The creators of The War of the Worlds immersive experience have announced they’re opening a major new attraction in London. 

New Guy Fawkes immersive experience

dotdotdot has teamed up with Historic Royal Palaces to launch the new attraction, set to open in autumn 2020.

Set to open next autumn adjacent to the Tower of London, the entertainment experience will retell the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

The attraction will use virtual reality, live actors, physical sensations and immersive theatre to take visitors back to the 17th century. 

Spanning 20,000 square feet, there will be opportunities for group packages at the experience created by dotdotdot, the company behind The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience, in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. 

What we know about the experience so far

Adventurers will travel through the centuries to be amongst the Gunpowder Plotters to test their nerve in solving the most notorious conspiracy in British history.

With the Tower of London looming above them, torture, darkness and imprisonment are never far away. Will they be the hero of the hour, or be lost within its depths?

Tower of London

Source: Historic Royal Palaces

The experience will be located adjacent to the Tower of London. 

Using Layered RealityTM – a combination of real and virtual actors, stunning sets, virtual, augmented reality and projection mapping and physical sensations (such as sound, taste, temperature and aroma) – guests can expect to experience the infamous plot like never before. 

A unique themed bar, with food available, will transport adventurers back in time before their journey, said to be ideal for group and corporate events.

War of the Worlds Experience

Currently booking until March 2020, the musical version of Jeff Wayne’s iconic work immerses visitors from the moment they step inside The Old Metal Exchange which has been transformed for the Martian adventure. 

Live and virtual actors guide groups as they walk, crawl and slide through different scenes such as Primrose Hill (where the Martians meet their demise) or Ogilvy’s Observatory in Woking where you see the first cylinder leave Mars. 

For more information about the War of the Worlds Experience, and the new attraction for 2020, visit