The Most Immersive Experiences in London
Immersive experiences in London are the hottest new forms of entertainment and they provide fun, unique and exciting entertainment for groups of friends or family. An immersive experience takes you away from your everyday routine (and away from the TV!) and gets you involved in something a little bit out-of-the-ordinary. Immersive experiences bring a fantasy world to life, creating a different world and throwing you into the heart of it.
They make fantastic team-building experiences, they make amazing group binding experiences too – for big groups of friends and family. Here are some of our favourite immersive experiences in London to explore this year!
Mamma Mia! The Party
If you love the Westend and you love theatre, but you find it a little bit too separate (and not immersive enough) then this show is going to change all of that. For ABBA lovers, there is no better theme than Mamma Mia! And this incredible show / party bring together all the best bits of the music, the movie and the show together in one place. It’ll be hosted inside London’s O2 and will be hosted in a ‘Greek taverna’ where guests are transported to a Greek island paradise – the place where the whole story takes place. You’ll be able to eat amazing Mediterranean food, drink cocktails, and dance and sing the night away to all of ABBA’s greatest hits.
Omescape Escape Rooms
Omescape is the leading escape room provider in London, and the amazing escape rooms are hugely immersive and brilliantly entertaining. There are lots of plot lines and stories to choose from, each one as immersive and fantastically detailed as the others. It’s something you’ll love doing as a group, and it’s a great activity choice for those rainy wet-weather summer days. Whether you want to do something for all the family, or you want to do a scary / horror themed escape room, there’s something to choose from that’ll be perfect for you. Escape rooms are fun for everyone, and you’ll get so much enjoyment from searching for hints and clues.
VR escape rooms
VR experiences and VR escape rooms are slightly different from traditional escape rooms, so they’re worth a shot if you’ve already tried the traditional escape rooms and want to keep exploring the escape genre of entertainment. In a VR (which stands for virtual reality) escape room, you are transported into a new environment digitally – by wearing a headset and battery pack. VR escape rooms are fantastic for anyone who loves gaming and computer games too – as they make the game more immersive and really throw you into the game universe! Omescape have some amazing VR escape rooms, perfect for companies or groups of friends.
Secret Cinema are an immersive cinema / performance company based in London. Every 6 months (approximately!) they put on a new show themed to an iconic movie. They’re done many films so far… and each one has been more exciting and more thrilling than the last. The experience brings the movie to life, using actors, props and even film-style sets too. It’s totally unique and completely one-of-a-kind and you’ll feel like you’ve literally stepped into the movie itself. Certainly an experience to remember that’s for sure!
The Big London Bake
If you love The Great British Bake Off, you’ll absolutely love this immersive experience, which is based on the famous and quintessentially British TV show. You’ll get to pretend like you’re on the TV show, and bake something marvellous with other ‘contestants’ to see who comes out on top. It’s a must-do for anyone who considers themselves a top home baker, and you’ll definitely be glad to put your skills to the test in such a fun and immersive environment!
The Grand Expedition
This immersive experience for foodies, is all about bringing out the adventure and wonder in food. What is essentially a journey through different food courses, it’s the perfect immersive activity for those who adore food. In between courses there will be live performances, and narratives and stories too. The food journey takes wannabe aeronauts beyond the clouds (and then back again!) with a 5 course meal in a top secret location, led by an amazing team of actors and staff. There’s no food experience like it!
Which immersive experience is the one for you?
So which immersive experience in this list is most appealing to you? Do you love the idea of a night at the theatre being whisked away to the movie set of your favourite film? Or do you prefer the idea of a completely fantastical experience… such as fighting your way out of a zombie apocalypse or figuring out how to escape a mystical jail?
Whatever immersive experience you decide to opt for, you’re bound to have an amazing time with your friends, family or colleagues. Immersive experiences take the fun to the next level, and truly make you part of the experience. That’s what it’s all about!