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.
Do I need to know the story?
No, not at all! We have designed the experience to be understood and enjoyed by those who don’t know anything about The War of The Worlds.
What are your opening hours?
Wednesday: Peak times only*
Thursday: 12:00 - 22:30
Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 10:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:30 - 21:00
Opening hours are subject to change.
*We're open Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:30 in peak times, half term, and school holidays.
Where is the venue?
Our address is:
56 Leadenhall Street
How do I get there?
By Tube - The closest tube station is Aldgate (Circle and Metropolitan Line). Aldgate East, Bank , Liverpool Street, Tower Hill and Tower Gateway stations are also nearby.
By Train - The closest overground station is Fenchurch Street. Liverpool Street and Cannon Street stations are also nearby.
By Bus - Bus Routes 25, N25 and N550 stop directly outside the venue at St Katharine Cree bus stop, eastbound from St Paul’s Cathedral or westbound from Whitechapel.
By Car - There is no designated parking at the venue. The closest NCP carpark is Whitechapel High Street, E1 7RA.
By Bike - There is cycle parking on Leadenhall Street and a Santander docking station at Jewry Street, Aldgate.
How long is the experience?
Your experience will last for around 1 hour 50 mins, including a 20 minute interval 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.
Will it be scary?
Don’t worry, it’s a fun experience and most people don’t find it too scary. There are some surprises, shocks, and moments of suspense but it’s not too scary overall.
What should I wear?
As this is an immersive experience, across two floors, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing and flat trainers or shoes. High heels, flip flops or similar are not suitable and our team reserve the right to refuse entry for health and safety reasons.
Can children attend unaccompanied?
Children aged 10-15yrs will require parental consent via a waiver prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ at all times.
What's the minimum age?
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 parental consent via a waiver prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult 18+ at all times. Under 18s must vacate the main bar area by 8pm.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 30 mins before the start time on your tickets (or earlier to enjoy a drink in our steampunk themed bar). This will give you plenty of time to get checked-in, sign the waivers, and store your belongings in a locker (these are free to use). Unfortunately, we are unable to admit latecomers.