London Dungeon

London Dungeon is a very special museum bringing visitors back to the Middle Ages. After paying the entrance fee you can enjoy a program lasting between 1 and 1 1/2 hours. During this time you will see dolls, and films, walk around in former London, and be escorted by suitable light- and sound effects. The main theme of London Dungeon is the story of Jack the Ripper.

This museum is recommended for children as well, but the parents should be warned that it can be scary. If you come with older children or would like a special, romantic date with your loved one, then London Dungeon might be exactly what you are looking for.

Useful information about the London Dungeon

Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB
Metro: Waterloo (the closest station)
Entrance fee: from £32 (adults) – tickets at Viator
Opening times: 10.00-17.00 (with some modifications from time to time)

How to travel to the London Dungeon?

There are several metro stations near the London Dungeon, but Waterloo is the metro station closest to the dungeon. If you want to, you can also consider traveling to Embankment, Charing Cross, or Westminster and walk from there. It is located very centrally in London, close to popular activities such as the Aquarium, London Eye, and the Tower of London.

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A short history of the London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a famous tourist attraction that started in 1974. It was the brainchild of Annabel Geddes, who had the idea to create a spooky and interactive experience showcasing the dark and often gruesome history of London.

Annabel Geddes, along with her team, worked hard to design a unique and immersive journey through London’s past. The idea was to bring historical events to life in a way that was both entertaining and educational, focusing on the darker and more mysterious aspects of the city’s history. As the London Dungeon first opened its doors, it was met with mixed reactions. Some people were fascinated by the thrilling and spooky experience, while others found it a bit frightening. Over time, the attraction evolved, incorporating new stories, characters, and technology to enhance the visitor experience.

Despite the initial mixed reviews, the London Dungeon gradually gained popularity, becoming a must-visit destination for those seeking a unique and chilling exploration of London’s dark history. The attraction’s ability to blend entertainment with history has made it a lasting and iconic part of London’s tourism landscape.

The London Dungeon was for a while located a little distance outside the inner city of London, but it has since 2013 been located in the heart of London, not far from popular attractions such as London Eye, and the Tower of London.