If you want to put your friendships to the test, what better way than to try one of our Top Five Escape Rooms with a group of pals? From the weird and wacky to the wonderful and challenging, we have hand-picked the best Escape experiences to be had. Will you crack the codes?
Image: Mostly Harmless Games
The Artworks London
Elephant Road, Elephant & Castle
Nearest tube: Leicester Square/Charing Cross (Overground)
Until 31st December 2018 (age 16+)
Wednesday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 9.30pm
A brand new escape room has opened at The Artworks in Elephant & Castle from the award winning team at Mostly Harmless, which is the brainchild of immersive theatre actor-director, Tom Hall (Founder of Mostly Harmless). In a fully immersive set up, PHOBOS-17 see’s visitors step into an abandoned Russian spaceship with teams of up to four people. Lasting 60 minutes, participants will need to unlock the strange mysteries aboard the PHOBOS-17 spacecraft in a race against time where not all is as it seems. The task is to break into a sealed laboratory and snatch the ‘bounty of a lifetime’ before making an escape! Sounds like something you’d like to do? Find tickets and further information here.
Archimedes Inspiration – Al Escape
100 Clements Road
Nearest Tube: Bermondsey
Wednesday – Monday: 9.45am – 10.00pm
Archimedes Inspiration has partnered with exclusive boutique designers to bring you tailored rooms that are inspired by combining art, science and technology. Each room is based on a piece of history or story from the past, designed to make an experience that is both fun and educational. Technology is integrated into every puzzle which leaves you with an immersive and interactive escape room, including a seating hover board and a smart piano! Tickets can be booked here.
The Crystal Maze
10-14 White Lion Street
Nearest tube: Angel
Tuesday – Friday: 2.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 10.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Hands up if you are ready to re-live some 90’s nostalgia! Reconstructed from the sets of the original TV series, this immersive real-life version of the classic show Crystal Maze will test both your mental and physical skills and endurance. The more challenges you complete in this maze, the more crystals you win and the more time you have in the final hurdle – the Crystal Dome. You can take on the maze solo or with a full group option of up to 32 people! Make sure you book ahead here. Will your team be able to crack the maze?
169-171 Caledonian Road
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross
Monday – Friday: 11.00am – 11.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Unlock your secret agent potential and join Mr Q’s spy agency in a fight against the evil Professor Blacksheep! This escape room allows you to choose between three (soon to be four with a new one on the way!) different missions and immerse yourself in a race against time, supper villains and devices. Rated one of the UK’s top escape rooms, this is one all the family can join in with as it’s super interactive, including intricate props and technology. Book your fun filled escape here!
Image: Clue Adventures
Nearest Tube: Mile End
Wednesday: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Thursday: 9.15am – 10.00pm
Friday: 9.15am – 10.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 10.00pm
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
A magician has disappeared during a magic trick, and you’ve got just one hour to look inside his apartment before it is bulldozed! There will be plenty of secrets to discover, such as where in the world he has vanished to…
This magic-based escape room integrates actual magician’s tricks alongside more logical challenges to crack. There are multiple rooms filled to the brim with props and a number of different tasks that you and your team can work on to piece together all the clues.
This escape room is for teams of 2-7 players and has been described as “the best game in London” by TripAdvisor. Prices range depending on the size of your team, for full booking details click here.
Will you be heading to any of these Escape Rooms? Let us know in the comments!