When we talk about tourist attractions in London then “London dungeon” has to be discussed. This is one of those places that you must visit when you are in London. The London dungeons are located in Tooley Street which is very near to London Bridge Rail Station. The concept of this theater is to show diverse tortures from the time of medieval period.
Is It Scary?
If you are thinking that watching this show will scare you away then you are wrong because they present it in a comedic way to make sure that you get as much humor as possible. That is the main reason why London dungeons are quite appealing to young audience. There will be only a few old people sitting in the theatre and mostly you will find young generation enjoying the show. The most interesting thing about this show is that, it makes use of special effects, live actors and rides etc.
London Dungeon History
For the first time, this theatre was opened in 1976 but the concept behind opening London dungeon was not to show theatre but to use this building as a museum to show people about the horrible history of mankind. However with the passage of time, this place has turned into a theatre where live actors perform and get applaud from audience. The management of London dungeons is under Merlin Entertainment. This is the same company that looks after the management of Legoland, Madame Tussauds, Thorpe Park, London Eye, Alton Towers, Heide Park, Warwick Castle, Chessington World of Adventrues, Gardaland, and Sea Life. Whenever you visit London dungeons, you can expect high level of entertainment.
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Different Branches of London Dungeon
There are different categories of London dungeons as well like The York Dungeon, Hamburg Dungeon and The Edinburgh Dungeon. In Amsterdam, a new location was opened under the supervision of same management during 2005 which is known as Amsterdam Dungeon. Another dungeon that is going to be built in Italy very soon is named as Gardaland. This will be a nice addition to London dungeons and definitely people will love this addition as well.
London Dungeon Cost
Castle Dungeon was opened in Warwick Castle in 2009 and it was not a cheap trade. The construction of the dungeon cost around £800,000 and it replaced the earlier Dream of Battle Attraction. You will find live actors performing in Castle Dungeon along with special effect which is a costly operation. The idea behind running Castle Dungeon is to show the people about dark history of this castle. You will get to see the torture scenes that used to occur in the torture chambers of the castle in past.
Below are some things that you must keep in mind before visiting London dungeon.
What About Cameras?
If you are thinking about carrying a camera inside London dungeon then you may want to rethink about it because cameras are not allowed inside the building. Even if you are not going to use flash, they don’t allow carrying cameras inside.
If you are a disabled person then you will have to buy a full ticket which will be considered as a priority ticket. Your carer will be allowed a free entry in London dungeons so that he can show you around. If you are purchasing London dungeons ticket online then you need to buy only one ticket because there is no need for your carer to buy a ticket.
London Dungeon Address
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, City of London, Greater London SE1 7PB
London Dungeon Time
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
London Dungeon Open