London is the place to be for Halloween!


Halloween is always the spookiest day of the year, and it is hardly a surprise that London celebrates it in dramatic fashion – just imagine ghosts, psycho murderers and spooky stories. With a history of gloomy towers, dungeons and bloodthirsty kings, the city would naturally want to mark Halloween with a bang. it’s only natural that the city wants to mark Halloween with a bang.

On and around October 31st, there is a wide variety of events going on, whether it be themed club nights, special restaurant menus, Halloween parties or usual attractions bringing out the snazzy decorations. Visitors can enjoy taking part in a Jack the Ripper Ghost Walk or head to the always-popular London Dungeons, where Sweeney Todd may have his way at your head.

Two particular events to look out for adopt the method of storytelling to scare you witless. Benjamin Franklin House will be hosting a special ghost story evening on October 28th, where Franklin’s friend Polly Hewson will be telling you all about the various hauntings that have taken place in this 18th-century Georgian house. If you are brave enough to walk the dim corridors on the creaking floorboards, we dare you to do this. The event is completely free and Benjamin Franklin House is located on Craven Street.

Another place to be spooked out is Ghost Stories at The Arts Theatre. This is a show that combines theatre with terrifying thrills to create something truly unique. Created by The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson and co-director of Derren Brown’s stage shows Andy Nyman, this production is actually on all-year round but there is no better time to catch it than around Halloween.

Whatever you choose to do, be sure to book a room at the Shaftesbury hotels and lock your doors. Who knows what ghouls and monsters may be roaming the world on Halloween?