"Dungeon Dwellers" London Dungeon Tip by DUNK67

London Dungeon, London: 53 reviews and 46 photos

Take yourself back in time to the past and experience the sights, sounds and even smells of London.

Once you are inside the London Dungeons you would be hard pressed to know that you were really in museum underneath one of Londons busiest railway stations, apart from the odd rumbling of trains which you could quite easily mistake for distant thunder.

From the moment you join the queue you start to feel as though something strange is going to happen, as heavily made up characters walk along the queue which sometimes can reach as far as the entrance to London Bridge Station.

The first stop inside is the chopping block where you have your picture taken underneath an axe.

From there you move onto pay and buy the optional guide book.

Once all the formalities are out of the way you move into the museum proper. One of the first things you come across is somebody being sick and things don`t really get any better from there. Shortly afterwards there is a glass fronted section, most of it is dark but if you look closely there are some real rats inside.

Wicked Women is the next exhibition, charting the various evil women throughout history and their henious crimes, Anne Robinson is even included.

The next part is definately not for the squeamish, The Plague is encountered. Becareful that you don`t catch it, there are plenty of boils bursting and sneezes to pass it on, and yes more rats.

On to Pudding Lane where something`s cooking, but it isn`t something to eat it`s the street itself. The Great Fire of London started here in 1666 so the story unfolds with flames and smoke.

It`s audience participation time here where ancient torture methods are demonstrated and then judgement day in court where you could be unjustly tried and sent on the boat ride through traitors gate. (the boat ride wasn`t working when we went).

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Address: 28-34 Tooley Street, SE1, London
Directions: The nearest station is London Bridge tube/Network Rail
Phone: 02074037221
Website: http://www.thedungeons.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2004
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