Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a spooky celebration observed every year in a number of countries on October 31 – the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, also known as All Saints’ Day. In 2017, Halloween falls on a Tuesday. There are so many, in fact, too many Halloween parties in London from restaurants, pubs and bars to nightclubs and private members’ clubs. If you are dressing up, there are hundreds of Halloween costumes for all the family, whether you’re off trick or treating or to a killer Halloween party, whether you are going as the classic witches, zombies or skeletons.
Be shocking, be very shocking… Like a stealthy vampire or a sneaky zombie, Halloween has snuck up on us again. The main event falls on Tuesday 31st this year, but there are also plenty of frightfully fantastic Halloween club nights, parties and other nightlife happenings booked in for Friday and Saturday before (October 27 and 28). Here are the spookiest parties in town this year. Don’t have nightmares…
Halloween with the scariest and sexiest fish in Mayfair
On Tuesday, 31 October the official Sexy Fish Halloween party returns, with hotter-than-hell fire breathers, sexy snake charmers and dangerous dancers. Guests who dine on All Hallows’ Eve will be treated to a tasting menu featuring over ten dishes including Wagyu fat “paranormal popcorn” and a Deluxe Sushi platter, alongside a sexy selection of Stolichnaya Elit vodka cocktails. You can also purchase bar only tickets which include a cocktail on arrival and Scary Fish canapés. Sexy Fish’s in-house DJs will also be joined by a special guest who will keep the party pumping long past the witching hour.
All Hallows’ eve at Park Chinois
From Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th October, Park Chinois will be hosting its own glamorous Halloween soirees, complete with pumpkins and fine food aplenty. In Club Chinois, its Troupe will delight guests with a chic seasonal opening inspired by the season with equal measures of fun and frivolity.
On Tuesday 31st October the team is ready to welcome guests who haven’t quite let go of their Peter Pan and can’t resist the opportunity to dress-up.
The Ministry of Sound Halloween Rave 2017
The Ministry of Sound’s Halloween Rave is a nightmarish numbers game: 2000 revelers, 10 DJs, 4 rooms and one banging party. Throw in some Trick or Treat giveaways, LED Walls, lazers, Zombie dancers and a brain-blowing sound-system pumping out everything from House and Hip Hop to Disco and R’n’B and you’ve got a Halloween night of epic proportions. This is an expected sell-out, so book here now.
Zombies Ate My Dance Floor at the O2 Academy
Get ready to bust a move to the Monster Mash as Club De Fromage – London’s biggest, and silliest, pop and fancy dress night – teams up with Burn Down the Disco for a ghoulish Halloween special full of glittery, disco-ball loving zombies.
The Halloween Ball: Once Upon a Midnight Dreary at the Century Club
Who’s that rapping on the chamber door? It’s the folks at Soho members bar Century Club who are opening up the private space for an immersive Halloween extravaganza, themed around gothic literary giant Edgar Allan Poe and his weird and macabre tales of terror. Enter Prince Prospero’s Castle as you experience the ‘Masque of the Red Death’ and listen to your personal funeral playlist in ‘The Tomb of the Ushers’.
Halloween Spooktacular at The Roof Gardens
Celebrate Halloween in style with a night at the Kensington Roof Gardens, which will be given an eerie makeover for the occasion. Running over two nights – the final Friday and Saturday in October – The Roof Gardens Spooktacular invites guests to enjoy an evening of house and pop music fueled by food cooked on the BBQ. There will also be twisted tipple cocktails – one is included in the ticket price if you arrive before 9pm. With a general ‘no effort, no entry’ rule regarding attire, Halloween is no different so be sure to dig out your best Halloween-themed attire.