9 Immersive Art Exhibitions In London To Book For 2023

One of the hottest cultural trends of the last few years, immersive art is taking over, baby. But this season, it’s not just any old gallery or museum that is commanding sell-out runs. From free multisensory experiences to Instagrammable rooms and disruptive shows shining a light on legendary artists, I’ve rounded up the very best immersive art exhibitions that you won’t want to miss in 2023.

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Van Gogh Exhibit: The Immersive Experience

Inviting you to step inside some of the most famous paintings in the world (ok not, quite literally), this tribute to the iconic painter is a stunner. You’ll start off with video footage and an exhibition of Van Gogh’s notable works like the Sunflower series, before learning all about his life in the Netherlands and France. Finish your journey with projections that flood entire rooms full of The Starry Night, The Yellow House and more – you can expect all the archetypal works like never before seen.

๐Ÿ’ธ: from ยฃ27, tickets available here
๐Ÿ“…: open now
๐Ÿ“: 106 Commercial Street, London. E1 6LZ
๐Ÿš‰: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street stations

David Hockney: Bigger & Closer

Landing in London for February, this exhibition spans sixty years of David Hockney’s art. You’ll be taken through 6 chapters, from LA to Yorkshire and Normandy, with a state-of-the-art sound system and high-tech effects. Located at Lightroom in Coal Drops Yard, it’s gearing up to be one of the hottest art exhibitions in London 2023.

๐Ÿ’ธ: adult tickets from ยฃ25
๐Ÿ“…: open from 22 Feb to 4 June 2023
๐Ÿ“: 12 Lewis Cubitt Square, London, N1C 4DY
๐Ÿš‰: King’s Cross station

Dali: Cybernetics

A relatively new exhibition, this ode to Dali popped up in December and is already a top pick. Easily one of my favourite immersive art shows, this experience invites you to get to know the world-famous Surrealist artist in a multi-sensory setting. Iโ€™m talking 3D visuals, interactive drawings, virtual reality, the history behind the artist, and – of course – a 360-degree immersive room where projection mapping floods the walls and floors.

๐Ÿ’ธ: adults from ยฃ22.90, tickets available here
๐Ÿ“…: open until 2 June 2023
๐Ÿ“: 152 Brick Ln, London E1 6RU
๐Ÿš‰: Shoreditch High Street station

Twist Museum

New on the list for 2023, the Twist Museum near Oxford Street is a playground of illusions. Created with the help of artists, neuroscientists and philosophers, this impressive space features everything from mirrored hallways to spaces filled with hanging lights and interactive exhibits. Don’t miss this immersive art gallery in London.

๐Ÿ’ธ: adult tickets from ยฃ23.50
๐Ÿ“…: open now
๐Ÿ“: 248 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DH
๐Ÿš‰: Oxford Circus station

Frameless

One of the most fun interactive exhibitions in London, Frameless Marble Arch will have you immersed in iconic masterpieces from Surrealism to Abstract and the Romantics. The designers have really done this space justice, from the motion sensors which will have you changing the artwork, to the mirrored floors that reflect stunning pieces all around you. What else can you expect from the UKโ€™s first permanent large-scale digital art exhibition? Themed rooms with unique interpretations from the likes of Kandinsky, Monet and Rembrandt.

๐Ÿ’ธ: from ยฃ25, tickets available here
๐Ÿ“…: open now
๐Ÿ“: 6 Marble Arch, London W1H 7AP
๐Ÿš‰: Marble Arch station

Outernet

When it comes to free immersive art exhibitions in London, The Outernet is my first port of call. Located at Tottenham Court Road’s Now Building, this stunning installation brings music, art and entertainment together through a series of giant outdoor screens that are available to the public. Better yet, those of you after a party can head to HERE at Outernet; the massive underground venue that combines cutting-edge audio and video, and plays host to big name DJs through the year.

๐Ÿ’ธ: free
๐Ÿ“…: open now
๐Ÿ“: Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 8LH
๐Ÿš‰: Tottenham Court Road station

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

Didn’t manage to get a ticket to this much-anticipated showcase? Yayoi Kusama’s sell-out run at the Tate Modern is still going . Expect a multisensory environment, combining the worlds of technology, art and design at one of the best exhibitions London for 2023. You’ll learn all about the Japanese icon’s life, before experiencing two rooms; one a sparkling light and hanging chandelier installation; the other an Instagrammable room of mirrors with light reflected off water and walls… both well worth the wait. Hungry? There’s even a two-course lunch inspired by the iconic artworks.

๐Ÿ’ธ: ยฃ10 or free for members , ยฃ35 for exhibition entry and two-course lunch
๐Ÿ“…: open now until August 2023
๐Ÿ“: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
๐Ÿš‰: Blackfriars, Southwark or London Bridge stations

Wonder of Friendship: The Experience

Fans of Disney will love this one, as 180 The Strand plays host to Wonder of Friendship. You’ll be taken on a journey with iconic characters; whether that’s down the rabbit hole with Alice, through Hawaii with Lilo & Stitch, or across the plains of Africa via The Lion King. It doesn’t stop there either, with augmented reality also in the mix.

๐Ÿ’ธ: adult tickets from ยฃ17.50
๐Ÿ“…: open from 12 to 21 May 2023
๐Ÿ“: 180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA
๐Ÿš‰: Temple station

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

One for all you ASMR lovers out there, this unique showcase is hands-on… literally. Using sound, touch and movement, The World of ASMR is the first of its kind to explore Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response in such a creative way. You’ll be greeted by satisfying visuals, make your way through different rooms, and – my highlight – end up in the huge cushioned area that’s filled with screens and headphones so that you can immersive yourself in the most cosy way. I may have nodded off for a second… Tickets for the Design Museum exhibition start from ยฃ9.50 on weekdays, with discounts available for students, families and other concessions.

๐Ÿ’ธ: From ยฃ9.50
๐Ÿ“…: open until April 2023
๐Ÿ“: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
๐Ÿš‰: Kensington Olympia or High Street Kensington stations

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2 thoughts on “9 Immersive Art Exhibitions In London To Book For 2023

  1. Amazing, love this roundup!!! I canโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve missed out on SuperBlue! Those smoke bubbles look amazing!

    I loved the Frida and Diego exhibition and have now booked the Mirror Room!

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