About London Dungeon

Delve into the ancient capital’s most horrible history at the London Dungeon – experience live actors, 3 thrilling ride and exciting special effects. Step back into the darkest of times and face your fears head on in this unique experience. 

Everything that you see is based on real historical events from Jack the Ripper, to the Great Fire of London, torture and the plague. With 3 scary rides the London Dungeon provides a thrilling and fun experience that will leave your family screaming for more! 

Meet Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street - a short back and sides (1785-style) could be just the thing to round off your visit…but will you get more than you bargained for? Keep your wits about you to make sure you don’t become the next filling in Mrs. Lovett’s famous pies!

1888, and the fear rises inside you as you enter Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel. As you wander the stinking slums the true horror of his terrible crimes is revealed. Then a scream, the flash of a cloak and an evil smile as you come face to face with Jack the Ripper himself… will you survive?

Experience a Victorian séance gone wrong on Vengeance: the UK’s first 5D laser ride. As you spin around in the darkness, can you duck, dive, dodge and shoot your way out? A high speed, high adrenaline ride, this is the ultimate ghost hunt with you at the heart of the action. 

Finally, embark upon your last journey on Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom! At the mercy of the hangman, you are at the very point of death and the end is drawing near… Taste the fear and feel the adrenaline pump as the trapdoor opens and your heart shoots into your throat as you drop, screaming into the darkness below…!

Are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London’s dark past?

From 11th February 2017 Onwards

Escape Boredom this February by watching London’s original escapologist as he plots his next escape from the London Dungeon. Before Houdini there was Jack Shepherd, a petty thief who infamously escaped not one, not two…. But four prisons (!!!) by breaking through ceilings to picking locks.

Guests visiting the London Dungeons from February will journey back to 1724 to come face – to –face with Jack at Newgate prison – where he has been caught by a thief catcher for the fifth time. He’s being held in chains and is ready to be hung as no prison can keep hold of him. Guests will hear from the audacious convict as he tells the tales of escaping from four prisons with the help of his love, Bess and his handy carpentry skills.

After hearing his tales guests will be left wondering if they are watching the showman in action or have become part of his latest escape plan… Will Jack face his fate or make one last getaway?

Alongside escape artist Jack Shepherd, guests will witness 1,000 years of London’s dark past brought to life, including other famous villains who escaped the clutches of the law such as Jack the Ripper, to those who were less conspicuous in their escapades such as Guy Fawkes.

We've got a new additional show for you Traitors for a limited run only! (and you say we aren't kind to you all!)

You'll get to discover the curious true tale of Richard Mansfield, the fine Shakespearean actor, who was the lead in The Lyceum Theatre’s infamous production of “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.

You'll find yourself backstage in London’s Lyceum Theatre, 1888, with tour guide Cartwright. You’ll learn all about how the play’s tremendous success became its ultimate downfall, thanks to Mr Mansfield’s portrayal of Dr Jekyll and his scarily realistic transformation into Mr Hyde. (Yup, I don't trust him either...)

You’ll need to keep your wits about you as this tour may start to take a dark turn… (Okay fine, it’s the Dungeon, it will take a dark turn... good luck!)

Important Information

Disabled Access: All the dungeons have wheelchair access, however some of the rides are not suitable for wheelchair users.

In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.


The London Dungeon’s drop ride will be out of action for the next few weeks whilst it is upgraded. We anticipate the ride to reopen in time for the summer holidays.

Pick-Up Point

Please take your voucher to the Group Entrance along with your photo ID for priority entrance to the London Dungeon. Once your voucher has been exchanged, you will be issued a timed ticket on the next available tour with a guaranteed entry time. This is usually within 45 minutes from arrival, however at peak times there may be a longer waiting time. There will also be the opportunity to request a later time if the allocated time is unsuitable.

The London Dungeon

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB

Available facilities

  • Disabled toilets
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible