Halloween 2019 is nigh and the capital is full of chills and thrills.
Whether you’ve got a fun-seeking toddler, a curious five-year old, an energetic ten-year-old or a bored teenager looking to have fun during the spooky season of the year, you’ll find a batch of amazingly fun things to do around London for the whole family.
Children from all ages can get creative or try hands-on activities at many of the city’s museums and galleries’ hosting a set list of drop-in sessions for kids; while a number of other outdoor options are available.
The better news is that many of the capital’s greatest places for family fun are free to visit, allowing your wallet to take a breather when visiting must-do attractions. In this blog post we name the best places to entertain and experience a spooky Halloween.
TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London has had many functions throughout its rich history and many skeletons are hiding in the closet of this iconic landmark as it was once a prison and torture chamber. Anne Boleyn spent the final days of her life here where she was imprisoned, interrogated, put on trial and eventually beheaded.
Take a tour of the White Tower where you will encounter the torture chambers and maybe even hear the harrowing screams of history’s famous figures echoing through the walls.
SPOOKTACULAR KIDS TOUR
London is overflowing with spooky stories, so why not bring your little monsters on board an open-top bus to learn all about the creepy characters, royal ghosts and the dark history of the capital. This 45-minute non-stop tour is designed specifically with the little ones in mind, passing all the major landmarks as our host tells all on the little horrors the city is hiding.
If you are looking for something to do with the family this Halloween, why not see London from a whole new perspective. The tour is available on selected dates from 24th October to 2nd November.
MADAME TUSSAUDS & ALIEN ESCAPE
The waxwork stars are often dressed up to scare for Halloween at Madame Tussauds in London, and there are lots of spooky experiences to send shivers down your spine. Upgrade your Madame Tussauds ticket when you arrive at the attraction to enjoy interactive, theatrical adventures.
Solve the mystery of Sherlock Holmes on Baker Street or take on the Alien: Escape to navigate your way through this testing trail of gore, danger and a challenging pathway out.
HALLOWEEN AT HARRY POTTER STUDIOS - MASTER THE DARK ARTS
Don’t let the Death Eaters dampen your Halloween spirit when you Master the Dark Arts on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. The Great Hall is seasonally decorated with over 100 pumpkins hanging from the ceiling and a Halloween feast is laid out across the tables.
You can also discover the filming secrets behind the Dark Arts and dual against Death Eaters in live demonstrations. The event at the studio will last between the 27th September till the 10th November 2019.
FAMILY HALLOWEEN RAVE
Enjoy this Halloween with the whole family as Raver Tots returns to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for a multi-sensory experience for all ages. Something slightly less scary than the traditional Halloween rave, this award-winning festival is popular for the best dance anthems.
With huge dance floors for both children and parents, the rave includes face painting, confetti blasts and UV fun. Don’t miss out on this fantastic Halloween event for families in London!
The event is scheduled on the 19th of October at 3pm in Hoxton.
See Wicked the Musical
If you haven’t already seen one of the longest-running musicals in London’s theatre history, where have you been? Based on characters from The Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
The show is a little less scary than most Halloween experiences and, as such, is a little more family-friendly. The Musical will be played at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Remember, remember the fifth of November; throw your soggy sparklers away and get planning your Bonfire Night 2019 celebrations in London. After all, the city's fireworks display come complete with dodgems, laser shows and banging tunes – not your average winter's night at all.
The main firework action takes place on Tuesday November 5 2019, although events will run before and afterwards.
The Bonfire Night a.k.a. Guy Fawkes Night traditionally marks the anniversary of the end of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. You can find a ton of displays across the capital. You can do whatever suits you: stay in your local area, or venture further afield – we can help you pick a fireworks party that’s sure to end with a bang.
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