Fear is a funny thing - Merlin Venues

Fear is a funny thing

04 March 2013

Last week, Wednesday 27th February, Merlin Events London and The London Dungeon hosted its first event at the brand new London Dungeon.

After nearly 40 years The London Dungeon has left Tooley Street and moved to a brand new site next to the EDF energy London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

TV stars including Brian Blessed, Lydia Bright, Ricky Norwood and Josie Gibson attended the media launch party and were taken on a scarily fun tour through London’s dark history including the brand new shows with gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes and murderous monarch Henry VIII.

Guests were greeted by a singing jester and Dungeon actors on arrival and entertained by a mix of Victorian inspired entertainment including a silhouette artist, fortune teller, an Accordian and Fiddle players as well as a singalong piano player and upright piano in the Ten Bells pub.

X Factor contestants, The Risk, surprised guests with a 20 minute set including a rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.

Guests enjoyed Prosecco on arrival served in Victorian glasses and Hoxton Gin cocktails served in tankards in the Ten Bells pub. Victorian Canapés, specially designed by Dish Catering, included mini brioche loafs stuffed with game pate and Keen’s cheddar and pear purée on pumpernickel croute.

Other eats included mini pies served from Mrs Lovett’s pie shop and warm rustics breads and crackers, British cheeses and Mushroom duxelle pâté with spiced butter served in Victorian style baskets. Desserts served on Victoria tea stands included Heston’s Quaking pudding, Mini bakewell tarts and Apple Charlotte.

The brand new London Dungeon is a feast for your senses, and scary fun, see what the TV stars including former ‘the Only Way is Essex’ star and TV and film legend Brian Blessed had to say here.

It is a fear of the unknown that scares us, but tell us do you think being scared can be fun? We think so – fear is a funny thing!

Merlin Events London will be hosting the first event showcase evening on Wednesday 20th March 2013, connect with us on LinkedIn to ensure you are invited to the eagerly anticipated event launch party and the first to hear about our special offers and promotions.


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