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The city of London is the capitol of England. It has many exciting attractions for its visitors for example London Bridge, Palace of Westminster or the Tower of London. People from all over the world come to see the city and go shopping. The city is known for its red double decker buses, red telephone booths and a rainy weather. One of many amazing places to see in London if you're not only looking for architecture and history but also for some fun and thrill is the London Dungeon. The London Dungeon opened in 1976. At first it was supposed to be a museum but eventually it turned into an interactive tourist attraction. The Dungeon is located in Tooley Street near London Bridge so it's very easy to find. This is not only an attraction that will leave goose bumps on our skin, it's also a great lesson of history. It illustrates many tortures from the medieval times and events that took place in the past. It lets the visitors take part in history through many actors, a specific scenery and many scary sound effects. When visiting the London Dungeon you will survive the Great Plague which took place in 1665 in London. The Great Plague was a very massive outbreak of a disease which killed about 20% of London's population. Here you will have to go through many disgusting smells and sounds. You will also get to meet a doctor who is "trying" to take care of somebody. You will have to live through the serial killings of five prostitutes in Whitechapel which were committed by Jack the Ripper whom you will of course get to meet. You will also be told a lot about the killings, so that you don't miss out on any details of the horrible murders. The Great Fire of London is another event from the past that you will be forced to survive. You will see how people struggled and what they did to survive it. You will also meet Sweeney Todd a barber who won't necessarily cut your hair. The actors make sure that you won't feel safe for one second. There's a surprise waiting around every corner. The Dungeon has also many other attractions. It has one of the greatest mirror mazes in which you are sure to get lost. During your visit you will also take part in a Judgement, with a judge that has no mercy. There is also a very thrilling attraction called the Drop Ride to Doom during which you will be hanged. At the end there will even be a picture taken of you. I visited the London Dungeon already twice and I would go one more time. I was already planning to visit the Dungeon in Hamburg which is supposed to be even better. I love the atmosphere and the fact that on every step something scary might happen. First time there I got really surprised by the Drop Ride. I really like learning history that way. I still remember facts about The Great Fire only because I have an actual picture of it in my mind. It doesn't get boring in there because there is such a variety of attractions. The only annoying fact is the very long waiting line in front of the museum but you can preorder tickets online and get in at an exact time without standing in line. If you're not scared, have strong nerves and would like to learn more about history in a different way, a way that let you be a part of history, the London Dungeon is just perfect for you.…...

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