Spend a terrifying night in the London Dungeons

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This summer, a series of museums in the capital are opening their doors after hours to offer an alternative and exciting way to spend an evening in the city – and one of them is the gruesome London Dungeons.

Running until June 20th, the site will be hosting terrifying evenings just for adults, with more laughs, shocks and screams than you can shake a stick at. There will be the usual theatrical performances, scary storytelling and edge-of-the-seat surprises like you would get during the day, but set against an evening experience, this certainly is not for the faint hearted.

New to the dungeons is the Victorian Gin Palace Bar, the perfect place to down a few drinks and gather some Dutch Courage. If you are looking for something a tad fruity, authentic Victorian cocktails are on the menu, but beware that the mischievous barmaid does not entice you.

On your journey, you will go through 1,000 years of the rogues, villains and heroes that have shaped the capital's murky history. These include Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and his evil partner Mrs Lovett, and the gruesome Plague victims of the 17th century. And after all that, face the ultimate fear by plummeting down on the drop ride – this is sure to, literally, take your breath away.

Note that there are also VIP tours available at £40, which will include several drinks at the Gin Bar and a bite at Mrs Lovett's pie shop.

After you are sufficiently spooked out, head to the Shaftesbury hotels, where you can have a peaceful sleep – as long as those nightmares don't keep you up at night!

The event is only open to over-18s.