I LOVE visiting the Dungeons and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone – especially at Christmas. They offer that perfect mix of learning about London’s gory past but with lots of jumps, scares and fun in the process. It really is something quite different with various actors taking on historical characters and scary sets that have astounding attention to detail. It’s like a live show that you are part of but it’s so much fun. As well as learning about things such as The Great Fire, Jack The Ripper and Sweeny Todd, there are also ‘rides’ within the Dungeons walls such as a boat ride and a drop ride. All in all, it’s a real laugh exploring around the Dungeons and despite having been so many times myself, I never get bored as there is always something new to learn. They’re continually taking on new parts of London’s history or adding on to the whole interactive experience that it never gets boring.
What I really love though is how it’s so interactive with the audience – the characters joke around with you all, pulling people up for a mock trail to reflect how things were settled in courtrooms during the 18th century. There is up to 14 shows on the 90 minute tour, including ‘Fog Freeze’ which is new for this winter. At Christmas they also have a slightly odd ‘Santa’ who gives you gory gifts! What’s also great is how the actors will take note of their audience too – if there are little children on the particular tour, they’ll take note and lessen the jumps, instead making the show a bit more humorous. Likewise if you’re all adults, they try to scare you more! But I’d still say the Dungeons has something for everyone – it’s not scared out of your wits scary, instead it’s very humorous and is definitely the type of thing to go to in a group. It really is so much fun and better yet – it’s cheap!
You can save up to 20% when booking in advance online, and the Dungeons are literally right next to London Bridge Station, so it’s all easily accessible. Despite always being busy, you never have to wait long either.
I’ve also heard that the Dungeons are genuinely haunted too which is interesting! Over all I really love the Dungeons, the attention to detail is just spectacular and the way everything comes together to create a spooky and on edge atmosphere is amazing. I’d definitely recommend the Dungeons this Christmas if you’re ever in London.
I’ve definitely been thinking about purchasing a few of these candles as gifts for friends and family and there are also quite a few things I’ve spotted on the website that I think would be great for certain people!