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.
THIS MONTH’S BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHT
Peaky Blinders: The Rise
Producers Immersive Everywhere (from The Great Gatsby & Doctor Who) have launched this immersive theatrical show that places you, the spectator, in the heart of one of the world’s most popular TV series. You are invited to get dressed up and fully immersed in Tommy Shelby’s world. As the story unfolds you will experience live sets, unmissable character interactions and ultimately determine whether Tommy Shelby and his family succeed in their ambition to take London. It’s incredibly lovely and engaging! 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).
Burnt City by Punchdrunk
Punchdrunk, the world’s leading immersive theatre company, is back in London. You will explore a complete sensory world at your own pace, experiencing scenes in a non-linear way as the story unfolds around you. The story this time is the fall of Troy, where you will witness a mythical world of Gods and mortals who rise from the ashes. It has been one of the most immersive immersive experiences that I’ve ever been to and unlike anything I had seen before, noting it was my first time at a Punchdrunk show. Tips to enjoy: do some research before going, go early to maximise the time in the venue, ditch your group and explore on your own, go more than once! Book it here.
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.
What do YOU think of when you think of Belfast? For me all I could think is a troubled past, Titanic and the well known natural phenomenon Giants Causeway. Other than that I had no idea what I was going to discover on my visit and my expectations were low, which is a good thing, but what’s better is that they were exceeded. Like through the roof!
As you may know, Belfast is in Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom, my current home. What I loved about visiting Belfast was that I needed to hop on a plane so it gave me the feeling I was travelling abroad when I actually wasn’t. That might be you too! Let me walk you through my own personal recommendations on how to spend your time in Belfast.
WONDERFUL THINGS TO DO IN BELFAST
Hop-on; hop-off Belfast’s main sites
A great way to start your trip is to take a hop-on; hop-off bus across all Belfast city top attractions. It’s the perfect way to get started and get an overview of the city if you are short on time and an efficient way to get around the furthest away sites. I took this one with Belfast City Tours and loved it. It stops on 19 sites (many which I feature below) and pricing wise it’s great. Book it here.
Bringing you today a new haul, sponsored by Solado, which claims to have the top online fashion trends for women. The items Solado has, look edgy and cool so I decided to try it out. Hope this is one of many Solado hauls!
My first and favourite item was this button front top and texture pants set. The set is mega comfy, floaty and I just want to live in it. It’s fit for the office, but I used it to go out and it was a hit! The pants are quite long, which to me is a plus, and the colour does not particularly suit my skin but the set is so cute I’m already wearing it over and over again. Perfect for a not so hot day of summer, or spring. This item was a hit!
Second item, which I styled together with the set is this belted leather long coat. It looks super trendy, another hit and an item I glad I chose. Only minor call out is that I recommend sizing up a bit as I ordered a small which is usually my size and it doesn’t close around my hips. I don’t really plan on using it closed so that’s fine, it looks great open anyways. Second call out is the inside, it’s not lined so you can see the finish of the seams and it looks slightly untidy but this was expected for the price. Overall the item looks great and I’ll continue to use it, just make sure you don’t show the inside, and size up.
“Tooting so cool right now” that’s what reads on the message board of popular brunch spot Brickwood Cafe. And with a good reason. Tooting has been chosen amongst the 10 best neighborhoods to visit in the world by Lonely Planet. As it happens, Tooting is actually my neighborhood. I choose to live here because I’m love with how multicultural it is, and to be very frank, I’m mostly in love of its super fun markets. To second Lonely Planet: Tooting’s is gritty, but wonderful.
VIVAIA is a women’s fashion brand that was made popular due to making sustainable shoes from water bottles. Now they also make handbags and apparel. They use recycled materials obtained from used plastic water bottles, turning them into spools of thread to knit the surface material for their shoes, creating a sustainable and classic look that will last for years to come. VIVAIA is promoted by my favourite bloggers / YouTubers so when they approached me for a product review I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
VIVAIA is now 2 yrs old! It started with 2 pairs of shoes and currently offering 80+ different shoes and styles for any type of feet. In the past 2 years they have gotten so much feedback on squeezing feet, rubbing skin, wide feet issues, different foot types, ankle problems and women that love to have 1 shoe for both work and fun. After 6 months of prototyping and walking 100s of kilometers to try, they launched the Aria 5° in March 2022. And in no-time it became our most popular shoe. The Aria 5° is famous for: no squeezing, no blisters, no rubbing or no more sore feet after walking all day.