Sadly I don't think this part came across
as well as it could have. One problem was the fact everyone was given a
handset that played commentary as you went round. This would be handy for
people who speak limited English, but for me things just came across as a
mess. If didn't help that the commentary often started early, before I'd had
a chance to place the handset to my ear. The other issue was the guide was
doing a talk at the same time, which means you were trying to concentrate on
two things at once, and consequently couldn't concentrate on either
Even without the handset things still felt a little chaotic, verging
dangerously close to the feel of children's party entertainment at times.
It's a shame as there are some good spooky locations, so with a bit of
organisation, accompanied by some spooky stories it could be an effective
experience. It's not terrible as things are, but overall things felt like a
It does end with a good flourish though with the vortex section. It's one of
the most disorientating spinning tunnels I've ever walked through. After
that, and what seemed like an unnecessarily long time waiting to have our
photo taken, and waiting around after a video explaining the rules for the
operator to let us back out it was on to the main attraction; The London
This is a very large walk through horror attraction with costumed actors to
provide scares. This is where the spooky location really come in to it's
own, as the underground tunnels are a dark and claustrophobic location,
perfect for this type of attraction. They haven't just settled for the
tunnels though, with all of the maze being well themed, and several
obstacles to keep an eye out for along the way.
What's also a nice touch is there are several themed areas along the way,
that apart from the circus area still fit in with the spooky tombs. Visiting
locations such as a horror hospital, industrial wastelands and a spooky
motel shower room despite the long length of the maze nothing ever felt
repetitive or uninteresting.
The long length though is responsible for the mazes main flaw. The actors
(apart from the one who had to scramble to put on his mask as I came through
the curtain) all did a good job. The encounters though didn't seem frequent
enough. I've been on long mazes like this that have long dark corridors to
create tension between encounters. Here though they've gone for a more
freaky atmosphere, with more going on visually, the encounters between
actors felt a little sparse for this style.
To be fair this is a year round attraction so it will be less financially
viable to have a larger number of actors like you'd get on a seasonal
attraction. It's hardly a fatal flaw either, as it was still a great, well
themed horror attraction.
So one I'd recommend? There's only one thing stopping me giving a full
recommendation, the price. Even if you pre-book and get an online discount
it still feels on the pricey side for what you get. Luckily when we went we
had a 2 for 1 discount voucher, and at this price it was well worth it.
Sadly those vouchers aren't as common to come across as a lot of other
discounts. Without this I think it's still one that a fan of horror
attractions is going to want to do at least once, but it's not one I'd
prioritise making another visit to, knowing I can get more for my money