TripAdvisor offers brave travellers Halloween night at The London Dungeon

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest online provider of tours, activities and attractions, has launched a ‘Sweet Screams’ sweepstakes in partnership with The London Dungeon, offering one lucky winner and three friends or family members the chance to stay overnight in the Dungeon on October 31, 2017 for the ultimate Halloween experience.

Besides the overnight stay at The London Dungeon, the sweepstakes winners will receive a round-trip flight to London, as well three nights in a TripAdvisor top-rated London hotel.

‘TripAdvisor is all about getting under the skin of top bookable attractions, and this exclusive, truly unforgettable experience will make sure four brave souls have their most memorable Halloween ever,’ said Hayley Coleman, media relations manager for TripAdvisor.

‘The London Dungeon is the home of Halloween and the winners will have the chance to experience a sleepover like no other,’ said Steve Blackburn, General Manager, The London Dungeon. ‘This is a once in a lifetime chance as they will be spending the night inside our limited run show the ‘Death Express.’ The question is, are they brave enough to take on the challenge?’

The London Dungeon brings together actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides to recreate London’s various gory and ghoulish historical events. The TripAdvisor sweepstakes winners will be taken back to London’s most terrifying past where they will experience the chilling ‘bad old days’ as they are brought to life.

The Death Express is a limited run show telling the story of the Necropolis railway. It runs from the October 5 until November 5. Tickets prices on the door are available for GBP30.00 (adult), GBP24.00 (children), and may be booked in advance online saving up to 30 percent.

The Sweet Screams sweepstakes is open to participants in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France and Canada, and will run from September 25, 2017 at 12:01 AM EDT through October 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The winner will be selected on October 11, 2017. Participants must be at least 18 years-of-age and their three friends or family members must be at least 12 years-of-age.

There are Dungeons located in London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Warwick Castle and York. Each dungeon will offer up a unique experience adapted to the unique history of each location, TripAdvisor said in a release.

‘Fake’ London Dungeon found to be real

A London Dungeon exhibit has been given added creepy credibility after an artificial human skeleton has revealed to be real.


The skeleton which has been at the attraction since 1975, is now believed to date back much further.


Bill Edwards, curator at Guy’s Hospital medical museum believes the remains – which consist of a rib cage and backbone – were wired together in the 1950s.


On Friday he will return to the South London attraction to see if a second skeleton, which hangs in a cage in the museum, is also real.


According to the BBC, he said: “I need to go back and examine that one more closely when the Dungeon team can get it down from the wall”.


“But from what I could see, it looks either human, or a combination of some human and some artificial parts”.


Since the revelation of the first human skeleton, the London Dungeon must decide whether they are willing to obtain a £2,000 a year licence from the Human Tissues Authority.


Mark Oakley, Spokesman for the London Dungeon said: “We had suspicions that these skeletons might be real, but it still came as a bit of a shock to have it confirmed”.


“We have yet to decide what to do. We’ve even talked about giving them a dignified burial. We’re still mulling that. We’ll probably go and look at some artificial skeletons and see how good they are”.


Catherine Pritchard, operations manager for the museum said there were suspicions surrounding the skeleton, dating back to when the bodies were ‘smuggled’ in from the Far East to be used by early anatomists for dissection.


In the coming weeks the remains were ready to be moved to the dungeon’s yearly ‘Satan’s Grotto’, however other props will now be used.


Mr Oakley said: “The London Dungeon is full of secrets and we’re forever turning up surprises”. He added that the museum recently found that the Dungeon was close to a World Ward Two bomb shelter, which was the scene of ‘quite a horrific tragedy’.


The London Dungeon is home to ‘1000 years of London’s darkest and most gory history’.


Article by Charlotte Greenhalgh