It’s never too soon to start planning for your international relocation to London—and the same goes for Halloween! Those moving from the US are usually concerned about losing their cultural traditions in a new country, and it’s true that nowhere else in the world is Halloween as big a festive deal as we make of it in the States. You’d think the UK would be all over it considering its endless number of haunted establishments; the British have a penchant for the macabre thanks to their lengthy history that includes the violent and the gruesome and has aged its Gothic architecture to atmospheric perfection.

I’ve posted before about various ghost tours conducted in this city all year round, and to take them near Halloween is very popular, so you’ll want to book your place now if it isn’t already too late—hence, why I’m blogging about Halloween before September is even officially out. For some ghost tour options, see my previous post, “Haunted London,” and check out the Ghost Bus Tours site. I just saw one of those buses drive by the other night, and it looks SO awesome.

It’s also high-time you start looking into Halloween parties and other attractions. Halloween events including:

6-31 Oct – Fright Nights at Thorpe Park
15-31 Oct – Stingy Jack at the London Dungeon
17 Oct-1 Nov – Halloween at London Bridge Experience
22-31 Oct – The Wicked Witch of the London Sky at the London Eye
24 Oct – The Famous Class Halloween Party at Scala
27 Oct – Halloween Howler Fun Run in Battersea Park
28 Oct – Honeypot Charity Halloween Ball
28 Oct – Pumpkino at The Cinema Museum
28 Oct – Ghostly Tours & Ghoulish Supper at Royal Naval College
28 & 29 Oct – Last Tuesday Society Halloween Balls
28 & 29 Oct – Torture Garden Halloween Weekend
29 Oct – Pumpkin Carving at Fortnum & Mason
29 Oct – Alice Coopers Halloween Night of Fear
29 Oct – Hollywood Forever Halloween Party at Egg
29 Oct – Shiva Halloween Ball
29 Oct – Halloween in the Dark Party at Cable Club
29-30 Oct – Halloween at London Canal Museum
30-31 Oct – Ghost Tours at Ham House
31 Oct – Disturbia at Southbank Centre
31 Oct – Wilton’s Halloween Magic Show

You may notice that the above list includes special Halloween events at some of London’s museums and other attractions, so it’s worth checking out other popular London sights not mentioned to see if they’ve got any mischief a-brewin’, too!

However you usher in the spooky season, let us take the fright out of finding an apartment rental so that you have the time and inclination for the tricks and treats the city has to offer after your move.