Grave robbing is rife at The London Dungeon this February half term when the live action attraction will be over-run by The London Burkers, a criminal gang of grave robbers famous for making a less-than-honest living digging up the dead. But, be warned, when demand outstrips supply these 'Resurrection Men' may even kill for a body to sell – be sure to keep your wits about you.
It’s 1840s London and grave robbers prowl the capital’s cemeteries digging up bodies to sell to hospitals for research. But when the bodies are in short supply these scoundrels turn to unscrupulous means to provide fresh corpses for hard cash. On entry to the Dungeon, guests will be dealt a ‘donor card’ that will decide their fate when they come face to face with John Bishop, the most reviled of all grave robbers and the gang’s lethal leader. At this fearsome encounter in a Victorian graveyard, Bishops will demand guests surrender their card. Those with ‘full body’ cards will be eligible for dissection in the Doctor’s surgery, where minimal damage means maximum cash. The Doctor will demonstrate the most valuable of organs, and how they can be removed to ensure the biggest reward.
For those with bodies still intact 1000 years of London’s murky past lies in store with more murderous villains and despicable rogues on the loose, from Jack the Ripper, to Guy Fawkes and Sweeney Todd – and plenty of edge of the seat surprises. But remember crime does not pay and in the Court Room, Judge Farqhuar, will be preparing to condemn any suspected body snatchers to meet their fate on the exhilarating Drop Dead drop ride.
Book ahead at www.thedungeons.com/london - but visitors beware, there is death behind those doors!
from Sunday, February 15 to Sunday, February 22 2015
Monday - Friday 10am-5pm EXCEPT Thursday when the attraction opens at 11am with last entry at 5pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm
Guests are advised to check website to confirm opening times and pre book tickets before visiting
Best prices online at www.thedungeons.com/london
Prices on the door £25.95 (adult), £20.05 (children), book in advance online to save 30%; Grave Robbers show is included in main entry price
Enjoy a whole London day out and save 25% with combination tickets for The London Dungeon, EDF Energy London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds
Nearest tube: Waterloo/ Westminster