Have a jolly scary Christmas

  • Category: Family Fun
  • Dates: Tuesday, 03 December 2013 to Sunday, 05 January 2014

Scaring yourself witless might not seem like a particularly Christmassy activity, but the folks at the London Dungeon would disagree.

The attraction's new venue on the capital's splendid Southbank will be bedecked in tinsel, holly and mistletoe this year - although we'd advise against asking who the toe used to belong to.

For a festive family event, this ticks all of the boxes, with plenty of good humour, great fun and an extensive education on London's most gruesome history.

While you can definitely expect the kids to be entertained, adults will be catered for as well with a 'poison' cocktail on arrival and a mince pie at certain performances.

The Dungeon will be exhibiting its usual 18 miniature shows taking you back to various eras throughout the capital's history, but there will also be a unique festive show entitled The Ghosts of Christmas.

Promising a rather haunting tale about a body found frozen solid in the River Thames, history fanatics and murder mystery enthusiasts alike will adore this seasonal addition for its interactivity and special effects.

Guests will need to get their stories straight as they are questioned by a police inspector who has been known to play dirty when it comes to getting a confession.

The wintery whodunit will occupy the venue until January 5th and tickets are available at various prices depending upon which date you visit.

With its colourful cast of characters including the likes of Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd, Guy Fawkes and Henry the Eighth, anyone can enjoy a journey through the London Dungeons.

Complete the treat by stopping off at The Montague on the Gardens where, with the Kids Go Free offer, you'll benefit from access to unlimited in-room movies and a games console.