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Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is London's favourite immersive night out with live actors, virtual reality, 5D effects, a steampunk bar & restaurant and Jeff Wayne's multi award-winning music!

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'MAGIC 100% RECOMMEND!' says Rosie from London

Over 41,000 people have been to Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience so far. Many have written reviews, and an incredible 98% of guests say they'd recommend it. Read what they say to find out for yourself what this extraordinary experience is really like.

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What the devil is it?

The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is a new, completely unique event where live actors, virtual reality goggles, and sensational 5D effects place you INSIDE the action.

Your journey begins under the green eyes of a giant Martian Fighting Machine in The Spirit of Man, a steampunk bar and restaurant on London’s Leadenhall Street…

With journalist George Herbert as your guide, you're transported back to 1898. Feel all senses fired as you 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: from the sighting of the first capsule to the arrival of 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines and London’s evacuation.

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!

You’ll meet a colourful cast of 17 characters including holograms and VR of West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Tom Brittney (Granchester, Make Me Famous) and Anna-Marie Wayne (The War of The World’s Live) plus 12 live actors.

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.” – Chris L. wrote on Tripadvisor. 

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!

Who's it for?

Our guests say they’d “recommend it to anyone”, as a “great evening out with friends”, perfect “for friends, couples/date, families with teenagers”. They describe it as an “experience of a lifetime” for “all sci-fi and theatre lovers” and 100% recommend it “if you’re looking for something different or unusual”.

For TWOTW fans and for those who like immersive shows it’s “an absolute must”! See our reviews page for more guest reviews.

You can now book up to 6 tickets with our COVID booking guarantee. To aid social distancing we’re selling tickets in pairs and limiting capacity to 8 people per timeslot.

You’ll be grouped in pairs throughout the experience for social distancing, but please note there is one scene where you’re separated in adjacent booths. But don’t worry, it’s not for long… Martian Fighting Machines normally snatch their victims quickly. 

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. 

Where is it?

You’ll find the entrance to the experience and The Spirit of Man bar & restaurant at 56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2BJ.

Don't miss it, tap here to see the main entrance.

Closest tube stations are: Aldgate, Tower Hill, Liverpool Street, Bank and Tower Gateway DLR.

Closest overground stations are: Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street.

St Katharine Cree bus stop W towards St Paul’s Cathedral is just outside the venue.

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.

We're Good To Go

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.

We've introduced many specific social distancing, hygiene measures and changes to the experience.

Because we’ve reduced capacity to ensure 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.

COVID Booking Guarantee

Every ticket you buy for Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience comes with our COVID Booking Guarantee, so you'll be able to buy tickets with complete confidence when we reopen.

What is 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 so you can rebook when you're ready. If you can’t make it 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.

Layered Reality™ wins seven 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 7 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). See the About page for more details!

What is Layered Reality™

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

Layered Reality™ has a simple mission: to give you amazing experiences you’ll never forget.

Each Layered Reality™ experience gives you a unique mix of three multimedia ‘layers’: 

  • The latest digital tech (virtual reality, projection mapping and volumetric holograms) 
  • Live theatre (live actors, movie-scale sets, and special effects) 
  • Real physical sensations (touch, temperature, smell, sound and music, physical movement, and taste)

This creates a fully immersive experience that is truly memorable.

Seven awards won for Layered Reality™

'Outstanding Achievement’ Award Winner, THEA Awards 2020, Los Angeles

Awarded Leading Providers of Layered Reality Experience, 2020 Enterprise Awards hosted by SME News

Gold Winner for Best Innovation, Youth Travel Awards 2019

Winner of Best Use of Next Generation Technology (for SOMNAI), ScareCon Awards 2018

Gold Winner, London Design Awards 2018

Le Book Connections VR category in London 

'Best night out in London' says Chris from Brighton

'A MUST visit if in London' wrote Andrew P. on Tripadvisor where 94% of people rate this new, completely unique event Excellent or Very Good. Tripadvisor reviewer RachetSpanner goes further saying 'Best thing in LondonIf there is one thing to do on your bucket list before you die, this is it! ' With so many guests writing reviews like this you can see why Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is London's favourite immersive night out and #16 of ALL London nightlife on Tripadvisor!

Check our Reviews page to read more reviews written by our guests.

Meet the cast

Meet two stars of our virtual cast, Tom Britney (George Herbert) and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Beth) and hear what they say about Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. You'll meet a colourful cast of 17 characters at the experience, 12 played by live actors, and 5 virtual cast members…

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

Click the play button below to listen Jeff's music while you're reading:

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is based upon Jeff's remarkable 1978 double album, brought up to date with the most cutting-edge tech and techniques from the world of immersive entertainment.

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is one of the best selling musical works of all time. It has sold over 16 million records around the world, charted in 22 countries, reached number 1 in 11 of them and achieved gold or platinum status in all but 5, including 13 times platinum in the UK, 13 times platinum in Australia and 14 times platinum in New Zealand.

Featuring two international hit singles, ‘The Eve of The War’ and ‘Forever Autumn’, the Musical Version has achieved many awards including two Ivor Novello Awards, US Best Recording in Science Fiction & Fantasy, judged by Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and UK’s Classic Showman of The Year Award which Jeff won for the Arena tours. 

This multi award-winning musical work is the soundtrack to your experience, featuring 9 classic tracks: The Eve Of The War; Horsell Common And The Heat Ray; The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine; Forever Autumn; Thunder Child; The Red Weed Part 1; The Spirit Of Man; Brave New World; Dead London Part 2.

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is based on H.G. Wells’ dark Victorian novel, with music by Jeff Wayne and lyrics by Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass and Jeff Wayne. 

On reading the novel, Jeff Wayne was inspired by the themes of Invasion, Faith and Hope and he began to create his Work in 1975.

Its extraordinary life has now spanned over forty years (and still counting!) across all media including records, publishing, video games, international arena tours, merchandise and now, the multi-sensory Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience.

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