Travel: 3 Must See Immersive Exhibitions in London this Season

Credits: Dopamine Land

Fancy starting the year with a bang? Then opt for a city trip to London, voted the Best City in the World 2023. Be sure to add these 3 immersive exhibitions to your schedule.

The good news for the city of London just keeps on coming. Last year, the city received a whopping 3 accolades for “Best Tourist Attractions,” “Best Romantic Dining Options” and “Best cities to spend Christmas. This year, the city was voted “Best City in The World 2023”, leaving Paris and New York City behind. Totally justified, we agree, as the city has more than proven itself since the BREXIT and pandemic that even a setback does not stop it from ensuring that tourists always get the best experience. 

We love culture and museums immensely and a trip to London never disappoints us. These 3 immersive exhibitions are already our reason to plan another city trip this season: 

1. Weird Sensation Feels Good: The World of ASMR

Worldwide, there is an online community of millions of people enjoying ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) experiences: a physical sensation of euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body, caused by sound, touch and movement.

This exhibition (the first of its kind) brings the world of ASMR from the screen into physical space. During the experience, step into an acoustically tuned environment and understand how people use new and existing tools and materials to navigate our complex world.

Tickets available here

Opening hours: Open 7 days a week

Location: The Design Museum is located at 224 – 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Age: all ages welcome

2. Dopamine Land

Dopamine Land is a multisensory experience that blends media, technology and play in a single venue. There are at least 5 rooms that channel the limitless imagination of your inner child into reality: Into Infinity and Beyond, The Ground is your enemy, Keep Calm and Carry On, Popcorn Room, Pillow Fight. 

This is a great day out with the kids, the late evenings are adult-friendly so everyone can reveal their inner child in all the colorful installations. Take a break from your daily life, have some fun and encourage your happy feelings!

Tickets available here

Opening hours: Varied from Tuesday to Sunday

Duration: 30-50 minutes

Location: 79-85 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LD, South Kensington, London

Age: all ages welcome

3. Dalí : Cybernetics – The Immersive Experience

Running until the end of February, crawl into the mind and work of Catalan artist Salvador Dalí from a whole new perspective in this immersive experience. This show combines a 360° video mapping experience, Virtual Reality and holograms. This provides a state-of-the-art technological storytellling that you have never seen before in the art world. 

Tickets available here

Opening hours: Open every day

Duration: The visit will take around 60 to 90 mins

Location: The Boiler House. 152 Brick Lane, London, United Kingdom.

How to get to London?

Depending on how quickly you want to be in London AND the budget you want to spend on your city trip, you have several options for traveling from Brussels to London. Here are your options from shortest to longest travel time: 

The Eurostar will get you to London St Pancras Int’l in about two hours from Brussels for about €450 round trip. 

With British Airways you can now get to London for a little over €250 for a round trip. The total flight time is one hour and 5 minutes, but you have to consider check in and boarding time. As well as boarder control before leaving and upon arrival. 

With RegioJet you can now get from Brussels South (Gare du Midi) to London, Victoria Green Line Coach Station in about six and a half hours for a little over €100 for a round trip. 

BlaBlaCar is the cheapest option (about €80 round trip), but it will take you over 10 hours to get to London. 

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This article has been written by @Angelo Vero

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