The London Dungeon

You know those people who enjoy being scared out of their skin? Well, The London Dungeon is a dream (or nightmare) come true for them. A live actor guides you around the experience with full on sets and gripping storytelling, bringing the capital’s bloodcurdling history back to life. Think you can handle it?


Tickets From


Ages 12 and up

Know before you go...

With our insider info, tips and "must-do's"

Jo's user display pic

Jo says...

Better for older kids, beware of nightmares!

My 8 year old had nightmares for a bit after the dungeon. I'd stick with the suggested age (think it's 11 or 12)!


Maria says...

Scary for younger kids

I wouldn't suggest it for very small children unless they like scary stuff!

Jennifer's user display pic

Jennifer says...

Great interactive way of learning

A much more fun and interactive way to learn about history rather than going to a museum

How does...

The London Dungeon measure up?

  • Hot Drinks
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • On-site Pub/Bar
  • Cold Drinks
  • Cafe
  • First Aid
  • Wheelchair Friendly Time Slots
  • Wheelchair Hire
In our own words...

Fancy a fright? This one's an absolute scream

Thirteen scary stories (made even scarier by the fact they really happened), two thrilling rides and a load of notorious characters from London’s dark past. What’s not to love? Well, the smell is pretty bad, actually.

You’ll have heard of some of these fearsome faces before (their terrible reputations precede them). Visit Sweeney Todd in his infamous barbershop, have a blast in the Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot tunnel, then run from The Ripper through the Whitechapel Labyrinth. Other exciting areas include The Great Fire of London which recreates the 1666 inferno, and the Tyrant Boat Ride where Henry VII sentences you to death.

The Drop Dead ride will see you plummeting down its vertical drop – just close your eyes and imagine you’re in the 18th century gallows. Finish off your day (and take the edge off) at the Victorian Tavern. Tipples include Hex on the Beach and Ripper’s Revenge. Ahh, delicious.

Explore within...

Our handy guide to what's inside!

Ride Man in tudor clothing holding a lantern in a boat of scared guests going through tunnel on the london dungeon tyrant boat ride

The Tyrant Boat Ride

A lovely (and possibly deathly) coast along the Thames...

Experience Mrs Lovett leaning towards a crowd of visitors in Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop in the London Dungeon

Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop

Pies and murder - what better combo is there?

Ride Judge sentencing guests to hang in Newgate Gallows on Drop Dead: Drop Ride in the London Dungeon

Drop Dead: Drop Ride

London's most exhilarating free fall drop ride

Decorative Spring Icon.

Flex is your friend

Change the date of your booking if something comes up. View Terms

Paperless Tickets Icon.

Paperless booking

No printer? No problem. Just flash your mobile ticket and you're good to go.

Happy Customer Icon.

No hidden fees

The price you see is what you pay. Simple as that!

More about your day out at...

London Dungeon

If you’re walking to The London Dungeon, follow the signs for the South Bank and it’s next door to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and London Eye. It’s also just 5 minutes’ walk from Waterloo tube and mainline stations and there’s a car park nearby at Q-Park Westminster.

The attraction is recommended for visitors aged 12 years and older, but you can bring younger kids at your discretion – just bear in mind that this is a dark, dingy environment with loud noises and unexpected scares, so it’s not for everyone. Under 5’s are not permitted in the attraction.

Usually, the London Dungeon is open 10am-5pm – but please check the official website to be sure. The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users – one pre-booked reservation is offered per hour and chairs shouldn’t exceed 27 inches width. Seating is available in some shows, but this is a walking experience for the most part and takes between 90-110 minutes to complete.

Guests with autism and other neuro-diverse conditions should note that this isn’t a horror maze or scare attraction. But it is an extremely sensory experience that includes flashing-strobe lights, strong smells, jump scares and loud noises.

Still got questions?

London Dungeon

How to get there...

The Queen’s Walk, London, Greater London


Get Directions
Is it open?

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 5pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

Your cup of tea?

More from this category...

Tourist Attractions Interactive Experiences Historical Attractions
Not feeling it?

Take a look at these...

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is currently closed, but you can still plan your next visit, read our tips and tricks and see what the fuss is about by clicking here.

The Edinburgh Dungeon

From body-snatchers Burke and Hare to cannibals like Sawney Bean and sword-wielding warriors like William Wallace, Scotland has more than its fair-share of bloodthirsty... Keep reading

The York Dungeon

With a weird (but strangely wonderful) mix of horror and history, York Dungeon is scary without being totally nightmarish. It’s exciting too – there’s... Keep reading

© - 2022