London Dungeon reopens boat ride with new look

Date Posted: 07/05/2014

Based on the history of Henry VIII, thrill ride Henry’s Wrath at the Merlin attraction reopens on 24th May with a new look and name.

Renamed The Tyrant, the ride has new special effects, storytelling devices, shocks and surprises and promises an immersive and scary school trip.

A true tyrant by any definition, Henry VIII chopped off two of his wives' heads, introduced boiling alive as a capital punishment and executed 72,000 people.

Accused of being traitors alongside Anne Boleyn, visitors are condemned to join her on her final journey along the black river Thames to the infamous Traitors' Gate of the Tower of London.

The London Dungeon covers 1,000 years of London's murky past, brought to life by actors and shows featuring history's most infamous names from Sweeney Todd to Jack the Ripper.

School trip organisers can claim a discounted rate for school groups and educational resources are available. Teachers should be aware that the London Dungeon is not suitable for younger children.

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