Discover things to do in London for Star Wars fans

Calling all Ewoks, Mandalorians and Jedi out there. Star Wars Day is upon us and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up the best things to do to get your fill of intergalactic entertainment.

Check out these 7 must-see attractions and experiences in London for Star Wars fans.

Madame Tussauds Star Wars Exhibition & Experience

Madame Tussauds Star Wars ExhibitionThe Star Wars exhibit at Madame Tussauds is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience featuring incredibly realistic wax figures of beloved heroes and villains from Star Wars Episodes I-IX. Developed in close partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm, visitors can journey through various iconic locations and scenes from the Star Wars universe, such as the Dagobah swamps, Jabba’s Throne Room, and the Millennium Falcon’s flight deck.

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MCM Comic Con

24th-26th May

Stormtroopers at Comic Con conventionComic Con is widely known amongst all fandoms as the perfect place to indulge in your favourite film or TV show to your heart’s content. It is no wonder that Star Wars enthusiasts and cosplayers are expected to gather in large numbers at ExCel London on the weekend of May 24th.

Bond with fellow fans dressed head to toe, whether they’re an Ewok or a Jedi, then check out a celebrity panel take to learn behind-the-scenes secrets of the iconic movies. And be sure you don’t miss out on some exclusive Star Wars merchandise!

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The Cocktail Club Clapham

Feeling parched after your intergalactic adventures? Don’t hesitate to raise a glass to Star Wars with a couple of cocktails at The Cocktail Club in Clapham, where you can sip on extraterrestrial elixirs. The venue features neon yellow signage inviting you to embrace the Dark Side. You’ll also notice hexagonal grey panelling and cantina-style booths, so you can imagine you’re enjoying a drink in the bar on Tatooine with Han Solo, after a successful smuggling mission.

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Canary Wharf Station

Canary Wharf StationTo truly experience the journeys of the iconic characters from Star Wars, a visit to the Canary Wharf underground station is a must. This station was famously featured in the beloved Star Wars movie Rouge One, due to its futuristic style with shiny chrome accents and geometric patterns which makes it appear other-worldly.

Recreate the epic chase scene from the Empire’s secret facility where Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and K-2SO fled from the stormtroopers. The station’s ambience successfully captures the cold, villainous nature of the Empire.

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Jedi Training

Jedi Training in LondonWhy travel to a distant galaxy when you can experience an unforgettable two-hour Jedi Training session in London? This one-of-a-kind experience begins with a warm-up to prepare you for the intensive training that follows, led by expert instructors who will teach you a range of competitive fighting techniques.

Armed with a wooden sword, you will learn striking and defensive manoeuvres before advancing to the ultimate weapon, the lightsaber. Your instructors will act as Jedi Masters, improving your lightsaber skills and footwork, ultimately preparing you to face off against a Sith lord and save your planet from the Dark Side. Dressing up as your favourite character is highly encouraged, as it will make for incredible photos!

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Forbidden Planet

Star Wars figurinesForbidden Planet should be the top destination for any fan who loves to buy merchandise. This store is packed with a variety of toys, collectibles, posters and comics, and is the world’s largest retailer of science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment products.

If you’re in central London, you can easily spend hours browsing through the shelves, flipping through graphic novels, stocking up on Lego Star Wars, and even purchasing a galactic storybook to share your love of the films with your young Grogu.

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