The London Dungeon

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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

    1. 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.

  • 2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • 5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.*

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What people are saying about The London Dungeon

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based on 4,530 reviews

Good information and option to cancel last minute with full refund if plans change especially with covid !

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Took a brother visiting london for the first from Belgium and he has a fantastic time! Thank you

Loved it, although scared most of the time it was still brilliant value for money!!