London’s Hottest Halloween Haunts

20 Oct 2019
2 min read
Who doesn’t love a little dress-up party or a night of themed food and drink? FOUR takes a look at the exciting and eerie events happening in and around London this All Hallows’ Eve.

Halloween Cocktails at Blakes Hotel

Design-forward boutique hotel, Blakes in Kensington, has taken inspiration from their previous neighbors, the National Laboratory of Psychical Research, to create themed cocktails and canapés resembling tarot cards and crystal balls. On October 31st, sip on a signature cocktail while shamans and fortune tellers mix potions in the dim-lit bar, conjuring all the feels for this occult-themed party.

When: October 31st 2019
Where: Blakes Hotel, 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF
Price: Free to enter, booking a table recommended

Death-defying Drinks at The Blind Pig

Jason Atherton’s award-winning Soho speakeasy is serving up a terrifying Halloween tipple titled “The Corpse River”. A blend of gin, Triple Sec, Lillet Blanc, fresh lemon juice, absinthe and night potion, the bar’s top-secret blend, this is one spine-tingling sensation. After devouring a delicious meal at Atherton’s Michelin-starred the Social Eating House below, head up to The Blind Pig and sip the scares away.

When: 1-31 October 2019
Where: 58 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7NR
Price: £11 for the “The Corpse River”

Magic and Mayhem at Sea Containers

The sophisticated Sea Containers hotel on the South Bank will be deck out its swanky rooftop bar with Halloween décor for a night of Magic and Mayhem. Expect intricate cocktails, tantalizing tunes (from DJ Hayley Romer) and exquisite views, all with an added touch of mystique.

When: 6pm-2am on 26 October 2019
Where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
Price: Free to enter, booking a table recommended

Pumpkin Carving at Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason will be hosting a fun-filled activity for the whole family at its historic store in Piccadilly this Halloween. With the help from pumpkin carving experts (yes, they really exist), you and your little ones can create your own spooky-faced jack-o-lantern! There is also an adult’s version of the pumpkin-carving workshop, so there is fright-filled fun for all ages. On your way out, grab one of the devilish Halloween-themed hampers.

When: Children’s October 26th 11:00-12:00 and 27th 12:00-13:00; Adults October 26th 18:30-20:30
Where: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Price: £25 for Children, £21.83 for Adults

Spooky Soirée with Mansion London

Super exclusive hosts, The Mansion London, will be throwing an elusive Halloween themed party this year. The venue is, as always, secret, but what is known is that there will be an eerie dancefloor with DJs in a real graveyard, as well as a room filled with awe-inspiring art. Saxophone and djembe players, fire shows, a resident werewolf and a clairvoyant providing complimentary consultations on love, power and success will also be on the cards for the evening.

When: October 26th 2019
Where: TBC, book tickets to get the key
Price: £30- £150

Images © in order of appearance: Will Pryce, The Blind Pig, NeONBRAND