Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience

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Get ready to feel all senses fired as we transport you to another world… when Martians invaded London in 1898 and very nearly won. The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is a new, completely unique event where live actors, virtual reality, and sensational 5D effects place you INSIDE the action.

Your journey begins in The Spirit of Man, a steampunk bar and restaurant on London’s Leadenhall Street… With journalist George Herbert as your guide, you’ll crawl, slide and weave your way through 24 extraordinary scenes, experiencing first hand the fear and destruction of the Martian invasion.

You're not just watching. It’s happening and you’re part of the story. You’ll visit the Royal Observatory, sneak into a deserted house, escape London by boat and even fly to Mars – all with Jeff Wayne’s multi award-winning musical version of The War of The Worlds as your soundtrack! Don’t miss it, this astonishing multi award-winning experience is only available for a limited time.

“Mind blowing. All I can say is WOW. I can honestly say it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.” wrote Chris L. wrote on Tripadvisor where where 94% of people rate this new, completely unique event Excellent or Very Good.

Don’t miss it… Book now before it’s too late!
- 98% of guests say they'd recommend it.
- London’s favourite immersive night out.
- Top 20 of ALL London nightlife according to Tripadvisor.
- 'Outstanding Achievement’ Award Winner, THEA Awards 2020, Los Angeles.

Duration

Your experience will last for around 1 hour 50 mins, including a 20 minute intermission in the Red Weed Bar. We also have our very own steampunk themed bar - The Spirit of Man, where you can enjoy drinks and delicious meals before and after your experience.

Good To Know

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. This is to ensure you have enough time to check-in and store any personal belongings before entering the experience. We recommend arriving earlier to enjoy The Spirit of Man bar. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate latecomers.

Location

The Spirit of Man

56 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 2BJ

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

This immersive experience includes multiple effects which may include total darkness, uneven surfaces, air blasts, strobe lighting, latex, narrow tunnels, sudden loud noises, live actors, fog, scent, a slide and tight spaces, which require you to bend down while walking or crawling.

For safety reasons, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart conditions, asthma, back or neck conditions, epilepsy, or any type of medical condition affecting the senses of smell, vision, or hearing.

The experience is not fully wheelchair accessible but we will be holding regular wheelchair accessible events. Please email support@layeredreality.com to register your interest for one of these accessible events.

Suitable For Children

The recommended minimum age is 10yrs. Please note that some scenes are very dark with loud noises, which some children may not enjoy. Children aged 10-15yrs will require written parental consent prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 18s must vacate the main bar area by 8pm.

Cancellation Policy

1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.

Where Do I Go

56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2BJ

Reviews

5.0(3 reviews)
  • Faith O'Neill

    June 5, 2022

    Wasn't sure what to expect as it was a birthday gift for my husband, but I totally enjoyed it, may even go again ..5 *+

  • Sandra Crawford

    May 2, 2022

    The experience was unique, being interactive, we all felt part of the action rather than passively watching. The story came to life, the VR experiences being realistic and enjoyable, bring the story to life. The virtual hot air balloon ride and the boat ride were particularly good. If you adore the music I felt that the quality of that could be better, and was slightly compromised by the layered reality aspect. It could be improved by continuing through some of the quieter scenes in the background, That could be just my feeling, but I would have preferred a bit more music in places.

  • Chris

    April 10, 2022

    Brought this as a Christmas present for dad- off we went on a father and son day to London this was a great experience and very much worth adding to our endless bucket list in life. All the actors were great! Front of house team - main bar could be a little bit more upbeat. The welcome hosts was great guy and full of energy. I guess the big question you need to ask yourself is …. Will you survive? Only one way to find out get booking!!

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