Anyone walking along Tooley Street on the south side of the River Thames any day of the week is likely to behold an horrific sight – the monster line eagerly waiting to enter the London Dungeon. For over 37 years this attraction has been scaring the wits out of visitors and Londoners alike in the railway arches underneath London Bridge Station.
However, as of 31st January 2013 an eerie silence will fill the gloomy vaults as the London Dungeon , Tooley Street closes its doors for the last time.
But, fear not. The attraction itself isn’t closing. It’s just moving to another location and it will reopen on March 1st in the old County Hall alongside the London Eye.
Tickets will cost £15, when booked on line (they cost more if you pay on the door) and visitor visitors can look forward to the traditional exhibitions – Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel, Victorian Sewers, an appointment with Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
One of the highlights will be a projected image of Brian Blessed in the guise of Henry V111 condemning visitors to death, after which they will embark upon a boat ride, followed by a three storey plunge in the dark to simulate dropping to your death through the trap of the gallows when you are hanged! Visitors are also promised an abundance of rats, cockroaches galore and, most exquisite of all, heaps of excrement.
Another highlight, for men at least, will be mini guillotines strategically placed over the mens’ urinals!
So, why not pay a visit to the old site before January 1st and then combine it with our Jack the Ripper Tour in the evening and enjoy a gruesome day out in London?