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Shrek's Adventure London

Shrek’s Adventure London is a popular attraction inspired by the popular animated Shrek films by DreamWorks. The attraction is located at the County Hall building on the south bank of the River Thames and nearby the London Eye. The County Hall building is also the home of Sea Life London Aquarium and the London Dungeon.

Shrek’s Adventure is popular with young children especially those aged between 6 and 12 years. Though targeted at young children, it’s also popular with adults who wish they were a kid again! There is no minimum age to enter but an adult must accompany children below 15 years. A visit to the attraction is supposed to be entertaining but some children below 8 years might find some scenes a bit too scary.

 County Hall building by mattbuck


Shrek’s Adventure is a walk and ride tour that last about 75 minutes to complete. The tour is unquestionably fun and entertaining passing through several sets of fairy tale scenes based on the Shrek films and took over two years to build. The tour features live shows, dramatic storytelling, extraordinary special effects, superb animation and a wonderful 4D ride. There is never a dull moment with always something to catch visitors and especially young children by surprise.

See & Do

Visitors get to meet many familiar characters from the Shrek films face-to-face. Fictional characters seen at Shrek’s Adventure include the bumbling yet adorable ogre Shrek and his ogress wife Princess Fiona. Shrek’s closest friends and sidekicks include the wise cracking Donkey and the smooth talking Puss in Boots. Other familiar faces and friends of Shrek include the Gingerbread Man, Pinocchio and Doris the barmaid. There are also fictional characters from other Dreamworks films including Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon.

The tour begins aboard a 4D magic bus with Donkey as your guide. Visitors on board initially pass through a virtual tour of Central London. Scenes during the tour include a visit to Shrek’s Swamp and a stroll through the Spooky Forest. At the Rumpelstiltskin's Carriage, Esmeralda invites visitors to look into her crystal ball. At the Game Show, visitors help find clues to rescue Pinocchio from the Wheel of Torture. At the Muffin Man’s House, spend time cooking a magic spell in a bubbling cauldron. Then there is also the Mirror Maze to get you lost. The tour finishes with a happy conclusion at the Dreamworks Arrival Hall.

Visiting Shrek's Adventure London

Shrek’s Adventure London opens throughout the year except Christmas Day. Expect queues to be long on weekends and school holidays. The standard opening time on Monday-Wednesday and Fridays is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursdays, the standard opening time is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The opening time on Saturdays is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can purchase tickets at the main entrance or online at the official Shrek’s Adventure London website. Purchasing online not only avoids the long queues but also offers substantial discounts.

Waterloo (Underground) Station is the nearest station from the London Dungeon and serves the Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City Lines. Other London Underground stations located within walking distance are Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Lines), Embankment (Circle, District, Northern and Bakerloo Lines) and Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee Lines) Stations. Riverboats operated by Thames Clippers and City Cruises under the London River Services stop at the London Eye Pier.

Shrek's Adventure London on the Map

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, UK

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