LONDON’S BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

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[updated December 2021]

Looking for immersive experiences in London? Well, good, because I’m a London immersive experience expert. Whenever an immersive experience launches in London, I’m there no matter how weird it is.

Below London’s best immersive experiences that I have tried and tested, organised by type. This article gets updated regularly, check the last published date for the latest update time.

LONDON’S FESTIVE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

London’s immersive experiences that pop-up around the holiday season.

Lightopia

Lightopia is an award-winning and visually spectacular lantern and light festival. I visited when it was last on and loved it so I’m repeating this year. The trail is full of beautiful and colourful lanterns across a London park, this time it’s Crystal Palace Park’s turn and I’m so ready for it! For both kids and adults. Book it here.

The Great Feast

The Great Feast is a new food and music festival which features Michelin-starred plates, creative cocktails, decadent desserts, live music and a special immersive tasting experience. You can buy an entry ticket which includes a welcome cocktail, or go full on with a tasting experience, or simply focus on their immersive experience called Joyride. It depends how hungry a person you are! Book it here.

LONDON’S ALL-ENCOMPASSING IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

London’s immersive experiences where it’s about the experience itself rather than the drinks or food (even if they are available).

Army of The Dead – Viva Las Vengeance

Zombies in Westfield? The Westfield in Sheperds Bush has been invaded! Viva Las Vengeance is an immersive VR experience unlike others. After being checked-in you’ll join the Viva Las Vengeance crew to shoot the ‘shamblers’ (their name for zombies) from a truck. It’s a super realistic experience as the truck within the VR looks exactly the same as the truck you are in, the gun is heavy and you can see your hands as well as your team if you look around you. Plus, the entire venue is excelently decorated to get you in the a proper (zombie) mood. Book it here.

Candlelight

Concerts illuminated by candlelight? I’m definitely in! Fever has recently launched Candlelight, affordable and intimate concerts performed by live musicians in some of the most iconic venues in London that transport you to a fairytale. I had the chance to attend a concert in the beautiful conservatory in Syon Park to listen to City String Ensemble play Movie Soundtrack Disney classics, and I might have shed a tear or two. Book it here.

London’s Best Immersive Experiences: Dr Who Time Fracture

EULOGY by DARKFIELD

DARKFIELD create immersive experiences at the forefront of technology and theatre. As their name implies, most of their experiences involve being completely in the dark with binaural sound headphones, as well as movement to help ignite your other senses (touch, smell) and in turn your imagination. Their latest show is EULOGY which is available to book now across the UK. If you miss it, they have also create Darkfield Radio which allows you to enjoy their productions from home. Book it here.

Dr Who Time Fracture

Dr Who Time fracture is a ground breaking experience that transports you to the universe of Dr Who. You are commanded to fix a time fracture and save the world. During the experience you’ll be transported through multiple rooms with movie like production value and invited to solve different challenges by actors. It’s a bit of a chose-your-own-adventure setting as you decide who to engage with and when. No Dr Who experience required to have fun, and drinks available if you want to relax a bit from saving the world. It’s running until April 2022. Book it here.

London’s Best Immersive Experiences: Candlelight

Electric Gamebox

Electric Gamebox is an immersive, digital adventure you can try with friends. The experience consists in stepping into the Gamebox: a fully-private, interactive digital room featuring projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound to enjoy a hyper-immersive 60 minute adventure. It is unlike any other immersive gaming experiences I’ve tried! The available change all the time, and new are launched pretty frequently which is great because you’ll want to come back for sure. Book it here.

Money Heist

Money Heist: The Experience is a first-person immersive heist on an international scale. In this new adventure, you will take part in a heist on one of the most emblematic locations in London. It all starts in an auction and gets, well, complicated. Let’s say you’ll end up in a red jumpsuit amongst criminals! Its lots of fun. Book it here.

Murder Mystery: Murder on the Undeground

Fancy a bit of detective work? Help Detective Rutherford find the murderer of London’s Postal Museum manager… in the actual Postal Museum! You’ll get to interview suspects and ride the postal train in the process. I say this immersive activity is the perfect mid week entertainment and a must for those who love to get involved. Book it here.

meetspaceVR

meetspaceVR is one of the world’s greatest VR experiences and much unlike any I’ve been before. It involves a free roam multi-player experience. You can bring up to 8 friends, put on your kits and kill Zombies or save a spaceship from enemies. Because the room where everything happens is huge you can roam and walk around which makes it even more immersive than other VR experiences available in London. All you need to worry about is having fun (and not bumping into the walls!). Book it here.

London’s Best Immersive Experiences: Otherworld

Otherworld

Otherworld is a virtual reality immersive experience where you step into a beautiful parallel world, an island. In this world you can choose any from sixteen very fun VR experiences. And it’s 4D which means you’ll be able to feel the heat from the sun was you emerge from a cave, or the wind as you gush down a tunnel. Once you are done adventuring, you can enjoy one of their exotic cocktails in a futuristic setting. Book it here.

Secret Cinema

The mother of immersive experiences in London, Secret Cinema was founded in 2007 and specialises in immersive theatrical experiences based on film and television, combining film screenings with interactive performances in purpose-built bespoke sets. In simpler terms, imagine being able to step into your favourite film, to interact with the characters, dressed as one of them and hence becoming part of the story yourself. That’s Secret Cinema! It has been held on movies like Back to the Future, Star Wars, Casino Royale and currently, on Stranger Things. Book it here.

The Drop by Swamp Motel

The Drop is an interactive, immersive escape experience from award-winning entertainment company Swamp Motel. Your experience starts as soon as you enter the reception of Hopkins Stearne offices and step into a lift, you and your private group become the main actors in an intriguing story of betrayal, solving puzzles to escape and retrieve a long lost book. What I loved about The Drop is that each experience is unique, and it takes place in multiple venues, making it truly immersive. Book it here.

The Great Gatsby

From Olivier Award winning producers, London’s longest running immersive theatre production The Great Gatsby is now playing in the West End. In this immersive play, Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous parties. Learn more here.

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NON TOURISTY THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

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NON TOURISTY THINGS TO DO IN LONDON
NON TOURISTY THINGS TO DO IN LONDON: Chiswick Mosaic House

Do you live in London or have been too many times? Had enough of Big Ben? Then you’re in the correct place.

London is undoubtedly the best city in the world. Well, I may be biased, but it is pretty awesome. Part of its awesomeness is that there are unlimited things to do which range from simply the unknown to the most ridiculous. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of non touristy things to do in London. The list is never ending: as soon as I experience more non touristy things to do in London, I will include them here, so remember to pin this post.

NON TOURISTY THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

Have afternoon tea at a Cat Cafe

If you don’t know it already, Cat cafes are a thing. And London couldn’t be left behind in this feline trend. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium offers a chance to have tea with kittens roaming around. To add more to the fun, it’s vegan friendly! Just remember to book in advance.

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NON TOURISTY THINGS TO DO IN LONDON – Cat Cafe
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LONDON DAY TRIP: DORSET & THE JURASSIC COAST

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Around over two hours from London by car, the Jurassic Coast makes a wonderful day or weekend trip from London if you are looking for stunning seaside views and cute towns.

Wait! Jurassic Coast? Am I going to see dinosaurs?

You wish! The 154km long Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It spans from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset.

Why is it called Jurassic Coast? Well, this site has around 185 million years of geological history. Erosion in the coast has exposed rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and this is why it is a World Heritage Site. The fossils of the various creatures who lived here have been preserved in the rocks. You can actually see sea shells, and who knows what else, encrusted in them.

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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN LONDON

THE ULTIMATE LIST OF VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN LONDON

What up? Vegan for over three years and London expert here. This is the ultimate guide of London’s best vegan restaurants (and vegan friendly) restaurants in the capital. If I’m missing any new vegan restaurants in London, please let me know in the comments section below.


Best Vegan Restaurants In Balham, London

The Ultimate List Of Vegan Restaurants In London: Wicked Vegan
via happycow.net

Wicked Vegan

Wicked Vegan serve delicious vegan burgers, baps and wraps. Their patties are made from scratch!

Recommend?: Haven’t been yet.

Fully vegan?: Yes

Website: https://wickedvegan.uk/

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