The London Dungeon

What you will see, ticketing explained and getting a good entrance deal

Escape Room at The London Dungeon
Escape from the Room at The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a more gruesome version of Madame Tussauds.

The attraction consists of a series of set scenes reproducing chilling aspects of medieval London. Expect lots of darkness, dripping water, skeletons, caged rats, tolling bells etc to add to the atmosphere.

Naturally there are scenes of torture in all its variations. It's hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

All are brought to life with special effects very well done, originally conceived for film and TV. Actors add life to the displays and among other things may sentence you personally to death.

Why not combine The London Dungeon tickets with a 1950s classic Routemaster bus and river cruise?

Need more scares? Further down the Thames is another popular chilling London attraction: The London Bridge Experience.

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London Dungeon tickets


London Dungeon

Book your tickets online for the best prices

See, hear, feel and smell London's perilous past, including: • Tyrant boat ride • Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot • Torture Chamber • Plague Doctor • Great Fire of London • Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop • Sweeney Todd • Jack the Ripper and more...

The London Dungeon - what you will see

The London Dungeon what you will see
Journey through Tudor London & witness its grisly past

The London Dungeon experience is an approximately 90-minute walk through the various attractions & rides. You'll see dungeons, experience highlights (or lowlights) of London's history through exceptional stages and special effects experiences.

You will be part of a group moving from show to show, guided by professional actors. The shows are based on real London history and legends (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with sinister characters including Jack the Ripper and infamous barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd.

Taking the role of a traitor conspiring with Anne Boleyn, you will join her on her final journey on the Tyrant Boat Ride, along the Thames to The Tower of London, where you'll meet your fate. Rile at the smells and sights of the plague and experience the doomed fate of Henry VIII’s victims as you ride through Traitors' Gate to your death.

In the Torture Chamber you'll discover all sorts of hideous devices for pain and punishment - not one for the faint hearted!

Other zones feature the Great Fire of 1666, the Plague Doctor, The Curse of the Witch and the Courtroom.

Right near the end of your visit is a heart-stopping ride: Drop Dead Drop Ride. Test your nerve as you become a victim at the gallows. At the mercy of the hangman, experience the final moments of terror and the spike of adrenaline as the floor opens and you plummet into darkness!

After all that excitement you might want to take a drink at the Tavern, a proper Victorian style bar, for a well earned tipple or mocktail.


The Escape Room: Guy Fawkes' cell

In just one hour use your wits in teams of two or more, to solve the puzzles to escape Guy Fawkes' cell, to escape being taken to the Tower of London!

The Escape Room is separate from the rest of the London Dungeon and bookable separately (tickets do not include entrance to The Dungeon). These private games are for 2-6 people, the more people you add, the more you save per person.

BE AWARE: The London Dungeon is not recommended for those of a nervous disposition or very young children. The recommended age for The London Dungeon is 12 years and above; due to the subject matter children under 5 are no longer permitted to enter.

The London Dungeon - opening times and location

London Dungeon - suitable for older children
Beware! Not recommended for children under 12

London Eye, landmark near London Dungeon
London Eye: next to The London Dungeon

Opening times

Daily 10am to 5pm with extended opening hours at peak times as long as 9am to 8pm.



The London Dungeon is located on the South Bank of the River Thames, in the Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB.

The Riverside Building also contains The Paddington Bear Experience, the ticket office for the London Eye, Shrek's Adventure! London and SEA LIFE London Aquarium, as well as the Premier Inn County Hall Hotel and The London Marriott County Hall Hotel.

On the opposite side of Westminster Bridge is Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.


Nearest Underground Station

4-5 minutes' walk from Waterloo Underground & Railway station, which is on the Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo Lines. A similar distance away is Westminster Underground Station across Westminster Bridge and opposite Big Ben on the Circle, District and Jubilee Lines.


Hop-on, hop-off buses & river services

All of London's hop on, hop off sightseeing buses have stops at near to The London Dungeon which is very close to the London Eye.

The London Eye has its own pier where many of the river services stop including those used by the the hop on, hop off sightseeing buses. Westminster Pier is directly opposite on the other side of Westminster Bridge too and is one of London's busiest river service piers.

Combining hop-on bus tickets with The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon tickets: understanding your options (important)

London Dungeon for families
For families: plenty of interactive stuff

London Dungeon Tavern
Added attraction: have a ghostly drink!

Because of the numbers wanting to visit The London Dungeon, controlling the flow of people entering the building is important for safety as well as your comfort.

If you just turn up on the day looking for a ticket at peak times you may have a very, very long wait - at least an hour, or more.

There are several entrance ticket options giving different levels of priority for admittance all at very different prices.


1) Walk-up tickets

If you turn up on the day you probably get the worst deal of the lot.

You'll have to wait the longest time to gain entrance and you will pay the full entrance price which can be 30% more expensive than purchasing tickets in advance. At peak times slots can be sold out well in advance with hours to wait to gain entrance.


2) Advance purchase standard tickets (purchased from The London Dungeon website)

By purchasing your tickets in advance direct from The London Dungeon website as well as getting up to a 24% discount on your ticket price (against walk-up entry) you also enjoy potentially much less queuing.

There are two online advance prices through the official website: next day (a few pounds cheaper than walk-up) and 4-day in advance (a few pounds cheaper again).

At purchase you select a 15 minute window in time when you want to gain entrance. When you arrive at the attraction you join the queue for your entrance time slot.

For standard entry queue times vary depending on how busy the attraction is. At weekends and peak times the queue can get up to 50 minutes.

The price of tickets bought online for The London Dungeon are variable; you will normally find two different prices on the same day but you should still be able to find quite a few tickets available at the lower price.

Rates are variable according to season and day of the week. Peak rates apply during school holidays and at weekends.

If you are looking for next-day tickets then your cheapest price is likely to be a third-party seller such as Discount London. Here you can match the price Merlin only offer for their 4-day advance tickets. For tickets purchased 4 days or more in advance, ticket prices are the same whichever option you choose.


3) Advance purchase VIP tickets (purchased from The London Dungeon website)

For a stiff premium, that can be 2-3 times the price of the standard on-line ticket you can also pre-purchase a priority ticket that should get you into The London Dungeon immediately.

Unlike the standard tickets there is no 15-minute window in time you select to gain entrance. You can arrive at any time (during opening hours) of the date you select.


4) Combination tickets combining The London Dungeon with 4 other major attractions in London

The London Dungeon is owned by a company called Merlin who own and operate several other major attractions in London.

Big City Saver tickets allow you to combine The London Dungeon with 1, 2 or 4 of the remaining London Merlin attractions:

Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, The London Dungeon, Shrek's Adventure! London and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.


5) Third party discounters and combination tickets

For stand-alone tickets for The London Dungeon the best price guarantee offered by The London Dungeon is pretty good (especially if visiting outside peak periods). If you find somebody offering lower priced tickets than London Dungeon let us know!

However, very few visitors buy The London Dungeon tickets in isolation.

Great deals from third parties of all kinds are available - the best are those where you cannot identify how much exactly you are paying for The London Dungeon tickets hidden with in the package - thus neatly bypassing The London Dungeon best price guarantee for stand-alone tickets.

The most fruitful places to seek out these great deals are:

- Discounted combination tickets combining two or sometimes up to seven London attractions in one discounted package. Both third party discounters and Merlin who own The London Dungeon offer these.

- London's popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses will make available discounted attraction tickets when bought in advance together with their hop-on, hop-off bus tickets.

- There are several London attraction passes and discount schemes where The London Dungeon appears as a supported attraction.


Best price London Dungeon tickets

The benchmark for best price London Dungeon tickets depends upon when you are booking for.

If you are booking for four days ahead then your best price will almost certainly be direct on-line from the official The London Dungeon website linked below (unless you have a separate standalone promotion).

If you are looking for the cheapest next day tickets you may find a company such as Discount London (below) cheaper.

All tickets have varying prices depending on when you visit - including during the actual day you intend to visit. Select different timeslots to see different prices.

Peak periods include school holidays and weekends, so the cheapest off-peak tickets will always be midweek outside school holidays.

Whilst you will almost certainly not better this offer for stand-alone tickets, you may well get a better deal with an attraction package bundle or an attraction pass, (see below).

London Dungeon tickets


London Dungeon

Book your tickets online for the best prices

See, hear, feel and smell London's perilous past, including: • Tyrant boat ride • Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot • Torture Chamber • Plague Doctor • Great Fire of London • Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop • Sweeney Todd • Jack the Ripper and more...

Save money on The London Dungeon tickets with Discount London

Discount London: The London Dungeon cheaper tickets for next day purchasing

Want to get the best price on London Dungeon tickets with short notice? If you purchase through Discount London (see banner, below), you can get next day tickets matching the cheaper price that Merlin only offer for their 4-day in advance tickets.

So if you're wanting to go to London Dungeon at short notice, Discount London might just offer you the best price.

If you want to book for 4 days or more in advance it will likely cost you the same whether you go through Discount London or the official London Dungeon website.

Combine The London Dungeon with Tower Bridge, Madame Tussauds, London Eye...

Discount London offer various ticket combinations for top London attractions including London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge and Big Bus London - alongside The London Dungeon.

Booking this way you can save as much as 26% on purchasing tickets separately.

This offer is great for non-Merlin attractions. If wanting to save on Merlin attractions (including Big Bus) the biggest savings can still be found on the attraction's own website, or with a Big City Saver pass (see below).

Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets


Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets

Book discounted London sightseeing and attraction tickets

• Hop-on hop-off buses • Madame Tussauds • London Eye • London Dungeon • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • The Shard • Westminster Abbey • Historic Royal Palaces and more...

London Dungeon & London's attraction passes and promotions

SALE 2024: London Merlin passes discounted now.

Golden Tours are offering a fantastic sale on the Merlin pass.

Book below to get big savings on London attractions.

5-in-1 Merlin 5 Attraction London Pass


5-in-1 Merlin Attraction London Pass

HUGE SAVINGS: Buy a 2, 3 or 5 attraction pass
for top 5 London attractions

• London Eye • Madame Tussauds London • London Dungeon • Shrek's Adventure! London • SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Adult from £50 £45 for 2 attractions,
Child (age 2-15) from £45

Adult from £70 £50 for 3 attractions,
Child (age 2-15) from £63

Adult from £100 £60 for all 5 attractions,
Child (age 2-15) from £90

The London Dungeon included with Railways 2 for 1 promotion

The Railways 2 for 1 Promotion entrance promotion is valid at London Dungeon, and you need to pre-book your tickets in advance online.


London Dungeon included with Big City Saver Pass and Merlin Annual Pass

Big City Saver pass (2, 3 or 5 attractions) - This pass includes up to five London attractions (owned by Merlin) including London EyeMadame TussaudsLondon DungeonSEA LIFE London Aquarium, and Shrek's Adventure! London. Visit all of these in 90 days for big savings off the normal price.

When looking at this offer against offers from some third parties the Big City Saver consistently offers the greatest discounts.

Merlin Annual Pass - This pass also includes London Dungeon but offers attractions spread throughout the UK, including Legoland Windsor.


London Dungeon included with Go City London Explorer Pass

Get free entry to The London Dungeon when you purchase a Go City London Explorer Pass.

Run by Go City, the same people behind the London Pass, this pass works the other way around - so instead of allowing entry for a set number of days, the Explorer Pass gives entry for up to 60 days, and you purchase by the number of attractions you wish to visit.  

London Explorer Pass


London Explorer Pass

Save up to 50% on top London attractions

• Choose from two passes: All-Inclusive (unlimited) and Explorer (over 60 days) • Attractions and tours including: Tower of London, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Chessington World of Adventures, LEGOLAND, Big Bus, Windsor Castle, The London Dungeon, Up at The O2, London Zoo, View from the Shard, City Cruises, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and more...


London attraction passes which don't include The London Dungeon - London Pass

London Dungeon is not supported by London's most popular attraction pass, The London Pass.

However - there are plenty of top attractions on the London Pass list - including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Bus, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Madam Tussauds, London Bridge Experience, Windsor Castle, Chessington World of Adventures, View from the Shard, Hampton Court Palace, London Zoo, and St. Paul's Cathedral.

The London Pass offers incredible savings over buying individual attraction tickets.


Big City Saver Merlin Pass


5-in-1 Merlin's Magical London Pass

HUGE SAVINGS: Buy a 2, 3 or 5 attraction pass for top London attractions

Off-peak prices available


• London Eye • Madame Tussauds London • London Dungeon • Shrek's Adventure! London • SEA LIFE London Aquarium •Tower of London • Big Bus Tour

Adult from £50 for 2 attractions Child (age 2-15) from £45

Adult from £70 for 3 attractions Child (age 2-15) from £63

Adult from £100 for all 5 attractions Child (age 2-15) from £90

Combine The London Dungeon with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket - Big Bus and Golden Tours

Hop on tours are excellent for your first day in London, quickly getting you up to speed and orientated with the layout of London and your guide pointing out sights and destinations you might have not previously considered visiting.

Save money with The London Dungeon + London Eye with Big Bus tickets

Enjoy a Big Bus hop-on bus tour of London plus tickets for The London Dungeon and the London Eye in one money-saving package.

To find the offer click on the banner below which will take you through to The London Dungeon website.

Click on 'Tickets & prices', followed by 'Sightseeing Tours'.

London bus tour - Big Bus


Combine Big Bus hop on hop off bus tour with London Eye + London Dungeon

Combine attraction tickets with hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Visit The London Dungeon plus the London Eye + Big Bus hop-on bus sightseeing tour • Save £££'s compared to buying tickets separetely • Tickets valid for 90 days

Golden Tours hop on bus plus London Dungeon and Thames River Cruise

Golden Tours offer a similar hop-on bus service in London. They have put a package in place allowing you to buy London Dungeon tickets with a Golden Tours hop-on bus ticket for either 1-day or 24 hours. With this ticket you also get a free Thames River Cruise.

Buses run every 20 minutes and an audio guide in a number of different languages is also included.

London Dungeon


Combine Big Bus hop on hop off bus tour with London attractions

Combine The London Dungeon tickets with Golden Tours hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & The London Dungeon entrance tickets • Choice of 24-hr, 48-hr or 1-day tickets • Includes River Boat Cruise

Where to stay for The London Dungeon

Premier Inn County Hall
Premier Inn County Hall

The London Dungeon is located in the Riverside Building, County Hall and Waterloo Station.

Right in this very building are two very well regarded London hotels: the Premier Inn County Hall Hotel and The London Marriott County Hall Hotel.

Waterloo is a great area to base yourself for a couple of days in London, very close to some of of London’s major attractions such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, The Elizabeth Clock Tower and Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

Hotels near Waterloo Station and County Hall - more information

A great way to see the London sights is on foot. We have an easy to follow self-guided walk that will take in all the major sights on both sides of the river around the embankment.

London Icons: self-guided walk around Westminster and Embankment


London Eye Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel. » Fast track tickets available.
The Shard Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top. » Fast track tickets available.
St Paul's Cathedral Cathedral of the Diocese of London, venue for royal weddings. » Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building.» Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Tower of London Home of the Crown Jewels and a rich thousand year history. » Fast track tickets available.
Madame Tussauds See wax statues of the most famous people in the world. » Fast track tickets available.
London Dungeon The creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. » Fast track tickets available.
Hampton Court Palace Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds. » Pre-book to save money.
The London Zoo World class zoo in the centre of London. » Flexi tickets available.

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