Tuesday, June 29, 2021

London Dungeon


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It's time to scream

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Planning things to do in and around the Unfinished City is tricky at the best of times. With the pandemic affecting ticket sales and the capacity of attractions, planning becomes a major factor. Then, you have to wonder what the Morrissey girls want to do. Erin decided that we should visit the London Dungeon, which Keilyn seconded. 

Having visited the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, the previous afternoon, stayed at a Premier Inn for the night, we were in the perfect position to make the most of our Sunday.

After breakfast we collected our things, from our room, and checked out of the hotel.

We then headed along the River Thames, towards the MillenniuM footbridge and St. Paul's Cathedral.

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St. Paul's Cathedral.

From here we headed along Ludgate Hill to Fleet Street, from where we turned onto Essex Street and down onto the Victoria Embankment.

From here it was a short walk to Embankment Station, where we grabbed a drink and the girls made use of the facilities. 

We then headed across the Golden Jubilee Bridge and down on to the South Bank and the Queen's Walk. A spot of lunch and rest, was followed by the girls going for a ride on a Carousel.

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Erin and Keilyn on the Carousel.

After being entertained by some of the street performers, that pepper the Queen's Walk, we headed off to the London Dungeon.

Queuing wasn't much of an issue, as all tickets had been pre-booked, so we were soon heading into the dark, creepy dungeons.

Passing through the first set of doors a figure jumped out from a hidden alcove, causing many in the line to jump. The line was slow moving as we waited for our chance to have our photo taken, before we moved off to the elevator that would take us down to the bowels of the city.

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The girls look too happy wielding axes.

Keeping a wary eye out for anyone lurking in the dark, we entered the elevator which suddenly plummeted, due to someone thinking it would be clever to cut the ropes.

I don't want to go into too much detail, as I don't wish to spoil this adventure for those that haven't visited. Suffice to say that you get to experience everything that you could dream, or have nightmares, of; Guy Fawkes, the Plague, Mrs Lovett's Pie Shop, Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop, The Ten Bells pub, Jack the Ripper and much more.

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"Bring out your dead!"

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Left to rot.

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Narrow arched streets of East London.

There are also two rides, one of which was a real scream!

Obviously the experience ends with a trip the gift shop, which is situated within a pub called the Cock & Beaver, where we stopped for a stiff drink while the girls had slush puppies.

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Cock & Beaver.

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Customers in the pub.

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Have a selfie with Frank.

The pub was also part of the experience as strange occurrences happened all the time. Mirrors cracked, tankards moved of their own accord and the piano would mysteriously start playing.

On leaving the London Dungeon we grabbed an ice cream, before heading off to Westminster Station to catch our train for home.

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Westminster Station.

Both girls have said that they do NOT wish to go back, deciding that the Aquarium would be the safer option, next time.

I, however, would wholeheartedly urge you to visit... if you have the guts.

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