The London Dungeon welcomes guests with disabilities, together with their helpers and carers. This page aims to provide information to help guests with disabilities make the most of their visit with us with details of accessibility and visiting information.
The majority of our facilities are designed to be fully accessible to our disabled guests. However due to the complex nature of an emergency evacuation it is not possible for wheelchair users or guests who have considerable difficulties walking, to access both of our rides Henry’s Wrath – Boat Ride and Drop Dead - Drop Ride to Doom
Due to the intense nature of Drop Dead – Drop Ride to Doom guests who are unable to brace themselves unaided are not permitted to ride.
Navigating around the Dungeon will be mainly via level pathways. However due to the nature of the attraction some floor surfaces are uneven. Access is also gained via low gradient slopes a specialised wheel chair lift (restrictions apply) and a stair climber (restrictions apply) to the various levels of the attraction. The London Dungeon tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, of which most you will be required to stand.
For safety reasons we can only accept 1 wheelchair user per tour group and only 3 wheelchair users within the London Dungeon at anyone time. Tour groups depart every 6 minutes so for large groups of wheelchair users please contact us for information on how we can assist you with booking your group. We would advise booking your visit in advance as wheel chair users without an advanced booking may need to wait a considerable time to start the tour or not be able to gain admission if we are fully booked. You can book in advance via our contact centre on 0871 423 2240
Due to restictions at the London Dungeon we can only admit wheelchairs if they are under 300kg with both user and wheelchair weight included, also wheelchairs must not be over the width of 27 inches wide and must be able to navigate tight angles and uneven flooring.
The London Dungeon is not suitable for those suffering from claustrophobia and anxiety.
Upon arrival at the London Dungeon if you are a wheelchair user in order to enter the building we do have 8 steps leading up to our main entrance and we have a stair climber in place in order to assist your entry in to the building. For more information on our stair climber please visit: http://www.baronmead.com/stairmate_major.htm for specifications and details.
You will receive priority entry in to the London Dungeon along with your accompanying carer. If you have others within your group too you will need to ensure they have prebooked priority entry tickets also. Please note that only one wheelchair user can be on a tour at any one time and this is due to complex emergency evacuation procedures in place at the London Dungeon.
Upon entrance to The London Dungeon you and your group will enter the Descent this is a lift down to start your tour. During this journey the lift floor will shake from side to side. There is also a shaking floor in the Guy Fawkes section of the tour. For those who are unsteady on their feet please alert a member of staff before entering the lift. If you are a wheelchair user please ensure you have your brakes on to prevent movement in the lift.
At the London Dungeon due to our restriction with our wheelchair user lifts we are at times unable to admit electronic wheelchairs to a weight and width restriction. The wheelchair and person must weigh under 300kg and the chair cannot extend the width of 27 inches. Also due to narrow passages and doorways within the London Dungeon carers operating electronic wheelchairs may find they are unable to navigate through certain areas, for more information please call us on 0207 654 0809.
Electronic wheelchairs must be able to navigate through tight bends at an angle.
The London Dungeon does use dark lighting throughout the experience and due to the nature of the attraction there is uneven flooring such as cobbles which will need to be navigated through.
There are areas of the Dungeon that contain strobe lighting which may affect those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. These areas are marked so please look out for them. An alternative route will be provided for those who need to bypass these areas.
Due to width and weight restrictions throughout the attraction,the London Dungeon is not accessible for guests with Mobility Scooters.
Upon entrance to The London Dungeon you and your group will enter the Descent this is a lift down to start your tour. During this journey the lift floor will shake from side to side. There is also a shaking floor in the Guy Fawkes section of the tour. For those who suffer from motion sickness please alert a member of staff before entering the lift.
The London Dungeon welcomes guests who are pregnant to participate in tours. Please carefully read the information on this page for more details.
The ride is not accessible to wheelchair users or visitors 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 supervison. Due to the use of strobe lighting the ride is not suitable for visitors with photosensitive epilepsy. This ride is not recommended for visitors with:
PLEASE BE ADVISED YOU WILL GET WET!
Drop Dead is an exhilarating vertical free fall drop ride. The minimum height restriction for Drop Ride is 1.2 meters. Children who are 1.2 metres – 1.4 metres in height must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be able to ride the drop ride.
All riders must have the ability to sit upright on the ride and brace themselves against the ride forces; wheelchair users must be able to transfer un-aided into and out of the ride seats. The ride is not suitable for visitors with:
Unfortunately the Dungeon does not have any designated parking. There are three car parks located on the South Bank, within a five minute walk of the London Dungeon. These include Golden Jubilee Bridges, under Hayward Gallery and under the Royal National Theatre. These car parks all have disabled parking bays. Please note that these car parks are not operated by the London Dungeon and that use of these parking bays, would be subject to the terms and conditions of the car park operator.
Unfortunately the Dungeons are not able to offer wheelchairs for private hire.
The London Dungeon has a fully accessible toilet. This is located after admissions to the left hand side.
A helper or carer is welcome to accompany a disabled visitor without charge. Only one carer can receive free entry per disabled guest. Please ensure you pre book online or via our contact centre to avoid general admission queue lines and to book your time slot allocation. If you are a wheelchair user please ensure you book in advance and advise us you are a wheelchair user. We will require documentary proof of disability i.e. blue/orange badge, DLA letter or doctor or physician letter.
For further information about disability access at the London Dungeon please email LDGuestExperience@merlinentertainments.biz
The Dungeon is very dark and those with low vision or visual impairment may have difficulty navigating around the facility.
The London Dungeon experience is largely delivered by actors and voiceover audio, often in low light levels. Therefore guests with hearing difficulties may struggle to experience the attraction fully, however you are able to bring a carer free of charge to assist.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the London Dungeon, however, due to health and safety regulations they are not permitted to ride on any rides with the guest. A member of your party must be with the dog at all times. Please note there are loud noises, mist effects and smells (good and nasty) that may be confusing to assistance animals.
Members of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPAA) welcomes visits by disabled people and will do all that is possible to ensure a safe and pleasurable stay. However certain rides/attractions within our attraction can be physically demanding and vigorous. We therefore reserve the right to refuse admission to certain rides/attractions should we feel there is a danger to a particular individual or individuals for whatever reason. We have been advised by the health and safety executive that refusal on the grounds of health and safety does not constitute discrimination. We hope that you understand and accept the decisions made in the interest of your safety.
“Come face-to-face with some of history’s most notorious characters in an evening you and your mum pals will never forget
Guy Fawkes will make sure you have an explosive time! It’s that evening you and your buddies have been planning for a long time – the legendary girls' night out –but where do you go?
While the children are safely at home with dad, why not opt for something a bit different and go back in time at The London Dungeon (now situated in South Bank opposite the London Eye) on one of their ‘Late’ nights.
You'll get to journey though London’s vivid, and sometimes dark, past, which is brought to life with a mix of rides, charismatic actors and detailed props.
The experience starts with the obligatory group comedy picture - one of you in the stocks ready to be beheaded while the rest of your camp is holding axes ready to do the deed.
Moving through the dark times of Henry VIII, having to prove you’re not a traitor in court, to Jack the Ripper stalking you through a desolate Whitechapel, you never know what’s going to come next which makes the surprises even more chilling.
Some of the highlights for us were getting to have a bit of one-on-one time with the off-the-wall Mrs Lovett, experiencing Sweeney Todd’s Barber shop up close and getting to see what life was really like during the plague.
You can see that a lot of money has been invested in the new setting for The London Dungeons to make it a scarier experience (for adults and children), but it’s the comedy that comes from the actors that makes the experience memorable.
Rides included in the experience give an extra adrenaline rush, from flipping chairs, free-falls and in-the-dark boat rides. Bravery is rewarded at the end with the opportunity to have a stiff drink at the dungeon tavern where a jester and some notorious characters will come and say hi.
Here at MFM HQ, we rate this a five star experience for mums who want to let their hair down, or if you children are brave types then they’ll more than enjoy getting stuck into some of London’s most gruesome moments.
- 18 shows, 20 actors and plenty of scary surprises
- Curtain up from 6.30pm, last entry at 8pm
- Meet Mrs Lovett, Jack the Ripper and a supporting cast of torturers, grave diggers and dark jesters at the bar.
- Tickets £20, book now at The London Dungeon.
- Nearest tube: Waterloo
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