The UK's Most Spooktacular Halloween Events

We’re making our way towards the end of October which means one thing; Halloween is creeping closer! To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action we've teamed up with DesignMyNight to bring you the most hair-raising events in the UK. 

Whether you’re dying to attend a spooky soiree or fancy a low-key weekend with a scary movie and a couple of cauldron cocktails, these 10 events are sure to stop you dead in your tracks...

Midnight Apothecary Halloween Spectacular - London

If you’re looking for a pit-stop before your big night out, make your way to Midnight Apothecary’s Halloween Spectacular. This quirky event will have you toasting marshmallows over blue whisping flames, apple bobbing and cackling over spooky Halloween-themed cocktails, all atop one of London’s most beautiful rooftop gardens. And with tickets costing £5, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing an arm and a leg over the cost. 

Day Of The Dead - Manchester

Face paint and brushes at the ready; Dive NQ are hosting a Day Of The Dead Halloween party and it’s gonna be incredible. Expect themed drinks, a mash-up of awesome tunes and plenty of live entertainment. Fancy dress is not compulsory but let’s face it, Halloween just isn’t Halloween without dressing up, right? This party won’t stop until 5am, giving you plenty of time to break some hearts on the dancefloor.

Christabel's Pimp Your Pineapple Pumpkin - London

Christabel throws weird and wonderful events throughout the year but this Halloween she has outdone herself with Pimp Your Pineapple Pumpkin. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock; pumpkins are out and pineapples are in. Lasting for approximately two hours, you will be treated to three glasses of prosecco that you can spruce up with complimentary ingredients, before unleashing your creative talents and carving the best pumpkin pineapple this world ever did see.

The Phantom Of Stanmer House - Brighton

Brighton’s Grade I listed building, Stanmer House, is gonna be a place of haunted happenings this Halloween. Dress to kill at their Phantom of the Opera immersive dining experience and make way for an unforgettable night of decadence and debauchery. Dig your fangs into a three-course meal and watch as the evening unfolds with famous West End performers and magical performances.    

Backyard Cinema - London

Going to the cinema might not seem like the greatest way to celebrate Halloween, but that was before Backyard Cinema came to town. They are screening a rip-roaring roster of spooky classics, and with their creepy Lost World theme it’s a no brainer. Choose from the likes of Casper, Hocus Pocus, and The Blair Witch Project, sink into a colorful bean bag and take a trip down memory lane with your favourite creepy childhood movie. Do yourself a favour and get your ticket through DesignMyNight - you’ll benefit from a free beer or glass of wine if you do.

Halloween Special At The Roof Gardens - London

The Roof Gardens are up there with London’s most beautiful spaces. They flaunt beautiful foliage and scenic views, but this year they're transforming their rooftop gardens into a place that nightmares are made of. Saturday night tickets have already sold out, but fear not, Friday’s haven't. Tickets start from £20 and if you arrive before 9pm you’ll get a complimentary cocktail.

Seven Deadly Sins, The Halloween Ball - London

Make an appearance at the Seven Deadly Sins Halloween Ball this year to submerge yourself into a world of wild and weird antics. Held in the Coronet, this extraordinary event will see 150 spell-binding performers strut their stuff across seven different stages. We won’t give away all the gory details but there will be gypsy cabaret and a naked feast dedicated to Gluttony, where ‘swains and wenches’ will hand-feed you whipped cream, meringues and succulent cheeses.

Burlesque In Underworld: Scary Tales - London

Promising everything gore and glitter, The Looking Glass Cocktail Club are on the edge of Halloween greatness with their event, Scary Tales. Hosted in a secret room, disguised behind a mirror, you can expect cabaret acts from Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Alice and Ariel, among many more recognisable characters. After the jaw-dropping two hour show, you can dance the night away whilst making your way through the Alice in Wonderland-inspired cocktail menu.

Halloween Horror Prom - Glasgow 

Club Noir have announced their Halloween Horror Prom as the UK’s biggest cabaret party, making it one of Glasgow’s hottest destinations this Halloween. Entertainment will be on point with burlesque acts, live music and devil-may-care DJ sets. Use your imagination and throw together a heart-stopping outfit; the more blood, the better.

The Haunting - Birmingham

If you’re thinking of skipping Halloween this year; think again. The Rainbow Venues are hosting a party that’s guaranteed to be hot-as-hell. Over 50 acrobats, actors and performers will work their magic across five themed rooms. Whether you find yourself spending the night in the room with voodoo witchcraft or black magic, it’s guaranteed to get the blood pumping around your dead bodies.

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