Let 360° Virtual Reality create spectacular experiences you’ll never forget
A unique mix of live action, multisensory effects and virtual reality - all set to Jeff Wayne’s iconic score.
Make lasting memories with friends and family as you journey through 24 interactive scenes where 12 live actors, state-of-the-art virtual reality and sensational 5D effects create a breath-taking experience - all with Jeff Wayne's multi-award double album of The War of the Worlds as your soundtrack.
Come face to face with a 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines, sneak into a deserted Victorian house, sail out to sea and witness the battle between the Martians and HMS Thunder Child, and fly to Mars in a hot air balloon. Experience a world beyond your own, and get ready to discover your greatest adventure yet.
Digital cast includes Tom Brittney (Grantchester, ITV) as The Journalist, George Herbert with Anna-Marie Wayne (The War of the Worlds Alive on Stage!) as his fiance Carrie. West End’s Carrie Hope Fletcher portrays Beth and David Burnett (Victoria, ITV) is Parson Nathaniel.
Your experience will last 1hr and 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval in the Red Weed Bar. On arrival at the venue you'll enter our steampunk themed The Spirit of Man Bar and Restaurant and sit under the tentacles of a giant green-eyed, smoke shooting Martian Fighting Machine. Here, you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy Martian themed cocktails before and after your experience.
Your experience will last for around 1 hour 50 mins, including a 20 minute intermission in the Red Weed Bar. We also have our very own steampunk themed bar - The Spirit of Man, where you can enjoy drinks and delicious meals before and after your experience.
- Good To Know
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. This is to ensure you have enough time to check-in and store any personal belongings before entering the experience. We recommend arriving earlier to enjoy The Spirit of Man bar. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate latecomers.
56 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 2BJ
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
This immersive experience includes multiple effects which may include total darkness, uneven surfaces, air blasts, strobe lighting, latex, narrow tunnels, sudden loud noises, live actors, fog, scent, a slide and tight spaces, which require you to bend down while walking or crawling.
For safety reasons, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart conditions, asthma, back or neck conditions, epilepsy, or any type of medical condition affecting the senses of smell, vision, or hearing.
The experience is not fully wheelchair accessible.
Food and Drink: On arrival at the venue you'll enter our steampunk themed The Spirit of Man Bar and Restaurant and sit under the tentacles of a giant green-eyed, smoke shooting Martian Fighting Machine. Here, you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy Martian themed cocktails before and after your experience.
- Suitable For Children
The recommended minimum age is 10yrs. Please note that some scenes are very dark with loud noises, which some children may not enjoy. Children aged 10-15yrs will require written parental consent prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 18s must vacate the main bar area by 8pm.
- Where Do I Go
56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2BJ
Jun 25, 2023
Hi, What a great way to spend a couple of hours whilst in London. Brilliant experience, excellent actors, brilliant sets and the fantastic immersive series of shows (3 times) on top of the whole event. The 2 hours flew!
Jan 1, 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed the show particularly the the sail.
Oct 25, 2022
We had a great time. Actors were engaging, VR was brilliant, if not a little queezy at times, the special effects were good. A truly immersive experience
Oct 21, 2022
Very realistic effects, fabulous character actors. Unfortunately our son may "suffer from a nervous disposition" and we had to leave part way through. The staff were very efficient and considerate in removing us
Sep 8, 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and well worth the money that we paid. The actors were fanatstic. The reason I have marked it down is that I didn't feel that the VR part of it was as good as it potentially could be, especially with technology as it currently is. If this can be improved then it would be a 5+!
Sep 4, 2022
What can I say, it’s a very well organised event from start to finish. When the experience starts the first thing is you get prepped, you’d be advised to listen carefully, I’m glad I did……after at least four blood-curdling screams I felt the need to raise the visor a little, I’m laughing now but at that moment, you are there, it feels real. The whole story is brought to life by brilliant actors, you are all there together fighting for your life. The boat ride is exciting, scary, and exhilarating, I’m not going to say more, you need to experience it yourself, I’m definitely not going to say anything about the screamy bit, that’d give the plot away. The last part of the journey is the balloon ride, I’m terrified of heights, however, when it took off, I really didn’t want the journey to end. I don’t think it matters if you are a War or the worlds fan or not or if you have even heard of it, this event will change your mind and convert you. Enjoy! :)
Aug 28, 2022
Wow, really enjoyed that. My daughter, who is too young to know the original score, enjoyed it too. Reminds us of Disneyland but better.
Aug 13, 2022
Emotional Roller coaster of an experience ! Would recommend to any adult ! Bought for my dads 69th birthday we went with his friend who has walking issues & my sister 37. A range of ages & abilities ! EVERYONE completed the experience & thoroughly enjoyed every part of the immersive & interactive experience ! The actors were amazing & encouraged you to jump in with both feet & get involved ! Thank you for such a unique experience !
Jun 5, 2022
Wasn't sure what to expect as it was a birthday gift for my husband, but I totally enjoyed it, may even go again ..5 *+
May 2, 2022
The experience was unique, being interactive, we all felt part of the action rather than passively watching. The story came to life, the VR experiences being realistic and enjoyable, bring the story to life. The virtual hot air balloon ride and the boat ride were particularly good. If you adore the music I felt that the quality of that could be better, and was slightly compromised by the layered reality aspect. It could be improved by continuing through some of the quieter scenes in the background, That could be just my feeling, but I would have preferred a bit more music in places.
Apr 10, 2022
Brought this as a Christmas present for dad- off we went on a father and son day to London this was a great experience and very much worth adding to our endless bucket list in life. All the actors were great! Front of house team - main bar could be a little bit more upbeat. The welcome hosts was great guy and full of energy. I guess the big question you need to ask yourself is …. Will you survive? Only one way to find out get booking!!