme, the historic tea clipper Cutty Sark will be transformed into a ghost ship. On an atmospheric candlelit tour, visitors will hear horror stories of life at sea, before settling in for a screening of Dracula (1931) with a warming shot of whisky.

Ghost Ship at Cutty Sark
28th October 2016

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Dickens After Dark: A Halloween Special

Also encompassed with the Museums at Night offering, Dickens After Dark: A Halloween Special will immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the Charles Dickens Museum at night, with clairvoyants on-hand to reveal the mysteries of the future, and a candlelit bar.

A Halloween Special at the Charles Dickens Museum
28th October 2016

Halloween at the Top

This Halloween, Sky Garden is set to host a sky-high fancy dress party, 35 floors above the streets of London. From early evening guests will be treated to live music, djs, and food and drink, plus the chance to be awarded the accolade of Sky Garden’s Best Dressed guest.

Halloween at Sky Garden
29th October 2016

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The London Bridge Experience

In the spirit of Halloween, there’s no better time to be a part of the immersive London Bridge Experience, which takes visitors on a journey through the gruesome history of what is said to be the world’s most haunted bridge. Throughout this sensory experience, tales unravel from 2,000 years of history.

The London Bridge Experience
Open Daily

Dinner at The Twits

As a part of Roald Dahl 100, a series of events held in celebration of the author’s 100th birthday, The Vaults will be hosting Dinner at The Twits. At this dinner party with a difference by Les Enfantes Terribles theatre company and ebp, guests can expect a meal of gruesome hors d’oeuvres, Mr Twit’s bird pie and terrible trifle.

Dinner at The Twits
Until 30th October 2016

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The Witch Hunter at The London Dungeon

To celebrate this ghoulish occasion, there couldn’t be many attractions more apt than The London Dungeon. Giving people even more reason to visit at the time, the Dungeons will be hosting the special attraction, The Witch Hunter, throughout the month. Anyone who dares to join the hunt will be led by 17th century witch-finder, Matthew Hopkins.

The Witch Hunter at The London Dungeon
From 1st – 31st October 2016

For more Halloween frights, join the Evan Evans Jack the Ripper Tour, which investigates what is one of London’s darkest mysteries while visiting the sites connected to Jack the Ripper and his victims.

Image credits: Cover photo © iStock. London at Night © iStock / fotoVoyager. Cutty Sark at night © Flickr / Tom Godber. The Thames at night © Flickr / Barry Marsh. Pumpkins © Flickr / William Warby.

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