This summer, visitors to The London Dungeon can experience the full force of Henry VIII’s wrath in an altogether darker and scarier experience on the ALL NEW , improved, Tyrant Boat Ride.
Condemned to death by Henry’s loyal servant, the Black Jester, for conspiring with Anne Boleyn, guests (now traitors) will join her on her final journey along the Thames to The Tower of London, where you'll meet your fate. You may lose your head - or get wet! Definitely one of those two!
Along the way, the murderous monarch himself will sentence you to death before intense fog, darkness, choppy waters, scurries of rats and foul stench of sewage will give you a 360 feel for the journey that so many other traitors made during King Henry's reign.
Yes it's much loved actor Brian Blessed starring as Henry VIII at The London Dungeon!
"It was all about the eyes and teeth and getting into the mind of the man. He was dangerous and menacing, a frightening King, and I will bring a wonderful extravagance and confidence to the role."
See video of Brian Blessed at work for The Dungeons.
We've cut (haha) together 10 amazing facts about Henry and put them into this infographic. See 10 horrific facts about Henry VIII
Or read more about Henry VIII on his personal profile.
You've escaped the swing of the Executioners sword and managed to keep your head! Now you've made it to The Tower of London and will meet the Head Master for an interactive lesson on how to prepare a head for a spike. Having attended to a fair few of Henry VIII’s 72,000 victims, he’s a true expert in his field, with many an insightful story about the crimes that led to their deaths!
The Tyrant Boat Ride is not accessible to guests who are unable to walk unaided or guests who cannot use stairs. There is a height restriction on this ride of 1 metre, guests at this height must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests who are 1.2 metres can ride without supervision. Due to the use of strobe lighting the ride is not suitable for visitors with photosensitive epilepsy. This ride is not recommended for guests with:
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“I am a teaching assistant and recently visited the Dungeons
with our Year 5 children. It was absolutely brilliant, loved everything about it. The acting was so good they really got into character and were very convincing. I loved the eery boat ride passing King Henry 8th and when we were suddenly plunged into darkness, terrified me but it was brilliant! Another favourite was the gallows and being in Sweeny Todds barber shop. Cannot wait to take my own children in the summer holidays and to thoroughly spooked all over again!”Sarah See more reviews...