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London Dungeon

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  • London Dungeon, South Bank, London, England.

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Saved by a keen sense of its own borderline ridiculousness, this gory attraction is more funny than frightening, with tableaux depicting the bloody demise of famous figures alongside the torture, murder, and ritual slaughter of lesser-known victims, all to a sound track of screaming, wailing, and agonized moaning. There are lively dramatizations about the Great Plague, Henry VIII, (the fictional) Sweeney Todd, and Jack the Ripper, to name a few, with costumed characters leaping out of the gloom to bring the information to life and add to the fear and fun. Perhaps most shocking are the crowds of children trying to get in—most kids absolutely love this place, although those with more a sensitive disposition may find it too frightening (that goes for adults as well). If you've ever wondered what a disembowelment looks like, this is your chance to find out. Be sure to get the souvenir booklet to impress all your friends back home. Expect long lines on weekends and during school holidays. Savings are available for online booking.

Sight Information

Address:

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd., London, SE1 7PB, England

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Phone:

0870-423–2240

Sight Details:

  • From £17.50
  • Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri. 10–6:30; Thurs. 11–6:30; weekends 10–7:30. Last entry 90 mins before closing. Hrs may vary—phone or check website to confirm.

Published 08/18/2015

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