The London Dungeon is a tourist attraction in England's capital, that takes visitors on a grim, gory and darkly humorous journey through historical London events. The recreations are generally aimed at younger audiences, but the experience is one that the whole family can enjoy, and includes live actors, special effects and rides.
The attraction, originally located on Tooley Street, was founded by Annabel Geddes in 1975, and was generally intended to be a more gory museum for adults, with early exhibitions including Boudicca, Mary Tudor and the Norman Conquest. But over the years the Dungeon morphed into a family-friendly, interactive experience, with the city's first indoor water ride being built there in 1997. In 2013 the London Dungeons moved from Tooley Street to a location closer to the London Eye.
Today the London Dungeon boasts 18 shows with 20 actors and 2 rides, and recreates over 1000 years of London's history, incorporating infamous and interesting characters such as Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper, as well as historical events such as the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Visitors to the Dungeons are actively encouraged to participate in the shows.
The London Dungeons are just one of eight 'Dungeon' attractions in Europe, the others being in Amsterdam, Berlin, Blackpool, Warwick Castle, Edinburgh, Hamburg and York. Admission charges are £24.60 for Adults and £19.20 for children.