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Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
August 3, 2012
From journal My trips to London!
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
November 30, 2010
From journal London Part 2
Spain, South Dakota
October 18, 2010
by Cindy Grant
October 13, 2010
From journal Ghostour
Southend, United Kingdom
March 31, 2010
From journal Things to Do in London
Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
July 26, 2009
From journal Tourist Time in London!
August 2, 2005
What was it like? Entering the London Dungeon felt to me a bit like entering a Halloween funhouse. It's dark, dank, and spooky. An actress dressed as a 16th-century wench in bad need of a bath was our first guide. With arms waving and eyes blinking, she tried to give us a taste of the horrors that traitors to the crown might expect in a London dungeon. Though devices of torture indicated a prisoner's life wasn't any picnic, the rats carrying the Black Death through the streets of town made free life above pretty miserable too! At one point, our son's friend was chosen to "stand before the judge" for having a smutty face in a mock courtroom. The actor, dressed in a white wig, informed him that his fate wouldn't be to live in the dungeon. His crime used to be punished with hanging!
Bottom line? Granted, a lot of this tour is pure cheese, but there was enough real history sprinkled in to make it interesting for parents, and the cheese held the kids' interests. I have to admit, the Labyrinth of the Lost, a giant mirror maze inside the dungeon, was a lot of fun. It made my husband and me laugh like children. Plus, we got to ride in an Underground boat to Traitor's Gate!
One word of caution: Some of the bits on Jack the Ripper are a bit graphic. They show the actual morgue photos of several of the murdered prostitutes. I did not think it was that scary, but one of our boys was unable to get to sleep that night. (The other didn't think twice about it.) For this reason, I wouldn't take younger kids on this tour, though I did see some really young ones in our group. Only you know your own kid. Use your best judgment.
From journal Lads in London
Grand Junction, Colorado
July 25, 2005
From journal 3 days in London
NY, New York
July 10, 2005
Address: 28-34 Tooley St., SE1
Directions: London Bridge tube/Network Rail
From journal Visiting England on my Birthday
June 29, 2005
From journal Trip to London, England