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The London Dungeon

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

The London Dungeon - what you will see,  tickets and queue information
London Dungeon: London's gruesome past

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.

What you'll see   Opening times & location   Ticket Guidence   Buy Tickets   Attraction passes & combo tours  

London Dungeon - what you will see

The London Dungeon experience is an approximately 90-minute walk through the various attractions. 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.

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. Learn about the Great Fire of 1666, and discover the absurdity of 18th century prosecution in an entertaining simulated trial – complete with mad judge!

End your visit with a heart-stopping 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!

This attraction 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, however it is up to the discretion of the accompanying adult. Many children enter The London Dungeon and enjoy the experience, but please be aware it does get very dark inside the building and there are lots of loud noises.


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...

Due to Covid 19 restrictions some experiences within the attraction may not be available.

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 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 in County Hall on the south bank of the River Thames by Westminster Bridge.

The London Dungeon is next to the London Eye, 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 the London Eye/London Dungeon.

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.


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 London Dungeon website)

By purchasing your tickets in advance direct from the London Dungeon website as well as getting up to a 30% discount on your ticket price (against walk-up entry) you also enjoy potentially much less queueing.

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 on-line this way are variable. In crude terms the cheapest tickets are normally for the last 90 minutes of entrance slots of the day, the most expensive tickets for morning entrances.


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

For a stiff premium, that can be 2-3 times the price of the standard on-line ticket you can also prepurchase 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 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.

Very flexible combination tickets are available where you can combine just two attractions or all five if you wish into one money saving pass.

The 5 London attractions are: Madame Tussauds, London Eye, London Dungeon, DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure! and Sea Life 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. If you find somebody offering lower priced tickets than London Dungeon let us know!

However, very few visitors buy 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 is direct on-line from the official London Dungeon website linked below.

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...

Due to Covid 19 restrictions some experiences within the attraction may not be available.

Save money! Combine London Dungeon with up to 5 other major London attractions

For a much wider range of attractions to combine into a money saving package check out Discount London.

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 • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • The Shard • War of the Worlds • Wesminster Abbey • Historic royal palaces and more...

Combine London Dungeon with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket

The Original London Tour as its name implies is the original hop-on hop-off London sightseeing bus service. The hop-on, hop off sightseeing buses are an excellent 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.

But most visitors to London will have their own "must see" list of attractions. So why not save some money and purchase your hop-on, hop off sightseeing bus tickets and your "must see" attractions as a package? You don't have to use the attraction tickets on the day you use the sightseeing bus either.

Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace and Tower of London are all available.



Combine Original tour hop on hop off bus tour with London attractions

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

• Tower of London or London Eye or London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds or St Paul's Cathedral • Attraction tickets valid at least 7 days after bus tour

London Eye & London's attraction passes

Railways 2 for 1 Promotion - The railways 2 for 1 entrance promotion is sometimes valid at the London Eye, often being withdrawn at peak periods. However, the promotion is only for the walk-up tickets with the longest wait times.

The London Pass - The London Eye is not supported by London's most popular attraction pass.

The London Pass


The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 80+ London attractions including the Tower of London, a hop-on, hop off bus tour, Thames river boat cruise, Tower Bridge, Wesminster Abbey, London Zoo, View from the Shard and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10 day passes available.


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.
St Paul's Cathedral Cathedral of the Diocese of London, venue for royal weddings. » Fast track tickets available.
Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building. » Fast track tickets available.
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.
The London Zoo World class zoo in the centre of London. » Fast track tickets available.
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