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 escape rooms through to partying like it's the 1920s, these are the best immersive experiences in London.

Last updated on 18th April 2019

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Friday 3rd May 2019

London's most thrilling immersive dining experience is back. Join MasterChef's Laurence Henry on board the Jewel of the Empire as you're transported to the 1930's on a journey to the south of France, with plenty of twists and mysteries along the way. 

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

A new venture from the minds behind Alcotraz, this immersive drinking experience will catch you hook, line and sinker. Take part in the epic voyage and steal long-lost treasure from the grasps of the governor, just make sure not to get caught. 

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Tuesday 7th May 2019

When it comes to immersive events in London, there's nothing quite like Gingerline. Experience their Grand Expedition, with an adventure around the world; through live performances, interactive story-telling and an impressive multi-course meal to round it all off.

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Friday 10th May 2019

This immersive dining experience in London Bridge will throw you into the jazz-fulled underbelly of 1920s New York. Choose a character and head to a hidden location where you'll get to take part in a thrilling story, complete with flowing themed cocktails, live music and a BBQ-style feast. 

  Dinner Is Coming

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@ The Vaults on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

Become a Lord or Lady of Easteros and prepare to be immersed in a tale of murder and intrigue at this Game of Thrones themed experience at The Vaults. The Day of Marriage is upon us, yet murder is in the air and before you know it, you'll need to pledge allegiances wisely. 

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

Save 20% on ticket Dinner with discount code DINNERFOOLS20
Valid on the following dates: 03/05/2019, 10/05/2019, 17/05/2019, 24/05/2019 and 31/05/2019.

Relive the hit TV show, as the Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel is transformed into The Nags Head for a unique show. Meet the Trotters and dig into some delicious pub grub with a side of hilarious entertainment and immersive theatre performances.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

296 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

Save 20% on ticket Sentence No. 1 (Wednesday) with discount code ORANGEWEDNESDAY
Valid on any dates that fall on Wednesday.

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. Just make sure you don't get caught.

  Lights, Camera, Action!

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@ Mirth, Marvel and Maud on Wednesday 1st May 2019

Ever wanted to star in a Hollywood movie? Well, now's your shot with a truly unique immersive production that takes you back to The Golden Age. You'll piece together the perfect move before stepping in front of the camera yourselves, and then completing it all with an awards show, it's all very glamorous. 

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.

  Dead Man's Hand

32 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Farringdon on Saturday 20th April 2019 and 10 other Saturdays

After a series of sell-out shows, A Door In A Wall makes a triumphant return with the high-stakes game Dead Man's Hand. You'll get to explore the alehouses and alleyways of Farringdon to piece together clues and crack the case, it's sure to be a fun and thrilling activity. 

  The Candlelight Club

229 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 27th April 2019 and 4 other dates

One of London's most notorious immersive events is bringing you the magic and intrigue of the 1920s in various locations across the city. Slip into your best dandy suit or flapper dress and get ready for a night of drinking, dancing and dining at this lively shindig.

  Drink & Play: The Viewing

17 user reviews 5

@ Ninth Life on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

Save 25% on ticket 7:30pm - Game Friday with discount code Egg-cellent
Valid on any dates between 10/05/2019 and 10/05/2019.

Grab your crew and head to this quirky Catford space where it's all about escapism, performances and entertainment. With multiple rooms over various levels, you'll find interactive theatre alongside a courtyard and street food. 

@ The Mind Palace / Sherlock: The Game Is Now on Various dates from Friday 26th April 2019

The city's best new cocktail experience, head to W12 where this unique escape room wants you to solve three individual cases and see out ingredients that will go towards a cheeky cocktails.

For King and Country

142 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

It's time to get down and dirty - and a little bit drunk - with some World War Two drama as this incredible work of immersive theatre returns to COLAB factory. Whether you're fighting off invasion or attempting to liberate an occupied Britain it's a hands-on, high-octane experience from start to finish.

Poetry Brothel London

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A unique, immersive pop-up poetry event that takes over classrooms, lecture halls and Ivory towers to bring talent form across the globe together. Expect avant-garde performances, musical productions and a rotating cast of poets as 'whores'. 


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Whether you want to conquer Everest, travel to the Moon or simply survive a Zombie Apocalypse, this immersive experience lets you escape to a faraway world, simply by donning a Virtual Reality headset.

Handmade Mysteries

77 user reviews 5

Creators of some of London's most thrilling immersive experiences, Handmade Mysteries, have set up multiple mind-bending and bizarre puzzle challenges around the city for you to get stuck into. Whether its battling cyber terrorists, unlocking the secrets to Lady Chastity or outsmarting demented ventriloquist dummies, put yourself to the test.


3 user reviews 5

This sensual experience will transport you to a 1970's Tokyo hotel where guests and actors will be mixed together for a dinner of delicious intrigue and aromatic surprise. Expect the unexpected as you head to the luxurious Shoreditch Townhouse for a truly unique exotic event. 

@ Trapped Escape Rooms on Various dates from Saturday 20th April 2019

While we normally wouldn't recommend going to prison, this is an event that promises a slice of what that could be like. An escape room themed around a prison van, use cunning and wit to escape your confines in this unique experience in London.