There aren't many parts of London we're scared to venture into these days. The depths of the Thames, maybe? The lion enclosure at London Zoo? But The London Dungeon has always given us the shivers (mostly in a good way) and you could win one of 50 pairs of tickets to celebrate its massive, terrifying makeover, which will be unveiled on March 1 2013. The all-new multi-million pound attraction housed in the vast underground vaults below County Hall on the south bank will bring a thousand years of London history to life with incredible special effects and frighteningly funny live shows.
Hold your breath through ghastly plague-ridden streets, see where Guy Fawkes' plot went wrong and keep your distance from Jack the Ripper. If you're not shaken by the 18 shows or dozens of other surprises, The London Dungeon now features two thrill rides to get your heart racing. On Henry's Wrath you'll even be condemned by Henry VIII himself, played virtually by Brian Blessed.
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Jack The Ripper Museum
In autumn 1888, a killer lurked the streets of Whitechapel’s nastiest slums, picking up prostitutes and brutally murdering them. Such was the gruesome nature of each killing that the outcry at the time turned events into legend even before the last victim had died. The fact that even today we still have no idea who committed the crimes makes the story of Jack the Ripper a fascinating one. Even though this murder mystery never reached a satisfying conclusion, it has inspired everything from Victorian newspaper cartoons and walking tours, to plays, novels, movies and over 100 theories about just who Jack the Ripper was. The most recent addition to the legend is the Jack the Ripper Museum, set over the floors of a Victorian house on Cable Street in the heart of Whitechapel. Go along and explore all the known facts about the victims and the chief suspects, trace over the police investigation and see artefacts that give you a clearer picture of grim daily life in the Victorian East End – then see if you can piece it all together and come to your own whodunit conclusion. A visit is not for the easily spooked. While time might make us feel a little safer, there’s no escaping the truly vile nature of each murder. Five young prostitutes – Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly – were found dead in lodgings and on the streets around Whitechapel in just a few terrible weeks between August 31 and November 9 1888. Each of them had their
Venue says: “Come along and visit the museum. Open 9.30am-6.30pm daily. Jack the Ripper museum walking tour every day at 3pm. Book online now.”
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