Best 23 immersive experiences in London

Stimulate your senses with these incredible immersive experiences in London.
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Transport yourself into another reality at Immersive Gamebox © Idea Farm. Image courtesy of Idea Farm.

From immersive theatre and dining to art shows and experiences battling aliens, discover a world reimagined with these unique multi-sensory activities.

Immersive experiences for friends and families

1. Shrek's Adventure! London

Laugh out loud as you join Shrek’s exhilarating adventure and prepare for surprises as you walk through Shrek’s Adventure! London. Expect the unexpected and enjoy interaction with a cast of characters as you and the kids become part of the story in this immersive attraction.

Book Shrek's Adventure! London tickets now

2. The London Dungeon

A scared man sitting in a chair while another man in medieval costume tortures him

Face your fears as you enter the spine-chilling torture chamber at The London Dungeon and be terrified by thrilling rides and shady characters from London’s past. 

Book The London Dungeon tickets now

3. The London Bridge Experience

Be spooked by Jack the Ripper as you travel back in time and discover London Bridge’s gruesome history from Roman to modern times at The London Bridge Experience.

Book The London Bridge Experience tickets now

4. Monopoly Lifesized

a woman throwing a large dice in front of a group of children and adults.

Jump into the life-sized Monopoly board for an immersive gaming experience. Race against the clock and your pals to buy up all the expensive property with your hard-earned Monopoly money. Challenge yourselves to make the right move and stay out of jail!

Book Monopoly Lifesized tickets now

5. SENSAS

Two people playing in a ball pit full of multi-coloured balls at SENSAS

Put your instincts and senses to the test, as you take on exciting challenges in complete darkness at SENSAS, a unique multi-sensory immersive experience in Vauxhall. Dive into the colourful ball pit or ride the tube upside down in the Anti-Gravity room - all for a good cause, as SENSAS supports local charity Disability Snowsport UK that helps people with disabilities.

Book your SENSAS tickets now*

Immersive magical experiences

6. Immersive potion making class at The Cauldron

The potion master demonstrate cocktail making with fire surrounding his hands in front of two women very impressed by the trick.

Take a seat around your cauldron, as your concoction from various ingredients bubbles away. The potion master guides you through each of the two molecular cocktail recipes combining science and smoke... just watch out for explosions! This masterclass for wizard apprentices transports you to a magical world for 45 minutes.

Book tickets for your potion class at The Cauldron now

7. Afternoon Tea at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium

A man touches the afternoon tea stand in form of an pink illuminated tree where are disposed a variety of cakes and a selection of molecular drinks.

Join a world where magical spells and potions are the norm at Wands & Wizard Exploratorium and delight in a spellbinding afternoon tea. Between potion brewing and transfiguration, savour a selection of delicious scones, freshly made sandwiches and extraordinary desserts. 

Book your afternoon tea now at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium.

Immersive theatre

8. Peaky Blinders: The Rise

The cast of Peaky Blinders The Rise on stage, all dressed in 1920s clothing, with the actor playing Tommy Shelby in the centre. 

Journey back to the 1920s with the thrilling immersive theatre show Peaky Blinders: The Rise at Camden Garrison. Based on the much-loved crime series, you'll be able to step into the Shelby family's surroundings and interact with the famous characters as you plot to take over London.

Book tickets for Peaky Blinders: The Rise now

9. Punchdrunk's The Burnt City

Official poster of the immersive experience The Burnt City with an image of a dark alley and blue neon posted above the street.

Explore the world of performance and imagination with an immersive theatre experience at Punchdrunk's The Burnt City. Based on the fall of Troy, step into a mythical world of gods and mortals.

Book Punchdrunk's The Burnt City tickets now

10. Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience

A man standing in front of a blue light from above in a forest

Travel through time and space and encounter a mighty Martian invasion at Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds immersive theatre show. Feel the ground shake as you battle with aliens and be mind-blown by incredible scenery, virtual reality and amazing 5D-effects at this multi-sensory experience.

Book tickets for Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience

11. Tomb Raider: The Live Experience

Bring out your inner Lara Croft as you take on epic challenges in an action-packed adventure at Tomb Raider: The Live Experience at Camden Market. Become immersed in the expedition as you climb, run and zip line your way through unique locations such as the snowy climes of Finland and the Costa Rican jungle.

Book tickets for Tomb Raider: The Live Experience now*

12. The Gunpowder Plot

A shadow figure in a hooded black cloak standing in front of the Tower of London, lit up by red lights on a dark night with a white bonfire in front of him

Experience one of the most daring conspiracy plots in British history, as you join the legendary Guy Fawkes and play your part in The Gunpowder Plot at Tower Vaults.

Immersive exhibitions

13. Twist Museum

Two people sitting next to a colourful light installation in a dark room, at Twist Museum in Oxford Street.

Immerse yourself into the world of interactive and multi-sensory experiences at Twist Museum. Prepare to discover how your brain interprets reality by exploring more than 60 exhibits and interactive illusions, designed to test your perception on colour, perspective, sound and more.

Book Twist Museum tickets now 

14. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience 

Van Gogh's paintings are projected against the walls, with visitors experiencing the vision of the artist.

Travel back in time and walk through Van Gogh's various works of art in this breathtaking experience combining 360-degree video technology with the artist's most famous works. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience let's you discover a new way to see Van Gogh's paintings that will literally come to life before your eyes, making this one of the must-see experiences in London.

Book Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience now

15. Frameless

A man stands in one of the galleries at Frameless and observes the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights projected on two walls.

Surround yourself with world famous art masterpieces at Frameless, an immersive gallery with motion sensors and virtual technology that brings works of art to life as you navigate the rooms. Every brushstroke and splash of colour comes alive as you step into the room and move across the floor. The paintings come to life with bespoke music created for each painting and elevate your experience to a new level.

Immersive gaming

16. Zero Latency Virtual Reality Experience*

Get together with your friends at MeetSpace VR and delve into the world of VR gaming. Discover a wide variety of games including the likes of Zombie Survival, Singularity, Undead Arena and many more. Lose yourself in this truly immersive virtual reality gaming experience.

Book tickets for Zero Latency now*

17. O2 iFLY Indoor Skydiving and Virtual Reality Flight*

Discover the great sensations of indoor skydiving with the O2 iFLY Indoor Skydiving and experience the thrill of free falling without the safety of a parachute. Guided by experienced instructors, discover and control airspeed before taking the high flight through the air tunnels. High definition cameras will capture the whole expereince, a great memory to look back on!

Book tickets for O2 iFLY Indoor Skydiving now*

18. Immersive Gamebox

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Get active and escape from reality inside an interactive video game, with Immersive Gamebox. Bond with your besties as you go on a digital adventure and become immersed in high-energy games and challenges within luminous LightBoxes.

Immersive dining and drinking

19. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Feast on a three-course meal served by Faulty Towers' Basil, Sybil or Manuel and wonder what could possibly go wrong… From hilarious antics to classic chaotic scenes, comedy fans will laugh out loud at this immersive dining experience, bringing to life one of the nation's best-loved sitcoms.

Book Faulty Towers The Dining Experience tickets now

20. Mamma Mia! The Party

Poster of the show Mamma Mia! The Party is showing the main characters dancing and playing music.

Dancing queens get ready for a night to remember! Be transported to an exotic Greek Island and prepare for a feast of Mediterranean food at Mamma Mia! The Party an immersive restaurant experience. Feel the beat of the tambourine as you dance and sing along to ABBA’s greatest hits at The O2.  

Book Mamma Mia! The Party tickets now

21. Moonshine Saloon Immersive Cocktail Experience*

A cowboy holds a bottle of liquor from the moonshone saloon, with a cocktail and a stack of playing cards displayed on the table.

Discover what it is like to live as an outlaw in the London Wild West with this immersive theatre experience at the Moonshine Saloon. Travel back to 1904 in the little town of Cold Water and try to avoid the attention of the Sheriff while infiltrating a secret and  illicit smuggling trade. Test your luck at mind games to earn your cocktails before the whole operation goes down!

Book your tickets for the Moonshine Saloon Immersive Cocktail Experience now*

22. Overnight Murder Mystery Break for Two with Dinner*

Put your detective skills to the test and take the direction of West London for the night. A three course meal will be served and as guests are enjoying their dinner, they might lose their appetite as the murder motives and the various plot twists come to light. Hopefully these deadly confessions won't keep you up all night!

Book your tickets now for the Overnight Murder Mystery Break for Two with Dinner*

23. Supperclub Tube

Put the fun back into commuting and travel back to 1967 on Supperclub Tube for a unique dining experience on a decommissioned and refurbished Victoria line Tube train. No need to worry about rush hour as you’re guaranteed a seat for a Latin-American inspired six-course tasting menu.

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