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One of the joys of living in London is that so many unique events happen here. In a stunning stroke of genius, Thinking Bob and Yelp had put together a one night only, escape room popup extravanganza. They’d invited along some companies, organised for free alcohol and hired a venue near Paddington. Even better, I’d managed to get
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Background When I’m not escaping, working or spending time with my family, you’ll most likely find me running. Unlike with escaping, it’s been a slow burning romance, where I started off hating it, started to like it, then love it, and eventually became addicted to it. I’m a bit of a loner though and most of my runs are early morning affairs
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Escape Plan: The Adventure Begins

Outside the room A combination of holidays and other activities had delayed our visit to Escape Plan Ltd till well after it opened. That meant that we’d seen plenty of positive reviews appear on Trip Advisor, and so had good expectations. It’s a little bit of a trek for us, but after reaching Elephant & Castle
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Escape Hunt: Theft from the Laboratory

Outside the room After two previous visits to Escape Hunt, to play Kidnapping in the Living Room and Murder in the Artist’s Bedroom, it was finally time to complete the set, and go into the laboratory. This time there were six of us along for the ride, so we we’d booked both the rooms that host this game.
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Lock'd: Grandpa's Last Will

Outside the room Well, this is embarrassing. As you may have read in the last escape room post (on Museum Warehouse) we’d had a lot of fun and finished quite quickly. On escaping, our host said that since we’d got out so quickly, there was enough time for us to sneak into Grandpa’s Last Will before
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Lock'd: Museum Warehouse

A straightforward but fun escape room in Bermondsey. Plenty of puzzles, ranging from the very straightforward to the quite fun. A little bit of technology and lots of searching.

A Door in a Wall: The Life and Death of Paul Marrane

Before the event Back in May, I decided to branch out from the usual escape room events that I’d been attending and visit A Door in a Wall‘s event The Life and Death of Paul Marrane. I’d never heard of the company before, but what was clear to me was that they had a loyal following,
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Time Run: The Lance of Longinus

Outside the room It was clear, right from the start, that Time Run was going to be something special. When it first popped into my inbox, a quick look at the website hinted at production values well beyond anything else currently available in London. The site beckons you in, beguiles you as it swishes around the screen, and hooks you
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Enigma Escape: The Killer

A review that suffers from playing immediately after the escape room opened back before I waited a few weeks before visiting. The most “real” live escape game I’ve ever played but let down by its linearity, which left players bored, and some strange videos. Since we played, this game has changed significantly.

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Handmade Mysteries: Lady Chastity's Reserve

And here’s your host, Gabriel… Outside the room Lady Chastity’s Reserve is not something to be taken lightly. That much was obvious from the moment that I laid my eyes upon Gabriel across the bar. A stout man with a strong beard, this was not some run of the mill host, recruited from a student bar.
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