While the company Escape Plan started with Escape Rooms, my journey started in a topsy-turvy way. I discovered them through board games, specifically Stop the Train and later Hit the Silk! Their rooms were all closed during the pandemic years and I promised myself I would visit when I had the opportunity. I did, a little while ago now, but I always meant to pen my thoughts about it, so here we go…
I will start by saying I am new to escape rooms. I did one in Brighton many moons ago (now closed) and it fell flat. That experience put me off trying more. However, I felt compelled to give them another go and this is where I decided to start again.
I arrived as a team of three adults and were welcomed and instructed in a fantastic manner. The setting was a prisoner-of-war escape, the legend of Bob Hails. The theming was brilliant and the related props really did set the tone fantastically well.
About half way through there was a moment of pure brilliance which was so climatic it could have been the end, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone visiting, but if you’ve done the escape room you will know the moment I mean!
Towards the end, we were running out of time and there was one puzzle that had us stumped, a friendly cryptic clue later and we were back on track and just escaped within the hour.
I really liked how the room followed a story. The puzzles were progressive and only on very few occasions did you discover something that you didn’t need yet. One thing lead to another and that works for my logical brain.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Adventure Begins from Escape Plan and would suggest you give it a try too! The journey and theming is spot on and we had a fantastic time. There is also the added advantage of eating arguably the best salt beef bagels at Beigel Bagel round the corner in Brick Lane after!
Time: 1 hour
Clues required: a couple
Team: 3 adults