Dungeon re-opens

Some of the infamous historical characters due to appear at the new London Dungeon.

THE LONDON Dungeon is set to re-open as a bigger, bolder attraction in new premises on the South Bank next March.

Located in the underground vaults of County Hall, next to the London Eye, the attraction will bring 1,000 years of authentic London history to life with a unique mix of live actors and special effects.

Groups will embark on a journey through a dramatic London landscape going back 10 centuries. They will be guided through plague-ridden streets, witness Guy Fawkes’ dramatic plot to blow up Parliament, travel back to Jack the Ripper’s bleak Whitechapel and walk beneath London’s foreboding medieval gates.

As well as 18 shows, and innumerable unexpected surprises, the attraction will feature two rides, including a boat trip in which visitors condemned by Henry VIII (played by a virtual Brian Blessed) drop three stories into darkness.

Group rates will be available, and the current London Dungeon, next to London Bridge Station, will remain open until the end of D­­­ecember. For more dungeon news, see Explore and Experience News on page 18.

For further information telephone 0871 663 1670