Best 20 immersive experiences in London

Stimulate your senses with these incredible immersive experiences in London.
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A man in a multicoloured LightBox playing an interactive immersive game
Transport yourself into another reality at Electric 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

Two people playing in a ball pit full of multi-coloured balls at SENSAS
The colourful ball pit at immersive multi-sensory experience SENSAS © SENSAS. Image courtesy of SENSAS.

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.

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2. The London Dungeon

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. 

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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.

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4. Sherlock: The Official Outdoor Game

Don your deerstalker in Sherlock: The Official Outdoor Game and play detective to help solve the city’s mysteries as you travel through immersive sets from the hit TV show. Become the ultimate intrepid sleuth as you collect clues, reveal riddles and escape before time runs out.

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5. Monopoly Lifesized

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!

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6. 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.

Immersive magical experiences

A computer-generated image of the entrance to The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition, showing a lady with two children, a blue wall with the name of the exhibition and a car and pieces of paper suspended in the air.
Entrance of The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. TM & © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. Image courtesy of Fever PR.

7. The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition

Relive Harry Potter’s first day at Hogwarts with never-before-seen images capturing the magic behind the scenes of the iconic film series at The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. Savour a Butterbeer or two at London’s only bottled Butterbeer bar or ride a broomstick over London as you explore the wonders of the wizarding world.

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8. Wizard Exploratorium

Be spellbound by five floors of magic at the Wizard Exploratorium. Immerse yourself in a magical realm filled with wonderful wizardry. From potion classes and wand-making workshops to quirky afternoon teas, this magical experience will have you under its spell.

Immersive theatre

A man standing in front of a blue light from above in a forest
Facing aliens in the forest at Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds immersive theatre experience © Layered Reality. Image courtesy of Layered Reality.

9. Doctor Who: Time Fracture

Step into the shoes of “The Doctor” and join the fight against an alien invasion in immersive theatrical experience Doctor Who: Time Fracture at Immersive LDN, in Mayfair.

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10. The Great Gatsby

Put on your dancing shoes and join Jay Gatsby in his mansion for a spectacular party full of glamour and glitz! Watch the “Roaring Twenties” come to life at The Great Gatsby an immersive adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story of excess and decadence, the longest-running immersive theatre show in London.

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11. Punchdrunk

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

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12. The War of the Worlds

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.

Immersive gaming

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Get together with friends at Electric Gamebox for an immersive gaming experience © Idea Farm. Image courtesy of Idea Farm.

13. DNA VR

Get together with buddies at DNA VR and delve into multiple virtual worlds to battle ninjas and fight dragons. Discover 30 inspiring themes, from kids’ games to boxing, zombie shooting and VR escape rooms. Lose yourself in this truly immersive virtual reality gaming experience.

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14. Electric Gamebox

Get active and escape from reality inside an interactive video game, with Electric 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 art and music

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A state-of-the-art multi-sensory immersive music experience at LexTempus © Aures London. Image courtesy of Aures London.

15. LexTempus

Transport yourself to three iconic time periods at LexTempus, a multi-sensory music experience. Sip on cocktails as you listen to decade-defining jazz, funk soul and disco. This sonic showcase takes your senses on a journey, with 3D effects, a vibrating dancefloor and breath-taking visuals.

Immersive dining and drinking

16. 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.

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17. Mamma Mia! The Party

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.  

18. 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.

19. The Murdér Express

Embark on a journey on glamourous 19th-century-style train The Murdér Express, en route to the fictional town of Murdér. Come face to face with a cast of characters as you sip cocktails from the Seven Sins Bar and feast on a four-course meal as the story unfolds around you. 

20. Alcotraz

Discover why no one escapes from Alcotraz in this immersive drinking experience. Don your orange jumpsuit and smuggle in liquor under the watchful eye of the prison warden. Serve time for your crime while inmates mix you up something special. Enjoy an illicit drink before plotting your escape!