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And so your journey begins. Descend into the heart of the Dungeon in this medieval lift. Hear the grinding cogs and chains as the winches strain. Don't worry, it hardly ever falls!

Meet the Lift Leper

Join our resident Lift Jester as you descend. This cheerful fellow will prepare you for 1000 years of gloriously horrible history. It all starts here!

What's that? You hear the sounds of water lapping against the shore? With luck you have arrived safely at Thames river docks.

What you'll learn

  • Whether the lift actually works.
  • If Leprosy is really that contagious.
  • Who's the most scared (and likely to be picked on!)

Descent is the perfect opening to your Dungeon experience, funny, suspenseful and beautifully played. If the Dungeon was a movie Descent would be the title sequence.

Your reviews

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These are the 4 most recent reviews. See full archive here.


“I didn't think the start of the dungeons would be that scary but I was wrong! Even when we were waiting to go in the actors were jumping out at us then there were flashing lights in the elevator at the start and the actor jumped out at us and we were all screaming! Great start to the tour!”



“I was very impressed with the entrance to the dungeon. Descent really sets the tone for the journey ahead of us. The lift leper filled us with suspense and excitement but also had us terrified! Amazing!”


Such a good time!

“The NEW Dungeon is really good but some of the stuff is quite scary for me. BUT I LOVED IT!”


Down, down, down...

“I loved the entrance to the old Dungeon, but this sounds even better. The Lift Leper should do the fake hand joke...”


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“Well what can I say, after much deliberation. We finally decided to book tickets to visit The London Dungeon.

I booked the tickets on line, which is simple and a no brainer really queue for ages or walk straight in...........

Really unsure of what to expect especially as your left to ponder your visit in a dark alley way with lots of scary noises,door rattling and bloody curdling screams....... Whilst standing there I could of quite easily of talked myself out of going in........

I am so glad I hung around.... Absolutely speechless mostly with shock..... This is the most amazing attraction I have been on since visiting Disneyland 3 years ago.

The actors and actresses are simply amazing and put on a fantastic display a real credit to the team behind them.

I was lost for words from start to finish....and the shaking with fear continued for a good half hour afterwards. It really gets the blood racing, the adults made more noise than the small children that were in our group.

Amazing, amazing, amazing......I have raved about it to all my friends and will continue for a some time I think.

Thanks again for the most amazing time and would recommend to anyone.”

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