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Dungeon Keeper's Blog

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!

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.

5 Crazy Cures For The Great Plague OF LONDON
  • Wednesday May 30th 2018

5 Crazy Cures For the Great Plague OF LONDON

You think it’ll be hot this summer holidays? The summer of 1665 was a scorcher and the people of London also had the great plague to deal with. Find out the crazy cures they concocted.

Learn About Henry The VIII This May Half Term
  • Thursday April 12th 2018

Learn About Henry the VIII This May Half Term

‘ullo there!

We ‘eard there was some traitorous lot looking for something to do this May Half Term. Bored adolescents keen for some CHILLING amusement, perhaps? You’ll get that and more at the London Dungeon and it ain’t just because of the draughts. Hawhaw. Maybe you’ll find out that Henry the VIII sentenced 72,000 subjects to their deaths at the gallows. He probably was not all that great to hang out with.

Mrs. Lovett's Pie Recipe
  • Monday March 5th 2018

Mrs. Lovett's Hearty Meat Pie Recipe

'ello poppets! Mrs Lovett here, yes it's me; sole pro-PIE-eater of Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop, Fleet Street London!

The Truth Behind Seance
  • Thursday February 1st 2018

The Truth Behind: Seance

'ello from the other side... Forgive us; this post isn’t actually about Adele. But now you’re here let us tell you about another iconic British woman – the formidable Agnes Guppy.