STRANGER Issues: The Expertise has simply landed within the UK – and we had been one of many first to go to.

Primarily based on the hit Netflix collection, it lets followers stay out their fantasies within the fictional city of Hawkins, all expertise from London Brent Cross.


Stranger Issues: The Expertise has simply landed within the UK, at London’s Brent CrossCredit score: Sophie Swietochowski


The bar serves Hoppe, Demogorgan and Upside Down cocktailsCredit score: Stranger IssuesThere's a mega gift shop and food hall, inspired by the show


There is a mega present store and meals corridor, impressed by the presentCredit score: Stranger IssuesFans can take their photo in an exact replica of the Byers' iconic lounge


Followers can take their picture in an actual duplicate of the Byers’ iconic loungeCredit score: Sophie Swietochowski

This is what awaits guests on the new immersive expertise…

An eerily cheery woman in a lab coat, ushers us in direction of a vivid room as she scribbles notes onto a clipboard.

“We have been anticipating you,” she grins.

The posters pinned to the wall reveal that we’re volunteers in a sleep research and it isn’t lengthy earlier than I am being bombarded with intrusive questions on my goals and – extra particularly – my nightmares.

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That is the start of my very personal episode of Stranger Issues and I am nervous to uncover what lies past the massive metallic door in entrance of me.

First we’re tasked with fixing puzzles within the notorious Rainbow Room, the place we study that we, too, have supernatural powers, similar to the present’s heroine Eleven.

And it isn’t simply this creepy room that followers will acknowledge both.

Through the hour-long immersive expertise, we discover ourselves escaping Hawkins laboratory, gobbling up ice-cream from Scoops Ahoy and even venturing into the terrifying parallel-universe, The Upside Down.

Fortunately we’re not alone in our journey – as quickly as issues appear to take a flip for the more severe, we’re greeted on safety digicam displays by favourite characters, together with Mike, Dustin and Max, who information us by our mission.

The one give away that I am not in the actual Upside Down is the beefy safety guard behind me who’s sporting a t-shirt emblazoned with the Stranger Issues brand.

Though I do begin to doubt myself after I really feel the breath of a Demogorgon as he lunges in direction of me and roars into my face.

This 4D component will not really feel novel to anybody that is been on a multi-sensory experience at a Disney theme park, however you will nonetheless battle to not flinch if you’re staring straight into the demonic creature’s fleshy mouth.

Followers within the UK have needed to wait longer than these within the US, with the NYC expertise launching in Might and the San Francisco one in June, however they do get one reward for his or her persistence – Vecna.

The fourth collection’ villain is new for the UK and you will get the possibility to battle it out in opposition to him and pose for pictures alongside him on the finish of the expertise.

And after saving the Stranger Issues gang (and your entire city of Hawkins) you’ll rejoice by splurging on memorabilia at what is actually a mega present store and meals corridor mixed – all impressed by the present too, in fact.

There’s the Surfer Boy pizza van, featured in collection 4, promoting pepperoni slices and vegan paninis.

Or there’s the Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlour, featured in collection three, that not solely serves up gigantic banana break up sundaes topped with whipped cream and cherries, but in addition fried hen and waffles.

Plus there is a bar promoting Demogorgon and Hopper cocktails, an old-school video retailer and countless picture alternatives from the 80s-themed picture sales space to an actual duplicate of the Byers’ iconic lounge coated in Christmas lights.

For mega followers like myself, it is nice – that is if you happen to’re prepared to shell out an eye-watering minimal £41 per grownup for the hour-long expertise.

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However you’d should have watched the present to actually get caught into the storyline with the role-play actors – except you have come solely for the 80s-themed grub.

I am undecided I will be Working Up That Hill anytime quickly after my ice cream sundae.

GO: Stranger Issues: The Expertise

Buy ice cream sundaes from Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor, featured in series three


Purchase ice cream sundaes from Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor, featured in collection threeCredit score: Sophie SwietochowskiVisitors are greeted by actors in lab coats


Guests are greeted by actors in lab coatsCredit score: Sophie SwietochowskiYou can feel the breath of a demogorgon as he lunges towards you


You possibly can really feel the breath of a demogorgon as he lunges in direction of youCredit score: Stranger IssuesPose for photos alongside Vecna


Pose for pictures alongside VecnaCredit score: Sophie Swietochowski

Inside the new Stranger Things experience – with Demogorgons, 80s photo booth and Upside Down cocktails


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