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If like Sarah from Tripadvisor, you have "no idea what to expect", have no fear we've got you covered.

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is your chance to step inside a Martian adventure with a 2 hour long experience set to Jeff Wayne’s iconic double album. With only 8-12 tickets per performance this is your chance to experience the story on an intimate scale like never before.

Over the next 2 hours you'll feel all senses fired as you make your way through 24 extraordinary scenes: from the sighting of the first capsule to the arrival of 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines. This truly is “the future of entertainment” with:

  • Live actors, pyrotechnics and walkaround sets that immersive you into the story
  • Cutting-edge virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms to transport you back to 1896
  • Physical sensation with temperature, touch and sound effects making for a spine-tingling thrill.

Explore the experience:

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. Use this time well as you muster your courage and prepare to embark on an adventure.

The first half of the experience takes around 60 mins, but brace yourself. It's action packed!

Prepare to explore Ogilvy's Observatory and roam across Horsell Common. Make your way to the safety of the Journalist's house and flee war torn London together. As the battle rages around you brace yourself for the open water in pursuit of Thunderchild.

Now time for a much needed interval. You've got 20 minutes here so why not use this time to get to know your fellow adventurers and sip on one of our delicious Red Weed cocktails.

Now you've caught your breath it's time to journey on and get stuck into the second act. Over the next 50 minutes prepare to confess your sins, see a very different London and try to resist the charms of The Artilleryman...we must warn you, he's very persuasive.

"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

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

- Dawn B. via Tripadvisor

New Scenes Added

Even if you've been before things have changed. 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...

Watch the Brand New Trailer

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



Your questions answered…

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When will you be opening?

The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is open now 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 10 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.