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Stranger Things: The Experience
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A new ‘Stranger Things’ immersive experience has come to London

Time travel back to the 1980s for this eerie, supernatural adventure

Written by
Alice Saville

With its winning combo of soul-soothing ’80s nostalgia and watch-through-your-fingers supernatural horror, the ‘Stranger Things’ universe is a pretty compelling one. So it’s no surprise that Netflix and events company Fever have teamed up to let fans explore it for themselves.

‘Stranger Things: The Experience’ has come to London this summer and it’s a multimedia affair (presumably, that means it relies on video footage rather than live actors) designed to immerse you in the world of the wildly popular series. The experience is running from August 18 until October 30. 

It begins with the chance to experience the terrors of the Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Then, once you’ve escaped, there’s the chance to discover the sweeter joys of hangout spots Scoops Ahoy and the Palace Arcade. 

Afterwards, there’ll be the chance to grab food, drinks and photo opportunities at Mix-Tape, a retail space packed with all the merch your avaricious little heart could desire. And the experience’s savvy creators haven’t let the fact that the series’ stars are well below legal drinking age stop them from creating a custom ‘Stranger Things’ bar. 

Is this all a blatant attempt to cash in on fans’ ‘Stranger Things’ obsession? Potentially, yes. Will it be a lot of fun? Potentially, also yes. What’s certain is that with interactive experiences based on everything from ‘Bridgerton’ to Monopoly already up and running, London’s appetite for the interactive and immersive shows no sign of waning. 

‘Stranger Things: The Experience’. Aug 18-Oct 30. Tickets from £39. Book here.

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