My trip to Escape London* in Shadwell started pretty averagely. It was a normal day in East London. I’d enjoyed a nice walk from the station, listening to a podcast. I had a chat and a laugh with my pals as we stood around in reception. Then, all of a sudden, we were thrown into the brig, separated into two cells and locked away. Not how I was expecting to spend my evening, I’ll be honest. But a great start to the Escape the Seven Seas escape room.
Having to escape a cell was a new experience for me and it definitely set the scene well. All in all, we had to break into the Captain’s quarters and steal the pirate booty for ourselves. With a 49% success rate this is one of the more difficult games in Escape London’s repertoire. I certainly thought it was challenging at times. There was a lot to figure out, so even in our relatively large group, everyone seemed to be quite busy all the time. There wasn’t much standing around while you wait for one clue to be worked out. Which is a downfall for a lot of escape rooms.
We managed to escape in 46 minutes. Which, sadly, was just shy of the current record. Never mind, better luck next time, eh? But we had a great time dressing up as pirates too.
Escape The Seven Seas was the second of Escape London’s offerings that I’ve tried and I really rate them as a company. Cabin In The Woods out in Shepherd’s Bush was my first.
A great, challenging game and Kris our host for the night was fab. I’m hoping to go back and try the Witchcraft and Wizardry room. Who doesn’t love magic?
*I was invited to Escape London for the purpose of review. All thoughts and words are my own. Thanks to Escape London and Love Pop Ups London for a great night.