Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the London-focused escape rumours post. Note that this is about London (and surrounding areas). If you want to know about games further afield, then follow exitgames.co.uk, where I publish a weekly update on the UK scene.
I’m continuing to catch up on my review backlog but, if you’re after an opinion, feel free to drop me an email and I’ll try to help.
If you’re only going to play one escape room in a month, then I guess the Warner Bros/Clockwork Dog Tomb Raider experience was a pretty good one to play. Technically, I also took part in a City Dash game (no plans to review), and there was a small escape room as part of Hidden Figures.
Nothing planned for April, but I’d be surprised if I didn’t squeeze something in during the month – there are a fair number of games I’ve not played in London, and I should be heading up north at some point.
News and Rumours
Time Run‘s time is running out :-(. Their last game takes place on 25th April after which, well, who knows what will happen? I certainly don’t expect to see either game re-open for a while. If you haven’t played yet, then… what have you been doing with yourself? If that does apply to you, though, there’s a special offer that gets you both games for £59pp.
Onigo Escapes is a new outdoor escape room in London. They’ve launched with two missions (The Breakout and The Murder of J. Conwy) in two parks (Hyde Park and Clapham Common). It’s not clear to me exactly how ecsape room-y it is, but it’s certainly marketing itself as such, so expect me to head down at some point.
Escape Plan have opened a new venue in Shoreditch at the Rich Mix arts venue. If you missed out the first time round, then I have good news for you: they’re bringing back their highly rated game The Adventure Begins, which I’d highly recommend if you haven’t already played.
If you missed Agent November’s Parliament-themed game, the good news is that it’s being run again over Easter. Tickets are public and limited, so jump in quickly! It’s public-ticketed, so expect to be mixed with up to 11 other people, but top tip: you can get a free child’s ticket with paying adults. Whether you actually use that child’s ticket is another question…
Clockwork Dog teamed up with Warner Bros to run a three-week popup to advertise Tomb Raider. Tickets were like gold dust, but I was lucky enough to be invited along so, if you want to know all about it, you can find out more here.
SEAT and ITV Mystery Drama have been running an escape room popup in the Westfield shopping centre. It closes on 2 April, so there’s still a last chance to win a holiday to Barcelona if you’re quick.
The Science Museum are running a popup escape room over Easter. It’s public-ticketed and only single tickets are left but, if that doesn’t put you off, then it’s not too late to sign up!
Escape London opened their newest game in London – The Cabin in Shepherds Bush – which replaced their Casino game.
Chalk this up against “how did I not know about it?”, but an immersive theatre escape-room-influenced experience created with the help of Primary School children ran at the Colab Factory in February. You can read an interview with the director of The Droves here.
ICYMI, I rounded up all of the interesting-looking immersive/urban gaming stuff in London at the beginning of March. Some of it’s already finished, but there are still plenty of things you can sign up for. Details here.
Still no news from Claustrophobia or of new rooms opening up at Komnata. Will tell you more when I hear it!
That’s all, folks
That’s all I’m aware of. If any of the above is incorrect, then let me know via email or in the comments below; or, equally, if you’re aware of other news, discounts or competitions, tell me and I’ll include updates in the next edition.
Thanks for reading!