16th October 2023

Spooky Delights in Paddington: Halloween Festivities You Can’t Miss

Halloween is lurking around the corner, and Paddington is brewing with enchanting events and spine-tingling adventures for all ages. Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin displays, classic Halloween movies, a good meal, or even a treasure hunt with a twist, Paddington has got you covered. Here are some of the best Halloween activities to sink your teeth into:

Merchant Square Pumpkin Display and Carving- October 31st

Get ready for a truly enchanting night on October 31st as Merchant Square turns into a glowing pumpkin wonderland. With a staggering 350 pumpkin heads illuminated in the night, this is a sight that will leave you spellbound. It’s the perfect place to capture some eerie selfies or simply bask in the Halloween spirit with family and friends. Make sure to dress warmly and join in on the magical atmosphere. Pumpkin carving will take place at Lock House from 26-31st October. Find out more here.

Outdoor Screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

On the big outdoor screen, a classic Halloween favourite is coming to life to get you in the mood for the spooky season. Join us for a special screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at Merchant Square. Don your coziest attire, bring your favourite treats, and immerse yourself in this whimsically spooky tale. Find out more here.

The Clifton Nursery’s Halloween Trail 

Follow the clues around Clifton Nurseries to find all the pumpkins with letters on – find all six, spell the word from the letters and your little one will be rewarded with a Halloween treat! The trail runs from Friday 20th October to Tuesday 31st October. Its free to enter and all ages are welcome! Finish up at the Clifton cafe with warm drinks and Halloween treats and colouring in sheets for the kids. Find out more here. 

Wunderbar Halloween at Pergola Paddington

Pergola Paddington is gearing up for a monstrous Halloween celebration. During the day, indulge in a devilish brunch that will make your taste buds scream. As the sun sets, the party kicks into high gear with FrankenSteins of beer, a live Oom Pah band, and the best London DJs spinning spine-tingling tunes late into the night. Costumes are highly encouraged, so get ready to dance, dine, and be terrified! Book here.

Halloween with GoBoat Paddington

Have some spooktacular fun on the water? GoBoat are going ahead with their annual treasure hunt. We are waiting on confirmation on their Halloween Treasure Hunt, get dressed up and enjoy 20% off until the 31st October with code AUTUMN2023. Book here.

Pubs and Restaurants Decked Out for Halloween

Don’t forget to check out Paddington’s pubs and restaurants, which are getting into the Halloween spirit with spooky themes and decorations. Feel free to dress up! Ask Italian, is decking out with a “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme, making it a fantastic place to start your spooky evening. Angus Steakhouse are doing a Adams family themed meals on October 28th.

Great pubs for some Halloween fun include The Pride of Paddington, The Fountains Abbey, The Sawyers Arms and the Dickens Tavern.  Enjoy a hauntingly good meal while immersing yourself in the whimsical and slightly eerie atmosphere.