London’s best Halloween parties and events for 2019 look to be scarily good.
Forget New Year, we think the best parties of the season happen at Halloween. There’s nothing like the witching hour and a sparkly, scary, hand-crafted costume to get us in the mood to shake a tail feather.
As ever there’s tons going on in London this Halloween, with loads of fun events and all-night parties to keep you and your coven entertained.
From a Halloween drag ball and graveyard themed rave to a fancy dress showing of The Rocky Horror Show, complete with balloon drop and after party, make sure you dance ‘til you drop this 31 October.
The only thing left to do is pick a devilishly good costume, for which we have plenty of suggestions. From 2019’s most search fancy dress ideas on Pinterest (aliens are going to be BIG) and the chilling costumes found in your favourite Tim Burton films, to using feminist icons as inspiration. It’s time celebrate Halloween like never before.
The Halloween Raveyard
What is it? A graveyard-themed party that welcomes you to dress like an 150-year old corpse. Interpret that as you will. There will be a full line-up of live bands, DJ, artists and cabaret, performing a range of music genres.
Where is it? The Vaults, Leake St, Lambeth, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NN.
When is it? Thursday 31 October, Friday 1 November, Saturday 2 November. From 8pm-2am.
How much is it? Early bird tickets start at £5, with general admission priced at £20.
The Glory's Halloween Ball
What is it? The Glory is setting up shop at Hackney Empire to put on a night of Halloween fabulousness with a spooky drag ball. There’ll be some sparkling hosts, pop-up peformances and lip sync battles to keep you entertained.
Where is it? Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, London, E8 1EJ.
When is it? Saturday 26 October, from 6.30pm.
How much is it? from £25.
Day of the Dead: An Afterlife Love Story
What is it? Taking inspiration from Mexico’s Day of the Dead, this wedding ceremony and three course meal will marry the souls of two lovers who could not be together in life, and so will be in death. The wedding reception will be wild.
Where is it? Secret east London location.
When is it? Saturday 2 November, from 6pm-3am.
How much is it? £50 to attend the wedding banquet and an extra £10 for the reception party.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show screening
What is it? A special Halloween screening of cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a frightful after party that promises to rage on until the early hours. There’ll be a balloon drop, photo booth, food stalls and cocktails on offer.
Where is it? The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John’s Hill, London, SW11 1TT.
When is it? Friday 1 November, from 7pm-3am.
How much is it? from £16.
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