Step inside history’s most daring conspiracy


Journey back in time and experience London as it was in 1605. You’re not just witnessing history, you are living it.


Immerse yourself in the world of The Gunpowder Plot as you join Guy Fawkes, and his co-conspirators as they plot to assassinate King James I. Using a combination of live actors and a digital cast, starring Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter) as Guy Fawkes, you don't just witness history, you are part of it. When you are faced with a crucial decision, who will you trust?


The Gunpowder Plot features a combination of live theatre and cutting edge digital technology to recreate 1605 London, placing you at the very centre of history's most daring conspiracy. We don't just focus on what you can see at Layered Reality™, we cultivate every aspect of your experience to ignite your senses: from temperature, scent and physical movement to sight, touch and sound.

Booking Information

Child ticket can only be purchased with an adult ticket

Good To Know

Food and Drink: Your experience starts the moment you step into The Gunpowder Plot with two themed bars on site. The Gunpowder Plot bar is open to the public so join us for a hot or cold drink or a bite to eat in Tower Vaults at the iconic Tower of London. Ticket holders will descend into the Vaults to The Crown and Barrel where stunning themed cocktails and delicious food can be enjoyed by you and your co-conspirators before or after the experience.


The Gunpowder Plot: 8 - 12 Tower Hill Vaults

8-12 Tower Hill Vaults, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4EE, United Kingdom

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

The experience includes multiple effects which include total darkness, virtual reality, motion simulators, uneven surfaces, confined spaces, air blasts, strobe lighting, pyrotechnics, latex, sudden loud noises, live actors, fog, scent and temperature changes. This combination of effects is designed to immerse guests in the experience and is intended to be impactful.


The experience is not fully wheelchair accessible but we will be holding regular wheelchair accessible events. Please email to register your interest for one of these accessible events


Please aim to arrive 30 minutes before your show start time. You’re advised to wear comfortable footwear and clothes you can move in as you’ll need to bend down while walking and crawling, squeeze through narrow tunnels and to get through tight spaces. However if you feel unable to participate there are other routes, simply speak to a member of staff on arrival.

How Does It Work

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Suitable For Children

This experience is classed as a 10+ so parental guidance is required. Please note that some scenes are very dark with loud noises which some children may not enjoy. Children aged 10 - 15yrs will require parental consent via a waiver prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The experience may not be suitable for children under 10yrs.

Where Do I Go

8 - 12 Tower Hill Vaults, London, EC3N 4EE


2.5(2 reviews)
  • Julie Beattie

    Aug 21, 2023

    We were very disappointed as this booking we had for this venue, made several weeks ahead of the date we expected to go was cancelled with very little notice. We had been looking forward to it and due to our schedule and the short notice couldn’t book a different day.

  • Lesley C

    Aug 8, 2022

    You really felt you were back in 1605 and all the "actors" played their parts well. We found the VR a bit hit and miss as it was buffering and you didn't really have enough time to adjust the headsets. All in all a Good Experience.

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