London Escape Rooms

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If you’re looking for room escape games in London, you’ve come to the right place.

With the wealth of cultural offerings, outstanding restaurants and unique things to do in London, it’s unlikely anyone is eager to escape from England’s capital city.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for London attractions that don’t show up in all the guidebooks, you might relish an opportunity to mastermind a daring escape within London.

Since London’s first escape room facility opened in 2012, numerous escape games have sprung up throughout the city. So, whether you’re a longtime resident or a visitor from abroad, your list of places to visit in London just got a lot more exciting.

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Escape Rooms in Central London

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Central London is home to many popular London attractions, including the Tower of London, the British Museum, the National Gallery, Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, and Covent Garden. You’ll also find a variety of escape adventures waiting for you there.

Enigma Quests

Escape room location: 2-12 Wilson Street, London, EC2M 7LS
Price per person: Between £20 and £30 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day (prices include VAT)

Theme: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Objective: Fight the forces of darkness while maintaining your grades
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

 

Escape Entertainment London

Escape room location: 5 George Yard, London, EC3V 9DH
Price per person: Prices vary by theme; see below for details.
Other locations: Escape Entertainment also has a location in New York City.

Theme 1: Prohibition Pandemonium
Setting: 1920s speakeasy
Objective: Find the back exit and make a run for it before the coppers catch you
Max Players: 10 (for a private game, book all 10 spots)
Price per person: £25 (plus VAT)

Theme 2: Bank Heist
Objective: Break into a bank vault and steal the crown jewels before you get caught
Players: Private game for 2 to 6 players
Price per person: Between £24 and £29 plus VAT depending on group size

Escape Rooms

Escape room location: 134 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TU
Price per person: Between £15 and £21 (plus VAT) depending on group size

Theme 1: Room 33
Setting: Room 33 of the British Museum
Objective: Find a specific artifact, steal it, and return to 1675 China with it before your time-travel portal closes
Players: Private game for 3 to 6 players

Theme 2: Pharaoh’s Chamber – A Cursed Tomb
Setting: An Egyptian tomb hidden deep within a pyramid
Objective: Find the treasure you seek and escape with it before the tomb’s curse claims your soul
Players: Private game for 3 to 7 players

Fire Hazard

Escape room location: Games start at different locations around the city.
Price per person: Depends on the game; see below for details.
Of interest: Fire Hazard games are not limited to a single room like most escape games. Adventures occur in a variety of locations, and players are given more than an hour to accomplish the game’s objective.

Adventure 1: Shadow Over Southwark (October and November only)
Starting location: Lumos Society’s Members Lounge
Objective: Locate and disable the hooks the Shadows plan to use to drag our world into theirs
Duration: 75 minutes
Players: No limit
Price per person: Between £20 and £30 depending on how far in advance you buy your tickets

Adventure 2: CityDash
Objective: Solve puzzles and find clues to score as many points as possible. All while avoiding being caught by the Fire Hazard patrols!
Duration: 60 minutes
Players: No limit
Price per person: Between £15 and £30 depending on how far in advance you buy your tickets
Of interest: Fire Hazard also stages CityDash games in San Francisco, Melbourne, and Berlin.

Adventure 3: Undercover
Objective: Avoid detection as you carry out a covert mission
Duration: 2 hours
Players: No limit
Price: Between £20 and £25 depending on how far in advance you buy your tickets
Of interest: Fire Hazard also stages Undercover games in Adelaide, Australia.

HiddenCity

HiddenCity hunts are not limited to a single room like most escape games. Puzzles and clues are hidden around the city, and players are given more than an hour to accomplish the game’s objective.

Hunt 1: Moriarty’s Game
Starting location: The Royal Institute of British Architects
Objective: Find Professor Moriarty’s safehouse
Duration: 3 to 4 hours, including two breaks
Players: Private game for 4 players
Price per person: £15

Hunt 2: The Enchanted Mirror (available through 13 September, 2016)
Starting location: Victoria and Albert Museum
Objective: In this fairy tale inspired hunt, you’ll search for a magic mirror
Duration: 3 to 4 hours, including one break
Players: Private game for 4 players
Price per person: £15

Hunt 3: Cryptic Covent Caper
Starting location: Benugo Bar & Kitchen at the BFI
Objective: Solve 13 cryptic clues around Covent Garden and the West End
Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours, including an optional 90-minute lunch break
Players: No limits
Price: £25 per team

Hunt 4: Lost Souls of the City
Starting location: Smiths of Smithfield
Objective: Discover who the mysterious individual is who’s sent you on this quest through history’s secrets
Duration: 2 to 3 hours, including one break
Players: No limits
Price: £25 per team

Hunt 5: City Lights Evening Trail
Starting location: Jugged Hare
Objective: Follow 15 clues on a journey of discovery
Duration: 2 to 3 hours, including two tavern breaks
Players: No limits
Price: £25 per team

Hunt 6: Bright Lights Evening Trail
Starting location: The National Theatre
Objective: Exploration!
Duration: 2 to 3 hours, including two bar breaks
Players: No limits
Price: £25 per team

Hunt 7: Guardian East-End Explorer Trail
Starting location: Counter Cafe
Objective: Adventure!
Duration: 3 to 5 hours, including one 45-minute and two 15-minute breaks
Players: No limits
Price: £25 per team

Hunt 8: Shoreditch Street Art Trail
Starting location: Jaguar Shoes
Objective: Discovery!
Duration: 2 to 3 hours, including two 30-minute breaks
Players: No limits
Price: £25 per team

Namco Funscape

Escape room location: County Hall, Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Price: £25 per group of 6
Of interest: Besides an escape room, Namco Funscape offers a variety of interactive activities including video games, bumper cars, a pool hall, bowling, a laser maze, and more.

Secret Studio London

Escape room location: The exact location of your quest will be revealed once you’ve booked a game, but here’s a hint: if you’re looking for activities near the British Museum, add Secret Studio to your itinerary.
Price per person: Between £22 and £32 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day
Of interest: Secret Studio offers two difficulty levels: “Difficult” and “Impossibly Difficult”; select your preference when you book your game.

Theme: Frights-Camera-Action
Setting: Haunted film studio
Objective: Get out before the ghosts of cinema’s past claim you as one of their own
Players: Private game for 3 to 6 players

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Escape Rooms in East London

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While in East London, you can visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and still a lovely park for relaxation or enjoying current sporting events. You’ll also find the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall (Wilton’s Music Hall), multiple historical museums, and plenty of escape games to keep you entertained.

Handmade Mysteries: East London

Escape room location: People’s Park Tavern Pub at 360 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7BT
Price per person: Between £17 and £20.5 depending on day of the week/time of day.
Other locations: Handmade Mysteries also has locations in South London and Brighton.

Theme: Lady Chastity’s Reserve
Objective: Prove yourself worthy of Lady Chastity’s favor
Players: Private game for 5 to 6 players; groups of 4 or fewer may be joined by another team.

Sherlock Unlock

Escape room location: 49 Skylines Village, Limeharbour, London E14 9TS
Price per person: Between £19.83 and £34.5 depending on group size (prices include VAT)

Theme 1: Chaos
Setting: Somewhere in the space-time continuum
Objective: Put the world back the way it’s supposed to be after a time-travel blunder threatens your very existence
Players: Private game for 2 to 6 players

Theme 2: Outbreak
Setting: Biolab
Objective: Find the cure to a deadly virus before the human race becomes extinct
Players: Private game for 2 to 6 players

Theme 3: Mutiny
Setting: Captain’s quarters of an abandoned sea vessel
Objective: Figure out what happened to the crew before it happens to you
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Time Run

Escape room location: 9-15 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3SB
Price per person: Between £24 and £33 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day

Theme: The Lance of Longinus
Setting: Multiple locations throughout the space-time continuum
Objective: Find the lost Lance of Longinus before evil forces get their hands on it and change the world forever
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

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Escape Rooms in North London

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You’ll find some beautiful attractions in North London, including Alexandra Palace, Highgate Cemetery, and Waterlow Park, as well as museums featuring classic and modern art. North London also boasts a number of escape games offering enough different themes to spark every player’s imagination.

Agent November

Escape room location: You will rendezvous with Agent November at 60 Chalton Street, Euston, London NW11HS and be taken to your game location.
Price per person: Between £17 and £40 depending on group size
Of Interest: The actual game takes 60 minutes, but you’ll book a time slot of two hours, which will include your briefing, the game, and post-game debriefing.

Theme 1: Major X Plow-Shun
Objective: Defuse a nuclear device before London is obliterated by Major X Plow-Shun’s diabolical scheme
Players: Private game for 3 to 7 players
Note: This game is played outdoors.

Theme 2: The Rainbow Syndicate
Objective: Find the Rainbow Syndicate’s hideout and recover the stolen loot before the syndicate disappears forever
Players: Private game for 3 to 7 players
Note: This game is played outdoors.

Theme 3: Murder Mr. E
Objective: Find out who murdered Mr. E before the killer returns for you
Players: Private game for 3 to 7 players
Note: This game takes place indoors and includes a dining experience with a minimum order of £15 per person.

Theme 4: Patient Zero
Objective: RUN! No, seriously. You need to escape a biolab that’s infested with zombies.
Price per person: Between £49 and £96 (discounts are available if you book as a group of 8)
Note: This game is scheduled for Friday, 28 Oct. and Saturday, 29 Oct. only and is followed by an end-of-the-world party.

clueQuest

Escape room location: 171 Caledonian Road, London N1 0SL, UK
Price per person: Between £21.8 and £26.3 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day (prices include VAT)
Fun fact: clueQuest also offers a digital game that ties in with their life escape games..

Theme 1: Plan 52
Setting: Secret agent headquarters
Objective: Find out who the double agent is and reset the auto-destruct sequence counts down and destroys the base and everyone in it
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

Theme 2: Operation BlackSheep
Setting: Professor BlackSheep’s command center
Objective: Infiltrate the enemy base, find the missile codes, launch the missile, and escape from the compound before the self-destruct sequence detonates
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

Theme 3: Revenge of the Sheep
Setting: Professor BlackSheep’s lab
Objective: Infiltrate the enemy lab and deactivate the SheepMutator devices before they go online and turn everyone in their vicinity into sheep
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

A Door in the Wall

Escape room location: The Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
Price per person: £22
Of interest: A Door in the Wall also offers private games for large groups, as well as custom games designed around your group’s requested themes, locations, and stories.

Theme: A Veiled Threat
Setting: You are a guest at a black-tie wedding being held in a three-story Victorian townhouse.
Objective: Uncover the bride’s family secrets before the wedding begins
Duration: 4 hours; food and drink will be available to purchase for the duration.
Players: No limit; players will mingle with other players and actors throughout the game.
Schedule: A Veiled Threat is presented on the third Tuesday of ever month.

Enigma Escape

Escape room location: Unit 38 The Studios. 10 Hornsey Street. London. N7 8EL
Price per person: £23 to £34 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day (prices include VAT)
Of interest: Enigma Escape storylines have multiple endings, so different groups will experience different outcomes based on their performance during the game.

Theme: The Killer
Objective: Get out of the cage you’ve been locked in and escape with your life
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Hidden Rooms

Escape room location: 2 Henry Road Finsbury Park, London, N4 2LH
Price per person: Prices vary by theme; see below for details.

Theme 1: Prison Break
Objective: Escape from prison before your life sentence begins
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players
Price per person: £17.60 to £23 depending on group size

Theme 2: Chain Reaction
Setting: Nuclear bomb shelter
Objective: Get the shelter’s equipment running before the bunker’s air is contaminated with radiation or you run out of air.
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players
Price per person: £17.60 to £23 depending on group size

Theme 3: Invisible Space
Setting: A mysterious empty expanding room
Objective: Figure out how to get out
Players: Private game for 2 to 3 players
Price per person: £10 to £13 depending on group size

Hint Hunt

Escape room location: 72-76 Eversholt Street, NW11BY London, UK
Price per person: £17 to £22 (plus VAT)

Theme 1: JM’s Office
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

Theme 2: Zen Room
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

Madame TussaudsTM London

Escape room location: Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR
Price per person: Between £29 and £70 depending on the type of ticket (tickets include admission to the museum)

Experience 1: The Sherlock Holmes Experience
Setting: 221B Baker Street, the moors of Dartmoor, and other locations in between
Objective: Help Dr. Watson find Sherlock Holmes
Of interest:The Sherlock Holmes Experience is an interactive theater experience with actors, special effects, and puzzles to solve.

Experience 2: The Game’s Afoot
Setting: Victorian London
Objective: Solve the case using your best Scotland Yard sleuthing skills before time runs out
Of interest: The Game’s Afoot is an adults-only, interactive theater experience featuring a full cast of actors and numerous clues to decipher. The show runs through Friday, 30 September, 2016.

Mind the Game

Escape room location: 85 Willesden Lane, London, NW6 7RR
Price per person: Between £16 and £19.5 depending on group size

Theme: The Crazy Prof
Setting: Biolab
Objective: Destroy a dangerous serum before it falls into the wrong hands
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Omescape

Escape room location: All Saints, Carnegie Street, London, N1 9QW
Price per person: Between £17 and £29.7 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day (prices include VAT)
Other locations: Omescape also has locations in the United States (California, New York, and Washington DC); Toronto, Canada; and Melbourne, Australia.

Theme 1: Joker’s Asylum
Objective: Find out where the Joker has gone and what he is up to before he returns and finds you snooping in his things
Players: Private game for 4 to 6 players

Theme 2: The Penitentiary
Objective: Escape from the cell where a notorious serial killer met his end before you meet the same fate
Players: Private game for 4 to 7 players

Theme 3: Biohazard Laboratory
Setting: New York sewers
Objective: Locate Dr. Snake’s laboratory and create a cure for the deadly neurotoxin he’s created before he unleashes it on the city
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

QuestRoom

Escape room location: 136 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2PJ
Price per person: Prices start at £19 per person and vary depending on group size and day of the week/time of day

Theme: Jailbreak
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

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Escape Rooms in South London

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Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben are attractions that often come to mind when people think about things to see in London. You’ll also find the Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tate Gallery, Brompton Cemetery, and multiple escape games in the area.

Apocalypse Events

Escape room location: 22-36 Raven Row, Whitechapel, London, E1 2EG
Price per person: £30
Of interest: Apocalypse Events doesn’t just offer escape games; they specialize in staging a variety of live horror events around the capital.

Theme: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie
Objective: Find a way to get out of the room before the zombie eats you
Players: Min. 4; Max. 12 (for a private game, book all 12 spots)

Archimedes Inspiration

Escape room location: Unit 002, Block K, Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG, London
Price per person: Between £20.17 and £30 (plus VAT) depending on group size and day of the week/time of day

Theme: Room 101: Leo’s Path
Objective: Figure out what happened to Leo so that his sister’s ghost can finally rest in peace
Players: Private game for 2 to 6 players

Do Stuff Escape Games

Escape room location: 279 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4NE
Price per person: Between £16 and £40 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day

Theme: Hostage Hideout
Objective: Foil the criminal’s plans and free the hostages
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Escape Games London

Escape room location: Millbank Tower, 21 – 24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
Price per person: Between £30 and £112.5 depending on group size
Of interest: Escape Games London also offers a VIP package that includes your ticket into the game, champagne & canapés, a souvenir team photo and a two course meal.

Theme: Escape the Theatre
Setting: Cinema auditorium
Players: 8 to 30 players (for a private game, book all 30 spots)

Escape Plan

Escape room location: 13a Iliffe Yard, London SE17 3QA
Price per person: Between £11.43 and £57.5 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day

Theme: The Adventure Begins
Setting: 1940s P.O.W. camp
Objective: Escape from captivity before the enemy catches you
Players: Private game for 2 to 7 players

Handmade Mysteries: South London

Escape room location: The Four Thieves Pub at 51 Lavender Gardens, London, SW11 1DJ
Price per person: Between £17 and £20.5 depending on day of the week/time of day.
Other locations: Handmade Mysteries also has locations in East London and Brighton.

Theme: Lady Chastity’s Reserve
Objective: Prove yourself worthy of Lady Chastity’s favor
Players: The South London location has two rooms available. You can book a private game for up to 6 players in one or up to 5 players in the other, or you can book both for a team of 11. Groups of 4 or fewer may be joined by another team.

Lock’d

Escape room location: B108, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG
Price per person: £19.8 to £40 depending on group size and day of the week/time of day
Of interest: Lock’d offers franchises to entrepreneurs interested in opening their own escape game businesses

Theme 1: Grandpa’s Last Will
Objective: Find grandpa’s will and vacate the premises before being arrested for trespassing
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Theme 2: Museum Warehouse
Objective: Prevent Mr. Bad from breaking in and absconding with the priceless art you’ve been sent to protect
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Theme 3: Perpetuum Mobile
Setting: Science lab
Objective: Finish a missing scientist’s world-saving gadget and use it before the world is destroyed
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

Mystery Cube London

Escape room location: 19 Deer Park Road, Wimbledon London SW19 3UX
Price per person: £18 to £29 depending on group size

Theme: Cube Mission
Setting: A mysterious cube, possibly from another dimension
Objective: Investigate the cube’s properties and origin, but get back out before the cube becomes unstable and vanishes from our timeline
Players: Private game for 2 to 5 players

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Escape Rooms in West London

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West London is home to London’s West End theater district, the Natural History Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall. You’ll also find Wembley Stadium there, as well as the Warner Bros. Harry Potter soundstages, which offer tours year round.

Escape Land

Escape room location: 37 Oxford Street, London W1D 2DU
Price per person: £22 to £26 depending on group size

Theme 1: Professor Oxford’s Experiment
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

Theme 2: DaVinci’s Exploration
Players: Private game for 3 to 5 players

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