The London Dungeon is a scary and thrilling family adventure, and now has never been a better time to visit. The London Dungeon has just moved home to the South Bank, which means that you can make a summer day trip to include The Dungeons. You’ll need some great value, quality accommodation so check out the Travelodge website for London hotels.
The Dungeon’s old home beneath the gloomy arches of Tooley Street was the exciting theme park’s location for nearly 40 years, but with growing visitor levels, a new venue was definitely on the cards; and the new venue is spectacularly placed in the heart of London. The London Eye is right next door and with the Houses of Parliament just a stone’s throw away, there’s a load of attractions right in the vicinity.
The London Dungeon explores 1000 years of London history and is a must-see attraction, now in the tourism centre of London. The experience is not for the very young as it can get pretty scary, and as you walk through the gruesome 90 minute journey, you’ll see why! The experience is fully immersive with 360° sets and fantastic theatrical performances. This is no ordinary museum tour – not only will you get to learn about historical facts and legends of yore, you’ll get to experience it up close.
You can experience what the Gunpowder Plot would’ve been like, including the sights, smells and sounds of the dank rat-infested tunnels that led to the Houses of Parliament back in 1605 – this is certainly an explosive part of the adventure! Perhaps you could get a hair cut from the infamous barber, Sweeney Todd of Fleet Street, whilst feasting on Mrs Lovett’s delicious pies. Those pies are truly delectable with her secret ingredient – it’ll certainly give you a close shave trying to find out what it is. Come and have a pint in the Ten Bells pub, and learn about who exactly Jack the Ripper was, and hopefully he won’t turn up! Amongst other things, you can find out what a cracking neck sounds like, what your insides look like, all about the Black Plague and what leeches are really for!
The London Dungeon has all the horrors, and is truly unmissable. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the other attractions you can visit on your summer day trip:
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Immerse yourself in this awesome adventure under the sea at one of Europe’s largest collection of global marine life.
The London Eye
Take a ride on the 135 meter tall giant Ferris wheel (the tallest in Europe!) and take in the amazing views across miles of London city.
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Just across the Thames from County Hall and the London Eye is the unforgettable Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower where Big Ben resides.
Westminster Abbey, the traditional venue for coronations and burial of monarchs of England, as well as the fantastic wedding of William and Kate.
Additionally in the evening, you could go to the theatre in the West End, or have a lavish meal at one of London’s many Michelin starred restaurants. London has no shortage of things to do, but make sure that you make bookings in advance where possible to avoid disappointment.