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||Contact:|
Westminster Bridge Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Fri 10am–5pm, Thu 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 10am–6pm. Opening hours vary in school holidays, check website for updates.|
|Price:||£24, under-16s £18.60; adv online tkts £18, under-16s £13|
|Event phone:||0871 423 2240|