I’d heard of the London Dungeoons as one of the things to do in London when I lived there in the late nineties.
AFter reading up about it now and looking at their website, I am not sure why I never went. It sounds like mad fun, even though a little scary.
I used to walk past the Jack the Ripper laneway near Fenchurch station on my way to work many a time and a little chill would run up my spine. I always found the tale of his crimes one of the most gruesome and scariest I had ever heard.
It’s a bit weird that, even though stories like these give us nightmares, we still have this fascination of them in wanting to learn more. I always wanted to do the Jack the Ripper tour in London, but was a little too scared. Jack the Ripper is now part of the London Dungeon experience and would probably be an less daunting way for me to experience the story.
The London Dungeon is one of the more popular London attractions which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a grimly comedic ‘gallows humour’ style, attempting to make them appealing to younger audiences. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.
Some of the recreations include the Plague, Great Fire of London, the torture chamber, Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper (chills) a 5D laser ride and a Drop ride to Doom.
It does sound like a lot of fun in its scary uniqueness.
Enter to win a free Family Pass to the London Dungeons
I have a free family pass to give away to the London Dungeons, for up to 2 adults and 2 children, which has a value of around 82 pounds.
To enter just leave a comment below telling me what event in history sends chills up your spine.
A winner will be chosen at random using random.org
The competition is open to UK residents.
Go ahead then, a fun tour of grim tales could be coming your way!