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London Bridge is Falling Down - local schools invited to record rhyme

Local schools are being invited to compete to make a recording of the rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down to be included in a new attraction below the bridge.

The London Bridge Experience – due to open next February in the vaults formerly occupied by the Wicked nightclub and Cynthia's Cyber Bar – is a 2 million tourist attraction based around the history of London's first river crossing.

The new attraction is asking London schools to send in a recording of their pupils singing the famous nursery rhyme either with or without accompaniment.

One school will be then be chosen to take part in a professional recording session, with the results used as part of the display.

"It's a great opportunity for schools to showcase their musical talents, and to put their stamp on one of London's most exciting historical and educational attractions," says local businessman Danny Scriven, who together with brother Lee has masterminded the new venture.

"We are expecting 300,000 visitors every year from across the world, and we want them to hear the voices of London kids bringing this famous nursery rhyme to life. The recording will be used for years to come."

As well as the recording session, the winning school will also be treated to a VIP trip to the London Bridge Experience when it is fully open to school parties.

Danny added: "As well as being a fun attraction using Hollywood-style special effects to bring history to life, we have a strong educational offering. This competition is a way of letting teachers – especially teachers on our doorstep – know we are here, and what we can offer as a destination for school parties."

The London Bridge Experience will comprise two distinct attractions under the southern approach to one of the world's most famous bridges.

In the London Bridge Experience, visitors are taken on a guided tour of London Bridge's 2000-year history using a combination of special effects, CGI and character actors.

Visitors can then go deeper into the bridge and enter the London Tombs, a horror attraction to rival the nearby London Dungeon which the owners claim will "create a scare factor unsurpassed in the UK".

Advance tickets are on sale now.

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