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What’s The Best Thing To Do In London? The War of The Worlds Immersive Experience


From tourists who are just visiting London for the first time, to residents of London, this blog is here to provide you with ideas on some of the best things to do in London.

If you went to Google and searched for “best thing to do in London”, you’d be provided with a lot of options, museums, palaces, theatres etc.

There are plenty of beautiful places to visit and by all means, you should visit them if you can, however, if you’re the kind of person that’s looking for something different, something more adventurous and thrilling, then Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is for you!

Here you get to enjoy Jeff Wayne’s iconic music, immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and other cutting-edge technology; giving audiences the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.

Visitors are thrust into the heart of the story from the moment they step inside the vast 22,000-square foot multi-level site in Central London, which has been transformed for this unique Martian adventure.

Your experience will last for two hours which includes a 20-minute intermission in The Red Weed Bar. Complete your experience by enjoying a drink and food in this steampunk themed bar at the end of your journey.

You will be in a group with up to 12 people. Each group has a dedicated time slot and you must arrive 15 minutes before your start time.

Find out why our immersive experience is the best thing to do in London, book your tickets now!


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

Everything You Need To Know About Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience


Here is everything you need to know about Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience!

The Experience

Clamber through classic locations from Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds like Horsell Common and Victorian London where you will be met with virtual reality, augmented reality, volumetric holograms, live actors, and state of the art technology – set to Jeff Wayne’s iconic score.

Your experience will last for two hours which includes a 20-minute intermission in the Red Weed Bar, created by Jeff Wayne for this experience exclusively.

If you survive, you’ll end up at the steampunk themed bar and restaurant. Here you can enjoy a range of delicious food and drinks from out of this world!

What Qualifies Participants For Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds?

You will be in a group with up to 12 people. Each group has a dedicated time slot and you must arrive 15 minutes before your start time.

The experience is suitable for anyone aged 12 and over. It is not suitable for sufferers of motion sickness, dizziness, psychological or neurological disorders. Please see our full terms of entry for more information.

What’s The Location?

The experience takes place at:

56 Leadenhall Street,

London,

EC3A 2BJ

The closest tube station to the experience is Aldgate with the closest overground station being London Fenchurch Street.

Are you ready? Book your tickets now!


family days out in london

FOR THE ULTIMATE FAMILY DAY OUT IN LONDON, EXPERIENCE THE WAR OF THE WORLDS IN VR!


Need ideas for a family day out in London?

Making time for family days out is important. The traditional picnic on the beach, trips to the zoo and walks in the park are all good, but how about trying something new?

We’ve got the perfect family day out in London: Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience! During The Immersive Experience, you and your family will be working as a team to survive the Martian invasion. Smelling, touching and feeling your way around 25 themed areas you will also experience cutting edge virtual reality, augmented reality, immersive theatre, holograms and of course Jeff Wayne’s fantastic music. It’s a real eye opener to new and emerging technology and as put by DesignMyNight, it’s “The future of entertainment”.

The fun doesn’t stop there. After you complete the experience you can enjoy some delicious food and drinks at our steampunk themed Bar & Restaurant. Check out our menu here!

If you think your family has what it takes to survive the Martian invasion, join us for an unforgettable family day out in London and create ever lasting memories that will bring your family together.

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team building

LONDON’S BEST TEAM BUILDING IDEA! THE WAR OF THE WORLDS THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE


Team building is important for the collective success of the company. Everyone knows the best way to build an unbreakable bond is to experience a life changing event together. That is why Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is the best team building activity London has to offer!

The unique immersive experience is designed to be enjoyed in a group setting. The journey begins in the middle of the Martian Invasion created by H. G. Wells in 1898. This wonderful group experience takes place within the 22,000 square foot building in Central London. All the members of the team have to play to their best individually for the success of the group.

During the immersive experience, team members will break the ice by exploring classic locations from The War of The Worlds like Horsell Common and Victorian London where you will be met with virtual reality, augmented reality, volumetric holograms, live actors and state of the art technology – set to Jeff Wayne’s iconic score. You can feel the bond grow as the Martians come closing in and destroy the world as we know it.

At the end of the experience, the team building continues at the steampunk bar & restaurant. As your team looks back at the apocalypse they evaded and celebrate their survival with food and drinks from out of this world.

If you’d like to bring your team together with an ice breaker activity like no other, book your group tickets now!


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Quirky Bars In London


Looking For Quirky Bars In London?

If you’ve ever been to London or you live there, you will agree with one general truth: “Londoners do not play with their drinks”. Within this city you’d see different drinking joints from pubs, cosy boozers, gin caves, wine bars to cocktail bars. But if you’re looking for something more than just a bar with the basic bar settings, there are also quirky bars in London.

Two of the best quirky bars in London can be found in Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience – the main bar, where anyone can visit, and The Red Weed Bar, only accessible by those that do the experience.

What to Expect:

You get to enjoy Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version, immersive theatre, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and other cutting-edge technology; the chance to live through the Martian invasion of 1898.

Visitors are thrust into the heart of the story from the moment they step inside the vast 22,000-square foot multi-level site in Central London, which has been transformed for this unique Martian adventure.

Your experience will last for two hours which includes a 20-minute intermission in The Red Weed Bar.

The Red Weed Bar is like nothing you’ve seen before! Covered in illuminated red weed you can enjoy a range of beverages from champagne to Martian cocktails. With a bit of Dutch courage you then continue your escape!

If you’re lucky enough to survive the Martian invasion you can celebrate your mortality by enjoying a drink and some delicious food in our steampunk themed bar and restaurant.

So instead of having a simple drink, join us in 56 Leadenhall Street for a night you’ll never forget!

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Inside Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds experience – Ticketmaster


Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience is now open at London’s The Spirit of Man, located a short walk from Aldgate, Tower Hill, Liverpool Street and Monument on the edge of the City.

Based on Jeff Wayne’s iconic 1978 album release, itself a retelling of H.G. Wells story of martian invasion, the innovative immersive experience transports visitors into the heart of the attack. Read More

- Ticketmaster

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The War of The Worlds Tickets

Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on The War of The Worlds Tickets


No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that human affairs where being watched by intelligences that inhabited the timeless worlds of space.

Those opening words and the opening notes of The Eve of the War have sent chills down the spines of generations and are the reason why The War of The Worlds Tickets are in particularly high demand! Having sold out shows across the decades, Jeff Wayne really knows how to put on a show, it’s been mentioned before in the blog but that giant Martian Fighting Machine descending from the ceiling really is a sight to behold!

Now it’s 2019, you want to see how things can be taken to another level. Which is why, in true War of The Worlds fashion, we have leapt into a new era. The era of virtual reality, volumetric holograms and 360 projection mapping. You want reasons to not miss out on The War of The Worlds Tickets? We’ve got them! We have a reworked version of Jeff Wayne’s iconic score, a version you will only be able to hear in the show, a highlight must be the special 20-minute remix he made just for us! We have holograms that use different techniques, from the old school peppers ghost, to volumetric capture projected onto hologauze, bringing George and Carrie to life before your very eyes!

And the cherry on the cake? 4 individual virtual reality experiences based on iconic scenes from Jeff Wayne’s soundtrack that allow you to become immersed within the action, you’ll find yourself fleeing, sailing and flying during these incredibly experiences. Do you really need any more reasons to get your The War of The Worlds tickets? Book now to avoid disappointment and become one of the survivors of the terrifying Martian invasion of 1898!

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immersive virtual reality

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Immersive Virtual Reality


Everyone loves a list, don’t they? So, we decided to hop on the band wagon and give you 3 facts you didn’t know about immersive virtual reality:

1. The term ‘Virtual Reality’ was coined in 1987
It’s true! While immersive experiences (depending on the definition) have been around for decades, the actual term most people use to describe them is relatively new. The term “virtual reality” was conceived by Jaron Lanier in 1987, during an intense period of research around this form of technology.

2. It enhances the gaming experience
It is difficult to talk about Immersive virtual reality without discussing the use of video game technology in it. The gaming world has fully embraced virtual reality and all of its elements. There are now some games that are designed specifically for virtual reality. In some of these cases, gaming companies would produce special props that gamer's can use along with their virtual reality headset. For some gamer's, virtual reality has enhanced their love of playing.

3. A Story Writer in 1930 Predicted the Invention of VR
Stanley Weinbaum, a reputed science fiction writer, depicted the virtual reality experience through goggles in 1930's in his short story called Pygmalion's Spectacles.

There you go! Three fun facts about immersive virtual reality. How many of these were you aware of? Do you have any others that we should know about? It’s such a new and exciting technology that we’re constantly looking for new ways to play with it and with its integration with immersive theatre becoming more popular and prevalent it’s only a matter of time before you pick up a headset in the middle of a scene and transport yourself to a new world. You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, now it’s your chance to survive the Martian invasion. Best book your ticket…

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VR Experiences in London

The Most Unique VR Experience London Has to Offer


What makes a VR Experience truly unique? World creation? Total immersion? London has some great VR Experiences on offer but are they really unique? Feeling the elements of your skin, the smells of the VR coming to life around you and being able to physically interact with the world around you, even if what you’re seeing isn’t real. Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience has all of these, offering you one of the most unique VR Experiences in London, you do not want to miss this.

We have had all sorts of people come through our doors to try their hand at surviving the Martian invasion (and thankfully they all have!) and have hailed us as a truly exceptional, innovative and exciting VR Experience in both London and across the world. We’ve worked hard to bring you all sorts of special effects across our experience from motion simulators that can hold up to a tonne, to animatronics, to the smell of burning flesh on the common! How many VR Experiences in London can say they have that going for them? We have had respected industry figures visiting our experience and coming away with their minds blown. That really should speak for how unique we really are!

The reviews really speak for themselves! What we have here is a truly unique VR Experience here in London! Allowing you to truly become part of the world we have created as part of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds so that you really feel like you are escaping the Martians alongside George and Carrie Herbert. Don’t waste any more time missing out! Come down now to Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience. Try a drink or two in our themed The Spirit of Man bar and see if you have what it takes to survive the Martian invasion!

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The War of The Worlds live

Experience The War of The Worlds Live


Is there any better way to experience The War of The Worlds other than live? There is something so exciting about hearing the Black Smoke Band live and that enormous Martian Fighting Machine being lowered in from the Heavens. Every iteration of The War of The Worlds live has been a breath-taking, spectacular event filled with stars such as Jason Donovan, Liam Neeson, Carrie Hope Fletcher and of course Anna-Marie Wayne. And what’s more The War of The Worlds tickets are always in high demand, having had multiple sell out tours in some of the UK’s largest venues.

Now thanks to cutting edge technology, creative thinking, and a reworked score from Jeff Wayne himself, we have a new way for you to experience The War of The Worlds live. You thought having the Martian Fighting Machine on stage was intimidating? Well you just wait until you’re inches away from its feet or worse you find yourself a prisoner of the Martians. You become part of the Martian invasion here at Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, giving a new meaning to what it is to experience something live! You become part of the world that experienced the Martian invasion and lived to tell the tale; experiencing all the emotions in real time: the fear, the rush of adrenaline, the exhilaration, in a level of immersion you can only get when experiencing something that is truly live and immersive.

Tickets are selling fast, so to avoid missing out on escaping the Martian invasion through Horsell Common, the Red Weed Bar and London itself, book now to experience The War of The Worlds at its most intense form yet. You’ve heard it. You’ve seen it. Now survive it.

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