Whether you love musical theatre or relaxing in the great outdoors, London has it all.
Getting to London is easy. Arrive at one of the many airports close to the city which are connected by train, taking you straight into the heart of London. Wander the streets that show off over 2000 years of history. Suffering from jetlag or just want someone else to show you the sites? Travel around the city by red double-decker bus, or opt for the pricier option of a black cab to get you from A to B.
No matter the event or reason you are in London, you will always have something to do. Check out boutique shopping, flea markets and larger-than-life chain stores. End your day in a funky cafe, or award-winning dining before checking out a show or live gig somewhere.
Halloween Party Options in London
Once you have found the perfect venue for your Halloween party in London, it is time to add the finishing touches.
- Furniture Hire
When you see the hire space, you will know what you need to make the space perfect for the type of Halloween party you would like to host. You may want a sit-down meal, so you may need to hire tables and chairs. Are you having entertainment such as a DJ or a band? Check if your hired entertainment has its set-up. If not, you may need to look at staging and additional sound equipment, too.
No Halloween party is complete without a fair amount of decoration! As one of the most decorated events around the world, you will be sure to find every possible type of Halloween decoration you can imagine in London. You may want to make it elegant and go with a Halloween-coloured theme. Alternatively, you may want to go all out and use balloons, glow-in-the-dark skeletons and ghoulish accessories.
- Photo Booth Hire
Nothing says fun like a photo booth, a great icebreaker for guests who may not know each other, or a great souvenir to take home. Along with the photo booth, purchase or hire some fabulous accessories to make the photos Halloween-themed. Your chosen photo booth hire company may offer costumes and accessories along with their booth hire, so make sure you check with them about the packages they have to offer. Hosting your party in London but you are from out of town? Photo booth hire companies offer drop-off, set-up and pick-up as well as a quick tutorial on how to use the booth.
Every party needs delicious food. Check out catering companies that can theme their catering to your Halloween party. Everything from sit-down three-course meals to finger food can be found in the many catering companies in London, which often supply wait staff as well. Check with your Halloween party guests to see if they have any allergies or dietary requirements so you can create a bespoke menu with your chosen vendor. A lot of catering companies will also offer linens and tableware, so this may be an option to check before looking into additional hire companies. You may also want to find a company that can offer a clean-up service, too.
Halloween Party Companies in London
When hosting a Halloween party in London, you won’t need to look far to find appropriate vendors for everything you need to put on the perfect party.
- Smiley Booth
With many packages to choose from, Smiley Booth will provide you with your photo booth entertainment directly to your Halloween party venue in London. These booths have many fun digital features such as the ability to make Boomerangs and GIFs and to upload directly to social media as the photos are taken.
- Party and Celebrate
Everything from Halloween-themed decorations to many kinds of balloons, to fancy dresses, can be found at Party and Celebrate. Conveniently located by train, you can find the perfect costume, decorations and even make-up all in one store. They also have delivery options and online shopping.
- Options Greathire
Style your event to match the look of your chosen venue with Options Greathire, offering you so many choices of tables, chairs and catering equipment. You can get organised well before your Halloween party in London with the convenience of online ordering. The team also offers delivery and set-up, too.
Pros and Cons of Halloween Parties in London
Even a city as fabulous as London has its advantages and disadvantages when hosting a boardroom event.
No matter where your Halloween party is located, you can easily get there by public transport.
- Places to stay
London has so many options of great places to stay so hosting a Halloween party in London is not a hassle for out-of-town guests.
- Evening entertainment
Is the party over but you and your guests are still in the party mood? Head out anywhere in London and find pubs, live music and clubs to party the night away.
- Boredom is not an option
Your night is set with your Halloween party but you won’t be bored during your days. Museums, matinee shows and famous landmarks are waiting in London for you to explore.
- It has everything you need
Food from all corners of the world, your favourite stores, everything you need to host a party—London has everything and more.
London streets lack rubbish bins so the streets can seem quite littered, especially in the evening. The air is a bit smoggy, too.
- The weather
Be prepared for all types of weather when you visit London for your Halloween party. The sun is lovely when it is out, but in the meantime, be ready to embrace the gloom.
- Tourists love London
While you may have guests coming to your Halloween party from out of town, they will be one of many tourists that crowd the city.
- It is not cheap
Eating out and drinks are quite expensive compared to the other UK and world cities. If you're planning a Halloween party, expect to shell out more for food, entertainment and venue.
- It is not car-friendly
If you aren’t a fan of using public transport, make sure you get over it before heading to London as the city centre is not car-friendly at all.
Famous Halloween Locations in London
- The Shard
As the name says, this London landmark looks like a shard of glass, making it a great location for your Halloween party. The sharp glass structure has graced our big and small screens, one being in Doctor Who, when the good doctor motorcycles up the side of The Shard.
- The Palace Theatre
Nothing says modern-day Halloween like Harry Potter. The Palace Theatre has now been made the unofficial home of the beloved wizard, with the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child showing here. Both glorious inside and out, this stunning theatre is worth taking a peek at.
- Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge is more than just a stunning structure. Not only is it an icon of the London skyline, but it has also been the scene of many action scenes in blockbuster movies, such as Mission Impossible and Spiderman: Far from Home.