Top 5 Free Halloween Parties in London - Broke in London

Top 5 Free Halloween Parties in London

On the spookiest night of the year, who you gonna call?

By Afro (follow her on Twitter: @graphiclondoner)

There’s only one answer to this question… the Ghostbusters! So you’d better dress up and get out there and play!

Halloween weekend is one of London’s favourites, and with so many events across town, we are here to sort out your agenda. Read on to discover our pick of the coolest, creepiest and scariest Halloween parties in London this year (which coincidentally are also free of charge. Say WHAT?)- and have one less thing taking up your to-do list.

#1 No Scrubs Hip-Hop Is (Un-)Dead Halloween Party | Thursday 30th October | The Alibi

This is an all-nighter with R&B and hip hop tracks. Last year was a blast for all those children of the 90s! For scary outfit inspiration think zombie rappers, pop stars and celebrities! Check out the Facebook event page.

P.S.- don’t forget to like their page for a free entry (you know you want to!) and bring your I.D. (you know you need to!).

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No Scrubs Hip-Hop Is (Un-) Dead Halloween Party

#2 Go Batty for Bats | Thursday 30th October | Isis Education Centre at The LookOut in Hyde Park

This is a family-friendly event. Visitors will take part in a host of spectacularly spooky activities from ‘pin the wart on the witch’ to potion-making from herbs, sticks and mud, to finding out everything there is to know about bats, the official Halloween animal – right on top of the list along with scary crows and talking pumpkins. Oh, wait! Is that not an animal?

There is also Horniman Halloween Fair that runs during the weekend before that (25-26/10).

#3 The Phoenix does Halloween! | Friday 31st October | Phoenix Artists Club

Get ready to celebrate the capital’s scariest Friday! There’ll be prizes for best costume and make-up, Halloween games (have you heard of apple bobbing?), and a very special live music set from the queen of N’Orleans voodoo, Bee Ororo.

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#4 I Saw Mummy Kissing Pennywise |Friday 31st October | Strongroom

Live ‘50s rocking surf music, scary clowns – a lot of them: in fact a whole room. ‘Nuff said! Strongroom will hold an outfit competition and it is in fact teaming up with Mad World Fancy Dress & Costume Hire to offer you 20% off costume hire and 15% off retail items for their Halloween Party. There will also be face-painters on hand for all you cool cucumbers!

I Saw Mummy Kissing Pennywise – Halloween Party

#5 Hell Hath No Fury | Friday 31st October | Paradise by way of Kensal Green

If you are broke in London, you’d better come up with a kick-ass costume as those folks offer free entry to anyone with a fancy scary outfit (alternatively it costs £10 on the door)! Come on, there will even be free blood punch for you!

Top 5 London’s Halloween London Parties

Hell Hath No Fury Halloween Party

And don’t forget that this tip is still applicable if you are a Tower Hamlets local. Take up on this offer with £1 and visit the Tower of London – what can be scarier than an original medieval prison with a poppies installation that looks like real blood from the distance?

Stay tuned for our post on awesome costumes that will not cost a thing! Happy Halloween-ing!

You may also want to check out the best free film screenings in London in October 2014.