There's something about Mary

Behind the scenes recording a TV show segment for What Britain Buys (Channel 4) on escape rooms with Mary Portas.

Hide and Shriek: Dead Centre

A fun, one hour zombie experience set in a working shopping centre. Plenty of zombies, lots of different scenes, good use of the space and a fitting finale.

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Room Escape Southend: Zombie Outbreak

An adrenaline rush of a game. On theme from before you even enter the room and an outstanding performance from the zombie, but let down by the puzzles.

Confessions of an Escape Room Tourist

Musings from Dan Egnor, an experienced escape room player who visited London in Spring 2016 and took in most of the best London Escape rooms.

May 2016 news and rumours

All this month’s news from the London scene. AI Escape and the Crystal Maze finally open after a long wait, info on new games at clueQuest and Enigma Quests. Expansion at Handmade Mysteries and rumours of TV mention.

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The Crystal Maze

The remake of the classic 90s TV series of the same name. With a million pound kickstarter, bookings stretching out a year in advance and media praising them left, right and centre they had a lot to live up to. How did they fare?

A Door in a Wall: A Veiled Threat

A once a month extravaganza in Islington. Easier puzzles but more interaction, this is another great performance from the masters of immersive, puzzly theatre.

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Atherton Escape Rooms: Train Waiting Room

A room whose difficulty is derived from an almost impossible to solve puzzle, rather than general hardness. If you go here, be prepared to be frustrated!