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Secret Studio: Escape in Time!

Outside the room We visited Secret Studio during their preview period, where they offered a 50% discount in exchange for spending 10 minutes talking about the room afterwards. As the exitgames blog said at the time – they give you a discount for that?! I’d have happily spent half an hour talking to them… We arrived at
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Outside the room I’d been starting to get on a run of niceish locations, and Escape Rooms was no different. It’s located just off Tooley Street, near London Bridge. It seemed like a well laid out venue, with great use of space. Upstairs there’s a single (normal) room where they greet you and say their farewells, decorated
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Escape Hunt: Kidnapping in the Living Room

If only the room had looked half as good as this… Outside the room A couple of weeks after my last visit to Escape Hunt I was back again, with the biggest group of players I’d ever organised. I’d booked EIGHT rooms for 37 people, so half the group were playing this room, and half the one I’d played
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Room Escape Adventures: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie

Outside the room I really didn’t know what to expect with Trapped in a Room with a Zombie. Was it going to be an escape room like any other? Was it going to have a zombie that I believed in? Was it even going to be fun? More of that later, so let’s get on with the lead
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If only they’d had some theme going inside the room… Outside the room Escape Hunt is the biggest escape room venue in London – at the time it was twice the size of anywhere else, and even now it’s bigger than the nine room ClueQuest. Situated near Bank, it’s perfect for people working in the City and unsurprisingly
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Hint Hunt: John Monroe's Office

Outside the room Several months had passed since I’d last visited Hint Hunt, and, frankly, not much had changed. Same OK, but not inspiring venue. Same crowded waiting area. The hosts make you feel welcome though, so while it’s not an amazing experience, it’s perfectly passable. I’d come with two rooms’ worth of people this time,
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Escape Land: Age of Steampunk

Note that this has since been renamed Dr Oxford’s Experiments and relocated to Oxford Street. You can find out about the new location by reading my review of their second game. Outside the room By now I was starting to see a theme to where escape rooms are located – Escape Land is another room
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Outside the room As I soon came to realise, escape rooms are not placed in the most salubrious parts of town. They’re rarely after passing trade, so cheap rent is more important than anything. That said, HintHunt isn’t actually too bad – just round behind Euston. One thing that HintHunt were guilty of, as are most
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clueQuest: Plan52 (the one with the red box)

I’ll always have fond memories of my first ever escape game. Yes, an industrial estate wasn’t the most impressive setting, but it’s not the outside, it’s the inside that matters. Great game, easing beginners gently into the genre before exposing them to a host of different puzzles.