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We have a lot of spare time on our hands being trapped down in the Dungeon until the end of time. So we wrote some musings to pass the time. Read them, or ELSE!

Day of the Dead | The London Dungeon
  • Monday October 10th 2022

Halloween Celebrations from Around the World

Halloween is our favourite time of year and although we love the gore, guts and guzzling of sweet treats seen in western Halloween - we thought we’d investigate the multitude of different ways the world’s cultures get spooky.

Read on to actually learn something for once…

Body Snatcher | The London Dungeon
  • Wednesday August 24th 2022

Everything you want to know (and some bits you don’t) about Body Snatchers and The London Burkers

Victorian body snatchers were an ‘orrible lot. They hunted in dark graveyards, searching for the recently deceased to dig up and sell to the highest bidder (usually hospitals). When that tactic became less fruitful, some nefarious characters turned to more violent means of acquiring dead bodies.

London Dungeons 60 2 (Edit)
  • Tuesday April 26th 2022

5 Debunked Myths about Witches and Witch Trials

We were forced to listen to “respectable” historian Malcolm Gaskill drone on about his favourite topic, Witches. Apparently, there are some unbelievably FALSE myths flying around and we want to dunk those myths in the water of cold, hard FACT.

The London Dungeon Pub
  • Tuesday January 4th 2022

The Top 5 Places to Drink on the Southbank

Hello to all the drunkards, pisspots and boozers out there (and there are a lot of you). After surviving the blood-chilling trials of The London Dungeon; you’ll be aching for a tipple to drink away your sorrows. Lucky for you, we’ve been conducting some “research” into the best establishments the Southbank has to offer.

RATBUSTER 5 Myths About Rats
  • Friday January 31st 2020

RATBUSTER: 5 Myths About Rats

Hello traitors! To ring in Chinese New Year - the year of the rat - we are most (dis)pleased to announce we'll be bringing back our infamous pop-up Rat Cafe at the end of this month. In honour of this, we thought we'd dispel a few myths surrounding our favourite Dungeon creatures. So, just this once, we'll allow you to get to know our furry friends a little better...

Victorian Christmas Traditions
  • Friday December 20th 2019

Victorian Christmas Traditions

We really have a lot to thank the Victorians for when it comes to the ways we celebrate Christmas in the UK today. No other period in history had quite the same influence on the festive season as the Victorian era did.

10 Things You Never Knew About Halloween
  • Tuesday October 22nd 2019

10 Things You Never Knew About Halloween

Originating from the ancient Celtic festival of the dead, Samhain, Halloween marks the beginning of the ‘dark half’ of the winter. It's a time associated with spirits and mischief, when the veil between the world of the living and the dead is at its thinnest. As we position ourselves as the Home of Halloween, here are ten things you may not know about the famous holiday...

Dungeon Ghost Stories
  • Friday August 2nd 2019

Dungeon Ghost Stories

To mark the 45th anniversary of the London Dungeon opening next month, we thought we'd ask a few of the guys that work here  if they've had any scary experiences working with us here over the years.

Sweeney Todd And The Penny Dreadful
  • Friday April 19th 2019

Sweeney Todd and the Penny Dreadful

In honour of our new show, Hide & Seek we take a closer look at the demon barber's 'orrible origins.

London's Top 5 Cemeteries
  • Monday March 18th 2019

London's Top 5 Cemeteries

Here at the London Dungeon, we wanna remain as transparent as possible about where you’re gonna *ahem* end up…and let’s face it, most of you lot will be going home in a box. With that in mind, our Dungeon Master has come up with a list of five of London’s most intriguing cemeteries.