London Dungeon to Relocate to South Bank?
One of the Capital’s top tourist attractions, the London Dungeon, may be relocating from London Bridge to South Bank .
It has been reported that the ‘despicable and ‘orrible’ attraction could soon move from its current location – underneath the railway arches at London Bridge – due to rail and transport developments in the area.
London Bridge Station will soon undergo large scale redevelopment as part of the Thameslink programme, which proposes to create a ground-level concourse larger than the football pitch at Wembley Stadium.
The new site for the London Dungeon is reported to be the County Hall building next to the London Eye on South Bank, EC4. Yesterday, Merlin Entertainments, the operator of the famous tourist attraction, received planning permission to convert part of County Hall into the new Dungeons, keeping many of the current gory details, along with adding some new, ghastly attractions.
The proposed South Bank location would create a cluster of tourist attractions all in one place, which could be highly beneficial for London’s tourist and entertainment sectors.
However, the final decision is yet to be confirmed as Merlin Entertainments intend to keep their location options open. A spokes woman from the operator told press, “This represents only one of a number of options under discussion as part of the company’s ongoing talks with Network Rail. Both Merlin and Network Rail are looking to minimise the disruption of any such works to their business, and as such one possible solution would therefore be to relocate the Dungeon, should a suitable site be found. Discussions with Network Rail looking at alternative solutions continue.”