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Scary Places in London for Halloween

 

Halloween is going to be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still celebrate the scariest day of the year! If you’re looking for scary things to do in London for Halloween 2020, we’ve found all sorts of scary places, spooky activities and haunted locations for a frightful day out.

 

Spooky Walking Tours

Explore some of London’s most eery and unnerving locations on foot this Halloween in London.

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery

An imposing place to visit at any time of year, Highgate Cemetery is particularly impressive in Autumn and makes the perfect Halloween activity. Many of London’s most famous residents were buried here, including Karl Marx and George Eliot. The rows upon rows of worn and weathered gravestones are sure to send shivers down your spine. 

Haunted London Ghost Tours

Haunted London Ghost Tours

Haunted London Ghost Tours

From pubs and prisons to underground stations and alleyways, London has more than its fair share of haunted locations. Get to know the city’s sinister, gruesome and paranormal places with a London ghost walk. The expert guides know the stories behind every frightful ghost sighting, so be prepared not to sleep a wink afterwards!

Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery

On a misty morning, Brompton Cemetery looks the part for Halloween. The final resting place of over 200,000 people, including the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst and John Snow, the cemetery is also a haven for wildlife – not to mention popular with photographers.

Halloween-Themed Scary Attractions

Lovers of spooky season shouldn’t miss these Halloween events and scary attractions in London.

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour

Discover how everyone’s favourite haunted castle was brought to life for the big screen at Warner Bros studio. From incredible costumes and set design to immersive experiences, seeing the magic of Hogwarts and the wizarding world up close is a truly unforgettable Halloween experience.

Forbidden Forest Cinema

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Forbidden Forest Cinema

From spine-chilling classics like the Sixth Sense and The Shining to terrifying recent releases like Hereditary and The Invisible Man, lovers of horror movies will have a spookctacular time at the Forbidden Forest Cinema. Screenings run throughout October until 7th November – don’t miss out!

Ghost Bus Tour

Ghost Bus Tour

Ghost Bus Tour

This is a Halloween event you won’t forget in a hurry: immersive theatre meets sightseeing meets horror meets comedy, all aboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus! You’ll learn all about London’s most gory and gruesome history while being entertained by the wacky actors on board.

Spooky Historic Exhibitions

Gruesome historical artefacts and creepy collections to get your fright fix.

Torture at the Tower

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Torture at the Tower

The Tower of London’s exhibit of torture devices is not for the faint-hearted. From thumb screws to the wrack, many people were tortured in the Tower of London during the medieval period. Discover the gruesome devices which were used to inflict pain and learn about why they were used. 

The Old Operating Theatre Museum

The Old Operating Theatre Museum

The Old Operating Theatre Museum

Medicine has (thankfully) come a long way since the Old Operating Theatre was used for its intended purpose. But many of the medical and surgical implements used at the time are on show in the Herb Garrett. It’s a fascinating - albeit unnerving - exhibition, and the museum is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a nurse.

Grant Museum of Zoology

Grant Museum of Zoology

Grant Museum of Zoology

Feed your inner goth with a visit to Grant Museum of Zoology. Featuring all manner of skeletons, skulls, skins and preserved animal parts, including bisected heads and the bones of now-extinct species. It’s a fascinating museum and a great idea for a Halloween activity with a difference.

At the time of writing all these Halloween activities and events were going ahead with Covid-secure measures in place, but be sure to double check first.

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