The London Dungeon is one of the scariest yet popular attractions to visit in London. It is a highly immersive walkthrough experience through the horrid historical times of London such as the medieval era. The Dungeon recreates some of the most horrific aspects of London history such as the reign of Jack the Ripper, the Great Fire of London, Guy Fawkes, the Plague Doctor, and many others.
London Dungeon is a great place for visitors on London walking tours, as it will offer them a truly immersive experience into the life and times of medieval London. For this purpose, it uses a mixture of live actors, 360-degree sets, cinematic special effects, and underground rides in order to give the visitors an accurate portrayal of the past.
Realistic Special Effects
Inside the London Dungeon, a huge team of engineers, designers, and scriptwriters are behind the incredibly real special effects. Combined with these realistic special effects are real-life actors that portray in various scenes at the Dungeon.
The level of work involved in preparing these special effects is astounding. Almost all the props and sets are made with great historical accuracy by close consultation with the personnel at the Museum of London. Besides, the special effects are also heightened by using aroma machines that can disperse foul or sweet odor to recreate a scene.
The underground rides are one of the most thrilling experiences at the London Dungeon. The Tyrant Boat Ride lets the visitors recreate the final journey of Black Jester who was condemned to death by King Henry VIII.
The ride will be accompanied by stenches, sound effects, a 3D talking head, and fog that offer the visitors a true experience of the fateful journey. The Drop Ride is a free fall eight meters into a dark pit, which is sure to pump up the adrenaline levels of the visitors.
The London Dungeon is owned by Merlin Entertainment and it opened its doors to the public in 1976. It is based in the County Hall located near the South Bank of London. The architect Ralph Knott built the building that currently houses the Dungeon in the 19th century. The interactive shows and simulations offer the visitors not only an immersive frightening experience but provide them with rich insights about life in old London.