Halloween in London 2014

BarChick loves Halloween. LOVES.

London might not be New York City but either get on a plane, or get over it; dress up, look scary, look slutty, look funny, just get involved.

Party with pumpkins, dye your hair red, or get your inner vampire on and dish out lots of love bites. Just be sure to ​get your freak on.

Saturday 25th October: Dark Circus Party, Bourne & Hollingsworth

A blowout Halloween special, albeit one week early, Bourne and Hollingsworth will be pulling out all the tricks for an evening of macabre thrills and fiendish frolics. Those who simply cannot wait to slap on the face paint, an abandoned circus awaits you. Performances from the notorious Torture Garden promise to keep things kinky. Fancy dress compulsory.

28 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JF

Sunday 26th October: Devilish Dog Walk, The Spaniards Inn

Dogs love Halloween too. Don’t miss out on this chance to dress you dog up as a dragon… in the name of charity, of course. Kicking off at 10.30am at Hampstead’s most historic pub, this is your chance to monstrify your mongrel, witch your bitch up or turn that Golden Retriever into a ghoulish ghost.

Hampstead, London NW3 7JJ

Thursday 30th October: No Scrubs Hip-Hop Is (Un-)Dead Halloween Party, The Alibi

A hipster Halloween party set nicely in the 90s, what could be better? Fancy dress is optional but you know the Kingsland Road cool kids won’t be able to resist. Free entry too.

91 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB

Thursday 30th October – Saturday 1st November: Halloween Raveyard, The Vaults

A Halloween themed rave in the subterranean Vaults near Waterloo, the party aims to recreate the venue's grizzly history as a makeshift morgue for London's corpses, before they were transported to Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey on the London Necropolis Railway. Grimmer than grim.

The Vaults Leake Street, SE1 7NN

Thursday 30th & Friday 31st October 2014: Annual Yelloween Party, Barts

Yelloween because you’ll all be swigging champagne, obviously. Fancy dress will be as essential as a crucifix in an exorcism, but if you arrive lacking, fear not, Barts’ resident fancy dress box will be brimming with dead scary delights, from devil horns to witches hats.

Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DW

Friday 31st October: The Halloween Marmalade Party, The Whip at the Running Horse

If you like a bit of Chase Marmalade Vodka in your life then this is your Halloween party. There will be a prize from the best dressed, lots of live music and bartender David Gerrans has created a special Pumpkin Sour for you to tuck into all night long....

50 Davies Street, London, W1K 5JE

Friday 31st October: Hot Tub Halloween, Hot Tub Cinema

What’s creepier than Halloween on Brick Lane? Halloween in a hot tub on Brick Lane. What’s creepier than that? Halloween in a blood-soaked hot tub on Brick Lane... We can’t even imagine what would make you want to get involved with this sort of nastiness but for those of you that do: watch Scream while waist deep in hot-tub water with people you may or may-not know, in a disused train station in Shoreditch.

The former Shoreditch Underground station, Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6SE

Friday 31st October: Showgirls and Circus Freaks; The Aeronaut

There’s always something spectacular to be seen here so expect Halloween to be no different. There’ll be live circus from Casus Knee Deep World Tour, The Rayguns live comedy double act, stilt walkers, The Aeronaut Fair in the garden (including Tin Can Alley and doughnuts on a string), a photo booth with circus props, prizes for best dressed, hidden golden circus tickets (inc. 2 free tickets to their 1st birthday spectacular), creepy cocktails and DJs ‘til late. Phew.

264 High St, London W3 9BH

Friday 31st October: Hula-Ween, Trader Vic’s

A legendary joint for cocktail nerds, expect Hula-Ween at Trader Vic’s to be all about the rum. With cocktails fittingly entitled Zombie (light and dark rum, grenadine, Curaçao) and Samoan Fog Cutter (rum, gin, brandy, sherry wine with orange juice and orgeat) on the cards, you know this one’s going to get spooky.

The London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE

Friday 31st October: El Dia De Los Muertos, Coya

Putting a twist on traditional South American Halloween festivities; Coya will be transformed into Central London’s most ‘exclusive’ graveyard by world class production team, Atom Events.  Beats from house legend DJ Sasha will keep you dancing and drink the 'kiss of death' shot upon arrival, creepy for all the wrong reasons.

18 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW

Friday 31st October: Monster Mash, All Star Lanes

There are three things you need to know about this one: 1) all guest in costume will receive a free Krispy Kreme; 2) Entry is free; 3) the winner of the fancy dress competition will win free bowling FOR LIFE! Get it.

All Star Lanes

Friday 31st October: Halloween UV apocalypse bunker, Bounce

A UV lit dungeon aims to save you from an imminent zombie invasion. With space for 350 people, free entry and UV face painters on hand, plus free ping pong after 11pm, this place has serious mind-blowing potential. Pete Tong will be on the decks, unleash the fear.

Bounce, 121 Holborn, EC1N 2TD

Friday 31st October: Gothic Gathering, The Booking Office, Renaissance Hotel

The Booking Office at The Renaissance Hotel is one of BarChick’s favourites. Hit this cathedral-like, vaulted building for an evening of cocktails based around Victorian apothecary. DJ Philly, who has rocked the dance floors at parties for P Diddy, Prince and Johnny Depp, will be keeping Gothic Gathering guests on the dance floor until the early hours.

 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR

Friday 31st October: Soiree from hell, The Lost Angel

We don’t know much about this except that there will be DJs, live performances and a lot blo*dy more. They’re open ‘til 3am so it’s good to know you you’ll have somewhere to go when your mate’s parents kick you out.

339 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LS

Friday 31st October: Soiree From Hell, The Lost Angel

We don’t know much about this except that there will be DJs, live performances and a lot blo*dy more. They’re open ‘til 3am so it’s good to know you you’ll have somewhere to go when your mate’s parents kick you out.

339 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LS

Friday 31st October: Halloween Grind House Party, The Crate Brewery


CRATE Brewery is bringing spooky back to our brewery in Queens Yard. This Halloween for
one night only we will be opening up the gates to CASTLE CRATE's secret lair: Haunted by
the ghosts of brewers past, legend has it that 'The Shandyman' can still be heard clanging
around the brew tanks on dark and moonless nights...

The White Building, Unit 7, Queen's Yard, London, E9 5EN

Friday 31st October: Dead Divas, Archer Street

Dedicated to the Dead Divas of the last decade, Archer Street dares you to join them as they call upon the spirits of Amy Winehouse, Joan Rivers and Whitney Houston... are you brave enough? We’re not sure we are. The stylish cocktail bar will be transformed into a freakish haven of the fallen famous, with blood-stained cocktail dresses, dramatic make-up and toxic martinis.

3-4 Archer Street, W1D 7AP

Friday 31st October: 80s Slasher Mash-Up, Maggie’s

Shake yourself up with timeless classics and terrifying flashbacks, from frighteningly horrifying films such as ‘Lost Boys’, ‘Shining’ and ‘The Thing’! 'Gremlins', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Hellraisers' all welcome! The best dressed boy and girl stand to win the club's top prize of a Maggie's Fish Bowl filled full of Belvedere Vodka and other potent poisons (worth £295). No effort, no entry.

329 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL

Friday 31st October: House of Masks Halloween Special, Secret location
An immersive, secret, free party will be the final date of the House of Mask UK wide tour, presented by Cubanisto beer. The secret location will be marked only by a neon skull… shivers*

Friday 31st October: Fright Night Films, Grand Union

Not for the faint-hearted there will be screenings of The Omen and The Exorcist in the outdoor tree huts at Brixton and Wandsworth Grand Union. Seating up to 15 people, the private huts will come equipped with electric heaters, blankets and popcorn, score. Minimum group spend of £100

Brixton: 123 Acre Ln, London SW2 5UA

Wandsworth: 96 Wandsworth High St, Wandsworth SW18 4LB

Friday 31st October: Kiss FM Haunted House Party, Hammersmith Apollo

The absolute opposite of a house party, the Kiss FM ‘Haunted House Party’ line-up includes Example, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne, Professor Green, Fuse ODG, Rizzle Kicks, Ella Eyre, Gorgon City with MNEK and Laura Welsh. You’ll find us in the kitchen.

Apollo Hammersmith, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Friday 31st October: Mistakes Halloween Special, Star Of Hackney Downs

We can’t think of a Friday night that isn’t scary at the Star of Hackney Downs, expect full on horror as club night Mistakes creeps into town.

35 Queensdown Rd, London E5 8JQ

Friday 31st October: Found Horror Series, Troxy

Something frightening from the forward-thinking, warehouse-loving party and festival crew, Found? This house heavy line-up will be a Halloween riot. Beats from London producer George Fitzgerald, Mano Le Tough and Swiss techno boss Deetron.

490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX

Friday 31st October: Percolate and Tessellate's Halloween Special, The Laundry

Owned by the guitarist from Radiohead, The Laundry is known to host some seriously cool shindigs. This time Chez Damier will headline and there’ll be a prize for the best fancy dress. Head downstairs to the underworld in the basement.

Warburton Road, E8 3FN

Friday 31st October: Oval Space Music Halloween Special

Wanna get low to techno in your zombie suit, Oval Space's Halloween special is your size. Detroit techno family Octave One headline with deep, deep beats and bass, while the new school is repped by Cosmin TRG (a fave on Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label), Berlin dude Answer Code Request and Ukrainian innovator Vakula.

 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT

Friday 31st October: Wild Life presents Freak Lab, Queen of Hoxton

A twisted laboratory theme with obligatory mad professor Dr Rob Otomy and his lab assistants… sound creepy? Prepare to get probed while Deadboy and other DJ pals blast out party tunes and deep baselines.

1 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX

Friday 31st October: Halloween Feast, The Shed

Something for the grown ups? The Shed, Notting Hill’s stylish and local restaurant offering superb seasonal and locally foraged cuisine. Halloween themed dishes including Deviled Beef Heart, Smoked Green Sludge Soup, Raw venison and Black Gnocchi.

122 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8 4RT

Saturday 1st November: Winterwell Halloween, Loft Studio

Held at a rambling and atmospheric old brick warehouse in West London, Winterwell’s legendary Halloween party has been running for seven years. Overseen by the grim reaper and featuring a hocus pocus line up with an array of music including house, electro, swing, ska, dirty blues and hip hop, pervasive and interactive games and theatre with with opt in to the Ghosts of Winterwell Past fancy dress theme in honour of this great festival coming to a close.

The Loft Studios, 77-81 Scrubs Lane, Kensal Green, London, NW10 6QW

Saturday 1st November: Halloween All-Dayer, Netil 360

An all-day Halloween Party on a rooftop in Hackney, this is one to hit even if you went large on the Friday night… mischief, mayhem, fancy dress and a decked out decking. Keep the party rolling, that’s what we say. 3pm – 11pm.

1 Westgate Street, London, E8 3R

Saturday 1st November: The Halloween Ball, secret WC2 location

Tucked away in a corner of Holborn, the exclusive venue has been awarded the Architectural RIBA prize for its innovative modern design, and will comprise of two impressive dance floors. Sound like your bag? Be sure to dress up. Get your tickets here!