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The Experience

See it, feel it, live it

Discover the only place in London where you can experience a real Martian invasion.

Our unique mix of live action, multisensory effects and virtual reality bring your Martian adventure to life – all set to Jeff Wayne’s iconic score.

Make lasting memories with friends, family and colleagues as you journey through 24 interactive scenes in a breathtaking 1 hour 50 minute experience.

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  • MULTI-SENSORY

    Multisensory effects and VR place YOU INSIDE the action!

  • ALL AGES 10+

    Something the whole family can enjoy from 10+ to 70+!*

  • 1 HOUR 50 MINS OF FUN

    24 Interactive scenes to experience.

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STEP INTO A REAL MARTIAN INVASION

Experience 24 extraordinary interactive scenes: you’ll visit the Horsell Common’s Royal Observatory, sneak into a deserted house, escape London by boat and even fly to Mars.

  • See the first cylinder land from Mars

  • Sneak into a Victorian house

  • Escape London by boat

  • See Martian forces attack Parliament and Big Ben

  • Slide down the claw of a Martian Handling Machine

  • Fly to Mars in a hot air balloon

Climbing through windows, racing down a spiral staircase, hiding under a table, confessional booths, hot air balloon ride. You name it, we did it

— Marie-Claire F via Tripadvisor
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WITH STUNNING MULTI-SENSORY EFFECTS

Your Layered Reality™ experience is enhanced with the very latest technology and multi-sensory special effects:

  • Volumetric Holograms

  • Projection mapping

  • Binaural and ambisonic sound

  • Motion simulation

  • Haptics / vibration

  • Pyrotechnics

  • Aroma

  • Temperature, air flow and weather simulation

  • Virtual reality

Absolutely mind blowing. The most wow-factored experience I have encountered in a long time. I cannot recommend this enough. Truly Amazing

— Brenda H, Gosport via Tripadvisor
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300 FOOT MARTIAN FIGHTING MACHINES

360° Virtual Reality creates spectacular experiences  you’ll never forget: 

  • See 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines open fire on Parliament

  • Sail out to sea and witness the battle between the Martians & HMS Thunder Child

  • See inside a Martian Handling Machine

  • Fly to Mars in a hot air balloon

Absolutely loved it! It was my first experience of VR and I loved it… Boat trip, hot air balloon - all utterly spectacular.

— Kate P via Tripadvisor
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LIVE ACTORS LEAD YOU THROUGH THE STORY…

Live actors and detailed sets make you feel like it’s really happening and you’re part of the story.

You’ll meet a cast of 17 characters played by 12 live actors and a mix of holograms, projections and virtual reality featuring West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher (Cinderella, Heathers, Les Miserables, Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds Arena Tours) as Beth, The Parson’s Wife, Tom Brittney (Grantchester, Make Me Famous) as George Herbert, The Journalist and Anna-Marie Wayne (The War of The World’s Alive on Stage!) as Carrie, The Journalist’s Wife.

The actors really made this an immersive experience. The tech used was really clever but the sets and the actors really sold the story and gave some genuinely creepy moments.

— Simon W, Stafford (via Reviews.io)
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ALL SET TO JEFF WAYNE’S ICONIC SCORE

Step into one of the biggest selling records of all time: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds.

You’ll experience 9 tracks from the iconic 1978 double album brought to life, including classic hits ‘The Eve of the War’ and ‘Forever Autumn’.

Jeff Wayne created brand new sound design and music for this unique event, and has been integral to the production. Every element has been approved by him!

Astonishingly good. The whole experience is absolutely a must see whether you’re a fan of the album (like me) or not”

— Simon H, Trentham – (via Tripadvisor) via Tripadvisor

FAQs

Not sure what to expect from a Martian invasion? Read the reviews and check our FAQS for any specific questions.

What is it?

Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience combines immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and cutting-edge technology, all set to Jeff Wayne's iconic score; giving audiences the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.

Where is the venue?

Our address is:
56 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3A 2BJ
United Kingdom

Do you serve food and drink at the venue?

Yes, we have two bars. The Spirit of Man Bar & Restaurant has a full range of cocktails, beers, wines, spirits, pizzas, burgers, salads & snacks. The interval Red Weed bar offers a selection of drinks & snacks including ice creams and our signature Red Weed Cocktail.

Plan Your Escape Now, Before It’s Too Late

The earlier you book, the less you pay.

STANDARD TICKETS

VIP TICKETS

up to £90 (starting from £40 on weekdays)† from £120
Perfect for a night out or things to do with friends and colleagues in London. Perfect for birthdays, special occasions or a unique gift. Get everything in Standard plus:
  • 1 hr 50 mins experience.
  • Reserved time slot.
  • Free locker for bags and belongings.
  • Flexible Exchange policy.
  • Custom moments added to your group’s journey.
  • A delicious meal and house drink.
  • A Red Weed Cocktail during the interval.
  • A printed photo and souvenir booklet.
  • One item of merchandise up to £20.
  • Reserved VIP seating in The Spirit of Man after the show.