I’ve become a sort of expert, it seems, in London-based escape-the-room games. After my first review, which was as part of a blogger event at HintHunt, I’ve been invited down to others – Escape Hunt London, and most recently Escape Land, in Bethnal Green.
The five of us headed down to Parmiter Street after work on Wednesday to take part in the Escape Land challenge. The venue is down a quiet side street, but once you’re there it’s fairly easy to spot thanks to the massive window display (pictured below):
We were invited down by the gamemaster himself, the lovely Sandor, who explained the concept of the game to those of us unfamiliar with the concept. The storyline at Escape Land features time travel, scientists, the Illuminati and a mystery that you have to solve in order to escape the room in time.
Despite having done similar games before, the team and I could honestly say that out of all the games in London, we had the best time at Escape Land. The challenges were a bit more inventive, and seemed to have a lot of thought put into them.
Unfortunately we didn’t quite manage to escape the room in time, but our host generously gave us a little more time until we figured it all out. I won’t reveal too much about the challenge, but it was a lot of fun – a real brainteaser, and a great bonding experience.
For those who want to try the challenge, but are a bit uneasy about the concept of being shut up in a room for an hour, I would choose Escape Land over the other venues. The room at Escape Land is a lot more spacious, and you won’t feel claustrophobic as I found the other venues were.
The wonderful host also made the experience enjoyable – his enthusiasm and passion for the game really shone through, and we had a lovely time.
Escape Land, the new escape game in London can be found at Seth Court, Unit 1, 23 Parmiter Street, London, E2 9EX.
Although we were invited to try this experience, all opinions are fully my own.(4.5 / 5)