Thirty years ago, London was stolen. Now it rests on the shore of the Unterzee, that old dark ocean under the world. Hell is close, immortality is cheap, and the screaming has largely stopped…

“Welcome. Delicious friend.”

Winner of The Escapist’s Best Browser Game, 2009

“Superlative… every bit as vividly drawn as the worlds built by Rockstar in Red Dead Redemption, or Irrational in Bioshock, or Supergiant in Bastion.”

Tom Chick

“This is hands-down one of the best browser games we’ve ever played.”


Choose your path through the city

Welcome to a dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic underworld, where every choice has a consequence, from the style of your hat to the price of your soul.

Creep, coerce, brawl and swindle your way through the gaslit streets of Fallen London. Go mudlarking off Ladybones Road, eavesdrop in the ragged old market of Spite or arm-wrestle in Watchmaker’s Hill – wheresoever you roam, you’ll take your chances and shape your fate.

Collect whispered secrets and trade magnificent jewels to further your cause, whilst picking your way through the rats and filth of the fallen city (or embracing the putrid glory of it all). Choose your allies and your path carefully though – after all you never know who you might run into down that dark alley, or what poor soul might run into you…

Meet the locals

It would do the population of Fallen London the most heinous disservice to describe them as colourful. However, from The Cheery Man (who is anything but cheerful), to Madame Shoshana, the Clay Men, Mr Eaten and the Bohemian Sculptress, your journey will certainly be all the more ‘interesting’ for meeting them.

That’s not to mention your fellow travellers in the city. Adventure, fight and trade with your peers; marry, even – if you’re that way inclined.


Explore the immersive and darkly delightful world of Fallen London in a free, browser-based, literary RPG of sorts. As much for those who love to read as those who love to play, experience a unique narrative that evolves with every choice you make. Define your destiny through the stories you embark on and the character you cultivate.

There’s a whole world of opportunity waiting for you beyond the iron bars of New Newgate prison. Who are you going to be?

Enter Fallen London

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Latest news

Why is Fallen London still free-to-play?
Jan 3, 12:00am

Someone on our forum just pleaded with us to make Fallen London an AAA-price, all-you-can-eat banquet, rather than our current day-by-day free-to-play rationing system. It’s a request we hear from time to time; it’s perfectly understandable, and it’s something we’ve talked about internally as well. But Fallen London will stay free-to-play, and here’s why. First, […]

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Nov 24, 12:00am

Fallen London is the proud sponsor of The Kitschies this year. We’re particularly delighted to support their new category: the Invisible Tentacle, for natively digital fiction that is progressive, intelligent and entertaining. You have ONE WEEK left to submit your digital fiction efforts (i.e. not just an ebook, but anything fictive and digital-first, including a Twine […]

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An Ambitious Update
Oct 14, 12:00am

Every character in Fallen London has an Ambition: an epic personal quest that will take them on a hair-raising ride through the city’s darkest secrets. It might be an oath to avenge a loved one’s death. The pursuit of your heart’s desire. A hunt for the Neath’s greatest treasure. It’s been a while since we […]

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