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Experience The Darkest Times In London's History
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About London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is an exhilarating interactive experience where you'll be transported back in time to experience the darkest times in London's history. Here you will be able to hear, see, feel and smell the bone chilling characters and tragedies of those frightful days. The London Dungeon narrates twelve of the most bone-chilling true stories of that era. You'll meet Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and Guy Fawkes as you move from set to set within the tunnels of the Dungeon. Know about the cruelty of Henry VIII, the disasters of the Great Fire of 1666, the Black Plague and many more.

To top off your experience, enjoy a free fall ride at the end of your journey inside the Dungeon. This is a one of a kind ride in London but be ready for the gut wrenching feeling of plummeting to the ground. End your journey with a relaxing bottle of beer or a gin and tonic at the Tavern to calm your wrangled nerves.

Shows At London Dungeon

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Drop Dead: Drop Ride

Drop Dead: Drop Ride is the most thrilling, exhilarating and exciting part of your journey. She is ready to feel the plunge as you ride one of the most adrenaline pumping London Dungeon rides. The set replicates the scene outside Newgate Prison where the Long Drop is to be used for the first time. The crowd cheers as the Judge, Priest and the executioner get ready to pull the ropes. The noose is ready for its victim. This is the last part of your journey in the London Dungeon. Get the feeling of falling faster than gravity and know what a long drop is. As you fall, hear the cringe worthy sound of neck breaking.

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The Descent

Begin your journey into the Dungeon with the Lift Jester. The Descent begins with a London Dungeon ride in a medieval lift. The cheerful Jester will prepare you as you get ready to go through 1000 years worth of historical events. Although the events are some of the most horrific happenings of those days, the London Dungeon shows presents it with a dash of comedy. You can hear the cogs and chains grinding as the lift makes its descent down to the Dungeons. The ride should take you to the river docks of the Thames. In this part of your tour you will get to know how it feels to ride a medieval lift.

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The Tyrant Boat Ride

The Tyrant Boat Ride will take you to the times when Henry VIII condemned people to a horrible death if they went against him. As this London Dungeon shows progresses the Cheerful Jester will condemn you to the same fate as other traitors for taking sides with Anne Boyle. The boat ride that condemned traitors took when they were taken to the Tower of London to be executed, visitors will be able to experience the same in this ride. The intense darkness, the choppy waters and the stench of the sewage is all too real in this ride. Be ready to get sprayed by water along the way.

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Jack The Ripper

After braving a mighty storm enter the Ten Bells Pub. The pub that was made famous by Jack the Ripper's victims. As you rest a while listen to the dramatic representation of who Jack the Ripper was. Mrs Waldren, the landlady, narrates the story of a dreadful stormy night when Jack the Ripper had struck. It makes everyone wonder if he will strike again, where is he and who could be his next victim. The eerie ambience, the ghostly stories and the idea that all this was once real does strike a chord of fear in everyone sitting in the audience.

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Tower Warden

The boat ride takes you to the Tower of London where you will meet your executioner. He will read out your sentence which will determine whether you are going to get your head chopped off or you will be boiled. You will also see a drastic representation of how Anne Boyle was condemned and sentenced to death by decapitation. The whole part of this show in London Dungeon tells about the tyranny of Henry VIII and his cruelty to those he found guilty of treason. These London Dungeon shows take you on one of the most disturbing periods in British history.

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Conspirators Walk

This is one of the London Dungeon shows that relates the times when the Gunpowder plot was afoot. No one could be trusted as traitors were roaming the streets. The show involves the guests and each comes under scrutiny whether they can be trusted. The Conspirators Walk features the time when plots to remove King James and rid the country of his governance were rampant. The contents of the letter by Lord Monteagle will be revealed during this show.

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Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot

The narrative continues about the foiled Gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes. These shows at London Dungeon take you into the rat infested tunnels of London. These tunnels form a network beneath the city's surface. The sets of this section replicates these winding tunnels and takes you back to that era. This show relates the story of one of the most famous plotter, how he was caught and how he was tortured for 10 days. You also get gory details of the different kinds of torture he went through. And what finally happened to Guy Fawkes after the torture.

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The Torturer Chamber

Next you will find yourself in the Tower of London right inside the infamous Torture Chamber. The Torturer wants a volunteer so he could demonstrate the forms of torture in the 1600s. This is another one of those shows in London Dungeon where the guests are part of the act. Get to experience what it was really like to be sentenced and brought to the Torture Chamber.
The act adds some gruesome humor to lighten the mood as well as present a very cruel time that blackens British history. There is a lot that you can learn from the Torturer.

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Escape The Great Fire of London

This act takes you through the greatest tragedy that happened in London. As you walk in the smell of freshly baked bread fills the air. The sets here will transport you back to 2nd September 1666. Step inside Thomas Farriner's bakery in Pudding Lane where you will be served by Lucky Lou. Just be careful that you do not get too close to the oven.The whole act relates the havoc that the Great Fire of 1666 caused. Right from how the fire started to the way it spread and finally put out on the 6th of September. The show also demonstrates on a comical note how no one should play with fire and which bread burns faster.

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The Plague Doctor

This show takes you back to the time when the Black Plague had claimed thousands of lives and everywhere there was death and desolation. The sets and props replicate the "pest house" where afflicted victims of the plague lived during those dreaded times. These afflicted people were locked up for 40 days and 40 nights till they were either cured or succumbed to the illness.
The whole act lets you experience the desperation of the people of those times. From this act you will learn if you can survive 40 days and nights in the pest house and what are the symptoms of the plague.

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Curse of The Witch

Next in line of the shows in London Dungeon you step in the year 1621 when witch trials and witch burnings were rampant. This London Dungeon show narrates the story of Elizabeth Sawyer the Witch of Edmonton. The trial is over and the sentence has been passed and Elizabeth was awaiting the execution. She is seen looking broken and meek but many believe that she is all an act. During the course of this show you will truly learn the meaning of fear, the tyranny of King James I and feel the loud thunder shake your very core.

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Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop

At this stage you will meet Mrs. Margery Lovett, the partner in crime of the infamous Sweeney Todd and owner of Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop on Fleet Street. Upon entering the set of the pie shop, you'll be greeted by a selection of meat pies. It was rumored that Mrs Lovett's pie was the best in town. She made these with "freshly butchered meat".In this section you will find out what actually makes Mrs Lovett's so special. What is the purpose of the trap door behind the counter? Find out what will happen if you flirt with Sweeney Todd the Fleet Street Barber.

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Sweeney Todd

Meet Sweeney Todd the infamous barber of Fleet street and get to know the reason why he is slashing his prices. The most popular style then was short back and sides and Sweeney was the Barber you need to go to. The set is all ready for Todd's new victim. A sudden noise in the background indicates that Mrs Lovett has switched on the oven. As you sit through the act you will learn why Sweeney Todd is cutting his prices and what it really means to have a close shave.

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Mitre Square

The set takes you to 1888 in a gas lit street near Whitechapel London. A killer is on the loose and everyone is talking about the latest victim. Mary Jane Kelly talks about the gruesome murders but has to leave all of a sudden. But someone called her as she was leaving, who could that be? In this show you get to know the number of murders that Jack the Ripper committed and the gruesome ways in which he did it. You will also know what was in the post that was sent to the press.

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Whitechapel Labyrinth

This next section features Mary Jane being the next victim. Everyone needs to be careful and not walk around town alone. The only safe place left is the Whitechapel Labyrinth. To come out safe from the maze you will need a good sense of direction. You will find out in the show if you do. There is only one rule you need to follow, do not run in the direction of the screams. Wondering if you should enter the pub? Maybe you should, at least you will be safe for a while.

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The Courtroom

Enter the courtroom of the nuttiest judge there is in the Courtroom. Find out what are your crimes and your group members' crimes. Find out whether you are guilty or not and be ready for a dreadful judgment. The judge is already in a hurry as he is heading to the pub so excuses are completely out of the question. Check who gets pulled out for all the different crimes. Who was the one who did a dirty dance on Westminster Bridge, or who was the sheep stealer, or the worst crime of all who helped Big Dick Turpin. And those who are pulled for their crimes, do you plan to plead guilty or not guilty? Are you going to the gallows?

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The Tavern

After the nerve racking and exhilarating experience you deserve a relaxing drink in the London Dungeon pub. The pub is a typical dubious and decadent Victorian pub of 1896. Indulge in a refreshing beer of your choice or a gin and tonic to calm your nerves. Relax and sit back in the plush cushions and this decadent luxury is meant only for those privileged few who have dared to face the dangers and atrocities of the Dungeon.

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Why Visit London Dungeon?

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  • A full on 360° set that transports you to an entirely different era with its gripping storytelling.
  • A state-of-the-art special effects and themes that relates over 1000 years of British history
  • 19 interactive London Dungeon shows and 20 live actors narrate and perform the gripping tales
  • Two exciting underground London Dungeon rides which includes the only free-fall gravity drop ride in London.
  • Enjoy a thrilling ride in a medieval lift
  • Have a close shave with the likes of the Fleet Street Barber and Sweeney Todd.
  • Be part of the investigation into Jack the Ripper's story.
  • Experience thrill, horror, gut wrenching comedy experience. The London Dungeon shows take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.
  • Hear chilling tales about the gunpowder plot, Guy Fawkes and the Torture Chamber.
  • Experience the traumatic boat ride to the Tower of London the same way that Henry VIII's victims did.
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Know Before You Visit London Dungeon

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  • Make sure you reach 15 minutes earlier than the time slot given on your ticket.
  • The experiences at London Dungeon are loud, scary and funny at the same time. If at any point you feel you need to skip some parts you can do so and rejoin your group at the next part.
  • The Drop Dead:Drop Ride is a 10 meter drop and it happens 3 times in the whole experience.
  • Although the London Dungeon does not have any specific dress code it is highly recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit.
  • The London Dungeon has excellent facilities provided for the disabled.
  • Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • The main show at the London Dungeon lasts 90 minutes however it is advisable that you set aside two hours of your time to also include waiting time.
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FAQs

Is there an age limit for visitors to the London Dungeon?

There is no official age limit for London Dungeon, however, a few of the attractions inside are of a scary nature therefore, children of 12 years above are recommended for the visit. Children up to 16 years old should be accompanied by an adult.

Is the London Dungeon scary?

Not all but some acts do have a scary and horror element in them. London Dungeon primarily narrates horrific incidents from British history, such as Jack the Ripper, the Great Fire, the Fleet Street Barber, etc. hence horror is part of the thrill of this visit. The London Dungeon shows also feature caged rats, smelly sewage, and other fear inducing factors.

Why is the London Dungeon so famous?

London Dungeon shows features 19 interactive experiences that narrates various events from British history. Unique representation of these events by using a mix of special effects, live actors and thrilling rides. These gory and horrific scenes are recreated in gallows humor style which adds hilarity to the tragedies. The Drop Dead Drop Ride is one of the most popular and exhilarating London Dungeon rides. It is one of the most unique Medieval Horror Museums and considered to be the first of its kind.

What are the operational hours of London Dungeon?

Monday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm Thursday 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Which is the most entertaining show in London Dungeon?

Each of the London Dungeon shows has its own entertainment value. However, some of the most popular shows are the Descent, Jack the Ripper, Drop Dead:Drop Ride and The Torture Chamber.

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