Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! After many years at Piccadilly Circus, we are relocating our Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. We want to thank the community and guests who have made our stay here in memorable. Our Ripley’s Piccadilly location is permanently closed.

Welcome to the official page of Ripley's Believe It or Not! London - the UK's most unbelievable attraction!

Sticky rice was used in the mortar of the Great Wall of China and is often credited with the wall's longevity.
31/01/2020

Sticky rice was used in the mortar of the Great Wall of China and is often credited with the wall's longevity.

Many farmers in Bangladesh have switched from raising chickens to ducks because ducks float during floods.
29/01/2020

Many farmers in Bangladesh have switched from raising chickens to ducks because ducks float during floods.

Whale, whale, whale. What do we have here?
24/01/2020
Everything Wrong With The Killer Whale’s Name

Whale, whale, whale. What do we have here?

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are in fact not whales at all. Orcas are the actually the largest members of the dolphin, or Delphinidae, family.

Phoebe's fast-rising fame started four years after her death.
22/01/2020
Travels With Phoebe, The Taxidermy Dog Of Instagram

Phoebe's fast-rising fame started four years after her death.

A deceased Jack Russell terrier named Phoebe opened an Instagram account and started posting photos and videos with a little help from her former owner.

An airman accidentally pulled the manual release, sending the bomb crashing through closed bomb bay doors.
20/01/2020
That Time The U.S. Military Accidentally Dropped An Atomic Bomb

An airman accidentally pulled the manual release, sending the bomb crashing through closed bomb bay doors.

With the unrivaled power to flatten cities and snuff out tens of thousands of lives in an instant, great measures have been taken in securing nuclear bombs.

Ships could use this device to target ships sight unseen.
17/01/2020
When Sonar Wasn't Enough: The Bathythermograph

Ships could use this device to target ships sight unseen.

The bathythermograph was a torpedo-shaped device strung behind ships via cable. It collected depth and temperature data to be combined with sonar.

Even P.T. Barnum tried to buy the giant.
13/01/2020
The Cardiff Giant: A Stone Man's Secrets

Even P.T. Barnum tried to buy the giant.

The Cardiff Giant was billed as the greatest archaeological discovery of the 19th century, with people coming from all over to view this petrified man.

King Henry VII's wedding displayed the first fireworks on record.
10/01/2020

King Henry VII's wedding displayed the first fireworks on record.

The British government credited carrots for helping royal air force pilots hunt down German aircraft at night.
06/01/2020
Carrots, Eyesight, And World War II Propaganda

The British government credited carrots for helping royal air force pilots hunt down German aircraft at night.

During World War II, the British government promoted the nutritional value of carrots and their purported night-vision properties.

Hammerhead sharks can see 360 degrees!
03/01/2020

Hammerhead sharks can see 360 degrees!

One company is racing to put more people on the moon, but not in the way that you think.
03/01/2020
The Only Man To Be Buried On the Moon (So Far)

One company is racing to put more people on the moon, but not in the way that you think.

Believe it or not, one man is buried on the Moon. His name is Eugene Shoemaker, and he pioneered planetary science.

The real-life Humpty Dumpty may have been capable of annihilating military forces.
30/12/2019
The Egg-citing Truth Behind Humpty Dumpty

The real-life Humpty Dumpty may have been capable of annihilating military forces.

We all know the story of Humpty Dumpty. He sat on a wall, had a great fall, and none of the king’s men could put him back together again.

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American millionaires wanted to buy it and ship it stateside!
27/12/2019
The Man Who Bought Stonehenge At Auction

American millionaires wanted to buy it and ship it stateside!

Stonehenge went to auction in 1915. Rumors flew about who would buy it, Americans were likely, but one British aristocrat secured it for England.

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The Georgia Guidestones contain instructions written in 12 languages for rebuilding society in the event of an apocalyps...
23/12/2019

The Georgia Guidestones contain instructions written in 12 languages for rebuilding society in the event of an apocalypse.

Could eight cups be too much water?
23/12/2019
Do You Really Just Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?

Could eight cups be too much water?

Almost everyone’s heard of the 8x8 rule. Specifically, it states that one needs to drink eight glasses of water every day, each sized at eight ounces.

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This ancient ostrich-like creature may have been food for early humans.
20/12/2019
The Bird That Was Almost 1,000 Pounds

This ancient ostrich-like creature may have been food for early humans.

Around 1.5-2 million years ago, a giant bird ran across the arid landscape of Crimea. This was one of the biggest known birds to ever live.

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It belongs in a museum.
18/12/2019
Cracking Indiana Jones's Whip

It belongs in a museum.

While the adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones was cut into American culture by Harrison Ford, the treasure hunter's whip became an icon.

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The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus
London
W1J 0DA

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Opening a new Ripley's believe it or not at Southend Kursaal indoor which is currently in need of company investment in place as tourism.
Putting in a new Ripley's believe it or not at festival park Basildon borough council in Essex, or Kursaal Southend , bond Street Chelmsford could attract people go there.
Who knows what is the address of this museum to day?
I've just read that you sponsor The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Thailand which relies on “broken” elephants—animals who have been chained and beaten relentlessly to make them submissive and fearful enough to do this ridiculous activity. I strongly urge you to please stop your sponsorship...continuing your sponsorship indicates you support elephant cruelty. Thanks for your attention to this important matter.
Love for the best museum ever!
Are you really closed ??
Any news on reopening soon?!
We really wanted to visit this October half term but saw you had closed so settled for cadburys world instead!! Please tell me you will open/re-locate soon so we can visit in the Feb half term?!
Such a shame Ripley’s has closed! We planned to visit you in December during our forthcoming trip to London. Really hope to hear an announcement of a grand re-opening in a new venue very soon!
Thanks a f**king lot for cancelling my booking. A message would have been coomon courtesy. Actually, not taking the booking two weeks ago would have been bloody nice. You must have known then that you couldn't honour my tickets.
Has Ripleys closed down in London?