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5 Reasons Not To Miss London’s Otherworldly Stranger Things Experience

Attention all curiosity voyagers, the end of Stranger Things: The Experience is sadly now in sight and you only have weeks left to visit before it finishes on January 8. If you haven’t already taken the plunge through London’s very own portal into the Upside Down then, first of all, where have you been? Though we understand; there’s pesky school, family dramas and jobs at ice cream parlours to consider, this unmissable experience should be on any fan’s wishlist. Found at Troubadour Brent Cross Studios, you’ll be immersed in the totally rad 80’s world of Stranger Things, which has been brought to life through amazing interactive sets, incredible props, charismatic live actors and themed food and drink. In case you somehow need even more convincing, here are five reasons you should go to Stranger Things: The Experience

1. Immersive adventures put you in the shoes of fan-favourite characters

One of the most fantastic features of this epic experience is the chance to step inside the story we know and love. What might start as an innocent sleep study quickly becomes a mission to save the day at the very ominous Hawkins Lab, you’ll not only get to unlock your own special power but you’ll be able put your heroism to the test with brain games and climactic battles where your best weapon is your mind (so you can leave the torches and baseballs bats at home). Plus, you’ll get some tips from a few familiar faces and find out what it feels like to push through the rift into the eerie Upside Down. It’ll basically be like living out your own Stranger Things episode.

A man in a labcoat holds his hands to his temples as two figures in the foreground copy him.

2. Attention to detail and incredible special effects ensure a cinematic experience

The complete immersion into the Stranger Things universe wouldn’t work without the mind-bending special effects and stunning set design. From the flickering lights and brilliantly executed jump scares of the immersive adventure to the 80’s-drenched delights of the Mix-Tape Area – think vibrant neon lighting, old-school arcade games and phone boxes plastered in stickers – you’ll truly think you have stumbled through the screen to join Eleven and the gang. Even better, you can follow in the footsteps of characters with the irresistible collection of recreated sets; why not take a selfie in the Byers’ living room or get an action shot mid-battle against Vecna?

3. The themed food and drink feels plucked straight from the show

The kids may be the stars of the show, but you can’t deny your stomach grumbles every time you see someone tucking into a cheese-slathered pizza or piling the toppings on a scoop of vanilla gelato. Luckily, if the heart-pounding adventures of Stranger Things: The Experience gets you peckish (or in need of a refreshing beverage) a host of food and drink awaits in the Mix-Tape Area; some of which you may recognise from their time sharing the on-screen spotlight with the likes of Steve and Argyle. You won’t want to miss this chance to devour a big slice of Surfer Boy pizza, wash it down with a tequila-infused ‘Friends Don’t Lie’ cocktail and top it all off with pecan caramel ice cream from Scoops Ahoy. Are you ready to set sail on an ocean of flavour?…

People mil about in stranger things style setting for Stranger Things: The Immersive Experience

4. Talented live actors and familiar faces bring the experience to life

On your gripping adventure, you’re going to meet some rather interesting characters that will help build tension, set the scene and pull you into the story. The people behind these characters are what make the experience so great, with talented live actors injecting charisma and excitement into the roles. They’ll help you out with handy hints in the immersive experience and you’ll likely bump into a few while roaming the Mix-Tape Area. Not only that, but some of the Stranger Things gang will also be popping up to give you a helping hand and share some of their demogorgon-fighting wisdom. What more could you want?

5. It’s not going to be here forever…

What better reason to go than the ominous thought it will have finished before you had a chance to experience it for yourself? If you’re a serial procrastinator who has been planning to go to Stranger Things: The Experience but haven’t quite got around to it yet, here’s your official nudge: it ends on January 8 and tickets are disappearing faster than the vanishing of Will Byers. So, you better round up the gang, book your tickets quick and circle the date in your calendars, otherwise, can you really call yourself a Stranger Things fan?

Stranger Things: The Experience – Unlock Your Power!

From £30.00