Do you find the idea of Buckingham Palace as dull as dishwater? Perhaps the sight of Big Ben is a big bore to you. Maybe you’d like your trip to the capital to take a slightly more gruesome theme?
Well, if the answer is yes to any of the above, the London Dungeon could well be the ideal attraction for you.
Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper, and The Plague Doctor are some of the most popular characters, but the constantly changing cast, creative writers and unpredictable nature of the dungeons means that there’s always something new and absurd going on.
Covering almost 1,000 years of London’s darkest history, a trip to the London Dungeons is a little like a blood-soaked highlight reel – this is a history lesson with a sinister difference.
There are 18 different shows that take place in the dungeons and two hair-raising rides to keep even the bravest souls at the edge of their wits for the duration of the trip.
Kids under four go free. Please note that the dungeon’s staff are doing their best to create a place of horror and gore, so it isn’t for everyone – don’t say we didn’t warn you.
If you book online, you’ll get a 20 per cent discount – a better bargain than a Sweeney Todd short back and sides.
To get here, all you have to do is walk to Earl’s Court station (a few minutes away from the hotel) and take the District Line to Westminster. Then, cross the Thames via the Westminster Bridge and keep walking until you reach Belvedere Road. Turn left here and follow the signs for the dungeon. It’s right next to the London Eye and the SEALIFE Aquarium – you can’t miss it.