It’s that evening you and your buddies have been planning for a long time – the legendary girls’ night out – but where do you go?
While the children are safely at home with dad, why not opt for something a bit different and go back in time at The London Dungeon (now situated in South Bank opposite the London Eye) on one of their ‘Late’ nights.
You’ll get to journey though London’s vivid, and sometimes dark, past, which is brought to life with some a mix of rides, charismatic actors and detailed props.
The experience starts with the obligatory group comedy picture – one of you in the stocks ready to be beheaded while the rest of your camp is holding axes ready to do the deed.
Moving through the dark times of Henry VIII, having to prove you’re not a traitor in court, to Jack the Ripper stalking you through a desolate Whitechapel, you never know what’s going to come next which makes the surprises even more chilling.
Some of the highlights for us were getting to have a bit of one-on-one time with the off-the-wall Mrs Lovett, experiencing Sweeney Todd’s Barber shop up close and getting to see what life was really like during the plague.
You can see that a lot of money has been invested in the new setting for The London Dungeons to make it a scarier experience (for adults and children), but it’s the comedy that comes from the actors that makes the experience memorable.
Rides included in the experience give an extra adrenaline rush, from flipping chairs, free-falls and in-the-dark boat rides. Bravery is rewarded at the end with the opportunity to have a stiff drink at the dungeon tavern where a jester and some notorious characters will come and say hi.
Here at MFM HQ, we rate this a five star experience for mums who want to let their hair down, or if you children are brave types then they’ll more than enjoy getting stuck into some of London’s most gruesome moments.
· 18 shows, 20 actors and plenty of scary surprises
· Curtain up from 6.30pm, last entry at 8pm
· Meet Mrs Lovett, Jack the Ripper and a supporting cast of torturers, grave diggers and dark jesters at the bar.
· Tickets £20, book now at The London Dungeon.
· Nearest tube: Waterloo
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