The London Dungeon isn’t a new attraction to London, it opened 31 years ago and since then has been the site where many a tourist has been tortured and millions more scared by the many costumed characters and terrifying sights within.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like dark rooms, long twisting tunnels, loud screams, creepy people uncoiling like springs from around corners and being squirted in the face by water from a dead person’s bladder then read on so you know where you shouldn’t be heading off to whilst on a tour of London.
Welcome to The London Dungeon.
The 5,000 square metre building is very visible from outside with groups of excited people waiting. If it’s a weekend you are advised to book your tickets on their website beforehand but if it’s a last minute thing and it’s a weekday you should be okay just to turn up and if lucky not have to queue at all.
On entering the venue and leaving the daylight behind it takes a little while to get accustomed to the dark – watch your step, strangers your mother warned you about will lurk ahead.
The tour takes anything from 60 – 90 minutes and you’ll be greeted by many different credible characters who are obviously all budding actors. The tour isn’t only frightening (and funny), it’s also interactive and can be a learning experience which covers The Fire of London, The Plague, Jack the Ripper and even torturing.
Very surely an attraction worth visiting for young and old.
The London Dungeon sits closely between the river Thames and London Bridge Underground station so is quite easy to get to.
Student (16-18 or with a valid student card) ?13.95
Senior (65 & over) ?13.95
Child (5-15yrs) ?11.95
23rd April – 26th May : 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
27th May – 4th June : 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
5th June – 22nd July : 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
23rd July – 3rd September : 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
4th September – 20th October : 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
21st October – 29th October : 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
30th October – 15th December : 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
16th December – 2nd January : 10.00 am – 5.00 pm* except
*Xmas Eve : 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
*Xmas : Day Closed
*Boxing Day : 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
*New Year’s Eve : 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
28-34 Tooley Street
London SE1 2SZ
Tube: London Bridge
Train: London Bridge
- If you visit the attraction on a Saturday then why not combine it with a visit to the nearby Borough Market.
- A good combination would be to visit The London Dungeon in the morning and carry on to The Tower of London afterwards. Take a leisurely stroll across London Bridge to get there (20 mins walk).