Best Immersive Experiences In London To Try

Sometimes we all just need a bit of escapism in the capital. Fortunately, our city has a whole heap of venues, experiences and events to take you away from the skyscrapers and into another world; think interactive theatre with the Fawtly Towers gang, immersive art projections like no other and immersive dining alongside the movie-themed and the cocktail-fuelled. These are the best immersive experiences London has in store for your next adventurous outings.

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Last updated on 16th April 2024




Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

One of the best immersive experiences in London for adults who love cocktails, Moonshine Saloon in Houndsditch sees you plunge yourself into a Western world complete with gambling, outlaws making moonshine and a nosey sheriff. Take in a bottle of your favourite spirit and let the experts make it into bespoke drinks to sip throughout the interactive theatre.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

After an immersive cocktail experience in London? You might be going to prison, but it's not all bad, because hiding inside Alcotraz is a speakeasy bar at their Hackney Road penitentiary. You need to smuggle your favourite bottle of alcohol in so that the inmates can create rounds of bespoke drinks for your group, all while you navigate a theatrical world of crooked guards and mean wardens.

WeJam

Ever wanted to record your very own hit song? WeJam is making that dream a reality by offering an immersive experience where you and your mates can enter a recording studio (after deciding on your band name and instrument, of course) and then rehearse and perform your favourite songs. Sophisticated technology means that you only have to play one note at a time, making it the ideal, fun-filled activity for beginners and music lovers alike. However, first of all you have to find the hidden place...

Darkfield

This immersive event is bringing all the drama to you. Inspired by Capgras delusion - the terrifying belief that your loved one has been replaced by a replica - DARKFIELD is an audio experience designed for two people to get stuck into at home.

Hyper Reality

Hyper Reality in Stepney Green is the experience that's offering everything from a karaoke singalong to a VR rollercoaster and go-kart experience. If a cyberpunk immersive venue or fighting through hoards of zombies in a virtual reality arena sounds like you're idea of a good time, then you've come to the right place. Plus, there's a lounge bar featuring a suite of retro consoles and board games, themed cocktails and CBD beers waiting for afterwards too.

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 4th May 2024

Head down the rabbit hole with an evening at Ninth Life's The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar, an immersive theatre experience in London. Merging live actors, an escape room and murder mystery in one, this quirky event is filled with kooky characters and a quest to retrieve everyone's gold through interrogation, gambling and trade.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

@ President Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

Turning one of the nation's best-loved sitcoms into a smash hit event, this immersive dining experience in London seats you at Faulty Towers for a three-course meal you won't forget. Interact with iconic characters Basil, Sybil and Manuel while enjoying this original take on your favourite comedy at President Hotel near Russell Square.

Supperclub.tube

As one of the most memorable and unique dining experiences, Supperclub.tube is a must-visit for those who have an appreciation for the city's transport system. Enjoy a six-course tasting menu inside a disused tube carriage from the 1960s – hidden behind a forgotten Walthamstow pumping house. Fine dining-style international plates range from shredded brisket to chipotle soup – with a list of wine and cocktails to wash them down with. 

Jury Games

When it comes to brilliant immersive experiences, Jury Games blow it out of the water. Hosting unique events at Theatre Deli, they'll see you using your noggins to solve a case. You'll need to evaluate evidence, work with live actors and so much more until you solve the mystery and convict your crook.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience is an immersive adventure at Roscorp Laboratories in Hoxton. From the minds behind Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon comes an entirely different universe of creativity. Don a blue jumpsuit as you make your way through the film-like setting, sipping on three crafted tipples and winning over the trust of the local Avorians. Tickets start from £42.50 for this fun night out, and for every one sold, a tree is planted.

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

Is there anything better than a delicious dinner with fantastic entertainment? We thought not. Then be sure to check out The Murdér Express, an immersive mystery experience in Pedley Street Station that comes complete with live actors and a four-course meal from Michelin star chef and winner of The Great British Menu, Niall Keating.

Escape The Power Cut

@ Control Room B on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

Escape The Power Cut at Control Room B is a thrilling, immersive experience that takes place at Battersea Power Station. From £55 each, you'll be able to set off on a mission to restore power within 90 minutes. Solve mind-bending puzzles and figure out cryptic clues in order to achieve your goal, while sipping on two bespoke tipples for fuel. 

Monthly Immersive Chef's Table Supperclub

@ Kitchen Theory on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2024

One of the most incredible immersive experiences for foodies, Kitchen Theory's chef's table offering is bringing 10 exceptional dishes to 18 lucky diners every month. Head to Kitchen Theory in Holborn for a multisensory meal inspired by art, nature and science, with light projection, audio and aroma setting the scene. 

Trapped

Fancy trying out a quirky immersive experience in the heart of Greenwich? Then Trapped is for you. From adrenaline-fuelled adventures running away from zombies to spy-themed activities where you identify double agents, this venue has it all.

Immersive Gamebox

Ever wanted to step inside a video game? Well now you can, as Immersive Gamebox awaits near Southwark station. Expect to don motion-sensor visors and move around your private pod with touchscreen walls to complete challenges and games, including those themed around Squid Game, spies and more.

Billy Bonker and the Cocktail Factory @ Bonkers Bar

@ Bonkers Bar on Saturday 27th April 2024 and 8 other Saturdays

Need the best immersive experience in London this 2024? One of the most unforgettable, Billy Bonker at Bonkers Bar in Daltson is quite the show-stopper. Grab a golden packet to attend this epic cocktail factory tour from Billy himself, with three unique cocktails each to be enjoyed along the way.

Mazer Zone

On the hunt for an immersive experience? Then make your way to Mazer Zone in Camden. This cool escape room-style spot will have you completing challenging puzzles in order to steal precious jewels from a Hatton Garden safe, or using your skills to save the world if you'd rather be on the good side of the law.

Frameless

Looking for the best immersive art experience in London this 2024? Frameless, found in Marble Arch, is offering an interactive spin on fine art, putting you into the paintings of names like Dali, Van Gogh and Kandinsky, with over 40 digital interpretations of their works in store.

The Wands & Wizard Exploratorium

How's this for an immersive experience? Step through the doors of this five-storey Soho spot and you'll be transported into a magical realm. From the team behind The Cauldron (a boozy potion-making experience), Wizard Exploratorium is entertaining magic fanatics with its incredible decor, brilliant events - a magic wand experience, anyone? - and quirky afternoon teas across a themed venue.

Escape Entertainment

Whether you want to be tasked with solving the murder of a West End star or get stuck into a jewellery heist, Escape Entertainment near Bank has 60-minute immersive games that are sure to hit the spot. Crack clues and solve puzzles with your group and try to get the best time here.

13 Best Immersive Art Exhibitions In London

From Outernet (an immersive experience on Tottenham Court Road in London that's included the likes of a digital butterfly exhibition and other LED light projections) to walking among Seoul-inspired mythical forests, heading to Twist Museum and traversing the moon's surface with Tom Hanks narrating, there are interactive works of art all over the capital. Get the full low-down on the very best right here, including Disney100: The Exhibition for the ultimate hit of nostalgia.