WHERE TO EXPERIENCE VR IN LONDON
VR Observer has shown you where to experience VR in New York, Chicago, and Houston and with more to follow. But we decided to focus our lens across the pond for this article.
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with a history stretching back to Roman times. Known for its iconic architecture; Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, and Westminster Abbey, London is steeped in history.
Within all of that history lies a vibrant start-up and tech community. There are now scores of tech incubators and accelerator programs in London, making it, by most accounts, the tech-startup capital of Europe.
These are the top places to experience VR in London; we would love to hear from the companies we featured as well as any we may have missed.
Inition holds regular group and one-on-one demonstrations for agencies and clients who are either seeking inspiration for their next project or who are interested in engaging with unique, futuristic technologies. Their Demo Studio enables them to showcase the in-house facilities and tools they have while their specialists explain the creative and technical process that underpins each installation or project.
Note – Agencies and clients only.
Virtual Reality Show
In April 2017, London will host the groundbreaking Virtual Reality Show, the hottest interactive VR event of the year. At Virtual Reality Show, you can try out VR products for yourself and meet the top brands, manufacturers, designers, retailers, developers and innovators working in VR today.
From April 20 to 22 2017
Now in its 2nd year, VR World 2017 is a two-day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming. With four in-depth event tracks and over 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail. Attendees will have access to visionary speakers, and case-study led content.
May 16th and 17th
Currys PC World
Experience room-scale gameplay with precise motion tracking and natural controller gestures. Get a glimpse of the real world when you need it thanks to the front-facing camera. Open apps and games without taking off your headset. This is fully immersive VR.
Other Worlds VR arcade will host gamers who don VR helmets and polish off street food and cocktails (not at the same time). It’s set to be in a “secret location” somewhere in East London over the weekend of Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June.
By day, the arcade will have events suitable for younger gamers. Bacon sandwiches, ice cream and retro cereal will be served. Then from 4 p.m. to midnight, DJs take over, the bar opens and things no doubt get messy.
Let us know what we missed and what you think!!!!