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London Dungeon

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  • less than 1 km
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  • 2 hours
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Experience a thousand years of London's morbid history

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, City of London, Greater London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom
Adult: 22 GBP
Children: 17 GBP

For those interested in the macabre – The London Dungeon is a must. Being one of the most popular attractions in London, this interactive experience will take visitors through thousands of year of London’s eerie and dark history.

 

 

Actors perform as some of London’s craziest characters such as the infamous Jack the Ripper, the legendary Bloody Mary and the unmerciful Sweeney Todd, the Barber of Fleet Street. However, as we all know, the British are famous for their dark humour and for this reason, laughs are also included in the 90 minute journey.

 

 

Originally, it was intended to be a gore museum but it soon turned into what it is now. Founded by Annabel Geddes in 1974 and opened in 1975, the London Dungeon attracts millions of tourists every year. A fun fact is that the Dungeon is the home to London’s first indoor water ride (1997).

 

 

All of the shows are based on real stories as well as some legends and you’ll get to relieve them as you walk through the streets of East London, torture chambers, and haunted houses.

 

 

The most popular attractions at the Dungeon are:

  • Descent – The dodgy medieval elevator that may or may not work and will take you into the Dungeon as the sound of chains makes you regret deciding to come.
  • The Tyrant – Boat Ride – You’ll be sentenced to death for conspiring with Anne Boleyn against Henry VIII. You’ll be taken along the foggy Thames River before your execution.
  • Guy Fawkes – Remember, remember the 5th of November as you enter into a tunnel, you’ll be able to learn what happened during the 10 years of torture that Fawkes endured as well as what would have happened if his plan of blowing up the Parliament had succeeded.
  • The Torturer – You’ll be taken into a torture chamber where you’ll meet your torturer and, unlike in the past, you’ll actually be asked if you wish to volunteer to be tortured.
  • The Plague Doctor – You’ll be transported into the dark times during the Black Plague as you walk through an alley full of dead bodies.
  • Sweeney Todd – Have a pie at Mrs. Lovett pie shop before getting your hair cut by Sweeney. Make sure you know about these two people before doing so, though… you might change your mind when you find out who they really are.
  • Jack The Ripper – Enjoy a drink at Ten Bells, the pub where Jack The Ripper’s victims used to drink, before you meet you and your insides meet their final fate.
  • Whitechapel Labyrinth – Try to find your way out of the labyrinth while Jack The Ripper’s final victim, Mary Jane Kelly tells you the full, detailed story of her tragic end.
  • The Judge – You’ll be taken into a courtroom where an unmerciful judge will determine you are guilty and you’ll be condemned for execution.
  • Drop Dead – Drop Ride To Doom – Your final step in the dungeons, where you’ll be hung as a result of the crimes you’ve committed. Listen to the crowds cheers as the noose gets ready.

The London Dungeon is a mixture of theatre, special effects, rides, storytelling, first-hand interaction between actors and visitors and most importantly, an experience you will not soon forget.

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Tube station: Waterloo (Jubilee, Waterloo & City, Northern and Bakerloo lines)

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