Ready for the Halloween of your dreams? Check out what killer South Bank Halloween events are going down this year to make the most of this spooky holiday.
Date published: 14th Oct 2022
We’re well into spooky month now. And you know what that means: events, events, events! Some of the best experiences of the year are packed into October, especially Halloween weekend. Not that you need an excuse to live your life and have fun, but if you needed one, Halloween’s perfect.
But, as everyone in the UK and beyond heads out to get their spook on, it means events are rapidly selling out. So it’s time to think about how you’ll be living it up this year. There are loads to choose from, such as festivals, raves, plays, and more. Check out our favourite South Bank Halloween events below.
Cheeky underground tunnel rave? It’s Halloween! So let the spooky party vibes flow at 26 Leake Street at the Dazed Halloween Rave. Dance the night away to house, deep house, and tech house tunes brought to you by Kreature, DJ Caspa, Acid Kids, Ozzie Guven, Antss, and Late Replies. Perfect for night owls, it all kicks off at 9 and bumps on until 4 am. It’s definitely one of the top South Bank Halloween events this year.
Fancy partying to house, disco, RnB, and pop tunes with 240 other passengers on a party boat? Of course, you do. You’re only human! This Halloween party sets off from Crown Pier at 8 pm, and the party stays jumping until midnight. Then, when you get back, you’ll head off to an afterparty at one of London’s most loved clubs, Egg. If you’re still standing. Hop aboard in your best Halloween costume and set sail to the Halloween night of your dreams.
Find tickets for Party! Party! Halloween London Boat Party - here
Want to get in the spooky spirit, but sticky dancefloors and alcohol isn’t the vibe you’re looking for? Not to worry because The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most legendary musicals with a gothic, horror edge. The music for this iconic musical was created by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote the music for many other huge productions. Any musical fan should check out The Phantom of the Opera at some point. And since it’s Halloween, we can’t imagine a better time to do so!
Just across the Thames, Sway Bar will be popping off until 3 am with student drinks deals ILoveSN members and hard hip hop, pop, and RnB tunes. Stick on your fangs, douse yourself in fake blood, and hit the dancefloor in this stunning venue with five rooms. And if it’s your birthday, you’ll get in for free. Check the event page for deets.
Find tickets for Sway / Every Saturday / Covent Garden - here
Fancy a laugh this Halloween? The multi-award-winning play The Play That Goes Wrong is currently the longest-running comedy in the West End. And that's because it's simply brilliant! Guaranteed to leave your abs feeling like you’ve done an hour at the gym, the New York Times called it “a gut-busting hit”. The play follows a drama society that puts on a 1920s murder mystery and… literally everything goes wrong.
Experience Halloween properly at a Day Of The Dead Halloween boat party! Cruise the Thames in style, all dressed up with your friends as you sip a drink and dance to house, disco, pop, RnB, and tech house tunes across two themed decks. Then head over to a free afterparty to make more unforgettable memories with your friends. Secure your tickets before the early birds sell out and the ticket price goes up! It’s definitely going to be one of the best South Bank Halloween events this year.
Find tickets for Day Of The Dead Boat Party And After Party - here
Where: 1 Lombard Street The Beating Heart Of The City, London
Now, this is a party! This is how you celebrate Halloween in style - settling in for a three-course meal, bubbly, and incredible entertainment. The Cocoa Butter Club will take over, mesmerising you with stunning burlesque performances and jaw-dropping circus acts. There’ll also be drag queens because who doesn’t love them? What’s more, a live band will be playing old-school tunes along the lines of hip hop, RnB, blues, and jazz with the silky Sadie Sinner on the mic. An award-winning show, this will be a Halloween you won’t soon forget.
Find tickets for Halloween Event - The Cocoa Butter Club at 1 Lombard Street - here
If you’re happy to venture a little bit out of South Bank, you’ll be rewarded with one of the hottest Halloween parties in London. Tobacco Dock is one of London’s best party venues, with multiple rooms and great transport links. Claptone brings The Masquerade with sets from Faithless, Bag Raiders, Danny Howard, Dombresky, Jodie Harsh, Jess Bays, Paul Woolford, Claptone himself, and more. As London’s biggest indoor Halloween festival with an insane lineup, it’s going to be mad.
Find tickets for Claptone: The Masquerade - Halloween Indoor Festival - here
Where: Between The Bridges, Jubilee Gardens, London
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s outstanding, extravagant, zany, outrageous, and iconic. If you love this musical comedy horror, head over to this party to celebrate and dance to Time Warp in stockings and dark lippy in South Bank. There’ll be a costume contest, cauldron cocktails, Frank N Furter hot dogs and other street food, dance-offs, drag performers, and the best Halloween (and Rocky Horror, of course) tunes spun by DJs.
Secure your advanced discount ticket now to save a few quid. There’s only a handful left before general admission goes on sale!
Find tickets for Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Picture Show Party - here
Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.