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 22nd March 2017
Childhood was great wasn't it? No job, no bills and no sense of crushing disappointment. Regress for a moment at Ballie Ballerson, the adult ball pit in Dalston which also serves up cocktails inspired by our favourite treats including Wham! bars and Dip Dabs.
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.
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?
This London immersive experience is taking you deep into the heart of the French resistance as you complete challenges and tasks to beat the Nazis and evade capture. There's also a French-style dinner and for dessert, do as the French do, with drinking and dancing.
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.
Shrug off all your muggle responsibilities and become that witch or wizard you’re supposed to be at The Wizard Inn’s spectacular, fantastical night. Join for a night of bottomless cocktails, a delicious buffet and live entertainment as you meet all the other magical beasts hiding away in the capital.
The London Dungeons is staying open beyond its usual hours this March, welcoming Londoners to their Lates experience for a night of hilarity and haunting frights. Alongside visits to Sweeny Todd, Mrs Lovett and Jack the Ripper, guests will enjoy drinks at the Victorian Gin palace and Ten Bells Pub, before rounding off the night with a go on the terrifying drop-ride. This is one quirky experience you definitely won't forget anytime soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romeo and Juliet has been reinvented for the modern age as The Montagues and Capulets face off during the 1990s… as rave culture was at its peak. You become a character on either side of the struggle, and it’s up to you to sway their actions – and sway the fate of Romeo or Juliet. Can you stop the tragedy from ever happening or will you make sure your family wins?
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…
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.