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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 Leper 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 3 most recent reviews. See full archive here.


“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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“After I have been to London Dungeon on my class trip in september, I started to love the Dungeons. I bought a Merlin Annual Pass for Germany and visited Hamburg Dungeon several times. Now I'm waiting for the new London Dungeon and Berlin Dungeon to open!”

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