What is the London Dungeon?

Cast of characters at the London Dungeon

so much fun it's scary!

The Dungeons brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary. 

We love it. We know you will too. Here's why:

  • Full on 360 sets with gripping storytelling
  • 19 interactive shows, 20 live actors, 1000 years of history
  • state of the art theming and special effects
  • 2 awesome underground rides
  • laughs, screams and cutting edge storytelling

Have a look at this 360 view of some of the Dungeons most popular shows.
We're the black comedy of attractions; dark, atmospheric and very very funny.

Yes, but how does it work?

The London Dungeon is one of the capital's 'must-see' signature attractions - delighting audiences for almost 40 years. It's an 110 minute journey through 1000 years of London's darkest past. You and your companions walk through the Dungeon, moving from show to show, guided by our professional actors. See a map of the London Dungeon's tour.

The shows are based on real London history and legends (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with sinister characters including Jack the Ripper and infamous barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd.

It's a fully themed experience. That means 360° sets, full on authenticity and theatrical storytelling. On your journey you'll pass through the Whitechapel Labyrinth of misty East London streets, plague-ravaged houses, the fearsome torture chamber... and see (and feel!) what could have been if Guy Fawkes had succeeded. Believe us, it's better than a sightseeing or boring museum tour of London.

Read more about the characters through their personal profiles.

Here are some of our most popular shows and attractions:

Shows & Rides
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The Tyrant – Boat Ride
Henry VIII sent traitors to the tower. Don’t lose your head on his boat ride...
Guy Fawkes
Remember, remember; this will bring the house down.
The Torturer
It’s back-breaking work. Did I hit a nerve?
The Plague Doctor
Just stay alive! There’s something in the air. Seen the Doctor’s leeches?
Great Fire of London
Will you Escape?
Sweeney Todd
Who’s next? Have a short back and sides with Sweeney.
Whitechapel Labyrinth
He’s behind you… Jack’s out and about in the old streets of Whitechapel.
Jack the Ripper
Fancy an evening stroll? It’s what’s on the inside that counts...
The Judge
Frantically funny. Thief? Villain? Rogue? Clear conscience?

A Great Escape
Be careful who you hang with...

Drop Dead: Drop Ride to Doom
Hold on tight...

NEW SHOW FOR 2017: A Great Escape
Meet London’s original escapologist, Jack Sheppard, as he plots his next escape from Newgate Prison!

The Tavern
Your tour is complete, time for a drink!

Who's it for?

The London Dungeon is scary fun for everyone, except very young guests and wimps! (our recommended age is 12 years old and above).

It's particularly brilliant for people who can plan ahead and book online! Not only will you save money, you'll also get to feel smug on the day. The London Dungeon is one of London's MUST SEE attractions. We get busy!

Make things easy on yourself, book in advance.

Guests who are under 16  years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age!

Didn't you used to be on Tooley Street?

That's right. We had nearly 40 amazing years down beneath the arches on Tooley Street. But now we moved our Dungeon beneath County Hall on the South Bank.

Who loves us...?

Have you seen these people? They're a strange bunch... but we love them. They are better looking, more intelligent and just generally nicer than average people. Much like yourself...

Go on... 'Like' the London Dungeon before you book your ticket. We like you!

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“Drop dead gorgeous”

Time Out

“right balance of fright and fun”

The Sun

“hi just got back form the london dungeons for my birthday todaay well worth going to its funny and scarey at the same time my fve part has to be all of it lol.

its full of surprises and t…”

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