Virtual reality has expanded in ways that few thought possible.
Whether it’s gaming, education, or watching movies, the tech possibilities continue to grow as many developers now use VR to offer experiences that are impossible to do live and/or in person.
If you’re keen on giving it a go, we’ve narrowed down the best VR experiences that London has to offer.
Let’s dive in.
The free-roaming Virtual Reality arcade and bar in London provides 4 different VR experiences (plus a demo), which you can join in groups of 5.
Game choices include Overrun or Overrun Stage 2, where you fight off zombies, and Strike Team Delta, where players work together or alone to secure intel to prevent an alien takeover.
The Hyper-Reality VR games in London offer three different experiences. Players can chase high scores in games while battling zombies, fight off in a deathmatch, and play laser tag in The Arena.
You can also opt to explore foreign lands and worlds in The Place With No Name, go on rollercoaster rides in various VR locations, and enjoy a collection of board games and retro consoles in The Longue.
The ‘Gunpowder Plot’ mixes an immersive VR London experience and live theatre to transport you to 1605 in London where you’re a government agent who needs to infiltrate the infamous attempt to blow up the House of Parliament.
ClueQuest is the longest-standing VR escape room in London.
In addition to various escape room scenarios, those looking for a VR experience can choose between two Assasin’s Creed missions: Beyond Medusa’s Gate and Escape the lost Pyramid, as well as Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time, where players can experience time control.
Pitch London offers what they call the ‘Pitch and Putt’ experience –simulation golf on the best and most popular golf courses around the world (like Pebble Beach).
It’s great for both beginners and more advanced golf players and you don’t need any equipment.
Otherworld boasts 16 VR experiences, from fighting zombies and competing for the top spot in Beat Sabre to tackling UFOs and space exploration in four different regions on the virtual island.
What makes it truly unique is that it features immersion rooms with wind, heat, and rumble that adapt to every gameplay for a futuristic VR experience in London.
Dotdotdot’s Jeff Wayne’s The War of the World mixes VR, 5D effects, and holographic performances to provide 24 interactive scenes enhanced with unique multi-sensory effects.
The Immersive Experience, set to Jeff Wayne’s iconic score, transports players back to 1989 for a Martian invasion, for a 110 min-long adventure.
Darkfield is a mind-bending 360-degree immersive audio performance, created in shipping containers, that anyone can enjoy in the comfort of their home.
You can choose from 3 audio performances, Double, Visitors, and Eternals, and envision the experience (thanks to an incredibly-detailed storyline) – all you need is a partner and a set of headphones.
DNA VR is a VR arcade in London that lets users explore a long list of universes and enjoy them in a single-player game or a multiplayer experience.
Players can choose from different competitive games, zombie apocalypse scenarios, laser tag, and dance-off challenges, and solve puzzles and mysteries in separate VR escape rooms.
Smoky Barrels brings the traditional hunting experience indoors.
The simulation game allows individuals to hunt wild animals such as grouse, pheasants, deer, and wild boars in Scottish Highlands in a VR setting, all while dressed up in Highland Tweeds. You’ll use replica handguns and rifles and compete to score more points than the others.
In addition to its world-famous brunches and performances, Aeronaut offers its patrons several different multiplayer VR gaming experiences in London, where everyone can find something to their taste.
You can play archery and explore mountain tops or battle off waves of aliens using giant guns and destroy ships if you’re in a more competitive mood.
The Four Thieves bar in Clapham hosts International Pro Gaming which offers a wide selection of VR experiences.
Some of the choices include a PvP deathmatch, co-op archery to fight off orcs and dragons, and dungeon quests among others.
Meet Space VR is a London VR space that offers free-roam VR, as well as standing VR experiences for teams and solo play, along with in-game comms and pre-game briefing.
Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi shooters, archery, Cybershock, or even escape room games, you’re bound to find something to your liking.
Omescape’s Escape is a great choice for individuals who like steampunk, apocalyptic survival, and new horror experiences.
You can play solo or in a group and pick from a range of escape room scenarios for the ultimate London VR experience.
This VR mission puts visitors through the ESA’s first British astronaut Tim Peake spacecraft to experience his thrilling 400km journey from the International Space Station to Earth.
The experience, which is narrated by Peake himself, gives individuals a 360⁰ view inside the Soyuz TMA-19M capsule.
The stylish American drive-in-style restaurant has always had plenty to offer and a virtual reality experience in London is no exception.
They introduced the tech into the venue a couple of years ago and offer a couple of games from different genres, including futuristic flying missions, horror escape games, and puzzles.
Limitless-VR is a virtual reality bar in London where individuals can enjoy a wide selection of VR games with their friends and family.
You can choose from different types of VR games in London for all ages and even book the entire VR Lounge for a big party.
The Mario Kart Virtual Reality game in London will give you the racing experience you’re hoping to get.
You’ll race alongside Luigi and navigate through the well-known Mario Kart traps and tricks on the course, like leaping over ravines and dodging Thwomps and Piranha Plants.
If you’re looking for VR experiences in London, then you have plenty of places and games to choose from. From dance-offs competitions and land exploration to archery and action games like battling aliens and zombies, London’s entertainment centres and bars have a lot to offer
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