Scares are guaranteed on Halloween in London 2023

From ghost tours featuring notorious characters, to hauntingly good family fun and historical scarefests in ancient palaces, London really does offer some bone-chilling entertainment this Halloween.

There is so much to see and do in London that you can guarantee that virtually every London attraction will be putting on some ghostly thrills this coming season.

Take a look at our (unlucky for some) top 13 Halloween attractions in London for 2023. Enter if you dare…

1. The London Dungeon’s Exorcism Show 2023

‘Home of Halloween’, no list would be complete without mentioning the legendary London Dungeon. This year the Dungeon will take you back to 1814, and a man called Peter Moore, said to be a demoniac; possessed by evil spirits.

Launching on Friday 13th October until the night of Halloween, The London Dungeon will take you into the world of haunting spirits, terror and a family desperate to try to save him. You may just be the Moore family’s last and only hope to help exorcise the spirit that has taken possession of his body and his home.

Do you dare face the haunting spirits and the childlike phantom that has a grip on the house?

The Exorcism of Peter Moore at The London Dungeon runs from Fri day 13th October – 31st October 2023, included in your standard ticket price

2. WB Studio London Master the Dark Arts

Harry Potter Studio Halloween 2019

The Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter does Halloween in its own unique, magical way. Every year the Dark Arts is given centre stage at the Studio.  Here you can let your inner Slytherin run wild exploring the world of the Death Eaters, daring duels and Hallowe’en feasts.

Discover the Great Hall at this special time of year, decorated with a dazzling individual display of carved pumpkins floating above a spooky feast, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

During your tour make sure to follow the Dark Mark around the Studio and mark on your passport.

Be prepared to fight the Death Eaters by undertaking some wand combat training; practice specialist moves as performed interactively by Wand Choreographer Paul Harris.

The Dark Arts runs from 15th September – 5th November 2023

3. London Eye Cruise: Fright on the River Thames River Cruise

Fright on the River Thames

This October the London Eye River Cruise will take you on a watery-ghostly journey along the River Thames, hearing stories from London’s murky past. Jack the Ripper, the ghost of Captain Kidd and phantom cries of Old London Bridge are all available for your ears.

This experience features live actors suitable for ages 5 and up. Murky Mulled Wine for adults and spooky non-alcoholic beverages are included with your ticket.

Fright on the Thames runs from Sat 21st – Sun 29th October 2023

4. SEA LIFE London Aquarium – Tricks and Treats

Halloween SEA LIFE London

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is a great place to discover spooky creatures that lie beneath the surface including fearsome Wolf Fish and the mysterious Octopus this half term.

Family fun includes spook-splash-tic- challenges and earning yourself some cool SEA LIFE Halloween treats too.

Trick or Treat at SEA LIFE runs from 21st October – 5th November 2023

5. Jack The Ripper Coach & Walking Tour

Jack the Ripper walking tour London

Walk in the footsteps of London’s most infamous serial killer on this chilling evening Jack The Ripper Walking and Coach Tour. Starting at Whitechapel (or Central London if you require transport) you will visit the real-life murder locations and learn the stories behind the ‘Whitechapel Murders’ from your informed guide.

To this day, the identity of the killer remains a mystery, and well over a hundred theories exist today that attempt to lift the veil on the identity of one of history’s most elusive murderers.

During the tour, you can enjoy a traditional fish and chip supper included, from one of London’s oldest, most authentic ‘chippies’.

Tour runs Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays all year round

6. Ghost Bus Tours in London

Ghost Bus Tours London

If you don’t fancy walking into history then you can just take the bus. The Ghost Bus that is. The Ghost Bus Tours will thrill you on board and take you to some of the eeriest London sites there are.  The bus will guide you through London’s grisly past with sites of murder, execution and torture.

Maybe you’ll sense the restless spirits that haunt some of London’s most famous landmarks? Although you’ll enjoy having the seat, you won’t be sitting that comfortably.

Ghost Bus Tours runs daily from Northumberland Avenue, London

7. Shrek’s Adventure! London: Scared Shrekless!

scared shrekless at shrek's adventure! london

Shrek’s Adventure! London is offering some fairy tale Halloween fun this half term. Be whisked away to Far Far Away aboard a magic bus to an enchanting world of magical dreams (and waffles). 

Visit the resident witch and be surprised with some tricks and treats. Enjoy a Shrek-tastic fright journey suitable for young guests and their families and snap yourself a photo with a witch before she flies away.

Scared Shrekless is on during half term: 21st October – 5th November 2023

8. The Tower of London Twilight Tours

Tower of London Twilight tours

The Tower of London will be re-starting its twilight tours on selected Sundays at 7pm from October- December. Here you can follow the Tower’s iconic Yeoman Warders as they lead an atmospheric tour after hours to the famous Traitors’ Gate, the scaffold site and the Bloody Tower.

1000 years of history is sure to throw up some ghostly apparitions and stories to suit the Halloween in London spirit. Over 12s only.

Twilight Tours will be running from 1st October – 10th December 2023

9. Halloween at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace ghost tours

Is there a more likely place to spot ghostly goings on than at one of the Royal Palaces? Hampton Court Palace, the notoriously haunted palace, comes alive for Halloween 2023, the spookiest time of the year at Hampton Court.

Atmospheric projections and creepy sound effects transform the palace, as you tiptoe through the dark winding corridors and courtyards. Will you feel the chilling presence of the infamous ghosts hiding around every corner?

Halloween at Hampton Court Palace runs from 21st – 29th October 2023

10. Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Brick or Treat Halloween fun at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort arrives again this October half term. LEGOLAND is to be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland. A frightfully fun event of the year perfect for the young, and the young at heart!

Witness the LEGO® Monsters taking over and throwing a Monster Party to celebrate their favourite time of the year! Festivities include the frightfully fun 4D movie, ‘The Great Monster Chase!’ showings of the the fangtastic Monster Jam show on the Harbour PLUS ‘Monster Street’, and monster-tastic builds.

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Windsor runs from 28th September – 5th November 2023

11. Wicked The Musical London Theatre Show

Wicked the Musical London

This Halloween get yourself down to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see Wicked: the multi-award winning musical that has taken the West End by storm. If you’re new to the story, the show features a different take on the tale we all grew up with.

A look at the dark side, this funny, uplifting musical delves into the mysterious world of the Wicked Witch of the West. Prepare yourself for some brilliant special effects and costumes, and a thoroughly spelling binding night out.

Wicked tickets are available year round every day except Mondays

12. London Bridge Experience

London Bridge Experience

Experience a terrific bone-chilling experience at the London Bridge Experience. Discover the terrifying history of London Bridge and the London Tombs whilst encountering different characters such as Jack the Ripper and The Keeper of the Heads as part of this immersive theatrical experience.

Smell, hear and see things from the bridge’s past, as you make your way through the Bone Yard, the hall of the living dead and past the Bloody Butcher, while you look out for the ghost of Emily!

The bone-chilling scare maze in London Tombs is next – creep around the haunted catacombs as zombies and other unspeakable creatures leap at you from the darkness.

There are no age restrictions but it’s recommended children under the age of four are not taken to the attraction. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

The London Bridge Experience is open daily, year round

13. London’s Scariest Day Out : Walking Tour, Clink Prison & Jack The Ripper Museum

London's scariest day out

A truly scary London day out package indeed: a superb small group walking tour around over 20 top sights around Westminster – including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, combined with entrance to the Jack the Ripper Museum and Clink Prison.

London’s Scariest Day Out is available daily, year round

Save more this Halloween with The London Pass

The London Pass

Some of the above London attractions such as Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London and Madame Tussauds are covered by the London Pass. The Pass also covers many more top London attractions including The Shard, Kew Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, London Zoo and many more. It is a very flexible pass, allowing you to spread out your sightseeing over 1, 2, 3, 6, or 10 days, and can save you £100s if you visit a lot of paid attractions. Click on the link above to our website to receive a 6% discount on your London Pass today.

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