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Looking for a fun and frightful night this Halloween? In Camden there’s something for everyone – you can get spooked with the kids, dance in fancy dress or watch a scary movie.
Whatever you choose – here’s our top ten events taking place across the borough this year.
1. Thriller Night - Halloween House Party
On Saturday 27 October - Drink, Shop & Do is hosting Thriller night.
To have a truly thriller night, check out their all-out thriller dance sesh, accompanied by Indie DJs Early Doors Disco and glow stick fiends Lights Go Down.
For more information visit - Drink, Shop, Do
2. The Halloween Ball
On Friday 26 October - KOKO will be hosting their Halloween Ball, with free entry to anyone in full Halloween costume before 11.30pm.
For more information visit - KOKO
3. The Big Chill Presents Bruk Out Halloween Party
Get ready to dance the night away on Saturday 27 October, as The Big Chill House are serving up a smorgasbord of bassy, bumping treats at their free and frightful shindig night.
For more information visit - The Big Chill House
4. Proud presents the Zombie Factory
On 1 November, Proud presents their three day spectacular Zombie Factory - with free entry for those in fancy dress. If you haven’t got time to get your Halloween outfit, fear not! They will be turning one of their stables into a zombie factory, where they're going to turn 500 of you into zombies for free!
For more information visit - Proud Camden
5. The London Horror Festival
The London Horror Festival is back again this year for a three-week celebration of horror in the performing arts, which takes place from 15 October - 7 November at the Etcetera Threatre. The festival plans to bring a vibrant programme of theatre, comedy, performance and spoken word to Camden this Halloween.
For more information visit - The Etcetera Theatre
6. Halloween Night: The Mummy
Watch a Halloween classic on 31 October. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology presents the 1959 Hammer Classic ‘The Mummy’ with Christopher Lee as the doomed but resurrected priest and Peter Cushing as the Egyptologist who dabbles in archaeological mysteries. Dare you watch and hear about the film within the museum on Halloween night?
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm (Doors open 6pm). Price: Free
For more information and to book in advance visit - The Petrie Museum
7. The Canal Halloween Experience
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October - hear spine-chilling ghost stories from the London Canal Museum and enjoy a scary boat trip through Islington Tunnel.
The London Canal Museum will be celebrating Halloween in partnership with Camden Canals and the Narrowboat Association, who offer trips through Islington Tunnel in a decorated boat.
Time: 4.30pm -9.30pm
Advance booking is recommended. For more information visit - London Canal Museum
8. Pumpkin festival
From 24 to 31 October Camden Lock will be hosting a week of ghoulish festivities. Try your hand at pumpkin carving, hula hooping or be spooked out by the Dead Buskers Society (keep an eye out for Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Elvis around the Lock). The highlight of the week is the LUV Camden Halloween special on Saturday 27.
For more information visit facebook.com/LUVCamden
For kids & families
9. Boo at the Zoo
From 27 October - Sunday 4 November, London Zoo will come creeping to life with Halloween-themed special events, animal demonstrations and hands-on activities.
With a spooky schedule of activities including chilling storytelling, owl encounters and creepy crafts there’s enough to make everyone scream with delight.
For more information visit - London Zoo
10. Halloween at Lauderdale House
Find the fabulous family-friendly performance trail through the house and gardens where you'll encounter all kinds of spooky characters - witches, pumpkin fairies, ghosts, soothsayers and black cats to name but a few. It's a great alternative to trick-or-treating! If you want to conjure up your own spooky stuff, they will also have Halloween creative crafting workshops on offer!
For more information visit - Lauderdale House
11. Baby Rave – Halloween Ball
On Sunday 28 October at 3.45pm– join the coolest parent, baby and toddler party in London. In a specially lit venue, both adults and children alike can enjoy dancing to a selection of music that is guaranteed to rekindle those festival and club vibes.
Join them for their Halloween Ball, with optional fancy dress and prizes for the best dressed! Music, refreshment, lights, baby play mat, hula hoops and bubbles – It’s sure to be a fun party!
Price: Non walkers free, Children £3, Adults £4
Venue: The Pirates Castle, NW1 7EA.
For more information visit - Baby Rave
12. Halloween Art Fun at Blue Daisy
Blue Daisy are asking kids aged 0-5 years to create a Halloween themed picture and bring along to their stores on Halloween (31 October) from 3.30pm for judging. They have fantastic toy games and puzzles for the winning pictures in three age categories. There will also be something sweet to munch on, and a special Halloween story reading at our West Hampstead shop at 4pm.
For more information visit facebook.com/bluedaisystores
13. Burgh House halloween party
Spooky stories, fancy dress competition, ghostly crafts and gruesome party tea. Children aged 2-10 (with an accompanying adult) are all invited. Book early online to avoid disappointment! £15 per child.
For more information and to book visit burghhouse.org.uk/events/family
14. Hell hounds and canine cape(r)s
For dog owners who like coordinating their look with their pets, this walk on the Heath followed by mulled juice and prizes for the best dog and owner fancy dress at The Spaniards Inn is ideal. Proceeds go to All Dogs Matter. Age 10 plus.
Sunday 28 October, 10.30am registration, walk starts at 11am. For more information and to register visit alldogsmatter.co.uk
Let us know what your top events are, or if you're thinking of attending an event - let us know.