Let's be honest - the Dungeon is not for everyone.
Our visitors LOVE to laugh and have a good time. They come to be entertained, surprised, engaged and yes... a little bit scared.
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These are the 10 most recent reviews. See full archive here.
The best thing ever
“No word of a lie but what a fantastic time we had, although my mother couldnt ride any of the rides becuase of her back problems she said it was amazing seeing my face on the drop ride, i would like to thank all the staff for a brilliant time and can't wait to visit again”
“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!”
The London Dungeons
“The London Dungeons…right…well…it was amazing! The theatricality of the dungeons was something like I’ve never seen before. The main element of this was the actors. They scared the hell out of me! I especially think that Mrs Lovett was super frightening, with her crazy tantrums and the way that she came up to me and screamed in my face in a way that pretty obviously stated Sweeney Todd was coming for me!
Mrs Lovett was only a starter. The theatricality of the dungeons pretty much scared the life out of me twice because of the super terrifying pitch black darkness that made you question what was round the next corner of every room. One time there was a door that bangs with people shouting at you from the inside and another time there was a hand that touches your hair from behind. In other words, the darkness put my fear to the test.
There were also some very humorous sections of the dungeons (which would’ve been even funnier for younger children). For example, when two dead bodies came to life, I was expecting them to jump out of their coffins and scare me yet again. However, they just told a few jokes about their deaths and some very disgusting subjects to say the bare minimum. After this, they just casually closed their coffins and went back to death. This allowed you to catch your breath back from all of the previous situations.
Overall, the London Dungeons was a scary, yet very enjoyable and funny experience that I would recommend to lots of children, although the dungeons will especially scare the hell out of you adults out there too!
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.”
“Best place I have been to in London. It was scary and great fun. The rides were so good and we got in really quickly. I definitely recommend the London dungeons to everyone.”
London Dungeons Scary or Not
““The London dungeons” is petrifying before you even walk through the door. You’ve heard rumours and tales of what it is like and then you are finally able to go and face the terrors you have heard off.
The first thing I noticed was the medieval torches glimmering as bright as the sun, gloomy and dusty and consumed with chaos. Then you walk through the front gate into the dim room lining up waiting to go forth.
The elevator’s not very scary, you can easily tell it’s a simulator then you’re told to pull the ropes and then that the elevator has “broken”. Then you go further into a corridor that could have easily of had some scares, well I was at the back of the group maybe I missed them. Or did I?
Then you are with a guard as humble and honourable as a guard is (or is he) he lies about and missed out the little detail of letting Guy Faulks free luckily Guy Faulks’ ghost (projector) is here to correct him and trick him into setting off some gunpowder.
The only part that scared me was in the doctor’s surgery when the doctor “miss-places” her leaches and we get a sudden jab on our butts. That’s the only thing I didn’t expected.
On the whole I wouldn’t say the Dungeons was “scary” or “terrifying” but a fun way to teach people about British history.
“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!”
Hiding my fear
“When you first find out you are going to the London Dungeons with a group of students you are filled with extra dread...well, you should be.
It's suddenly not about whether you will be scared or not by the vicious variety of scenes but how your body (and voice) might uncontrollably behave when you are.
No teacher wants to turn in a split second from the demon drill master to the shrill, screaming scaredy-cat.
Fortunately for me I was able to hold on to my dignity or at least conceal it from the 43 students I took round the attraction. The first test of the shaking lift was passed with ease. The second hurdle of the gunpowder explosion was 'windy' but not gail force. I didn't lose my head in Sweeney Todd's barber shop and whilst the knife attack in a lightening storm had me reaching for a stiff drink, that was solely down to the Ten Bells Pub setting - honest.
I would like to claim that was where my story - and this review - ended. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Unable to choose the door to freedom thanks to the fear of taunts from students, I gripped my brave facade tightly around my own neck and entered the Newgate Gallows.
Remember that shrill scream I mentioned? So do all the students who sat next to me on the drop-ride; they have reminded me of it every day since.
Fear exposed but well worth it for the shared experience.”
Big Thanks to the Staff!
“When we arrived at the boat ride on our visit, sadly it was suffering from a few technical problems! We sadly had to skip it and continue onto the next bit. We enjoyed the whole experience, it was absolutely awesome but we we're a bit gutted about having to miss the boat ride. We mentioned it to a member of staff and they kindly took us to the boat ride so we could experience the part we had missed. I thought this was such an awesome thing to do! Great customer service and so helpful!! I just wanted to say a massive thanks to the staff there, they couldn't do enough to help make sure we had the best experience!”
“Amazing loved every minute of it! definitely get good value for money. It was scary and funny and informative all at the same time would recommend visiting the London dungeon to anyone!”
“Me and my friend had an amazing and spooky time. The plague doctor especially spooked us out when the leaches started moving underneath us. Really recommend a visit if you haven't been yet.”ellie See more reviews...