London Bridge Experience & London Tombs

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London Bridge Experience & London Tombs information

Location
London , United Kingdom
Address
2-4 Tooley St
SE1
Getting there
Tube: London Bridge
More information
www.thelondonbridgeexperience.com
Prices
adult/child £23/17
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, to 6pm Sat & Sun
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Stuffed away in the vaults beneath so-called New London Bridge (dating back to 1831), this historical attraction takes you on a whistle-stop tour of London’s most famous span – from the Romans to Peter de Colechurch’s ‘Old London Bridge’ (1209) lined with shops, to the American Robert McCulloch, who bought the bridge in 1967 for US$2.50 and transported it to Arizona.

It’s essentially for kids, so the roll call includes ‘the Keeper of the Heads’, who preserved (mummified) the severed heads of the executed for display on the bridge. Things ratchet up as you descend into a series of tombs and plague pits dating as far back as the 14th century, where darkness, rodents (animatronics) and claustrophobia meet zombies-from-nowhere (actors). It’s all great, occasionally heart-in-the-mouth entertainment and you save up to 20% (and the queues) by buying tickets online.