The London Dungeon

© Ed Marshall
The London Dungeon , South Bank Sunday March 31 2013 10:00 - 18:00
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The new London Dungeon has all the ghastly gore and black comedy of the old Tooley Street attraction in a bigger and more high-tech package. In a jokey celebration of torture, death and disease, visitors can journey back in time to London's plague-ridden streets (rotting corpses, rats, vile boils and projectile vomiting all come as standard) and meet some of the city's unsavoury characters, from Guy Fawkes to demon barber Sweeney Todd. A cast of blood-splattered actors are joined by 'virtual' guests, such as Brian Blessed as Henry VIII, and as well as the 18 different shows and 'surprises' – which could see you on the run from 'Jack the Ripper' or getting lost in London's Victorian sewers – there are two rides to raise the adrenaline: a turbulent boat trip down the Thames towards execution, and a dark drop ride plunging three stories in the pitch black. Note that the London Dungeon is unsuitable for young or easily scared children. 

Venue name: The London Dungeon
Address: County Hall
Westminster Bridge Rd
Opening hours: From Mar 1 2013: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thur 11am-5pm, Fri-Sun 10am-6pm. Opening times are subject to seasonal changes
Transport: Tube: Waterloo
Price: £24, under-16s £18.60; adv online tkts £18, under-16s £13
Event phone: 0871 423 2240