SEE THEM APPEAR, FEEL THE EARTH SHAKE, TRY TO ESCAPE

EXPERIENCE A MARTIAN INVASION IN LONDON!
24 INTERACTIVE SCENES WITH ACTORS, VR & 5D EFFECTS
"You'll kick yourself if you miss this" – Tom, via Tripadvisor

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EXPERIENCE A MARTIAN INVASION IN LONDON!
24 INTERACTIVE SCENES WITH ACTORS, VR & 5D EFFECTS
"You'll kick yourself if you miss this" – Tom, via Tripadvisor

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Reopens 22 May: World's First 5D Martian Invasion!

It's not theatre, or cinema. It's not an escape room, theme park ride or VR game. Yes, there are pyrotechnics, projections, holograms and special effects. But this is quite different to an arena show (there are only 8 tickets per performance). As London’s multi-award winning, top-rated “immersive night out,” this event combines them all.

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is a new, completely unique award-winning event where live actors, virtual reality and sensational 5D effects place you INSIDE the action – with Jeff Wayne’s multi-platinum Musical Version of The War of The Worlds as your soundtrack!

It's no secret… Within weeks this made Tripadvisor’s ‘THE BEST Nightlife in London’ shortlist, and is #16 of ALL nightlife in London.

★★★★★
“Mind blowing. All I can say is WOW. I can honestly say it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.” – Chris L, via TripadvisorOU DESERVE AMA

MARTIANS! OVERHEAD!

Your 120 minute adventure begins under the green eyes of a giant Martian Fighting Machine on London’s Leadenhall Street.

With journalist George Herbert as your guide, you're transported back to 1898.

Like magic, a full kilometre of movie sets, live actors, virtual reality goggles and sensational 5D effects place you INSIDE the action.

It’s happening and you’re part of the story. You'll feel all senses fired as you crawl, slide and weave your way through 24 extraordinary scenes: from the sighting of the first capsule to the arrival of 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines and the evacuation of London.

Escape through hole in wall

You’ll visit the Royal Observatory, sneak into a deserted house, escape London by boat and even fly to Mars.

Along the way you’ll meet a cast of 17 characters featuring 12 live actors plus a mix of holograms, projections and VR of West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Tom Brittney (Grantchester, Make Me Famous) and Anna-Marie Wayne (The War of The World’s Live).

Don’t miss it, this astonishing multi award-winning experience is only available for a limited time.

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"Absolutely loved it! It was my first experience of VR and I loved it… Boat trip, hot air balloon - all utterly spectacular. The smell of sulphur stayed with me until the next day." - Kate P. via Tripadvisor

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Don't miss it… Book now, before it's too late!

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, is only in London from 22 May - 30 Oct (Wed - Sat and selected Sundays).

Tickets are on sale now from £47.50 to £140 and every ticket comes with our no-quibble money-back COVID booking guarantee, so you’re not risking a penny.

The sooner you book the less you pay. Don't delay, it's only available for a limited time, and 787 performances have already sold out!

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You deserve a really AMAZING night out!

Get ready for a night out you'll never forget. All senses fired. No expense spared.

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TOP 20 LONDON NIGHTLIFE

Top 20 in Tripadvisor’s ‘BEST Nightlife in London’ shortlist, and #16 of ALL London nightlife.

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98% RECOMMEND THIS

This is London's favourite immersive night out – 98% of people recommend it.*

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8 AWARDS WON!

THEA award-winning experience produced by Layered Reality™ – who've won 8 awards so far!

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One of the biggest selling albums of all time – NOW in 5D!

This new experience is based upon the iconic 1978 double album, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, which has sold has sold over 16 million records and charted in 22 countries around the world, achieving gold or platinum status in 17 countries and 13 times platinum in the UK alone.  If you love Jeff's music, this experience is an absolute must.  If you're new to it, then it's a completely new way to discover one of the biggest selling albums of all time!

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"If you love the music...you'll love this. Feel the tension, live the adventure, see the Martians. Well worth the price. Do it, you'll love it" - Dave Burry, Plymouth

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"If you’re a fan of Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds then you have to visit this attraction." - O3016LYjamess, via Tripadvisor

New scenes added!

Over the last year, we've added brand new elements and every scene has been updated and improved.

One of the central scenes, Journey to London, has been completely transformed into a physical, live action sequence with brand new sets, holograms, projections, special effects and live actors.

Have a look here for more details, sketches, and a preview of the scene...

★★★★★
"OMG I felt like a child again...had such an amazing time and will be recommending it to anyone who will listen"

- Simon P. via Tripadvisor

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"The most exhilarating thing I've ever done!! Had my heart racing and left me breathless with excitement"

- Dawn B. via Tripadvisor

Watch the Trailer

See what this new, completely unique event is like – watch the official trailer now!

What guests say…

Over 41,000 people have been and 98% of guests say they'd recommend it!*

★★★★★
"WOW WOW WOW, AWESOME! Totally immersive, they make you feel you are actually there, right in the action! With breathtaking holograms, virtual 3D head sets, and acting out the scenes, it's one hell of a rollercoaster. A 5D experience you will NEVER forget!"

- Ian W, Romford

★★★★★
"So good I’ve been 4 times... be prepared to have your socks well and truly blown off!"

- Connor C, Luton

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★★★★★
"MAGIC! 100% recommend. Such an exciting, unique and magical activity. It's your one chance to be IN a sci-fi adventure, so enjoy every minute of it! "

- Rosie K, London

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★★★★★
"Great value for money, worth every penny. I highly recommend this, it is like nothing I have experienced before, exhilarating, funny, scary and jaw dropping."

- Shelly C, Wisbech

★★★★★
"The whole experience from start to finish was amazing - the bar, the cocktails, the actors and the VR was nothing like we had ever done before (or since). It was all so good we'd definitely go back and do it again." 

- Sharon I, Stoke on Trent

★★★★★
"The whole event is just the best fun. I’ve been twice and told my mates and they all had a ball. Best night out in London."

- Chris H, Brighton

★★★★★
"If you love the music...you'll love this."

- Dave B, Plymouth

What are fans saying on Tripadvisor?

★★★★★
"I have been to many West End shows but this is not a show, it's just an awesome experience!"

- Janet H, Herts via Tripadvisor

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"5* reviews don't do it justice, so read my 6* review. But first here's my words of advice, DON'T THINK ABOUT IT JUST DO IT! Today was my 3rd visit and I can say that this experience is getting better every time I go...relive the Martian invasion of 1898 for yourselves"

- Allan S via Tripadvisor

Who's it for?

If you’re looking for a fun, different night out, guests describe this as “an experience of lifetime” and something "you will NEVER forget!”. And if you love the music this is an “an absolute must”.

Over 41,000 people have been and 98% recommend it!* so chances are you’ll love it too.

We get top ratings from groups of friends on a night out, TWOTW fans, theatre fans, music lovers, Sci Fi fans, corporate teams and work nights out, Steampunk fans, and fans of immersive and interactive entertainment.

If you're not sure, read the reviews from other guests and check our FAQ for any specific questions.

The experience is open to adults and children aged 10 and over, but it’s not suitable for everyone, especially those with specific medical conditions. Please see our Access Guide for details. Children aged 10-15yrs must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

How many people will be in my group?

You can now book up to 6 tickets with our COVID booking guarantee.

Capacity is limited to 8 people per timeslot until further notice, and you can now book up to 6 tickets with our COVID booking guarantee. This is to comply with the rule of six.

We’re also selling tickets in pairs to aid social distancing, until social distancing restrictions are eased. You’ll stay in your pair throughout the experience to aid social distancing, but please note there is one scene where you’re separated in adjacent booths. But don’t worry, it doesn't take long for Martians to seize their victims…

How long is it?

Your experience is around 2 hours long, including a 20 minute interval in the Red Weed Bar. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your start time. 

Most guests stay to enjoy a cocktail and meal in The Spirit of Man – the world’s only steampunk bar & restaurant where you get to enjoy a Martian themed cocktail and meal under the tentacles of a giant green-eyed, smoke-shooting Martian Fighting Machine!

Where is it?

The experience is located at 56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2BJ.

Closest tube stations are Aldgate (Circle & Metropolitan Lines), Aldgate East, Bank , Liverpool Street, Tower Hill and Tower Gateway.

Closest overground stations are Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street.

St Katharine Cree bus stops W towards St Paul’s Cathedral or X towards Whitechapel are just outside the venue.

Don't miss it, tap HERE to see a bigger picture showing the main entrance to the venue.

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★★★★★
"A MUST visit if in London...superbly put together...totally enjoyed every minute of it"

- Andrew P, Cheshire via Tripadvisor

★★★★★
"Best thing in London...if there's one thing to do on your bucket list...this is it"

- Ratchet S, Chippenham via Tripadvisor

How much does it cost?

Top price standard tickets cost £72.50 and VIP tickets cost £125, but when tickets first go on sale you’ll be able to book standard Friday and Saturday tickets from £49.50 (with even bigger discounts on other days).

Our performances are priced according to demand, a bit like an airline. The sooner you book the less your tickets will cost, and you can save money by choosing less busy days. You’ll get the biggest discount if you book early, and we promise our ticket prices will never go down after they go on sale.

★★★★★
"Worth every penny...I loved every minute...it is one of those experiences you can't stop talking and thinking about"

- Fay J, Worthing via Tripadvisor

★★★★★
"We thoroughly enjoyed a superb and really different experience. Spine tingling music and effects. Worth every penny. Want to do it again!"

- Joanne W, Bishop Stortford via Tripadvisor

Flexible exchange + money-back guarantee

Every ticket comes with our COVID Booking Guarantee, so you can buy tickets with complete confidence.

Our COVID Booking Guarantee lets you cancel your tickets anytime up until 5pm the day before your experience. If you cancel we’ll email you a gift voucher so you can rebook when you're ready. If you can’t make it to the event due to coronavirus or COVID related restrictions and you don’t want to rebook, we will refund your order in full. You just need to let us know before 5pm the day before your experience.

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience has all the government approved safety measures – it's why we're 'GOOD TO GO' approved.

To comply with the rule of six you can now book up to six tickets with our COVID Booking Guarantee.

We've reduced capacity to 8 people per timeslot and are selling tickets in pairs until further notice to aid social distancing. You’ll stay in your pair throughout the experience to aid social distancing.

Because we’ve reduced capacity to aid social distancing at all times, one of the experience's central scenes - “Journey to London” - had to be completely reimagined

Previously 100% virtual reality, the scene is now physical - combining immersive sound design, physical sets, projections and live performance.  You're at the very heart of the action, experiencing first hand the fear and destruction wrought by the attack of the Martian forces.

Visit our COVID-19 Safety Measures page to learn more about the specific hygiene and social distancing measures we've introduced.

Layered Reality™ wins eight awards!

The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is produced by Layered Reality™ – a multi award-winning new entertainment company. 

Founded in 2017, Layered Reality™ has won 8 awards so far for its first two experiences SOMNAI and Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, including the a THEA award (the Oscars of the industry) for The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. They’ve also just been named as an EPIC MEGAGRANTS RECIPIENT (awarded by Fortnite developers, Epic Games).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your questions answered…

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Try our FAQ page.

When will you be opening?

The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience will be opening this summer from 22 May - 30 Oct (Wed - Sat and selected Sundays).

Where's the venue?

56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2BJ. Tap here for public transport links and how to get here.

Do I need to know the story?

No, not at all! You can enjoy the experience whether you know the story already or not.

What's your COVID Booking Guarantee?

Our COVID Booking Guarantee lets you cancel your tickets anytime up until 5pm the day before your experience. If you cancel we’ll email you a gift voucher of the same value, so you can rebook when you're ready. If you can’t make it to the event due to coronavirus or COVID related restrictions and you don’t want to rebook, we will refund your order in full. You just need to let us know before 5pm the day before your experience.

How do I know it's for me?

It's a top 20 London Nightlife event on Tripadvisor where 94% rate it Excellent or Very Good, so chances are you'll absolutely love it. If you're not sure, read the reviews from other guests.

How much do I have to participate?

It's totally up to you. There are opportunities for interacting with the actors but nothing that would make you feel uncomfortable. We think you'll have more fun if you interact, but it's your choice: you can join in as little or as much as you like.

How much are tickets?

Top price standard tickets cost £72.50 but when tickets first go on sale you’ll be able to book Friday and Saturday standard tickets from £49.50 (with even bigger discounts on other days).

Do you serve food and drink at the venue?

Yes, there are two themed bars. The Spirit of Man bar has a full range of cocktails, beers, wines, spirits, pizzas & snacks. The interval Red Weed bar offers a selection of drinks & snacks including ice creams and our signature Red Weed Cocktail.

What do VIP Tickets include?

Step further into the story with our unique VIP package including personalised character interactions created specially to give you the very best and most memorable experience.

A VIP Ticket includes: 

  • Personalised greetings from characters in the experience. 
  • Custom moments added to your group's journey. 
  • A delicious handmade steampunk pizza and a house drink. 
  • An exclusive themed Red Weed Cocktail to enjoy during the interval. 
  • A souvenir printed photograph and programme of the show. 
  • One item of exclusive merchandise up to the value of £25.  
  • Reserved VIP area in The Spirit of Man after the show.

Will the VR headsets fit over my glasses?

The VR headsets are fully adjustable to accommodate glasses. If you normally wear glasses it is recommended your wear them for this experience or use contact lenses.

Is the experience fully accessible?

This experience is not wheelchair accessible. For further information, please view our full Access Guide.

Do you sell Gift Vouchers?

Yes, you can purchase gift vouchers HERE. The Layered Reality™ gift voucher can be used as part or full payment to buy tickets and preorder food, drink and photos.

Still got questions? Visit our FAQ page for more answers.

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* Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is #16 of ALL London nightlife events and the only immersive event in the top 20 according to Tripadvisor. 98% of customers recommend it according to 1,939 Survivors Survey respondents (Apr 2020).

* 1,152 ★★★★★ reviews  according to 422 Tripadvisor reviews; 513 Facebook reviews (via @layeredrealityuk and @thewaroftheworldsimmersive),161 Google reviews and 56 Design My Night reviews.