London Dungeons


Written by Joe Smart
14 Tuesday 14th May 2013

Before now, such meetings would have been mere fantasy/nightmare. However, the team behind the new and improved London Dungeons on London’s South Bank has been secretly working to locate and re-animate the corpses of these gruesome London legends. It cost just £20 million to restore these notorious figures to a frightening, rotten version of their former selves, and all they want is to share a glass of wine with you come the end of your visit to the Dungeons...

Despite being a cornerstone of the London tourist industry for so long, the Dungeons have strived tirelessly to stay ahead of the curve – their move to London’s vibrant South Bank just the tip of the iceberg.

Guests embark on a journey through a dramatic London landscape going back ten centuries.  They will be guided through ghastly plague-ridden streets, witness Guy Fawkes’ dramatic plot to blow up Parliament, travel back to Jack the Ripper’s bleak Whitechapel and walk beneath London’s foreboding medieval gates. Guests can also anticipate close encounters with non-human ‘talent’ including giant cockroaches and the Dungeon’s resident family of scurrying rats.

As well as 18 new ‘scarily funny’ shows, guests will also be invited to try out two terrifying new thrill rides. Embark on the journey to your execution as a giant 3D Henry VIII played by the equally giant Brian Blessed condemns you to death for treason during Henry’s Wrath. Also, prepare to ‘take the drop’ as Drop Dead sends you plummeting three stories in pitch black. Personally, we can’t think of anything more terrifying than a giant 3D Brian Blessed.

And to top it all off, new Dungeon Lates allow you for the first time to meet your tormentors face to face – in the bar afterwards. So, if like the rest of us, you’re desperate to question Henry VIII about his apparent marital commitment issues, now’s your chance.


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