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London Dungeon: The famous horror cabinet

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The London Dungeon opened in 1974 as the world's first dungeon (dungeon). At that time it was built below the "London Bridge Station". Today you can find it in the Bankside district, right on the Thames.

The London Dungeon is an exciting combination of a horror cabinet, history lessons with moments of fright, special effects and some rides.

On a tour of the city's dark halls and gloomy past, professional actors recreate scenes from the bloody stories of London (from 1536 to 1896).

The best-known themes include the times of the plague, the great fire and the misdeeds of Jack the Ripper. Light and sound effects, fog, elaborate costumes and backdrops underline the dark stories.

Today you can find famous dungeons in many big cities around the world. However, the original is in London.


The highlights at a glance


  •  "The Descent": Take the medieval elevator down to the depths of the London Dungeon
  • "The Tyrant Boat Ride":Experience a boat trip across the Thames with Anne Boleyn, the unfortunate second wife of the tyrannical monarch Henry VIII
  • "The City Gates": Get to know an apprentice executioner
  • "The Torture Chamber": A brutal torturer demonstrates his tools and methods in a torture chamber
  • "Guy Fawkes‘ Gunpowder Plot ":Experience the story of Guy Fawkes who planned an explosives attack on King James I.
  • "The Plague Doctor":The black plague is on the rise! In the sewers of the underworld you will find the cause of the epidemic: rats!
  • "Mrs Lovett’s Pie Shop", "Sweeney Todd’s": The secrets of the unique Mrs Lovett’s pies are revealed.
  • "Miter Square", "Whitechapel Labyrinth":You will learn all about the unsolved Whitechapel murders. A serial killer is up to mischief. Escape the maze from Jack the Ripper.
  • "The Ten Bells Pub": Learn all about the Jack the Ripper incident from Mrs. Waldren, a bartender and eyewitness
  • "The big brand": Experience the events of September 2nd, 1666 up close - the fire in the bakery of a royal baker
  • "Drop DEAD": In free fall it goes down into the depths.
  • "A Great Escape": Jack Sheppard, the Escape King, escapes Newgate Prison
  •  The Travers ": End your visit to a Victorian pub with a drink



Where can I find the London Dungeon?

The London Dungeon is located in the historic County Hall, directly across from the London Eye:

Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lameth, London SE1 7PB

Arrival by public transport

With the Visitor Travelcard you can use public transport in London. In tariff zone 1 (city center), the underground stations “Waterloo” and “Westminster” are in the immediate vicinity of the dungeon.


How long does the tour last

A guided tour takes about 90 minutes.

The waiting time is a maximum of 45 minutes

Do you have young children? The London Dungeon is suitable for families and smaller children.


opening hours

Daily opening times:

Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last tour)

Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last tour)

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last tour)

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last tour)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last tour)


Extended opening times: last tour 6:00 p.m.

January 1st - 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, February 2nd & 9th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th;

April 27, May 4 - 6, May 11 & 18, June 8, 15 & 22, June 29 - July 23

September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, October 5th & 12th, November 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

December 7th & 14th

Extended opening times: last tour 7:00 p.m.

February 16-23, April 6-22, May 25 - June 01

July 24th - August 31st, October 19th - 24th, 27th - 30th

1st - 2nd November, 21st - 23rd, 27th - 30th December

Extended opening times: last tour 9:00 p.m.

October 25th & 26th, October 31st

Shortened opening times: last tour 3:00 p.m.

December 24th & 31st

Closed: 25 December


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