A thrilling new immersive experience is set to launch at the Tower of London – all about the gunpower plot conspiracy theory.

Live actors, virtual reality and multi-sensory special effects will collide as audiences step back in time to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Guests will be on a mission to infiltrate the plotters, earn their trust and then join them.

The experience takes place in a purpose-designed immersive theatre space by Layered Reality in the Vaults opposite the Tower of London – which was last accessible to the public two decades ago.

Layered Reality CEO Andrew McGuiness said: “So when you're stepping back into 1605, all of your senses are telling you that you’re there.

“Your eyes are seeing London as it was in 1605, you get the smells, you will for the first time see the Tower of London how it looked in 1605, and you'll go down the Thames and see it as it was at that time.

“That's what makes it so magical.”

The Gunpowder Plot will open in May 2022, with tickets going on general sale on November 19 this year.

You can register for presale on the website before 1pm on November 12 for an exclusive discount and chance to win VIP tickets.

Presale tickets are available from November 16.

Have you got a story for us? You can contact us here.

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with all the latest news.

Sign up to our newsletters to get updates sent straight to your inbox.