May 20 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Fans snapped up props from the London Dungeon at a car boot sale today ahead of its move across the capital.
The attraction closed its Tooley Street venue for the final time last week and is set to re-open in County Hall on the Southbank in March
To mark the occasion, a stall was set up at Pimlico Car Boot Sale to give members of the public a chance to buy surplus stock.
Popular items included realistic replica skulls, bones and full skeleton, closely followed by a collection of Victorian dolls and original signs from the attraction
The most expensive items sold were a unique gothic throne at £250 and the stocks, which have held One Direction and Alice Cooper. They went for £200.
The cheapest items, glass bottles from the Ten Bells Victorian pub, went for just 20p.
General manager Ben Sweet said: “We are delighted to have caused such a stir with our little carnage boot sale today.
“Some of the stranger lots have made people shiver but everyone’s had fun and that’s what the London Dungeon is all about.
“I’m very happy the contents of our old Tooley Street home haven’t ended up gathering dust in some prop shop, I’d much rather they lived on in people’s homes, gardens or wherever they are planning to keep their strange acquisitions.”
The sale was overseen by London Dungeon characters Mrs Lovett, from Sweeney Todd, and the Victorian grave robber Robin Graves.
Visitor Matthew Corrigan, from Greenwich, said: “Since 1978, when I was eight years old, I’ve probably been to the London Dungeon 30 times so I just had to come along today.
“I’m really pleased with the sign I bought, I remembered it from my visits to the attraction so when I saw it, I grabbed it.”