The london bridge experience, crowned 'best guided tour', is an immersive theatrical experience bringing together history and horror, education and fun

Become part of London's gruesome history and travel back in time with notorious English characters, uncovering the dark secrets that lie beneath the world’s most haunted bridge. You will see, hear and even smell what London Bridge was like throughout the ages.

Become part of London's gruesome history and travel back in time with notorious English characters, uncovering the dark secrets that lie beneath the world’s most haunted bridge. You will see, hear and even smell what London Bridge was like throughout the ages.

The story of the London Bridge

London Bridge has seen it all, from being built in around 53 AD to the bridge we cross today there has been murder, intrigue, collapse, fire and much more. The secrets and lies surrounding the bridge will never be fully known but here you will see an interesting and factual timeline of inception through to current times. However you look at it, this bridge has many a tale to tell.

53 A.D.

The first London Bridge was built about 53 A.D. It was a military style pontoon bridge.

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60 A.D.

Londinium and the bridge was destroyed by the rebel army led by Queen Boudica in 60 A.D - a new city was then built to the East.

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100 A.D.

A new city and bridge was built. London Bridge spanned the wide Thames Between the 'South Works' (Southwark) and Londinium.

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300 A.D.

By 300 A.D. Londinium was an established city and port, with London Bridge as the gateway to and from the South.

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410 A.D.

The Romans went home in 410 A.D. and the Anglo-Saxons took control. Britannia became 'Angle-Land'.

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1014

The Norse King Olav defeated the Danish invaders by pulling down the wooden bridge in 1014.

6 1014

1066

The Normans invaded in 1066 and rode over London Bridge from the south, King William I gave the city a charter to rule itself.

7 1066

1190

In 1190 the first stone bridge was built by the Norman monk Peter de Colechurch. It was to stand for some 622 years.

8 1190

1205

Peter de Colechurch died in 1205. He is interred in the Chapel of St Thomas on the bridge.

9 1205

1305

William Wallace was the first man to have his head displayed on London Bridge in 1305.

10 1305

1305

The grisly gate house on the Southwark side displayed the heads of traitors.

11 1305

1390

In 1390 a famous joust took place on the bridge. It was between Englishman Sir John Welles and Scot Sir David de Lindesay. The Scottish knight won the joust.

12 1390

1450

The rebel Jack Cade led another peasant's revolt in 1450 AD. He lost his head which was displayed on the bridge; as was the fate of another rebel Wat Tyler in 1381.

13 1450

1577

Non Such House was constructed on the bridge in 1577, it took the place of the old drawbridge. It was fabricated in Holland, and not one single nail was used to put it together.

14 1577

1215-1666

The bridge has suffered many fires in 2,000 years, mainly in 1215, 1633 and 1666. It always rose again like a Phoenix.

15 1255 1666

1722

The chaos on the bridge made it hard to collect the tolls, so a new rule was imposed in 1722. 'Keep to the Left' was established and adopted by the whole country.

16 1722

1800

The stone bridge caused the Thames to flow slowly, so it used to freeze over in severe weather. Fairs were often held on the frozen pack ice.

17 1800

1831

The old bridge and the new bridge in 1831. St Magnus the Martyr church still stands today with its clock.

18 1831

1971

The present London Bridge was constructed next to the Rennie Bridge in 1971.

19 1971

1973

HM Queen Elizabeth II opened the present bridge in 1973. Are you in the picture? If so contact us for a complimentary pass.

20 1973

1973

The Rennie bridge was sold off. It was bought, then dismantled and resurrected in Lake Havasu Arizona U.S.A. by Robert Paxton McCulloch for $4.6m

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Keep your head

Come face to face with Queen Boudica's Iceni tribe and join them as they take on the Roman army. Be regaled by tales of terror at The Star Inn on Fish Lane as Jack The Ripper and Ben Crouch lurk in the lanes searching for the next victim. And meet The Keeper of The Heads at work as he preserves William Wallace’s head, as it was upon London Bridge the heads of traitors were stuck on spikes for all to see.

Experience Heads

Join the revolution

Experience medieval life first hand as you pass through the Chapel of Thomas Becket and onto the shop lined streets of London Bridge as the Great Fire of London takes hold and sweeps the city. After taking all of this in you will enter the Vortex and be taken back to the multi award winning present day hell, more commonly known as LONDON TOMBS.

Experience Roman

Awards and Nominations

Nominee for Best Attraction for Group Visits
Nominee for Best Attraction for Group Visits Group Travel Awards
Nominee for Best UK Attraction
Nominee for Best UK Attraction Group Leisure Award
Best Guided Tour
Winner of the Best Guided Tour Group Leisure Awards
UK's Scariest Attraction
Winner of the UK's Scariest Attraction for 8 years in a row
Top horror attraction in the world
Winner of the top horror attraction in the world Worldwide Attraction Awards

FAQs

What are The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs ticket age brackets?

  • Child ticket – 5 to 15 years (an adult MUST attend with you)
  • Student ticket – Must have valid ID and can only be bought at box office
  • Adult ticket – over 16 years
  • Senior Citizen ticket – Senior Citizens aged 60 or over. Can only be bought at box office
  • Children aged 4 and under are given free entry to The London Bridge Experience but we would not recommend bringing children of this age

How much does a ticket on the door cost?

  • Adult – £27.95
  • Child – £22.50
  • Student / Concession- £25.95

The best rates are achieved by booking on this website via the BOOK NOW link on any page. We reserve the right to change online or door prices at any time without notice.

How long does the experience last?

The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs lasts, on average, 1 hour, but due to the nature of the Experience being an interactive show the length of it depends how chatty & engaging you and the rest of the audience are, so we recommend you allow for 1 hour 15. Please also arrive 15 minutes prior to your show time. Like all theatre productions, late admission is not an option so you’ll either see the next available show or I’m afraid if you’re late for the last show of the day, you will miss the experience. Refunds are not permitted.

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Reviews

A must do!!

This was a great day, even waiting in line!! Great history from the staff and when we got to the tombs, so scary I kept jumping!! So many laughs!! A must do!!

Ria Brown

Visited in August 2018

We had so much fun while learning a lot about London's historical past!

My 13.5 y.o. son and I came from France specifically to your tour and we had so much fun while learning a lot about London's historical past! Injecting emotion and smells into the learnings are notoriously the best way to have things remain in our minds! We remember everything from the history of the London Bridge... thanks to your actors and realistic decors! Thank you! We'll be back...

Agnès Lorel

Visited April 2018

Both informative and utterly terrifying

I went to London Bridge Experience/tombs last Saturday and it was brilliant. The actors were both convincing and very informative. I then went into the second part which was so fantastic. I was scared to the core. One of the actors at the end really got me and I jumped out of my skin. It is well recommended and a must see when you’re in London well worth the money. I will definitely be going back when they have a scare event on.

Demiboo15

Visited in May, 2017 Essex

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Ultimate party Package

Whatever your party, this package will leave you all buzzing with (alcohol induced) fear!

What is included: 

  • Fast Track entrance
  • The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs show
  • Reserved Space in recreational area after the show for 1 hour
  • Unlimited Drinks (Beer, Wine- red or white & Soft Drinks- Orange Juice & fizzy)
  • Canapés
  • 1 Photo per person
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Birthday parties don’t come any more fun than this: so much fun it’s scary!

What is included:

  • Fast Track entrance
  • The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs show
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  • Reserved Space in recreational area after the show for 1 hour
  • Soft drinks (orange juice & fizzy drinks)
  • Kid party nibbles
  • Birthday cake
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