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The History of The London Dungeon

One of London's top must-see tourist attractions, the Dungeon is dedicated to some of the city's more gruesome past. Here's a little bit of background to whet your appetite before you head along yourself.

The original museum
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The original museum

The original London Dungeon was established in 1974. It was originally a more educational museum, dedicated to the likes of Boudicca, Mary Tudor and Thomas Becket.

Changes to the museum

Over the years, the museum has become more of an actor-led, and interactive experience, with tours and rides in place to entertain, excite and frighten visitors.

A new site
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A new site

In 2013 the London Dungeon moved to a new location on the South Bank next to the London Eye to make way for new rides and expansion.

An interactive experience

An interactive experience

Now tours are led by actors in a fully immersive experience which will take you through some of London's and Britain's macabre past.

Family Friendly

Although the museum is still based on historic events, it is more of a fun and exciting tourist attraction for the whole family. However age 8 and up is recommended to enter.

Our insider tips

Opening times

The standard opening times are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday; 11:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday & Sunday; 10:00AM-6:00PM.

How much does it cost?

Standard Adult ticket on the day: £25.95. However, if you book online in advance tickets are cheaper!

How long do tours last?

Tours last around 90 minutes, however, this does not include queueing time! Make sure you arrive in plenty of time even if you have booked in advance!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday; 11:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday & Sunday; 10:00AM-6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult day-of tickets are £25.95, but advance purchases are cheaper.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide is not necessary for the Dungeon, but check out our offers for tours and priority entrance!
  • How to get there
    Take the metro to the London Waterloo station and The London Dungeon is a short walk away.
  • Additional information
    ** The London Dungeon cannot store luggage or strollers during your visit. | The ride is not suitable for visitors with photosensitive epilepsy or those who cannot climb stairs.*

What people are saying about The London Dungeon

Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 2,887 reviews

Protesters & rain but still great thanks to Shane

Protesters in London caused all Tour Buses lots of problems on our trip. But the staff that greeted us at The Aldwich were professional and efficient. Once the bus arrived Shane took over and he was fantastic. What a great asset to your company. He apologised many times for events that were totally out of his control (protesters/diversions) We were on the bus much longer than we intended and missed a few things due to the diversions. The weather changed in an instant from blue skies and sunshine to heavy rain but my friends and I stayed put with Shane on the top deck, he stood up throughout. He entertained with great information and humour and even played "Its Raining Men" for us when we were totally soaked. He apologised again & kept us informed when he got off it was so very different. We could not really hear Luke and didn't actually see him - he sat somewhere but we didn't know where. It was disappointing that our £34 each trip was so badly disrupted but Shane made it great fun!

the tour gives a good overview of the most important sights in London

I booked the 48h tour and this included a ship tour to Greenwich. I only boarded the boat in the evening of the first day for the last trip. What nobody told me was that this boat does not go to Greenwich, I only realized later but at that time the voucher was already marked so I could only go to Tower and not the whole way

Great way to learn about the history, even if you get scared

Fabulous experience, but during my tour I was constantly being shoved out of the way as children were pushing threw. Also half our group was made up of under 12 year olds who talked the whole time the actors were explaining the stories.

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Fun tour but difficult to find where to board the first time

The tour was great but it was difficult to find where we were supposed to board the bus the first time. We went to an office who directed us to a bus station who then directed us on a 10minute walk to another area.

very Informative by the live guide talk.

Were disappointed that agents selling your tickets on the street were very unhelpful and rude in helping us locate bus stop to start and get tickets. When we FOUND lady at Piccadilly she was most helpful.

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