The London Dungeon uses a mixture of live actors, special effects, and thrilling rides. Featuring 18 shows, 20 actors and 2 rides you are taken on a journey through 1000 years of London’s history. You will meet London’s most infamous characters including Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd.
The London Dungeon
First Opened in 1974, the attraction was initially designed as a museum of macabre history, but the Dungeon has evolved to become an actor-led, interactive experience. Now operated by Merlin Entertainments, in 2013 the London Dungeon moved from its premises on Tooley Street to a new location in County Hall next to the London Eye.
Guests are taken on a journey through 1000 years of London’s history. On this journey, guests encounter actors performing as some of London’s most infamous characters, including Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. The shows are staged on theatrical sets with special effects, incorporating events such as the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot. Guests are encouraged to participate in the shows.
The Tyrant Boat Ride
Visitors to The London Dungeon can experience the full force of Henry VIII’s wrath on the Tyrant Boat Ride. Condemned to death by Henry’s loyal servant, the Black Jester, for conspiring with Anne Boleyn, guests (now traitors) will join her on her final journey along the Thames to The Tower of London, where you’ll meet your fate. You may lose your head – or get wet! Definitely one of those two!
Along the way, the murderous monarch himself will sentence you to death before intense fog, darkness, choppy waters, scurries of rats and the foul stench of sewage will give you a 360 feel for the journey that so many other traitors made during King Henry’s reign.
Drop Dead:Drop Ride to Doom!
As part of your visit to the London Dungeon, you get to experience Drop Dead:Drop Ride to Doom!
It’s 1783 and here’s an exciting first. The Long Drop is to be used for the first time outside Newgate Prison, your executioner will show you the ‘ropes’.
As part of this ride experience you will learn:
* What the ‘long drop’ is.
* The subsequent effect on the body.
* What a cracking neck sounds like.
The crowd cheers and it’s your turn to face the drop. The noose is ready as are the Judge, Priest and executioner. The thrilling faster-than-gravity drop is the ultimate end to your Dungeon journey.
Admission Prices and Offers
The London Dungeon is part of the Merlin Entertainments group of attractions, meaning that vouchers are regularly available offering 2 for 1 entry. You can also pre-purchase your entry tickets using Tesco Clubcard points.
Purchase tickets in advance from the Offical Website.
Travelling to The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is located on the South bank of the river Thames, within the County Hall building. The attraction is situated right next to The London Eye, just over Westminster Bridge from Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament. There are a variety of ways to get to The London Dungeon. Public Transport is recommended, but if travelling by car The Q-Park Westminster car park is located just a short distance from The London Dungeon. Please be aware of the central London Congestion Charge, which typically runs from Monday-Friday. The information line for the Congestion Charge is 0845 900 1234. Alternatively, visit the Congestion Charge Zone Website.
Travelling by Train
The nearest train station to The London Dungeon is Waterloo. From Waterloo Station follow the exit signs for the South Bank and walk towards The London Eye. The London Dungeon is located in County Hall, next to The London Eye.
Charing Cross train station is also near to The London Dungeon. From Charing Cross take the exit next to platform 1 for Hungerford Bridge. Go over the bridge and follow signs for Jubilee Gardens. Follow the river front past the Coca-Cola London Eye and the Attraction is on your left. Search for your train tickets using Raileasy.
The nearest tube stations are Westminster and Waterloo. Westminster tube is on the Circle, Jubilee and District lines. From Westminster, exit onto Westminster Bridge (Exit 1) and then cross over the Bridge. The London Dungeon is visible from the bridge. Waterloo tube is on the Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines. From Waterloo follow the exit signs for the South Bank (Exit 6) and walk towards The London Eye. The London Dungeon is located in County Hall, next to The London Eye.
Travelling by Coach
There are a large number of bus services which stop in the vicinity of Waterloo or Westminster Bridge Road (both accessible to The London Dungeon.) and all the London sightseeing buses also pick up and drop off at these points. Visit the official Website for details. Visit National Express if you want to travel by coach to London.
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