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Halloween in Covent Garden

It's going to be spook-tacular
This October, Covent Garden will celebrate a spooktacular Halloween with events, experiences and seasonal displays. Read on to discover what is happening in the heart of the West End this scary season.
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The Covent Garden Pumpkin Market

29th - 31st October

Halloween fun for the whole family - Covent Garden will become the most fang-tastic place in Central London.. The Halloween Pumpkin Market will return to the iconic CG Market Building. The display will feature over two hundred pumpkins, squashes and gourds available to purchase in various shapes and sizes. 

Mariage Freres

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Mariage Frères

A devilish afternoon tea awaits this Halloween at Mariage Frères, located on King Street.

Bookable between 25 October - 6 November, guests can enjoy a limited-edition Halloween afternoon tea with a spook-tacular spread of sweet and savoury treats. You are invited to enjoy a pot of tea with their offering and, with over 1,000 aromatic varieties to choose from, there’s a brew for all tastes.

Alternatively, for a more indulgent experience, (trick or) treat yourself to one of Mariage Frères’ signature tea-cocktails as guests are given the option to elevate the tea with their signature Champagne & Midnight Magic tea syrup cocktail for an additional £10 per person.


£45 per person ith a Pâtisserie option available for £35 per person sans brioche

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Royal Opera House, New Exterior ©2018 ROH. Photograph By Luke Hayes (1)

Halloween at the Royal Opera House

Boo! Street Family Tour: A Halloween Journey Through Covent Garden
30 October

Until the mid-17th Century, Bow Street was a peaceful corner of Covent Garden, but when two theatres arrived, they brought with them a dark, criminal underworld. Join us on Halloween weekend to hear tales of murderous actors, creepy theatre ghosts, and the police officers trying to hold back the tidal wave of crime.

This outdoor walking tour is designed for history lovers aged 7 and upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Don't forget to wrap up warm – you might get chills!

  • Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children, and include a complimentary trick or treat goody gift bag from the Royal Opera House and Bow Street Police Museum.
  • Booking at Boo! Street Family Tour (roh.org.uk)

Behind The Scenes: Spooktacular Special Effects Tour
31 October

This tour will take visitors on a unique backstage experience, complete with props from some of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera’s goriest productions: Salome, Frankenstein, Don Giovanni, and La Sonnambula. Designed for ages 18+, the tour offers a chance to learn some of the closely guarded tricks of the trade: how to fabricate gaping scars, fake a severed head, summon a thunderstorm on stage, and use prosthetics. It ends, following a short visit inside the Royal Opera House’s famous amphitheatre, with a complimentary cocktail or mocktail in Piazza, the Royal Opera House’s revamped terrace bar overlooking Covent Garden.

Covent Garden Halloween Offering (2)

Eat, drink, and be scary

25th - 31st October - Halloween Food Pop ups

This Halloween we have plenty of ghoulish goings-on to fuel your hauntings! Enjoy a bite to eat on the East Piazza with our pop up foodie favourites. Trick or treat yourself to international street food including Mexican, Indian and French offerings, plus cocktails too!

Discover what's on...

  • Smoky Gaucho - Their delicious wraps are inspired by the teams homeland of Southern Brazil, with their beef sourced from award-winning Kent -based farmers. For Halloween, Smoky Gaucho will be offering Vampire Steak wraps, Halloumi mummy wraps, as well as Monster Steak and Chorizo wraps.
  • Calm Indian Cow – A vibrant and authentic catering company that serves a variety of specially selected curries and biryanis that are based on traditional recipes handed down from generation to generation. They will be bringing a range of spooky recipes to Covent Garden including, Devil Paneer and Blood rice.
  • The Duck Shed – Are offering  their slow roasted pulled duck three ways in either a wrap, brioche buns or a fresh salad box.  The spooky special is duck on rice with black garlic mayo.
  • The Crepe Stop – Offer hand-held style crepes inspired by the street foods of Paris that everyone loves. For the Halloween period, their menu will consist of Death by Nutella, Mummy Mix, Poison Apple, Ghost Crepe and Ghost S’mores crepes filled with mini marshmallows and chocolate.
  • Honestfolk - Are a mobile bar service with a passion for making great drinks. Their menu for Halloween will be sure to add to the spooky offering with drinks such as Zombie, Jungle Bird, Apple Cider Margaritas and Bloody Mary’s.
  • Maverick Bar - Will be bringing some seasonal serves to the estate including Hot Spiced Halloween punch, Hot Toffee Apple Cider, Dark n’ Spooky, Blood Orange Margarita and Bloody Good Gin Bramble.

Visit Mrs Riot for a Bailey’s pop up including a spooky Halloween cocktail menu and ‘eye-popping’ pizzas, as well as Ave Mario, Avobar, Frenchie, Chez Antoinette, Red Farm, Whittard and Blondies for Pumpkin recipes and Halloween inspired dishes.

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