Immersive Experiences in London
London, it's got to be one of the greatest cities in the world; from pubs to clubs and right back to boozy brunches, there's never a shortage of things to do. But sometimes we need a bit of escapism in the capital and reading Harry Potter for the tenth time ain't going to cut it. Fortunately London has a whole heap of immersive experiences to take you away from the sky scrapers; from the strange and the unusual, through to partying like it's the 1920s, these are the best immersive experiences in London.
You might be going to prison, but it's not all bad, because hiding inside is an actual bar. You need to smuggle your favourite bottle of alcohol in so that the inmates can mix you up something spectacular in this immersive drinking experience.
Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is one of London's top sell-out events. Created using cutting edge technology, live actors and incredible scenery, the event will see you travelling through time and space, coming face to face with a Martian invasion.
Get ready for immersive theatre like never before, courtesy of Olivier Award-winning Louis Hartshorn & Brian Hook. The well known duo will be bringing F Scott Fitzgerald's incredible story to life this winter in London, complete with bubbles, dancing and acts to remember.
How's this for an immersive London experience? Step through the doors of this five-storey Soho spot and you'll be transported into a magical realm. Wizard Exploratorium is entertaining Harry Potter fanatics with its incredible decor, brilliant events - wand-making workshops anyone? - and quirky afternoon teas.
Combining a heart-stopping murder mystery, with a luxury four-course dinner, The Murdér Express is back by popular demand. Presented by Funicular Productions, this immersive experience takes place aboard a 'moving' train as it speeds towards the town of 'Murdér' - that is, if you make it there alive...
All Star Lanes White City are keeping guests on the edge of their seats with newest immersive experience. Have you and your mates got what it takes to pull off an adrenaline-pumping heist? You can soon find out, without even having to leave your table.
Part escape room, part theatre event, this is one of the best immersive experiences in London this summer. Work with a team to commit the theft of a century; weaving through lasers, cracking security codes and disabling alarms to nab some of the most sought-after art in the world.
One of the coolest immersive experiences in London, this unique pop-up on the heart of the city is taking you back to the world of the roaring twenties. Get those glad rags on and sneak into this hidden speakeasy for dinner, cocktails and live jazz.
Taking inspiration from both the Disney film and salacious Parisian hotspot, Mulan Rouge is a brilliant and humorous show that's not to be missed. Expect everything from queer-tastic burlesque and glamorous dance acts to witty performances and barrels of laughs.
Located in Haggerston, Otherworld VR Arcade looks more like a futuristic film set than a Saturday afternoon jaunt. Boasting 14 gaming areas with 16 different modes, this place is a mecca to all things mesmerising. And when you've finished tackling blood-thirsty zombies? You can head to the space-themed cocktail bar for a well-deserved sip.
Forget the Kray twins, this immersive experience is taking you deep inside London's criminal underworld - where violence is rampant and deals are made to be broken. Handing the power to you, you'll completely shape the experience, meaning every show is as unique and shocking as the next.
Spend a weekend living the life of the one and only 007 at Bond for a Day! An immersive activity around London, the event will include a 101 in target practice, a trip to a swish Jermyn Street perfumer and a heady cocktail or two.
A mad professor has been locked in his lab creating havoc; government forces are closing in on important research - you have one hour to solve either of these challenges in this exciting escape room experience. Taking place in ExCeL, there are 13 rooms and two scenarios for you to battle against the clock and each other.
One of the most incredible immersive experiences in London, Kitchen Theory's chef's table offering is bringing 10 exceptional dishes to 12 lucky diners every month. Head to High Barnet for a multisensory meal inspired by art, nature and science.
Turning one of the nation's best-loved sitcoms into a smash hit experience, this piece of immersive dinner theatre is putting seating you in the Faulty Towers dining room for a three-course meal you won't forget. Interact with a host of iconic characters and enjoy one truly original take on your favourite comedy.
Looking for something different to do in the city? If you're a horror fan, you'll love this tour in London. Hex and the City promises dark humour as you wander around and learn about the history of witchcraft through your expert guides.
Taking you to a motorhome science lab away from home, this unique cocktail and pizza making masterclass goes in hard on molecular cocktails and stunning sips across an hour and 45 minutes of fully-immersive action.
Head down the rabbit hole with an evening at Ninth Life's The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar. An immersive theatrical experience, escape room and murder mystery in one, this quirky event is filled with kooky characters and is sure to leave a lasting impression.
West End Musical Brunch are providing theatre fanatics with an unforgettable day of tasty food and fabulous performances. Not only will you get an hour of free-flowing fizz and a two-course feast, but you'll also enjoy a live show from the industry's darlings.
This is an immersive experience unlike any other in London right now. Play the detective as you travel through sets from the show, solving the case with the help from the hit TV show cast in exclusive footage. Or maybe you could try your hand at mixing killer cocktails in the secret Sherlock speakeasy...
Up there for the best immersive experiences in London, The Grid is a brilliant escape room that's combining futuristic cocktails with mind-boggling puzzles. You'll also be working undercover to defeat an evil AI corp from world domination.
Located in a secret Shoreditch members club, gin-house burlesque immerses you in an old-world style night of fun. Head to East London to watch burlesque dancers dazzle with Josphine Baker-inspired acts and a soundtrack that will keep you partying until the early hours.
Travel through time at this LexTempus Multisensory Music Experience. The immersive audiovisual activity at Aures London will take you to different eras to enjoy shows from the likes of James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Ross, with cocktails to pair.