Belgravia is being transformed into a spooky enclave for Halloween with a slew of blood-curdling activities, from spine-chilling biscuit decorating to a fun-filled pumpkin trail.
Just a short stroll from Victoria, Sloane Square and Knightsbridge tube stations, beautiful Belgravia is in the heart of central London. Here’s our roundup of the spookiest things to do for Halloween in Belgravia.
Follow the Belgravia Pumpkin Trail
Belgravia’s shops and restaurants are decorating their windows with hair-raising pumpkin displays as part of a family-friendly Belgravia Pumpkin Trail, running during half-term week from 23 to 31 October, 2023.
Join a Halloween walking tour of Belgravia
Enjoy a free ticketed Halloween Walk in Belgravia at 6.30pm on 28, 29 and 31 October. Discover Belgravia’s spooky side on this guided walking tour, where you’ll get to visit one of London’s most haunted pubs The Grenadier Pub, which according to legend is haunted by a lonely soldier, who was murdered by his comrades. You’ll also hear the story of the infamous Plumber’s Arms Pub where Lord Lucan, the prime suspect in a gruesome 1970s murder scandal, was last seen before mysteriously disappearing. Along with hearing Belgravia’s scariest myths and legends, you’ll get to see the neighbourhood’s amazing Halloween displays. Book your tickets now.
Decorate spooky biscuits at Biscuiteers
Head to Biscuiteers in Eccleston Yards is to enjoy a raft of Halloween activities throughout October, including a Halloween DIY icing experience (available from 3 to 31 October), Halloween School of Icing classes (from 23 to 31 October) and Halloween biscuit icing tutorials for kids during October half-term, which includes a spooky hot chocolate. The biscuit icing café will be treated to a spooky makeover, and its famous hand-iced Halloween biscuits will be available to buy too. Don’t leave without treating yourself to a warming pumpkin spiced latte, a luxury hot chocolate, or a hauntingly delicious Halloween cupcake, available to eat in or take away.
Visit London’s most haunted pub
Characterful Belgravia pub The Grenadier is frequently hailed London’s most haunted pub. The historic drinking hole is said to be haunted by a ghost named Cedric, who was beaten to death outside the pub in 1818 after cheating at a game of cards. Pop into this cosy pub this Halloween to see if you can catch a glimpse of this spooky figure.
Tuck into Halloween-themed sweet treats at Peggy Porschen
Indulge in Halloween and autumn-themed cupcakes at Peggy Porschen on Ebury Street. The cafe’s famously pink facade will also be beautifully decorated with pink pumpkins.
Enjoy autumn-themed drinks and treats at Tomtom Coffee House
Tomtom Coffee House on Ebury Street will be offering an autumn-themed menu from 4 September until mid-November, including lattes flavoured with pumpkin spice, hazelnut and Biscoff; white hot chocolate and white chocolate matcha. The cafe is also serving pumpkin-based cakes.
Book a table at Mosimann’s
The normally members-only Mosimann’s is opening up its restaurant to everyone to celebrate Halloween. During the Belgravia Pumpkin Trail (23-31 October), the restaurant is offering a family-friendly Halloween menu for lunch, with two courses costing £35 and three courses for £42. On Saturday 28 October Mosimann’s is hosting a Halloween jazz night who can tuck into an a la carte menu and can watch a live jazz performance for an additional £15 per person. Non-members booking a table should call 020 7235 9625 and quote ‘Belgravia Pumpkin Trail’. Mosimann’s is also inviting people to participate in its pumpkin carving competition for a chance to win a luxury hamper. Bring your entries to reception from Tuesday 24 October and they will be displayed in their Halloween garden. Entries will be judged on 31 October.
Sip Autumnal cocktails at Boisdale’s secret Negroni Bar
Check out The Negroni Bar, a hidden gem in Boisdale of Belgravia, which offers the largest collection of Negroni’s in London! Enjoy a Don Papa Rum cocktail and two aperitivo bites for £20. Available from 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday, during the Don Papa aperitivo hour.
Feast on pumpkin spice biscuits at Bayley & Sage
Sink your teeth into a Halloween-themed croissant at Chestnut Bakery
Order a Halloween-themed croissant at Chestnut Bakery on Elizabeth Street, which will boast a floral-themed window display with pumpkins and autumn colours.
Indulge in pumpkin spiced lattes & pumpkin dishes at Pantechnicon
Get into the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin spiced latte, and pumpkin and pear Danish at Café Kitsuné at Pantechnicon. On Halloween, children who are dressed up will be given a free cookie. Pantechnicon restaurants Sachi and the Roof Garden will also be offering special pumpkin dishes and cocktails during Halloween.
Sip spiced apple cocktails and enjoy autumnal flower arranging at Morena
Morena is offering delicious white chocolate matcha and chai spice iced americano. The Latin American all-day dining restaurant in Eccleston Yards is also offering autumnal flower arranging workshop with Saints Flowers at 6.30pm on 27 October. More details will be revealed soon.
Treat yourself to pumpkin cocktails and menus at COMO The Halkin
Enjoy a Pumpkin Pie Martini at the the hotel’s Halkin Bar throughout October. Get the autumn feels with this cocktail which blends pumpkin puree, seasonal spices, vanilla vodka, baileys and chocolate liqueur. Indulge in a specially-curated menu at the bar from Friday 13 October to Sunday 5 November, with menu highlights including Loch Lomond trout and steamed pumpkin souffle for dessert.