All Hallow's Eve is fast approaching - and what better way to celebrate Dracula's favourite day of the year than with a bone-chilling brunch or hair-raising night out.
Cocktails, shindigs and even eerie-sistable hair styling - here's where to celebrate Halloween 2022 in London.
1 Have a ghoulishly good night with Pergola Paddington's Oktoberfest
On Saturday 29th October, Pergola Paddington will be throwing their biggest Halloween party to date. Expect ghoulishly good times this Oktoberfest with devilish decorations, pumpkins a plenty, spooky lighting and giant Frankensteins of Pergola Paddington’s exclusive Oktoberfest beer.
The Oktoberfest and Halloween festivities don’t end with the Frankensteins, as Pergola Paddington will be continuing to serve their delicious Wunderbar menu with items including Berliner Currywurst, loaded fries and buffalo wings.
Party goers are expected to don their Luciferian Lederhosen and sharpen their horns for a Halloween like no other, Wunderbar style.
Wallet: Tickets from £10.00
Where: 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, W2 6PY
2 Order a hair-raising sip at Sabine Rooftop Bar
Enjoy some riveting rooftop action with Sabine Rooftop Bar, situated seven floors up at Leonardo St Paul’s Hotel. As well as delicious cocktails, the views overlooking London's skyline and never-before-seen views of St Paul’s Cathedral are bound to get even the grumpiest of ghouls out of bed.
If you're made of stern stuff, order the Sabiney Todd - and prepare to be spooked as staff circulate in bloodied aprons and full face paint. A nod to the classic and bloody tale of Sweeney Todd, the ‘Sabiney Todd’ is a delicious concoction of sweet, bitter and tangy flavours such as lime juice, apple juice, maraschino cherry syrup, Angostura Bitters and Crème de Mure all mixed with Dead Man’s Finger Spiced Rum. Served in a spooky skull mug and shared between two, the ‘Sabiney Todd’ is ideal for those who love theatrics.
When: The drink will be available from 28th-31st October.
Where: 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ London, UK
3 Enjoy an impressive lineup of treats at Treehouse Hotel London
Ideal for something rather spooktacular, Treehouse Hotel London is welcoming ghouls and boys for an impressive line up of exclusive events. The sky-high hotspot will be pulling out all the stops to conjure up the best entertainment, food and drink in town, with events ranging from themed brunches to haunted forest parties and special one-off dinners.
First up, Madera at Treehouse London, the Californian-Mexican restaurant, is bringing back its renowned party brunch with a seasonal makeover. Introducing the Trick or Treat party brunch, taking place on Saturday 29th October from 11am to 3pm. Expect creepy contortionists and guest DJs on the decks, all to enjoy over signature smoky Mijenta tequila based cocktails, delicious dishes and tableside tequila tastings.
Those looking for a party vibe can head to The Nest in Treehouse on Saturday 29th October, which will transform into a haunted forest. From 7pm, guests can push their way through the leaves to discover the party. Irresistible limited edition cocktails have been created in collaboration with Remy Martin, Mount Gay, Bruichladdich and The Botanist. Choose from the Mystic Moon, a deep purple serve with notes of sweet purple carrot, or the Carving Time, a smooth tipple with pumpkin and warming spiced honey. With fancy dress strongly encouraged, Treehouse Hotel London’s resident DJs will be spinning the decks all night long, inviting guests to dance the night away.
Finally, from 7pm on Wednesday 2nd November, celebrate the famous Mexican tradition with a Dinner De Los Muertos feast, complete with a selection of Mijenta tequila based cocktails to choose from. Immersive entertainment from live fire dancers, contortionists and guest DJs, guests will be able to savour the extensive Californian-Mexican menu, with delicious dishes that are perfect for sharing.
Where: 14-15 Langham Pl, London W1B 2QS
4 Take a spooky swing with Swingers
For those brave enough to enter, a de-fright-ful experience awaits at Swingers. The popular venue will be giving both City and West End locations a creepy makeover, complete with cobwebbed entrances, coffins, skeletons, and undead caddies roaming the crazy golf courses.
On arrival guests can spin the famous “Trick or Treat” wheel of fortune with plenty of good (and bad!) prizes up for grabs. The bar team will also be serving up a frightfully fantastic Halloween themed cocktail menu that’s sure to send shivers down your spine.
When: When: 28th October – 31st October.
Where: Various locations, see website for more
5 Raise a terror-fuelled toast with Gaucho Piccadilly
Nothing says horror quite like day drinking in your thirties. To celebrate Día de Muertos or the Day of The Dead, Gaucho Piccadilly will be raising glasses of delicious tequila cocktails to rejoice the spirits of the departed who have been granted permission to return to the land of the living, and provisionally party with those left behind.
Guests can dive into 90 minutes of drinking and feasting on everything from steak and eggs to staples such as maple bacon sandwiches. The feast can be devoured alongside El Jimador tequila cocktails, all of which will provide fuel for the return journey to the afterlife.
Expect first-class entertainment from a Mexican Mariachi band and an in-house DJ who will be rousing the dead and encouraging them to swing on by.
When: Saturday 29th October, 11am-2pm
Where: Gaucho Piccadilly, 25 Swallow St, London W1B 4QR
Cost: £70.00 per person
6 Party with your pooch at M Victoria
Whether you're the owner of a devil dog or an angelic pup, you're in luck. M Restaurants is back with the next instalment of its fangtastic Pooch Party at M Victoria, taking place on Saturday 29th October.
Join them from 12pm for The UltiMutt Howloween Pooch Pageant in partnership with Wuf Wuf. Nothing screams Halloween more than fancy dress, so if you’ve got it, haunt it! The best dressed pup will be crowned the winner and will go home with a very special prize.
All furry fashionistas will also be spoilt to our “Six-Legged Brunch” where two-legs & four-legs alike will be treated to a decadent three-course spread. Tuck into Steak & Eggs while your pooch enjoys our amazing Chicken Jerky Three Ways. Bone appetit!
Where: Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ
When: 29th October, 12pm
7 'Boo'k tickets for The Prince's lineup
Halloween at The Prince, London’s favourite party pub, is kicking off the weekend with London’s favourite live music event, Famous First Words, which will return for a ghoulishly good Halloween special.
All guests will need is a scarily good mind for recollecting lyrics and they could be in for winning it all in front of The Prince’s frightfully boisterous crowd. Friday and Saturday night will see The Prince like never before -the venue will be given a terrifying makeover to become Southern Comfort’s ‘House of Boo’ and provide a night filled with a party even Dracula himself couldn't resist.
Prepare for a spine tingling Saturday and Sunday as the House of Boo takes over brunch this Halloween at The Prince. In partnership with Southern Comfort guests can also expect delicious and refreshing cocktails across all of Percy’s Halloween events.
When: 27th - 31st October
Where: 14 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1TT
8 Enjoy a Tim Burton-inspired Bonanza at Lost in Brixton
Be transported to the world of BeetleJuice and the Nightmare Before Christmas, as Lost in Brixton, the favourite all weather destination situated in the heart of Brixton village, transforms this Halloween weekend into a Tim Burton inspired spooktacular.
Lost will be unrecognisable after Jack Skellington and Edward Scissorhand commence their terrifying makeover filled with Luciferian decorations and petrifying lighting - sure to make everyone scream!
Take your costume seriously, as a £250 Lost in Brixton voucher will be awarded to the Best Dressed on the Saturday night. To make sure everyone will dance ‘till they’re dead, on both Friday and Saturday the DJ will be taking requests all night long.
No Halloween would be complete without special Halloween cocktails to complete the evening, mixed with sugar, spice and all things nice..
How: Walk-ins only.
Where: Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS
9 Pitstop at Covent Garden’s Pumpkin Market
Oh my gourd. Ideal for something seasonal, as Halloween arrives on the estate, Covent Garden’s much loved Pumpkin Market will have a new home on the West Piazza from 29th – 31st October.
Bigger than ever before, the market will offer over two hundred pumpkins, squashes and gourds in various shapes and sizes to purchase, alongside a stunning autumnal floral display designed and created by the Covent Garden Horticultural team to get shoppers excited about the spooky celebration.
Where: West Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2
When: The market will run from 29th - 31st October
10 Look eerie-sistable with Duck & Dry's Halloween styles
Ideal for ghouls and boys heading to a Halloween soiree, treat yourself to a Halloween hairstyle at one of Duck & Dry's salons this October.
Ideal for looking your 'beast', the team of expert stylists can tailor any blow dry or updo from the look book into the perfect Halloween style - with several looks dedicated to All Hallow's Eve, including the 'Scarecrow' and the 'Cruella'.
Add an extra fearsome finishing touch by bringing along a hair accessory with you - cat ears or spider webs, you'll look divine. Talk about 'ghouls'.
How: Find out more via duckanddry.com
Cost: An undo starts from £50.00
11 Indulge in terrifying tequila with 100 Wardour Street
Available for one month only, legendary drinking, dining and dancing destination, 100 Wardour Street, have partnered with ultra-premium tequila and mezcal brand, Casamigos Tequila, to create Casa Wardour Electrica for a line-up of Halloween-themed happenings.
Bringing the life and vibrancy of Mexico to London, stroll through the colourful free-standing UV-lit corridor decked out in pink and turquoise floral garlands. A large UV skull takes centre stage, with neon carved pumpkins, fiesta bunting, hanging skulls and Day of the Dead-inspired flower wreaths completing the La Fiesta setting.
On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October, get ready for the day itself with the pre-Halloween Parties! With early-bird tickets priced at £15, resident DJs will be playing iconic dance anthems until the wee hours, so grab your guys and ghouls and book tickets here! Costumes are encouraged.
Next up, on Sunday, 30th October enjoy a Mexican-inspired Halloween Brunch with dishes of blackened Cajun spice salmon burritos and black bean quesadillas whilst the venue’s DJs play spooktacular anthems.
Throughout the Halloween celebrations, 100 Wardour Street will be offering a variety of limited-edition Casamigos cocktails, specially curated by Bar Manager Ely Guilloux, featuring an array of fiesta-inspired cocktails - perfect for a sip of Mexican decadence without stepping a foot outside the city.
Where: 100 Wardour Street, 100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN
When: The Halloween brunch will take place on 30th October, starting from two courses priced at £30. Tickets here.
How: Find out more and make a booking via 100wardourst.com
12 Stay soft with YOTEL's Anti-Halloween package
Ideal for those that prefer the softer things in life, YOTEL is steering away from the traditional Halloween experience and launching No Tricks, All Treats, an anti-Halloween package.
Available to book now for stays until 6 November, the experience will be offered at YOTEL locations across London and other cities known for their Halloween celebrations.
Moving away from the terror and promising only the sweetest of treats, guests will enjoy a cosy sleepover in one of YOTEL’s stylish rooms complete with a sleepover kit with everything needed for the ultimate slumber party.
Upon arrival, guests will be given the picture-perfect sleepover kit, which includes a movie snack pack to munch on, and a skincare bundle from YOTEL’s beauty partner Urban Jungle for a luxurious pamper session
Guests can snuggle up as soon as they walk into their room, kitted out with fleecy blankets and extra soft pillows. For added ambiance, an in-room star projector will let guests dream under the stars for the night.
Included in this package are top YOTEL-recommended movie options to complete the anti-Halloween celebration to cast from their own devices on to the room’s SmartTV.
What's more, to complete the most epic sleepover at YOTEL, two classic cocktails are included in the No Tricks, All Treats package in the hotel bar.
How: To book the No Tricks, All Treats package, the experience can be added to any room reservation made via yotel.com. Find out more via the No Tricks, All Treats page at yotel.com/no-tricks-all-treats.
When: Valid until 6 November
Cost: The add-on package is priced at £40.00 per room. Must be booked at least 48 hours prior to stay.
13 Treat the little ones at The Lanesborough
Ideal for spoiling the little ghouls and boys, The Lanesborough, will be hosting a ‘Trick or Treat Pit Stop’ for the local Belgravia community on Halloween itself.
Little ones and their parents can kick-start their Belgravia trick or treat trail in serious style, by collecting a few sweet treats from the luxury London landmark before continuing on their quest for candy.
There will be light bites served, including hot dogs, mini pizzas, and jammy doughnuts – and some suitably spooky cocktails for parents to enjoy. There’ll even be themed Lilibet cat cookies, the hotel’s chic furry mascot, by Biscuiteers as favours to take home to enjoy later.
Adding to the ambience, The Lanesborough’s iconic Doormen will be dressed in Dracula Capes to welcome young visitors, and the hotel will be decked out in its Halloween best, with black-and-orange décor by Décor District and entertainment by the hotel’s long-time partner, Notorious Kids.
When: Between 5pm and 7:30pm on Halloween, 31 October 2022.
How: For more information, visit: oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough/