Wonderfully Spooky Things to Do in London This October

London on Halloween

London is a fantastic city to visit during October, with a wide range of spooky events and experiences to be enjoyed before Halloween. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the very best things to do in the city this month…

Visit the Tower of London

No trip to London’s spookiest spots is complete without a visit to the Tower of London.

In a history which spans centuries, the tower has gone through a huge number of incarnations including time as a palace, a prison, and even a Royal zoo.

Having housed many of the city’s most famous medieval prisoners, a visit here gives you the chance to discover more about the gruesome history of the space, an ideal activity for getting in the mood for a spooky Halloween during your stay at hotels in Chelsea UK.

Check out a London theme park

Theme parks are always a great way to get your pulse racing, and October adds a spooky edge to some of the best theme parks London has to offer. Great for a family day out, the likes of Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor and Chessington World of Adventures all organise Halloween-based events at this time of year.

London Month of the Dead

An unusual but fitting way to enjoy something spooky this October, London’s ‘Month of the Dead’ celebrates the ‘past, pretend, future and hereafter’ throughout the month.

With 42 different events to choose from, the event takes a closer look at former residents of the city, with everything from walking tours to art exhibitions and talks to choose from while staying at hotels in Chelsea UK.

See Wicked on the West End stage

London’s West End is world-famous with good reason, and one of the longest-running plays to be shown here provides perfect October entertainment.

Playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre throughout the month, here you can discover an alternative version of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from the Wizard of Oz. A trip to the theatre is also a family-friendly activity, so it’s the perfect activity for families and younger guests at a Chelsea hotel in London.

Watch a performance of The Woman in Black

If you’re looking for something less child-friendly, then a trip to see The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre is another fantastic way to experience a creepy performance in the city. The show has been running since 1989, and provides a truly unnerving horror story based on the bestselling novel of the same name.

Head for the London Dungeon

A place to explore more than 1000 years of spooky London history, the London Dungeon is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

With live actors staging some of the key events in London’s past – and a series of incredible rides and displays to delve into, this is a must-see space for October, and the ideal way to get ready for Halloween.