Come in from the storm. Have a pint (don't mind if we do) and settle those nerves. However this is no ordinary pub, this is the Ten Bells where Jack the Ripper's victims once drank.
Let Mrs Waldren, the landlady, tell you the ultimate ghost story on a stormy night. Who was Jack the Ripper and will he strike again?
Only time will tell. Drink up now, before the lanterns go out!
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“From the beginning to the end - I was totally spooked out.
I was lost in all the creepy stories, the atmosphere was brilliant, the actors were so believable and even the smells in the dungeon seemed to match the stories (CLEVER!!!) Everybody in my group from the oldies to the youngens seemed to enjoy the show too.
Well done to the whole crew! Fab work and I will never look at London in the same way again!
My ONLY downside - why is there no NUS student discount for university students :( - I really think there should be as this is both a enjoyable and educational tour.”
its very amazing
“i really like the jack the ripper bit, its wonderful to experience the history behind all jack the ripper murders and victims. the actor and actresses are awesome. i would love to come again soon.”
“This was the most amazing part of the tour! How Jack himself suddenly appeared and came at us with his knife! I am absolutely awestruck at your awesome special effects!
I am definitely coming back! Jack the Ripper better watch out!”
Creepy but amazing
“I didn't expect something as creepy as "Jack the Ripper", but it was creepy. The actress in the bars staring at me send a shiver down my back and later Jack's appearance and killing look scared the life out of me. Definitely one of the best shows, if not the best.”
“I have to admit that when we went into the pub, from the moment I stepped in there I had chills down my spine as I honestly didn't know what was going to happen. When the lights went out and the music started playing i felt my heart racing a lot and i held onto my best friend for dear life. When we saw Jack the Ripper in our faces we both screamed the place down and hugged each other for about five minutes. This is why we love it! The actors do their job right and they make the day thrilling for us. Thank you!”
“This is a review of the London Dungeon that I wrote for my university's weekly newsletter that will be published next week! Enjoy!
I saw the face of Jack the Ripper. I learned how to use torture devices. I watched a live dissection. Oh, and I chopped off my boyfriend’s head.
Before you stop reading, let me explain. The London Dungeon has been deliciously gruesome for almost 40 years and makes sure that its audience is involved in the gruesome process. My parents, my boyfriend, and I decided to be tourists for a day and check out one of London’s most popular attractions. Believe me, you don’t want to go alone!
After relocating from Tooley Street to County Hall, the London Dungeon reopened on March 1st. It is now situated across from the London Eye and overlooks the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. I recommend booking in advance, because the line that snakes inside the attraction is a long one. If you are easily frightened or at all squeamish, sit this one out, but I assure you the London Dungeon is more fascinating than it is chilling. Before the 90-minute experience begins, each ticket proclaims the ticket holder guilty, calling us names such as “traitor” and “thief,” or in my case, “murderer.”
The London Dungeon delves into the past 1,000 years of London’s dark history through the help of 18 new interactive performances and 20 actors. Through sights, sounds, and smells (unpleasant ones at that), the London Dungeon aims to capture a realistic setting. Highly informative and amusing, it relies on audience participation, so go along with the show!
Everyone clung tightly to their friends or loved ones, shuffling to the very back of the rooms, not wanting to be targeted by the actors, nor knowing what to expect. Our journey started somewhat explosively by witnessing what would have happened if Guy Fawkes successfully blew up Parliament. After that, things only got better. One of the highlights was being asked to “take a seat” at Sweeney Todd’s Fleet Street barbershop. Admittedly, I was petrified when I felt my hair being played with in the pitch-black room. We spoke with one of Jack the Ripper’s victims, Mary Jane Kelly, before she died. After fumbling through a maze of mirrors, Jack the Ripper came to life, holding a knife to two poor women’s faces before he disappeared again.
A highly humorous courtroom scene declared members of the audience guilty and forced them to take to the stand and explain themselves. Unfortunately, we all ended up being guilty and sent to the gallows to be hung. Encouraged by a cheering crowd, we hoisted ourselves onto a drop tower ride and were lowered to our deaths. It wasn’t how I expected to go, but hey, at least it was eventful!
Speaking as a fan of all things gory and ghastly, I found the London Dungeon engrossing in its unconventional way of exploring a great city’s past. Every city has a dirty, grimy underside, and finding out about London’s has only made me love it more.”Laura Rutkowski See more reviews...