London

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Escape Plan: The Adventure Begins

A well-themed escape room with some interesting mechanical puzzles and a fantastic host. It’s missing that final wow factor to make it a truly outstanding room but it’s packed with good puzzles.

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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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Hidden Rooms: Chain Reaction

Outside the room A few weeks after my first visit to Hidden Rooms I was back again, this time with an entirely different team to tackle Chain Reaction. Not much had changed in the intervening period of around a month, but they did now have a nice waiting area to wait in before the briefing. One of our
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Hidden Rooms: Prison Break

Outside the room Well, this was a first on my escape room travels – not an office block, shopping unit or dodgy space behind a railway station. Hidden Rooms is located in a perfectly normal residential street, just a few minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park station. In fact, the entrance is off the side of the house,
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