London Dungeon

London Dungeon

  • Attraction
  • Education
  • Fun & Entertainment

Delighting audiences for almost forty years, The London Dungeon is an interactive tour that will have visitors screaming, jumping and shrieking as they travel through a thousand years’ worth of London’s bloody past.

See, smell and feel the darkest stories that London has to offer as the Dungeons come to life through realistic sets, special effects, rides and costumed actors. The historical accuracy of the shows ensures that visitors leave educated as well as entertained (and frightened half to death!).

As visitors are taken back in time, they will come face-to-face with frighteningly funny characters, from torturers and judges to local legends such as Jack the Ripper, Guy Fawkes and Sweeney Todd, the infamous Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As you listen to their stories, you’ll feel yourself drawn into another world, where the boundaries between reality and the past blur, and history gets much more up close and personal.

Be on high alert whilst walking through the Dungeons and even when leaving - there are surprises lurking around every corner and sometimes even in the same room…

Key Points
  • The London Dungeon was initially designed as a museum of macabre history depicting gory scenes. Early characters included Boudicca, Mary Tudor and Thomas Beckett and had scenes from the Norman Conquest.
  • The experience also includes a "drop ride to doom", a free-fall ride staged as a public hanging
  • The incredibly realistic looking dead doctor in the Surgery scene was made by the waxwork craftspeople at Merlin Studios in West London - for the costly sum of £100,000
  • As you exit the Sweeney Todd scene and you transition toward Jack the Ripper - to your right you’ll notice a figure lurking in the shadows. A little known fact is that it is actually a model of Bob Geldof from Madame Tussauds dressed up in Victorian regalia!
Location

London Dungeon