Do I need to know the story?
No, not at all! We have designed the experience to be understood and enjoyed by those who don’t know anything about The Gunpowder Plot.
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The Gunpowder Plot is a thrilling new immersive experience produced by multi-award-winning Layered Reality™ and Historic Royal Palaces and opened in May 2022.
Layered Reality™ experiences combine the latest digital tech together with live theatre plus real physical sensations to create a unique immersive experience that is truly memorable.
You will journey back in time to 1605 and be part of history's most daring conspiracy. You can find out more about the experience here
Our venue opening hours are:
Thursday: 12:00 - 22:30
Friday: 12:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 10:45 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00
Opening hours are subject to change.
Our kitchen opening times may vary
Our address is:
8-12 Tower Hill Vaults
The Tower Vaults are right next to the Tower of London
By Tube: The closest tube station is Tower Hill (Circle and District Line). London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee Lines), Monument (Circle and District Line), Fenchurch Street and Tower Gateway (DLR Line) are also nearby.
By Train: The closest overground station is Fenchurch Street, London Bridge, Liverpool Street and Charing Cross stations are also nearby.
By Bus: Bus routes N15 and I5 stop close to the venue at Tower of London bus stop TB eastbound towards Limehouse or bus stop TA westbound towards St Pauls. Great Tower Street (TU/TT), St Katharine Docks (TS/TN) are also nearby.
By Car: There is no designated parking at the venue. The closest car parks are Tower Hill Coach and Car Park - 50 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DT (2 min walk) and Minories Car Park - 1 Shorter Street, London, E1 8LP.
By Boat: Tower Millenium Pier is the closest pier and is served by Uber boat, RB2 and City Cruises.
The experience will be 1 hour 40 minutes including the 20 minute interval. We also have our very own themed bar, where you can enjoy drinks and delicious meals before and after your experience.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time on your tickets (or earlier to enjoy a drink in our themed bar). This will give you plenty of time to get checked in, sign the waivers, and store your belongings in a locker (these are free to use). Unfortunately, we are unable to admit latecomers.
The Gunpowder Plot is a fun and thrilling experience. There are some surprises, shocks, and moments of suspense but most people won't find it too scary overall.
This experience is recommended for ages 10+.
Please note that some scenes are very dark with loud noises which some children may not enjoy. Children aged 10-15yrs will require parental consent via a waiver prior to admission and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Children under the age of 16yrs must be accompanied and supervised by an adult aged 18yrs or over.
As this is an immersive experience, across three floors, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing and flat trainers or shoes. High heels, flip flops or similar are not suitable and our team reserves the right to refuse entry for health and safety reasons.