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Halloween at The London Dungeon

Halloween runs until November 2nd

31st October has SOLD OUT, but you can visit the Master of Tricks until Sunday November 2nd.

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The London Dungeon is The HOME of Halloween!

That's right, Halloween is our FAVOURITE holiday. This year an ALL NEW character, The Master of Tricks will  take up residence in the Dungeon to ensure the BIGGEST and boldest HALLOWEEN full of scary fun, mischief tricks and treats, gripping storytelling, jump through the roof surprises and pumpkins aplenty.

We WILL sell out, so make sure you book your tickets far in ADVANCE to avoid horrible disappointment!

Armed with his giant ‘The Wheel of Misfortune’ and an array of sensory boxes, The Master of Tricks will bamboozle guest with his wit and games of deception. Expect forfeits galore, dastardly dares and sense-ational surprises.

And the trickery doesn't end there. Once inside the depths of the Dungeon you may be dealt trick or treat cards to determine your fate as you journey through 1000 years of London's dark past. Will you get to ride the front of The Tyrant or will you find yourself in the Torturer’s chair? The cards will decide…..

And because it's Halloween expect darker, scarier and altogether more twisted behaviour from a cast of history's most notorious characters. Along your way you’ll meet the fiendish Sweeney Todd, with his evil ‘pumpkin pie making’ Mrs Lovett. Get up close and personal with Jack the Ripper, Guy Fawkes, Henry VIII and a whole host of historical villains and rogues along with some special HALLOWEEN tricks and treats including 2 thrilling rides!

Remember as we are The HOME of Halloween this is our MOST popular season.

Book now - We will sell out

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Halloween Half Term Opening Times
DayOpening TimeLast Entry
Saturday 25th October 10:00am 7:00pm
Sunday 26th October 10:00am 7:00pm
Monday 27th October 10:00am 7:00pm
Tuesday 28th October 9:30am 8:00pm
Wednesday 29th October 9:30am 8:00pm
Thursday 30th October 11:00am 8:00pm
Friday 31st October 9:30am 10:00pm
Saturday 1st November 9:30am 8:00pm
Sunday 2nd November 10:00am 7:00pm

“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...