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Scary Day Out
Member Name: Brooke3
Advantages: educational, entertaining
I'll admit now that I'm a bit of a wimp. I'm the kind of person who watches horror films with the lights on and a pillow in front of her face yet for some reason I have been to the London dungeon more times than any other London attraction!
A warning for anyone taking children: This is a family attraction but it is pretty scary and a bit disturbing in places.
It's been months since I visited and I can't quite remember the order that everything happens in so these things may not be in order.
The group are taken into a court where one person (when I go it's usually me) is called up to the stand and on behalf of everyone is sentenced to death. You then take a ride to your death that is pretty much like a ghost train. I had my eyes closed for most of the ride so unfortunately can't give details. Sorry!
There are three main attractions that have been constant over the past ten years.
There's the Jack the Ripper experience. You take a walk around a set that's made up to look like Victorian London. Around the set are models of dead prostitutes. It's basically a reconstruction of Jack the Rippers crimes.
Then there's the plague. Again you walk around an area that's set up like the plague.
And finally there's the great fire of London.
As I've said the experience is pretty scary if you're a wimp like me. There are so many times when things happen to make you jump and some of the models are really gory. It's not for the faint hearted.
It's also really informative. I think it's a great way to learn about history for young people and for adults.
You get a real adrenaline rush during the guided part of the tours. The guides are all in costume and help you to get really into the scenario. I don't want to go into too much detail becaues part of the enjoyment is that you don't know what's coming next.
They apparently have some new attractions there now but I haven't tried them out yet.
Prices are adult £20.95, Children £15.95. There are discounted tickets available for people with disabilities, students and OAPs.
You can get tickets cheaper if you book online and it's possible to get a pass for the London Dungeon and other London attractions.
It is expensive but it's worth the price.
Summary: Not for the faint hearted but a good day out for the brave