LONDON’S BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

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[updated November 22nd 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.

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.

ECHOES by Colab Theatre

The renowned immersive experience company Colab Theatre is back this year with a new horror experience! If you love a horror production and a bit of a scare (a small scare, not a huge scare, don’t worry!) then you’ll love Echoes. You’ll have to do some detective work, and fetching of items in a dark basement though… steering clear from a ghost, that is. The acting is impeccable! 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.

Lost Origin Immersive Experience – until Dec 4

Lost Origin

Situated at Hoxton Docks, Lost Origin is a mixed-reality experience in which participants explore parallel worlds in groups of six people, uncover vital evidence and discover intriguing secrets. You will join Wing 7, a secret undercover unit, working to covertly enter the headquarters of Origin, a warehouse in Hoxton, recently revealed to be a front for an illegal dark web marketplace. Book it here.

Money Heist

Money Heist: The Experience is a first-person immersive heist on an international scale. It boasts a large production and a multitude of surprises. In this new adventure, you will take part in a heist on one of the most emblematic locations in London. This is just a little teaser as I haven’t tried it yet but it’s selling out so, 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 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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10+ WONDERFUL THINGS TO DO IN LLORET DE MAR

things to do in lloret de mar

I know what you are thinking… should I visit Lloret De Mar? Lloret de Mar is a small Mediterranean beach town in Costa Brava, Spain. It is located only 75 kilometers away from Barcelona and 40km from Girona. It’s a perfect getaway from Barcelona, and a great place to stop on if you are touring the Costa Brava. I chose to stay in Lloret de Mar because, compared to other towns in the Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar is slightly bigger. As such, there’s a lot of hotel availability and hence cheaper prices. In simple words, you get better bang for your buck if you are staying here versus other perhaps more quaint but smaller towns like Tossa de Mar.

In this post I’ll walk you through my personal recommendations on what to see, do and where to stay in Lloret de Mar. Let’s start with things to do!

THINGS TO DO IN LLORET DE MAR
Hike from Lloret Beach to Punta Roja

THINGS TO DO IN LLORET DE MAR

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VISITING BELFAST: EPIC BELFAST BUCKET LIST & TRAVEL GUIDE

VISITING BELFAST: BUCKET LIST AND TRAVEL GUIDE JAFFA MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

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.

VISITING BELFAST: BELFAST BUCKET LIST & TRAVEL GUIDE
GRAND OPERA HOUSE

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.

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FEMME LUXE HAUL VII

For this Femme Luxe haul, got a lot of cute items as usual! I chose a shacket, crop top and bodysuit which are Femme Luxe classics! I hope you are excited as I am about this haul.

I’ve become a fan of their famous shackets and this time I’ve acquired the jade coloured shacket: Sage Check Print Oversized Button Up Pocket Shacket – Isabella. A shacket is the mixture of a shirt and a jacket. If you pay attention to everyone on the street right now there’s shackets everywhere and Femme Luxe have had them for ages now, total pioneers!

It’s super comfy and versatile, and I love how it looks – I use it both to work and the gym, that’s what I love about shackets and they are even more in this year. I now have the shacket in three colours! Shackets are the go-to item for me so comfy and so warm as well. I have them in Jade, Pink & Lilac and I love them all although the jade is the easiest to style. You can dress them up or down depending the situation by changing from gym clothes to jeans and heels or office clothes. And the best bit is that you’ll never be cold. Great isn’t it?

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VISITING SPAIN’S COSTA BRAVA WITHOUT A CAR + SAMPLE ITINERARY

COSTA BRAVA WITHOUT A CAR

Can you visit Costa Brava without a car? The answer is YES! Despite literally 100% of the people I asked saying the opposite, I went for it and I’m happy to report I’ve proved them all wrong. Yes you can absolutely do Costa Brava without a car, yes it’s not the same thing as having a car but you are still able to see most stuff and definitely better than not visiting at all. In the post below I’ll explain how you can make this happen and I’ll include a sample itinerary you can follow.

COSTA BRAVA WITHOUT A CAR
Cadaques

COSTA BRAVA WITHOUT A CAR: WHICH TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE?

Sadly, trains don’t connect all of the Costa Brava but buses do! The main bus company which runs in Costa Brava is called SARFA. You can view its timetable and buy tickets online here. I found frequency to be good enough to allow flexible travel without planning much in advance either buying tickets online or simply directly from the bus station (where I had no issues with availability).

To make this trip happen, what I did was combine going to a major city by train from Barcelona and from that city take day trips using the buses. The reason I did this is that many of the cities you’ll end up visiting don’t really have direct buses connecting them so you need to go back to a major city to continue your journey to other cities. It will all become clearer once you see the itinerary below.

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MILAN BUCKET LIST & TRAVEL GUIDE

milan travel guide
MILAN BUCKET LIST & TRAVEL GUIDE - Duomo di Milano
Duomo di Milano

Milan is elegance mixed with a pinch of the chaos and messiness that characterize Italy. It’s one of the richest cities in the European Union, the banking capital of Italy and one of the world’s fashion capitals. Don’t be surprised if you run into a photoshoot on the street in Milan! I found it to be quite unique when compared to other cities in Europe, and even very different from it’s national neighbor, Rome.

Milan may not be in the typical Italian itinerary, but even if just for a day, it should be. There indeed are less attractions than in Rome, Venice or Florence, but some very interesting. It’s majestic Duomo attracts millions of visitors every year, as does Da Vinci’s Last Supper, also in Milan. Learn what to do, see and where to stay in my Milan travel guide!

WONDERFUL THINGS TO DO IN MILAN

Admire the Duomo di Milano

This marvelous Gothic cathedral is undoubtedly the main attraction in Milan. And I bet you’ll agree! Its intrinsic design is one of a kind. It’s also the third largest cathedral in the world. Get your ticket to the Duomo, museum and more plus an audio guide here.

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