The London Dungeon
Posted on February 1, 2012
If you want to walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, London’s most notorious serial killer, sit in Sweeny Todd’s infamous barber’s chair or face the hangman’s drop at Newgate Prison, then the London Dungeon is the place for you.
Not for the squeamish or for those of a nervous disposition, you will travel back in time to a London teetering on the edge of collapse from disease, pestilence and man-made disasters. Watch as the Great Fire of London destroys the whole city in 1666 and the Black Death sweeps through the streets killing young and old alike. See the torturers at Newgate Prison demonstrate their skills in exacting confessions with an array of terrifying instruments, or watch the surgeons practicise their anatomical arts on corpses stolen from the graveyards.
Wander through the dark and dank labyrinth or watch as the black rats scuttle around their cages looking for flesh to eat. Listen to the gruesome tales of terror as Jack stalked the streets of Whitechapel in 1888 searching for his next victim to dismember. And finally, just when you think it’s over and safe to escape, face the terrifying drop at Newgate Prison. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
* This article originally appeared on viator.com