Phantom Peak brings the Wild West to London

Immersive experiences are back in London and Phantom Peak is one of the latest to open within Canada Water. Phantom Peak is a steampunk universe which feels very much like the Wild West to London with much to discover, with over 52 trails and 100 different adventures to take.

Within Phantom Peak what will you unravel on your adventures through town? Was the Blimp Crash really just an accident? What is hiding in the the mines? What is the founder of corporate JONACO really seeking? With so many unanswered questions the question is what will you discover?

I was invited along to the press night in which me and my friend got to explore, encounter different characters and took many adventures discovering many mysteries of the town.

Phantom Peak

Founder Nick Moran creator of two award winning games, The Game is Now and Time Run now brings to London Phantom Peak an open world experience.

Phantom Peak is a fully immersive open outdoors world adventure which expands over 30,000 sq. foot of land which can be found within Canada Water, London. Think Venice meets the Wild West!

The story behind Phantom Peak is that the mayor at the time, Dr. Joylon S. Furbish, disappeared in a freak blimp accident that destroyed half of the Old Town. But thanks to JONACO, Phantom Deeps rose from the ashes! The new, refurbished part of town became Phantom Peak, and the Blimp Crash became little more than a memory.

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Game of Thrones fans rejoice – Summer is coming!

Guest post for sail-croatia.com

Have you ever wanted to sail to Westeros and experience Game of Thrones locations for yourself? Well, now you can! 

Sail Croatia is launching a one–of-a-kind Game of Thrones-inspired cruise to mark the August release of the prequel series, House of the Dragon

The 7 cruise will take place on a luxury small ship, stopping at several of the most famous filming locations in Croatia, including the city of Dubrovnik, home of Kings Landing. Here, guests can visit the Red Keep, Blackwater Bay and the Walk of Shame, as well as have the opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne – every Game of Thrones fan’s dream!

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Peaky Blinders The Rise Live Theatre Show don’t **** with them

Have you ever wondered what it might of been like to grow up in Birmingham in the early 1900’s? Well Peaky Blinders: The Rise Live Theatre Show gives you that chance as you travel back to that era where you’ll be able to come face to face with a notorious criminal gang Peaky Blinders.

Peaky Blinders The Rise Live Theatre Show is an immersive experience which is based on a British Crime Drama TV series created by Steven Knight. Set within Birmingham early 1900’s you’ll be able to come face to face with fictional characters such as Tommy who is the leader of a criminal gang of Peaky Blinders who are a mix of Irish Catholic and Romani. Peaky Blinders are loosely based on a real urban youth gang of the same name who were active in the city from the 1880’s to the 1910’s.

I was invited down to one of the press nights in which I got to mingle with all sorts of notorious characters and got to discover what the streets of Birmingham was like back in the 1900’s.

Peaky Blinders

From the team behind Doctor Who: Time Fracture and The Great Gatsby comes Peaky Blinders: The Rise which is a new immersive theatre show that enables anyone to join forces with Thomas Shelby and his gang as they try to take over London’s Camden.

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The Gunpowder Plot step back in time to 1605

Have you ever wanted to know what it might of felt like living back in 1605 where the city was divided and rebellions took to the streets but more so 1605 is known for when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes who attempted to blow up King James I and the British Parliament on 5 November. However luckily his plot was discovered and Guy Fawkes was caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others. Ever since on 5 November known as Guy Fawkes Day or some know it as Bonfire Night we celebrate by by traditionally burning a dummy of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire, accompanied by fireworks.

Question is are you brave enough to step into a world where spies and informants hide in every shadow? Within The Gunpowder Plot your mission is to go undercover and unmask the mysterious figures behind history’s most infamous plot. But when you’re surrounded by traitors the question is who can you really trust?

I was invited to the press night of the opening of The Gunpowder Plot which is a very immersive 90 minute theatrical experience which took us on a historical tour like no other and a choice to be made. To help defend the monarchy or help Guy Fawkes with his plot?

The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot is a thrilling new immersive experience set on a historical moment which will take you on a journey back to 5 November 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his gang had an explosive plan in mind.

Writer Olivier nominee Danny Robins along with creative direction by multi BAFTA award-nominated director Hannah Price, is the latest immersive show produced by award-winning Layered Reality experiences. Inspired by Historic Royal Palaces research, a cast of digital actors perform this multi-sensory adventure alongside live actors to create a hybrid theatrical experience with virtual reality provided by award-winning VR studio Figment Productions, headed by Simon Reveley. 

This immersive theatre show takes place within a space within the Tower Vaults, at the UNESCO World Heritage Tower of London. The vaults sit beneath the infamous Tower Hill site where much of the prelude to the Gunpowder Plot took place before Guy Fawkes’ torture and eventual death over 400 years ago.

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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience start the fans please

Start your fans please, this live fan based version of The Crystal Maze set within London and Manchester allows people just like to be able to participate in Crystal Maze and take on the Crystal Dome at the end. It might not have Richard O’Brien as the host or even Edward Tudor-Pole or even Richard Ayoade. Plus it is not aired and there are no prizes to be won but that does not matter as either way you will feel like you are taking part in the actual popular TV gameshow as the sets / zones are more or less identical, even the games and no matter which games master you get they are passionate, full of energy and beaming personality, giving past TV hosts a run for their money.

I was invited down on a PR basis courtesy to take on the dome and to show me that the games you see on TV are actually tougher than you think.

Crystal Maze for those who don’t know what it is

The Crystal Maze is a British game show which was devised by Jacques Antoine, in which a team of six contestants take on a range of challenges set within a labyrinth of the same name consisting of four time zones, winning a time crystal for each one they successfully complete. Reaching the centrepiece of the Maze, The Crystal Dome, the team work together collecting a certain amount of gold tokens to win a prize, with the allotted time inside the Dome.

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Tomb Raider The LIVE Experience prepare to release your inner Lara Croft?

This new multimillion-pound Tomb Raider The LIVE Experience has opened in London Camden giving adventure-seekers the chance to assist the legendary Lara Croft on a mission to save the world!

If your a fan of Lara Croft just like me then you will love this new LIVE immersive experience in which you can take on a mission to help Lara out. You’ll get to experience adrenaline fun obstacle courses as you fight your way through different locations, solving puzzles and collecting relics along the way as you avoid enemies in which are in hot pursuit after you.

If you do not know who Lara Croft is though here is an explanation.

Lara Croft is a fictional character who is a British archaeologist who is very intelligent and an athletic woman with big breasts, who just loves to take on an adventure discovering tombs and ruins around the world.

She first appeared in Tomb Raider video games which was developed by Core Design back in 1996. Due to the success 12 more games followed on. In 2003 Crystal Dynamics took over the Tomb Raider series. they rebooted her character by altering her physical proportions and giving her additional ways of interacting with game environments.

Since 1996 she has been voiced by six actresses in the video game series by Shelley Blond (1996), Judith Gibbins (1997–1998), Jonell Elliott (1999–2003), Keeley Hawes (2006–2014), Abigail Stahlschmidt (2015) and Camilla Luddington (2013 & 2018).

In 2001 Embracer Group bought the rights to make Tomb Raider into a movie. Three films, Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderLara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of LifeTomb Raider have been produced, while a fourth film, Tomb Raider: Obsidian is in production.

In the first two movies Lara Croft was played by actress Angelina Jolie and the third by Alicia Vikander.

Alicia Vikander voice is also used for when Lara makes an appearance in Tomb Raider The LIVE Experience.

Lara Croft has also further appeared in video game spin-offs, printed adaptations, a series of animated short films, feature films and merchandise related to the series.

I was invited down courtesy of Tomb Raider LIVE Experience to give me an insight of what it would be like to be Lara Croft and I can tell you it is not easy being Lara.

Tomb Raider LIVE Experience

Little Lion Entertainment and Paramount Pictures, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix brings to London Camden Tomb Raider LIVE Experience which is a theatrical, immersive experience which let’s you be the star of the show.

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HOME-X enjoy restaurant quality produce at home

HOME-X is known for their home delivered quality experience boxes making cooking up a four course restaurant style meal easy. Great for a romantic date night in or to impress your family and friends.

Now Nico adds to his range gourmet meals, fresh fish & meat, pantry ingredients and wine. So now you can buy and use the very best local and seasonal produce from around the world all of which the produce have been sourced from trusted suppliers bringing to your home top quality and fresh ingredients to use. These ingredients will take your home cooked dishes to the next level be it a simple roast beef or salmon topped with feta.

Having tried many of HOME-X experience boxes I was excited when I was gifted a selection from their gourmet meals, fresh and pantry produce to try.

The gourmet meals are great as I don’t always want a four course meal and I might just want a simple pie or burger in which HOME-X has on offer.

From their fresh and pantry range they sell a great selection of fresh fish, meats, pasta, cheese, and sauces to make top quality dishes from.

HOME-X

HOME-X is founded by Chef Nico of Six by Nico restaurants. You can buy restaurant quality food from HOME-X from experience boxes, gourmet prepped meals, fresh fish & meat, pantry and wine to be delivered to your home.

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Funicular Production Murder Express Part Deux – Who stole the jewel and murdered for it?

Having boarded Funicular Productions Murder Express train before from Pedley Street I knew that my food adventure would be interrupted as a murder always takes place but this time around a theft also occurred of a precious jewel from the cargo area reeking even more havoc on board.

I attended a special press night on a courtesy basis where I braved yet another journey on board the Murder Express.

Funicular Productions

Funicular Express provide immersive dining theatrical adventures to hungry diners and theatre lovers.

They have put on a variety of pop up shows over time with their most popular being The Murder Express which has been entertaining guests for a number of years now.

2022 they are proud to present their newest production of Murder Express Part Deux in which the food is curated by MasterChef The Professionals Finalist from 2017 Louisa Ellis.

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The Blues Kitchen ultimate place to enjoy burgers, cocktails, music and much more

The Blues Kitchen will solve your blues as guaranteed as soon as you step through the doors of this vibrant colourful themed speakeasy restaurant you will be smiling. They serve up delicious American cuisine from burgers to shrimp taco salads as well as tasty cocktails. All in which you can also enjoy on certain nights throughout the week live music by talented musicians.

The Blues Kitchen has a number of restaurants across London and even one in Manchester. I was invited courtesy of the management to visit their Brixton branch which really wowed me from the start. The decor is stunning, they serve yummy food, and refreshing cocktails. Sadly though I did not stay the night for the live music due to train issues but I have heard good things about their entertainment.

The Blues Kitchen

Columbo Group owns a number of venues from The Old Queen’s HeadXOYOThe Jazz Café, The Camden Assembly and Phonox.

The Blues Kitchen are a place to enjoy American cuisine. They adventured the Deep South of the USA from places such as Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, etc. meeting many chefs and musicians along the way to be able to create and bring a American style feel to their restaurants.

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Gourmaze adventure around London and enjoy tasty treats

If you are coming down to London and are looking at taking a tour, forget hopping on & off a tour bus, or booking a guided tour as Gourmaze will take you on an adventure like no other.

Booking The Sweet Escape adventure with Gourmaze I began to think of adventures taken by Hansel & Gretel, Alice of Wonderland and Sarah of Labyrinth. Why you might wonder? Well heading on up from the underground of Tottenham Road following General Tasty instructions via my phone, I took on a trip of wonder full of surprises as I trotted around London with my friends. With time ticking we tracked along a maze of roads, solved riddles and enjoyed sweet sugary treats.

This adventure with Gourmaze was fab and in my opinion the best way to explore London and discover some great hidden gems be it with friends & family or just by yourself.

I was gifted this experience on a PR basis courtesy of Gourmaze which I enjoyed along with some of my friends and members of my LPUL Community Club.

Gourmaze

New to London Gourmaze is a fun way to explore London all whilst enjoying delicious food along the way.

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