London Dungeon announces they will ‘ban’ vegans from entering in January in support of beloved character

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The decision to ‘ban’ vegans from entering in January is in support of an infamous character

The London Dungeon has announced that they will be banning vegans from entering the venue this month. This is in support of one of their most infamous characters Mrs Lovett, who produces meat pies.

January is also sometimes referred to as ‘Veganuary’. Veganuary is an annual challenge where people undergo a veganlifestyle for the entire month. It also promotes and educates about veganism.

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The annual challenge is growing every year. In 2020, around 400,000 people signed up for Veganuary. By definition, a vegan is ‘a person who does not eat any food derived from animals and who typically does not use other animal products’.

According to, the United Kingdom has the most vegans out of any country. The UK was ahead of Australia, Israel, Austria and New Zealand. A London Dungeon spokesperson said: “This Veganuary, the London Dungeon has decided to stand behind our Mrs Lovett and her iconic but somewhat suspicious meat pies.

“If she doesn’t do vegan, neither will we! So we’ve decided to not only ignore Veganuary but launch our very own version, denying entry to any vegan visitor who tries to darken our Dungeon. And the best bit, no need for additional security to help identify the veggie lovers, as we know they will most likely mention it within minutes of stepping foot into the attraction!”

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The month-long ban of vegans began on Tuesday, 3 January and will end on January 31 2023. It is being dubbed by the London Dungeon as ‘VeBANuary’. London’s rich and sometimes dark history comes to life at the London Dungeon and offers 16 terrifying shows and rides to show the history of the capital of England.

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