London Bridge Experience and London Tombs

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London Bridge Experience and London Tombs

Discover the story of London Bridge and the surrounding area, going centuries back via the power of CGI special effects, animation and costumed guides. Visitors will have to venture into the vaults and excavated tombs below the bridge for the fearsome experience, which features recreations of the various bridges to have spanned this part of the Thames from Roman times onwards, with characters from each period giving a taste of life at the time. Ticket-holders can also visit a series of fourteenth century plague pits known as The London Tombs, which were excavated while the London Bridge Experience was being built.

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Venue name: London Bridge Experience and London Tombs
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Address: 2-4 Tooley St
London
SE1 2SY
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-6pm Sat, Sun; last entry one hour before closing
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
Price: £27.95, £24.95 concs, £22.50 ages 5-15, under-fives free; online discounts
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After long debates me and some friends finally caved and we visited London Bridge experience, as well as the Tombs. Admittedly the price of £27 is really steep (try to buy online or even a bundle) and my expectations were really high. The first part is a nice summary of London Bridge's history, though I would had wished for some more in depths details. It's well created and fun to wander through, but I was hoping to learn a bit more than I actually did.

While queueing for the Tombs, some of our group left, which of course added to the fear of what lay ahead. Unfortunately neither of our expectations were met - I would not go as far to say that it is not scary at all, but a lot less than I had hoped for. We explored the space in a polonaise, which added a sense of security. We ended up at the end and I would think, that being up front not knowing where to go would lead to a completely different experience.

All in all it was a fun day out, but left me slightly disappointed.  

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My bff is absolutely crazy about horror movies (and experiences), while I'm the complete opposite, but she insisted that we went to the London Bridge and Tombs experience, and so we did. The first part of it (London Bridge vaults) is based on London's history and past events (such as Roman-times London and the Great Fire), while the Tombs are a post-apocalyptic-like location modeled after London's probable future, zombies (hope not!). We were told the actors are not allowed to touch us and we're not supposed to touch them either, however my friend had one of the horrible creatures wrap a plastic strap hanging from a door around her neck, terrifying! We were made to explore the space in a single line and those in the middle weren't really subjected to much terror, but my friend and I were at the back of the queue and the zombies were chasing us and scaring us most. It was very realistic and immersive, especially when a zombie with a chainsaw emerged from somewhere and started running around the place like mad. 

My friend utterly enjoyed the experience and, even though it's not my cup of tea, I, too, had loads of scary fun there.


I visited this place at the weekend. Its housed in the original vaults of London Bridge and the whole place is creepy and atmospheric. My youngest daughter who is 13 loved the place (especially the Tombs part) and is already planning a trip at Halloween with her friends.

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I had always been reluctant to visit this location seeing as "London Dungeons" had been 2 minutes away! However, when they moved locations I finally decided to give this place a bash. We came for a Halloween experience and even though we queued for hours,when we got in the experience made up for it! A lot of screaming and wild looking people in there! Its a thrill so don't expect a storyline... Just clear your tonsils for the experience of a lifetime! We screamed so much but it was fun!!! Deco recommend it as a Halloween venture

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I have visited several times the London Bridge Experience and the London Tombs. The first part, the London Bridge experience, is mostly for children with actors having a playscript explaining london's/tower bridge's history in a funny way. At the second part, the London Tombs, you wander around dark rooms with actors appearing now and then trying to scare you. This part used to be scary but during my last visits there were only few actors left and it was quite boring. Tickets are a bit expensive and I am not sure if its worth it.. The only period that I would definitely suggest going is before/after Halloween that the whole place is becoming more adult-friendly with the evening shows of "Phobophobia". Both parts of the attraction are covered with actors and there is a lot of unexpected moments that you will remember laughing/scared for a long time!