London Dungeon takes a journey through some of the darkest events in London's history such as the Gunpowder Plot, the Great Fire of London in 1666, the plague of the Black Death, as well as the characters Guy Fawkes, Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a terrifying and fun visit in which they will feel like the protagonists of chilling tales through 17 interactive shows with special effects, terrifying sets and guided by a series of interpreters.
Find out all the details of London's most terrifying events
A chilling experience that includes some of the most chilling scenes in UK history.
With this ticket to London Dungeon, you'll enjoy a chilling experience in the heart of London as you delve into some of the British capital's most terrifying events such as the Great Plague and the Great Fire of 1666, with a total of 20 live actors and more than 10 interactive shows with special effects-themed themes that will make the experience as interactive as possible.
Recommended if... you are a horror lover or you are going with children from 12 years old.
How much do tickets to London Dungeon cost?
Standard entry to the London Dungeon costs from €35 (£27), although if you want to buy tickets with the freedom to go at a time that suits you the cost will increase to approximately €42 (£36).
If you're looking for a premium experience, you can buy a ticket that includes a cocktail in the tavern, which costs from €39 (£33). London Dungeon also offers a scape room experience from €26 (£22). And if you're in a group of 10 or more, you can benefit from a discount of up to 35% when you buy in advance.
Alternatively, you can buy a combination ticket which includes, in addition to the standard ticket, access to an attraction such as the London Eye, Sea Life London Aquarium or Madame Tussauds, from €53 (£45); plus two attractions for around €70 (£60), plus three attractions from €88 (£75) or plus four attractions for €106 (£90).
Are tickets for London Dungeon included in any of the city's sightseeing passes?
Tickets to visit London Dungeon can be obtained in person at the ticket office or online through some travel websites.
London Explorer Pass
Specifically, the London Explorer Pass allows you to choose between three types of pass, including three, five or seven attractions. It lasts up to 30 days from the time it is activated with access to the first visit.
- Three attractions: from €55
- Five attractions: from €85
- Seven attractions: from €110
Merlin's Magical London
Merlin's Magical London allows access to all five Merlin attractions by bundling tickets to the London Eye, tickets to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, tickets to Sea Life Aquarium London, tickets to Shrek's Adventure and tickets to London Dungeon. In addition, Merlin Discovery permanent passes are also available from £105 (£89), Merlin Gold for £258 (£219), and Merlin Platinum from £353 (£299).
- Two rides: from €53
- Three rides: from €70
- Four rides: from £88
- Five rides: from €105
How to get to London Dungeon
Located on the Southbank, the most convenient means of transport to get to London Dungeon is the Underground, although you can also walk if you are in the area, as well as take the bus or train.
- Underground: The nearest tube stop to London Dungeon is Waterloo and to get there you can take the Bakerloo, Nothern, Waterloo, City and Jubilee lines.
- Bus: The bus routes that pass close to London Dungeon are 77, 211, 381 and RV1. In addition, Big Bus Sightseeing also drops you off near the attraction.
- Train: The advantage of London Dungeon being only five minutes from Waterloo Station is that you can also get there by train.
London Dungeon does not have a car park, but next to the attraction is the Q-Park Westminster car park. If you book in advance and present the promotional code on your London Dungeon ticket you can enjoy a 15% discount.
What are the opening hours for London Dungeon?
London Dungeon is open every day of the week, Monday to Sunday, and opening hours are from 10am to 5pm. However, there are certain times or days of the year when opening hours may be extended from 9.30am to 8pm, but this is information you should check on the official website just before your visit.
Is it advisable to go to London Dungeon with children?
In principle, London Dungeon is not recommended for children under the age of 12, as the nature of the attraction is such that the youngest members of the family may have a few surprises and have a bad time. However, there really is no official age limit and there are children younger than that who come and enjoy the experience. But it's very personal and for that reason children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Top attractions not to be missed on your visit to London Dungeon
London Dungeon recreates some of the most chilling events and characters from London's history through 17 interactive shows. On your visit you'll pass through a number of different scenarios where rats, dungeons and skeletons will surprise you on your journey.
There are a number of incredible attractions such as:
- The Descent: The medieval lift where you start your visit.
- The Tyrant Boat Ride: A boatride on the River Thames to the Tower of London.
- Tower Garden: The TowerGarden takes visitors back to the court of Henry VIII.
- Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot: Based on the Gunpowder Plot and the character of Guy Fawkes.
- The Plague Doctor: The plague of the Black Death that struck the English city and is one of the episodes that London Dungeon has not dispensed with.
- Whitechapel Labyrinth. The show starring Jack the Ripper.
- Drop Dead: Drop Ride: takes visitors to Newgate Gallows, where the gallows were used as a gallows in 1783.
Plus, learn all about the Great Fire of London in 1666, go to the pub and enjoy a beer, lemonade or cocktail in a late 19th century Victorian pub - it's a trip back in time!
How much time do you need to visit London Dungeon?
The estimated time to visit the London Dungeon is approximately 50 minutes, but this time does not include the waiting time between attractions. It is therefore recommended that you allow around 90 minutes for the tour. The best time to visit London Dungeon is early morning or late afternoon.
Top attractions near London Dungeon
London Dungeon is very close to other attractions worth visiting. Here are the main ones so that you can organise your day in the most complete way possible. And if you are looking for more suggestions, read the post What to see and do in London and plan the rest of your trip in detail.
- London Eye: It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and is 135 metres high. It is located on the South Bank next to the Thames. Find out all the information about London Eye prices, views from the London Eye and London Eye opening hours for your visit. And if you want to have another image of the city, don't hesitate to visit the London Eye at night.
- Sea Life Aquarium: If you are a lover of the underwater world, don't hesitate to buy tickets for the Sea Life Aquarium which, with more than 500 different species including sharks, penguins, octopuses, seahorses... is the largest aquarium in England.
- Madame Tussauds: This museum has almost 300 characters with whom you can have your photo taken, from Marvel or Star Wars heroes to some of the most important characters such as Nelson Mandela, Van Gogh, Albert Einstein or Hitler, to some Hollywood actors such as Brad Pitt or George Clooney.
- Westminster Abbey: Spectacular Anglican Gothic church in which lie several monarchs and illustrious people such as Oscar Wilde, Diana of Wales, Michel Faraday, William Shakespeare, William Turner and Charles Dickens, among others. If you are planning to visit it, do not hesitate to read the post about tickets to Westminster Abbey and you will know all the details before your visit.
- Big Ben and the British Parliament: This is one of the main visits in London. Known as the Palace of Westminster, the British Parliament dates back to the mid-19th century and is also Gothic in style. Its most popular tower is known as Big Ben and has a height of 96 metres.
- SouthBank Center: One of the most beautiful walks in London is the one that takes place in SouthBank Center next to the River Thames, an ideal place to have a snack and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.
Where to eat near London Dungeon?
Located on the Southbank, next to the London Dungeon there are a number of places to eat, both a quick bite to continue your sightseeing as soon as possible, and restaurants for a more relaxed meal.
- All Bar One Waterloo All Bar One Waterloo offers a wide range of burgers, as well as sandwiches, wraps, vegetarian and vegan dishes. A quiet and cosy place that offers good value for money. Located at... 1-3 Chicheley Street, London.
- Mamuska Polish Kitchen and Bar If you want to take advantage of your visit to London Dungeon to try Polish cuisine, this is the place for you. This is the largest Polish restaurant in the city and has the classic dishes of the traditional cuisine. One of its specialities is the Pierogi meatballs. The service is excellent and the quality is good value for money. It is located at... 9 Addington Street, London.
- Scootercaffe: And if you are looking for a more authentic place to stop for a beer or a coffee, Scootercaffe is a good option. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is unbeatable. It is located at... 132 Lower Marsh, London.
- Starbucks Coffee: If you are looking for a well-known place for a coffee, almost in front of London Dungeon you have a Starbucks. It is a small place, so it will take you longer than usual to get comfortable in one of the nice seats. It is located at... County Hall, 3C and 3D, East Block, Belvedere Rd, London.
- Pret a Manger: A convenient option for breakfast or a quick snack. Salads, sandwiches, baguettes and a variety of organic and 100% organic coffees. The attention is pleasant and the service is good. Located at... Unit GO1A Waterloo Station, Main Concourse, London.
Are there guided tours at London Dungeon?
London Dungeon does not have a guided tour strictly speaking, but the different shows in the attraction are guided by interpreters who immerse you in each of the terrifying episodes of history recreated in the attraction.
Things to consider on your visit to London Dungeon
If you want your visit to London Dungeon to be as complete as possible do not hesitate to take into account the following recommendations:
- Buy your ticket in advance and avoid wasting time at the ticket office. In addition, you can benefit from a percentage discount on your ticket.
- Go early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
- Check the map with the different attractions to be clear about which ones interest you most and to know what you will find during your visit.
- Avoid carrying large bags or suitcases, as the London Dungeon does not have a left-luggage facility.
- Wear comfortable shoes.
- Mobile phones are not permitted in the attraction.
- The visit is not recommended for children under the age of 12 or adults with nervous or heart conditions.
- Make your visit with friends and family and you will have more fun.