The Best Things to do on London for Halloween and Half term 2017
THE BEST... ATTRACTIONS FOR FAMILIES, KIDS AND FUN FRIGHTS WITH FRIENDS
For a Halloween half term packed full with more fun than frights, these are the top attractions that London has to offer…
Coca-Cola London Eye
As the leaves change colour and the city gets all autumnal on us, a trip on the London Eye will warm you up. It will take you up for amazing views across the capital and as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day. See London from two perspectives by adding a 40 minute River Cruise, which is complete with live commentary and embarks right next to the London Eye.
DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London
The South Bank’s newest family attraction is hosting a TROLLS Dance Party this Halloween! Poppy and Branch return to Far Far Away to help you put your best dance moves to the test and teach you some new ones. As well as the ultimate dance party, of course you’ll still meet Shrek, Donkey and the whole gang with ten live shows and the magical 4D bus tour.
Madame Tussauds London
One of London’s top attractions that first opened over 200 years ago and has a fascinating history. Meet the royal family and all your favourite superstars, take the hotseat on The Voice and face your fears in the new Alien: Escape experience. Your day will end with The Spirit of London ride - a black cab journey that takes you through London’s fascinating history from Tudor England to present day.
SEA LIFE London
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly! The Jellyfish have invaded SEA LIFE London in 2017 in the new Ocean Invaders display - be wowed by these weird and wonderful creatures believed to be 500 million years old! And twice daily during October half term the spooky Jellyfish-witch will be making a visit to tell you all about these stingers of the deep. Are you also brave enough to visit the Shipwreck, Shark Lagoon, the Piranhas and the Cuban Crocodile called Spice?
THE BEST… IF YOU CAN HANDLE THE SCARES
The Home of Halloween in London has to be the London Dungeon.
The London Dungeon
Brand new and just for Halloween, the Death Express will be pulling up to take you on a the scariest journey of the 19th century. It’s full scream ahead! If you survive the Death Express there’s 19 other live shows and two thrilling rides to contend with.
There’s big savings when you buy tickets for two or more of the above attractions with a London Big Ticket.
THE BEST… HALLOWEEN PARTIES
If you’re a bit too old for trick or treating, but you love Halloween and dressing up from the bottom of your soul, these are the best parties to dig out your wig and get your fangs on for.
Ultimate Power - Bat Out of Helloween at O2 Forum Kentish Town
Promising the greatest pop and rock power ballads at this huge fancy dress club night.
Saturday 28th October 9pm -3am
Time Warp Dance Class at Drink, Shop, Do
Monday’s will never be the same again after you’ve got your Rocky Horror Show on at Drink, Shop, Do in Kings Cross.
From 9th-30th October - every Monday
Day of the Dead Halloween Special at Lockside
DJ Rugrat plays at this Day of the Dead themed bash in Camden and tickets are only £5.
Saturday 28th October 9pm -3am
Beauty and the Feast
The dress code is “Regal French fashion, done with passion. Old school ruffs with neon tufts. Velvet and tails and killer nails.” at The Vaults, Lower Marsh this Halloween. There’ll be a feast fit for a beast, a fairy tale show descending into chaos and DJs until late.
Tuesday-Sunday until 14th January 2018 at 7.30pm
THE BEST… OF THE REST
For something a bit different this Halloween.
Death: A Portrait at the Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Lates present the art of dying, a coffin playroom and ‘All That Is Left Unsaid’.
3rd November, 6-10pm
The Quarter of Curiosity
Carnaby Street’s Newburgh Quarter is being turned into a two-week Halloween pop-up spectacular with installations, Halloween workshops and a fright night party.
Fright Night Party - October 26th (5pm to 9pm)
Fortnum & Mason Pumpkin Carving
Sessions for children and adults four times a day (and two extra adult evening sessions on 27th) with a prize for the best carving in each class.
Halloween Fair at the Horniman
There’s arts and crafts markets, food stalls and spooky story telling at the annual Halloween Fair.
28th and 29th October, 10.30am-4.30pm
THE BEST… 2017 FIREWORK DISPLAYS
Battersea Park Fireworks 2017
Saturday 4th November - gates open at 6pm for pre-show entertainment, food stalls and bars. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm with the fireworks at 8pm. Tickets are £11 for adults and under 11s need a free ticket.
TICKETS & INFO > http://enablelc.org/fireworks
Southwark Park Fireworks 2017
Sunday 5th November - gates open at 5pm for for, drinks and entertainment and last entry to the park at 6.30pm. Free tickets for residents.
TICKETS & INFO > https://sp.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=1916:3
Crystal Palace Park Fireworks 2017
Sunday 5th November - gates at 6pm with a children’s show (less bangs, more music and colours) at 7pm and the main event at 8.30pm. Tickets are £8.50 for 11+, £4.50 for 3-10s.
TICKETS & INFO > https://www.crystalpalacefireworks.co.uk/tickets
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival Fireworks 2017
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November with a laser show at 8.30pm Friday and 7.30pm Saturday and the main fireworks display at 9pm and 8pm respectively. The firework soundtrack has been mixed especially by DJ Yoda. Tickets are £11 for 16+, £8.50 for 11-15s and under 10s need a free ticket.
TICKETS & INFO > http://www.fireworks.london/thedisplay.html
Wembley Park Fireworks 2017
Saturday 4th November - 6pm to 9pm for performers, street food and the main display. Free entry.
Blackheath Fireworks 2017
Saturday 4th November - funfair open from noon, food stalls and bars open from 5pm with the firework display at 8pm. Free for everyone.
Waltham Forest Fireworks 2017
Sunday 5th November - free display at Chestnuts Field with gates and a funfair from 6.30pm and the main display at 8pm. Free entry, no ticket required.
Wimbledon Park Fireworks 2017
Saturday 4th November - there’s bonfires and two displays - one at 6.30pm for young children and the main display at 8.15pm. There’s also fairground rides and food stalls. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for 5-15s when booked online.
TICKETS & INFO > https://www.merton.gov.uk/events/fireworks-displays