Scare Yourself Silly at the London Dungeon
Are you ready to delve into London's macabre history? The London Dungeon
takes you on a bleak tour of London's past including The Great Plague of 1665, the Great Fire of London in 1666, as well as grim characters Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. A mixture of live actors, special effects and rides convey the stories which draw visitors from around the world. The London Dungeon exposes London's gruesome past with scary rides, special effects, etc.
Based in Tooley Street, near London Bridge, the London Dungeon opened in 1976 and was initially a museum of 'horrible history'. The indoor waiting area is the only part of the attraction that is most reminiscent of the original attraction. It is themed as a medieval town and has flame effects, tolling bells and scenes of torture.
The London Dungeon is a 90 minute tour in which you are guided in small groups, by actors performing theatrical storytelling. There are two scary rides, the Boat Ride to Hell and the Drop Ride to Gloom where the premise is that you are about to be hanged at Newgate Prison, before the ride drops 15 feet. Apart from the rides there is also the Labyrinth of the Lost, the world's largest mirror maze and the ancient crypt of All Hallows by the Tower.
At the end of the tour there is a souvenir shop and a cafe to grab a bite to eat if you still have an appetite. The London Dungeons are not recommended for children and to get the best price and a Fast Track entrance ticket it is best to book online at www.thedungeons.com
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