The London Dungeons - A terrifying journey through the dark side of London's history
Wednesday 17 July 2013
For nearly 40 years The London Dungeon has delighted, horrified and entertained visitors with its macabre journey through London’s murky past.
For nearly 40 years The London Dungeon has delighted, horrified and entertained visitors with its macabre journey through London’s murky past. In March this year it moved to a new home, close to The EDF London Eye and the updated attraction is more gruesome than ever.
Whilst walking through the Whitechapel Labyrinth of misty East London streets and plague-ravaged houses, the shady characters tell the harrowing stories of unfortunate souls in unfortunate times. The Plague Doctor with his grotesque mask tells of how Londoners dealt with the deadly disease and how the streets were lined with rotting corpses. Don’t sneeze, they make think you have it and the last thing you need is the Plague Doctor!
Then we come across The Ten Bells Pub. It looks nice enough, working class people enjoying a pint after a hard day’s labour, but this is no ordinary pub for this was the place Jack the Rippers victims once drank. Mrs Waldren, the landlady tells the ultimate ghost story on a stormy night, and asks the question, who was the Ripper? And will he strike again?
Johnny Depp made a fine attempt at Sweeney Todd but the real horrors of his deeds are portrayed here without the singing and dancing. Learn about an early form of recycling, as the demon barbers victims were made into pie at Mrs Lovett’s Pie Shop. Just don’t ask Sweeney Todd for a short back and sides, for it won’t just be your hair getting a trim!
Book your tickets for The London Dungeons today, but be warned, this isnt one for the faint-hearted...