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