Tips to avoid the queues
The best way to avoid the queues is to book your ticket on the official website couple of days before your visit. You’ll be able to choose the date and time and skip long queue for the tickets at the entrance. It’s recommended to come a bit before the indicated time slot, and you’ll have to queue a little anyway, but you’ll be sure to enter.
If you can’t book a ticket online - prepare to wait in line: during peak hours the queue is about 40 minutes. The bad news is that all the tickets for the upcoming shows may be sold out for the next hours or even for the whole day. In this case you’ll be offered the next available time slot. That’s why, if you didn’t book a ticket in advance, it’s worth coming early in the morning to be able to choose a show time during the day that suits you well.
The capacities are limited: in average a group of 20 persons enters every 7 minutes. That means it will never be overcrowded inside. An average tour lasts about 90 minutes. Allow yourself 2 hours while planning.
Try to avoid visiting during the peak periods: school holidays (especially Easter and Christmas ones), bank holidays, the whole month of August and Halloween.
If you plan to buy ticket on place - consider that the queue becomes long already by noon: either you should try to arrange your visit on the early morning, or leave it for late afternoon.
There often tends to be vouchers and discounts for London Dungeons tickets. Ask at your hotel or think of buying a combined ticket, which includes entry to Madame Tussauds Museum, London Eye and/or London Sea Life, to save some money).
Photo credits to N Chadwick via geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)
In the ticket office:
- Adult (16 yrs +): £25.95;
- Child (4 to 15 yrs): £20.95;
- Child (under 4): free.
On the Web:
- Adult (16 yrs +): from £20.50;
- Child (4 to 15 yrs): from £16.50;
- Child (under 4): free.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
- Thursday: from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
- Saturday & Sunday: from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Extended hours may be applied during the school holidays and on public holidays. Check this page for more details.
On foot: The London Dungeon is right in the city center, between Big Ben and the London Eye, right next to the London Sea Life Aquarium.
By bus: County Hall (routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507), London Eye (RV1), St Thomas’ Hospital/ County Hall (12, 53, 148, 159, 211, 453). Plan your itinerary here.
By tube: Waterloo station (a 4-5 minutes walk).
By train: London Waterloo railway station (4-5 minutes walk).
By car: there’s no car parking available, prefer using the public transport.
Photo credits to Douglas Neiner via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)