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 26th April 2017
The end of the world as we know it has come and the highers need you to perform your civic duty. In an immersive piece of theatre that looks at immigration and controls, The Lab Collective are throwing you into an alternate world, the question remains, will you perform your civic duty?
UnCorked Theatre is bringing their devilish and sexy immersive event back to the sumptuous Paradise By Way of Kensal Rise this spring. The event tells the story of a murder through seven of the victim's friends - the question is, who is trustworthy?
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.
Aftermath is the immersive game that comes to you. Whether it be a birthday party in a pub or simply an office bonding session, Aftermath will challenge you to work together in order to solve a mysterious murder and save the world.
Look to the occult for an evening of paranormal investigations and story. The Viaduct Tavern is holding an evening of spooky exploration as they explore their haunting history. Using specialist equipment and advance techniques, see if you can find the former residents of the gin palace and debtors prison.
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.
Scripts For Supper are heading back to East London this May, moving into Eastbound and offering their guests another immersive night of theatre-based dining. Guests will first enjoy a great cocktail and some delicious canapes on arrival. The entire night will revolve around a great performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, broken up by delicious servings of food. This is one immersive theatre experience well-worth checking out.
A Feast For The Senses is a 13-course tasting dinner in North London that, using a multi-sensory interactive table, will explore how different textures, smells and sights change the way that food tastes. Chef Jozef has created each of the 13 dishes on offer, using a range of quirky ingredients and his many years of work in London's Michelin-starred restaurants to create this multisensory experience. With a handful of blind tastings and a constantly changing environment around them, guests will leave this immersive experience in London questioning the way they approach tasting new dishes.
Relive your childhood with an immersive Shrek experience! Travel to Far Far Away on a jaw-dropping 4D bus ride – with Donkey driving! As this is just for adults, you’ll get a DreamWorks concocted drink on arrival and even a shot with Doris, the bar maid at the Poison Apple Pub. If you ever loved Shrek, you’ll love this.
Immersive experiences are Christabel's Parties' thing; it's what they do best. Taking place in a secret location, expect everything and anything; from Alice in Wonderland themed frivolities through to pimping a pineapple.
Step into Poppa Plock’s wonky workshop and face a mystery like no other. Handmade Mysteries’ latest challenge sees you go face-to-face with Plock’s outrageous ventriloquist dummy and the demented dolls as you complete challenges and try to escape the workshop in one piece.
The future is here, people and its name is Virtual Reality. Taking you around the globe, up to space and back via time travelling, virtual reality is one of the most intense London immersive experiences out there. Head to The Four Thieves in Clapham as they unveil their latest gaming experience - the virtual reality room. Top tip: don't battle zombies when drunk.
Jump into a supper club with a difference, where guests will not only dine on a three course meal, but dive into a virtual reality experience. After supper in a wonderful dining room, guests will be able to show off their creative skills in a virtual reality experience designed by Google.
Take a trip back in time to the scary, dangerous times of Jack the Ripper, where everyone is a suspect – even you! It’s up to you to gather clues and find out who is murdering all these innocent people. Interact with key characters of the time, have a gin at the Ten Bells or confess your sins at St Botolph’s Aldgate church. It’s all up to you…
The already-brilliant Sister Act is set to get a whole lot better as Amacoast Cinema bring it to life through choir singers and performers. Head to a gorgeous old church, Central Hall Westminster, to catch this one-of-a-kind event.
Follow the breadcrumbs to Hansel & Gretel's cottage or hide from the Red Riding's Wolf as Pandemonium Productions bring Grimm Fairy Tales to life. The theatre company are hosting a summer of theatre in the gorgeous location of Abney park, a cemetery in Stoke Newington.
Get involved in the most hilarious quiz show outside of TV. Some of the UKs best alternative comedians will be descending on JuJu’s to compete with you and your friends in a series of challenges. Expect big laughs and even bigger prizes.