LondonTown.com Follow LondonTown.com on Google+ Follow LondonTown.com on Twitter Follow LondonTown.com on Facebook
Phone
Phone from America on 1-800-986-9403
|
Newsletters NEWSLETTERS
|
Contact CONTACT
|
SITE MAP
LondonTown.com
Search
 
 
  • home
  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • tours
  • events
  • entertainment
  • shopping
  • nightlife
  • health
  • All Sections

London Halloween Tours

Stumble this
 
 
 
 
Previous image

Halloween at London Dungeon

Next image
Halloween at London Dungeon
Ham House Halloween Ghost Tours
Is Syon House Haunted?
Jack the Ripper Tour
An execution 1803 Thomas Rowlandson (c) Museum of London
 

 

The streets of London make for some of the best Halloween events every year, as age old myths and creepy legends come to life for the purposes of a bit of horror-themed entertainment. Take to the streets and explore London's hidden past - if you dare.

 
 

Halloween at the London Dungeon

You'll never look at a pumpkin in the same way

Halloween at the London Dungeon Halloween at the London Dungeon Halloween at the London Dungeon Be prepared to feel your blood freeze this Halloween as the London Dungeon unveils its terrifying new character, The Pumpineer, who has decorated the dungeon with thousands of blood-curdling pumpkins. He's joined by a cast full of horrible names, from Jack the Ripper to Sweeney Todd to the Rat Catcher and his horde of live rats. The eerie screams of tortured souls, (discovered by Siberian scientists when they drilled down 14.4 kilometres deep under the Earth's crust) will have guests feeling the flames of hell and screaming for a reprieve from the fiery maze. Besides all the usual twisted experiences - which take around 90 minutes to tour around - there are three thrilling rides: the 5D ghost hunting laser ride Vengeance; drop ride Extremis - a re-enactment of a hanging with a drop at the end; and Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell - a boat ride in the dark with a small drop at the end. In 2013, there will also be a free Halloween treat for every visitor. If it's horror you're after this Halloween we'd recommend a trip to the world-famous Dungeons - just don't expect a good night's sleep once (if) you get out alive.
2013-09-252013-11-09 Where:
London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London London, SE1 7PB
Category: Seasonal

London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Waterloo Station, Westminster Station

 

Dates: 25th September - 09th November 2013

 

Be prepared to feel your blood freeze this Halloween as the London Dungeon unveils its terrifying new character, The Pumpkineer, who has decorated the dungeon with thousands of blood-curdling pumpkins. He's joined by a cast full of horrible names, from Jack the Ripper to Sweeney Todd to the Rat Catcher and his horde of live rats. The eerie screams of tortured souls, (discovered by Siberian scientists when they drilled down 14.4 kilometres deep under the Earth's crust) will have guests feeling the flames of hell and screaming for a reprieve from the fiery maze. Besides all the usual twisted experiences - which take around 90 minutes to tour around - there are three thrilling rides: the 5D ghost hunting laser ride Vengeance; drop ride Extremis - a re-enactment of a hanging with a drop at the end; and Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell - a boat ride in the dark with a small drop at the end. In 2013, there will also be a free Halloween treat for every visitor. If it's horror you're after this Halloween we'd recommend a trip to the world-famous Dungeons - just don't expect a good night's sleep once (if) you get out alive.

 
 
 

Ham House Halloween Ghost Tours

A ghostly tour visits the mysteries and histories of this grand 17th-century Stuart mansion

Ham House Halloween Ghost Tours Ham House Halloween Ghost Tours Ham House Halloween Ghost Tours Tap tap tap tap. The ghost of the Duchess of Lauderdale still stalks the corridors of Ham House with her silver-tipped cane, over three centuries since her death. Join National Trust guides for the spooky after-dark Halloween Ghost Tours talking you through the mysteries and histories of this grand 17th-century Stuart mansion, reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in England. Legend has it that the Duchess murdered her first husband so she could marry John Maitland, First Duke of Lauderdale. Keep your eyes peeled for the phantom dog that appears randomly about the estate too. Ghosts aside, the house is an excellent example of Stuart opulence and boasts an important collection of textiles, furniture and paintings. The hour long tour finishes with drinks and canapes in the 17th century Orangery.

NB: No stiletto heels allowed in the house. Not suitable for children. Booking essential. Wrap up warm as it can get chilly inside the house and tours include part of the garden.
2013-10-262013-10-31 Where:
Ham House & Gardens, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond London, TW10 7RS
Category: Seasonal

Ham House & Gardens, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, London, TW10 7RS

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 26th - 31st October 2013

 

Tap tap tap tap. The ghost of the Duchess of Lauderdale still stalks the corridors of Ham House with her silver-tipped cane, over three centuries since her death. Join National Trust guides for the spooky after-dark Halloween Ghost Tours talking you through the mysteries and histories of this grand 17th-century Stuart mansion, reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in England. Legend has it that the Duchess murdered her first husband so she could marry John Maitland, First Duke of Lauderdale. Keep your eyes peeled for the phantom dog that appears randomly about the estate too. Ghosts aside, the house is an excellent example of Stuart opulence and boasts an important collection of textiles, furniture and paintings. The hour long tour finishes with drinks and canapes in the 17th century Orangery.

NB: No stiletto heels allowed in the house. Not suitable for children. Booking essential. Wrap up warm as it can get chilly inside the house and tours include part of the garden.

 
 
 

Hauntings and Hangings

A spine chilling look back at what London's horrible history had to offer

Hauntings and Hangings Hauntings and Hangings Let the Museum of London lead you on a spine tingling tour through London's murky underworld this Halloween, the Hauntings and Hangings walking tour gives visitors a glimpse into what life may have been like with historic tales of public executions and visions of eery churchyard murders.
2013-10-312013-11-01 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Seasonal

Museum of London, 150 Wall, City, London, EC2Y 5HN

Tube: Barbican Station, St. Paul's Station

 

Dates: 31st October - 01st November 2013

 

Let the Museum of London lead you on a spine tingling tour through London's murky underworld this Halloween, the Hauntings and Hangings walking tour gives visitors a glimpse into what life may have been like with historic tales of public executions and visions of eery churchyard murders.

 
 
 

Is Syon House Haunted?

Those daring enough are given the opportunity to roam the house and its horrible histories

Is Syon House Haunted? Is Syon House Haunted? Is Syon House Haunted? Paranormal specialists and Syon staff have expressed their opinion over the years and now this may be a question that you can answer for yourself - if you dare to take this ghostly tour that is. Taking place for two nights in October, the historical house will be hosting the tours that will allow visitors to delve into the horrible histories that took place. From the time of Syon Abbey, which Henry VIII destroyed, the imprisonment of his 5th wife Catherine Howard before her execution, to the story of the fated Lady Jane Grey, there will be plenty of reasons to be spooked.
2013-10-252013-10-26 Where:
Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex London, TW8 8JF
Category: Seasonal

Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, London, TW8 8JF

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 25th - 26th October 2013

 

Is Syon House Haunted? Paranormal specialists and Syon staff have expressed their opinion over the years and now this may be a question that you can answer for yourself - if you dare to take this ghostly tour that is. Taking place for two nights in October, the historical house will be hosting the tours that will allow visitors to delve into the horrible histories that took place. From the time of Syon Abbey, which Henry VIII destroyed, the imprisonment of his 5th wife Catherine Howard before her execution, to the story of the fated Lady Jane Grey, there will be plenty of reasons to be spooked.

 
 
 

Jack The Ripper Tour

Tackle the gruesome mystery of London's most elusive criminal

Aldgate East Tube Station Aldgate East Tube Station Where:
, 118 Whitechapel High Street, London London, E1 7PT
Category: Underground Stations

118 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7PT

Tube: Aldgate East Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate Station

 
 

The gruesome stories of Jack The Ripper remain part of the greatest mystery in the history of UK crime. The unsolved questions and mysterious stories of this elusive criminal are the stuff of London legend and the Jack The Ripper Tour is perhaps the most shocking and exciting Ripper experience in the city. A team of expert guides and 'Ripperologists' will take visitors on a chilling tour around the streets of London, visiting the scenes of his notorious murders and examining evidence and clues. All guides are members of the Cloak and Dagger Club, a theatrical performance team that helps lend a sense of authenticity and drama to the tour. And with the help of RIPPER-VISION, top of the range, hand-held projectors which emblazon 5ft images upon the dark streets and alleyways of Whitechapel, this is definitely not an experience for the faint of heart. Tours takes place daily at 7.30pm and begin at Aldgate East Tube Station, lasting just shy of two hours.

 
 
 

The Blood and Tears Walk

An award-winning horror tour of London.

 

This award-winning horror London tour began in 1999 and features the worst aspects of London's history including serial killers (Jack the Ripper and others), grave-robbing, execution sites, conspiracy theories and much more. The walk has been rave-reviewed in the media and by the thousands who come on it each year. It has recently been awarded Certificate of Excellence 2013 by TripAdvisor. Your tour guide, Declan McHugh, is a former professional actor and has recently written a book called Bloody London, a copy of which you can include in the purchase of your Blood & Tears Walk . The Halloween Special tour takes place on October 31st, with a tour at 7pm and 9.45pm. The two-hour tour starts outside Barbican tube and finishes at Holborn tube - and children under 12 years are not permitted. Tour highlights include Jack the Ripper's stomping ground, dark and creepy alleys, a psychic experiment, execution sites, some grave-robbing history and a pub where the serial killer targeted his second victim. To book a place on the Tour click here .