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Top 5 Immersive Experiences in London
Image Credit: Gingerline's Chambers of Flavour, © Emli Bendixen
Top 5 Immersive Experiences in London
Image Credit: Rob Langston as Basil in Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Top 5 Immersive Experiences in London

10 March 2016 Nick Kyprianou

Are you the type of person who likes to get stuck in and interact with your surroundings, rather than just sitting there and watching a story unravel? If so, take a look at London Calling’s top picks of immersive theatre in London at the moment. You may find yourself biting off more than you can chew...

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience was born nearly 20 years ago with Interactive Theatre International and is now performed in over 20 countries. This 2-hour production is inspired by one of Britain's greatest comedy series, Fawlty Towers, set in a hotel where the audience get to eat whilst enjoying the fun of this iconic set up. If you love the original show, you'll find Faulty Towers The Dining Experience a perfect combination of gastric delights mixed with theatrical novelty.

However, the experience doesn't replicate the TV scripts. Instead, Basil, Sybil and Manuel are impersonated by three performers who capture the spirit of Torquay's most inept hoteliers. While the experience portrays the TV characters and the atmosphere they create, please note that the performers are impersonators, and that the show has no connection to John Cleese, Connie Booth or their original scripts, or to the BBC (who are very keen to point that out!).

This Faulty Towers experience is being hosted at Kingsway Hall Hotel, Holborn until 1 April 2016 and at Amba Hotel, Charing Cross until 30 September 2016.

 

Goosebumps Alive & Goosebumps Kids

If you managed to catch Alice’s Adventures Underground at the Waterloo Vaults then we’re sure you won’t want to miss this interactive twist on R.L. Stein’s 90s classic, following the release of the full-length feature film of Goosebumps.

Brace yourself for a terrifying journey through the abandoned Waterloo vaults where the only way out is through 19 rooms, hiding what may be some of your darkest fears.  Who knows whom you will meet and where each room will lead you - could you be facing an ancient mummy, a ghastly ghoul or a ferocious werewolf?

Goosebumps Alive opens on 6 April 2016. For a more family friendly version, Goosebumps Kids opens on 14 May 2016.

 

Tick Tack Club 1921

Imagine a night out that catapults you back in time and puts you amongst the real life ‘Peaky Blinder’ gangsters. Tick Tack Club 1921 follows the story of Birmingham gangster William (Billy) Kimber, who has just moved south and formed a new gang with the McDonald brothers of the Borough – The Elephant Boys.

Peer into the lives of these criminal masterminds hidden in London Bridge, with the option to choose your own journey. You could start upstairs in the Art Deco inspired Club Room or descend into the dark gambling den located behind a hidden door in the wallpaper emporium: the heart of The Elephant Boys’ operation. 

Tick Tack Club 1921 is booking now until 4 June 2016 and the location is only revealed after purchasing your ticket. Visit here to find out more.

 

How to Solve a Problem Like Murder

Caught up in the latest fad of murder mystery series on TV? This evening may be perfect for you then. UnCorked Theatre invites you to a prestigious masquerade event, filled with the sounds of sultry jazz roaring from all corners of the room. Uncover dirty deeds and dark secrets with seven deadly suspects and two witty storytellers in your midst. Be sure to keep an eye out and question everything as the night unfolds into episodes of seduction, deceit, and vulnerability. This gripping tale may leave you twisted and torn as the puzzle pieces of How to solve a Problem Like Murder comes together until the heart racing finale.

Visit Paradise by way of Kensal Green's official website to book this immersive experience, on until 28 April 2016.

 

Gingerline

Gingerline is the original and best immersive dining experience in London. The concept is simple: be on the specified tube line at a given time, and they will send you directions to a secret location near a station on the line. Once inside, you will receive a bespoke dining experience, tailored to the latest secret theme: past themes include Lost Gardens of Gingerline and The Secret Island. Actors will serve you your five-course meal and after your night of fine dining, you must promise to keep the secret of Gingerline by not revealing the details on social media. You can still get hold of tickets to their latest experience, The Chambers of Flavour (the final ones are on sale now)and Classic Gingerline is returning in April 2016.

Get tickets to The Chambers of Flavour or Classic Gingerline.

 

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