The Ultimate Guide to Beating an Escape Room

In this blog, we’re going to look at how you can beat an Escape Room and win before the hour is up. We want all our visitors to win, and that’s why we like to give everyone a fighting chance. With our guide on beating the Room, we think you’ll have a more than even chance of getting out, so gather round and read up on our top five clues on how to beat an Escape Room.

Play with your friends or workmates

Commonality between all teammates is helpful when you’re playing a game of Escape. If you’ve a room with a large array of different personalities and people who’ve never met before or, by contrast, know each other particularly well, then there’s room for personality clashes. Make sure you all have something in common, hand pick who you bring beforehand, and you’ll have a better chance of winning, this is because you’ll already have bonded and get on really well.

Listen to each other

Listening is a highly underrated skill and it works in a game like this in the same way it does during your working day. Don’t underestimate the importance of listening to what other people say. No shutting people down, no dominating the entire project, make sure everyone’s views and ideas are listened to.

Make sure you communicate

Make sure that once you’ve found something, you let everyone know about it, whether it be something of interest or what you think could be an actual clue. It’s important because you don’t want to be constantly looking for something once it’s already been found. You’ll need to tick it off your list.

Don’t spend too much time on the same puzzle/clue

Don’t sit staring at the same puzzle or clue over and over again expecting it to speak to you. Let one or two people spend time on that one clue, while the rest of you continue your search of the room. A whole bunch of people stuck around one puzzle isn’t helping the team win, it’s just wasting time, so spread out a bit.

Search the room carefully and thoughtfully

Make sure you search the room from top to bottom without leaving anything out. That’s from the door frames down to the carpets. Clues could be just about anywhere. On top of bookshelves, in an actual book, underneath the floorboards, stuck to a ceiling, beneath a pillar even, or on a ledge high up. Keep your eyes peeled.

Escape London – for the ultimate in escapism

We hope we’ve armed you with enough clues and hints to get out of the Escape Room London within the hour. More importantly we want you to enjoy your time in there while you’re here. It’s a game of fun and intrigue, and if you don’t get out you can always visit us again. Book your room online or over the phone and we’ll see you soon.

What Type of Event is an Escape Room Good For? 

Escape Rooms are great for all kinds of events and we’re going to explore some of them today. A lot of the time, they’re great simply as a way of killing time for an hour or if you just fancy challenging yourself and seeing if you and a group of friends can beat the clock. However, Escape Rooms are also popular for specific types of events, something we’re going to explore here. 

Corporate events.

Escape Rooms are often used by corporate teams. The reason for this is that they like to test the skills of their team and see what it is they’re good at. While they’re playing the game, they’ll need to rely on good communication skills, be able to work as part of a team, have good analytical, logical and problem-solving skills and generally be able to think in a unique and original way in order to get out on time (you have an hour). Also, it helps if you are good at delegating, and it’s great for the boss to find out who’s the natural team leader. This is not the time to be a wallflower, and the perfect time to show exactly what you’re good at. 

Date Night.

Yes sometimes couples use our Escape Rooms as an excuse for the best and most original date night of their lives. It’s great for breaking the ice and getting to know someone without the awkwardness of a dinner date or the excruciating silence of a cinema night. There’s no time to sit around gawping at each other while you struggle for something to say - you have a game to play with an hour to do it and some clues to discover. It’s the best way to get past that awkward stage and on to the better part where you can actually communicate without feeling embarrassed. 

Landmark events.

If you have something important to celebrate, it could be a birthday, an anniversary, a hen or stag do, you’ve passed your driving test, or you’ve passed exams or graduated from university. This is the perfect way to celebrate those special moments with friends and family and have a great time. 

Students.

Many students use our Escape Rooms as some well-earned escapism from their studies. It’s popular with students because it only takes an hour and they can come down here take part and then go back. It’s a welcome break from the arduous studying, online research and constant deadlines. It doesn’t cost the earth, doesn’t take too much time, and it’s a welcome distraction with like-minded friends who also need to escape the drudgery of study.

Escape London – For Any and Every Event.

So now you know what it’s all about why not book your event with us here in London and spend an hour having the time of your life – instead of worrying about it. Our rooms are for those who want to escape the hamster wheel and enjoy some mystery and intrigue, and we’ve got plenty of that going on here. Call us or book online and we’ll see you here.

What Type of Event is an Escape Room Good For?

There are several events we see going on here at Escape London, because Escape Rooms are so versatile, they are useful for all kinds of different events. Being locked in a room for an hour may seem like such an unusual way for anyone to spend their time, however, you’d be surprised once you’re in there how much fun it actually is. A game where you’re locked in a themed room searching for clues so you can escape can reveal a variety of different skills which explains why it’s so popular with corporate teams.

Corporate teams, Escape Rooms.

Corporate teams use them for their team building skills, and of course it’s a great way of identifying new ones. It gets the team out of the office and into a different environment. In a different place, people may behave differently, possibly introverts will come out of their shell more, and those who haven’t had the chance to break the ice with their colleagues yet usually find that this is the ideal environment in which to do it. 

Hone those skills and impress the boss.

We love the fact that corporate teams find our Escape Rooms so useful for this. It’s great for enhancing and discovering skills they weren’t aware of, or perhaps didn’t realise they were so good at. Skills such as problem-solving, analytical skills, communication and delegation are all skills that can be utilised once back at base. It could also be a perfect excuse to cherry pick the best for an upcoming project, so if you do get chosen to be part of a corporate event at one of our rooms, make sure you’re on your toes!

Special celebrations.

Our Escape Rooms are also great for celebrating certain milestones and other events deemed worthy of celebration. That might be an anniversary, a birthday, hen or stag do or perhaps you or one of your friends has passed their driving test. All these events are worthy of celebration, and at our Escape Rooms they can celebrate in the most unique way possible, providing some memories you won’t forget in a hurry, and which you’ll be talking about for some time to come. 

Students.

Students come here to get away from their studies and unwind and relax with friends. It provides a great stress release, and in the hour you’re here there’s no time to think about your studies, you’re too busy trying to find the clues and fight your way out within the hour. Once they’re finished, they’ll all go for a pint or two after and discuss tactics - and it’ll be a great end to a great day.

Date nights.

We also have date nights, where a couple will come to book an Escape Room so they can impress the other half. Who knows where that will take them, but what we do know is that it’s the most unique and original way to go out on a date. 

Escape London – for the best event you’ll ever attend.

So now you know the type of events we see here at our Escape Rooms in London. It’s time to book your room now, and you can do this online or over the phone. Let your special event begin. 

Escape From Your Studies

As escapes from reality go, escape games are the best way to rid yourself of stress. If you’re a student at university of college, then you’ll know all about that. We see a lot of students come through our door and when they do, they have a fabulous time and get to forget deadlines, essays, tutorials groups and exams – even if it is just for an hour. 

Study stress, what study stress?

We believe that our escape games are the perfect solution for study stress and we know that people enjoy it because they tell us exactly that! Basically, our Escape Games is all about using your noggin, but not in an intellectual way, more in a whip smart way. Why? Because you have to be able to crack the codes, clues and puzzles to unlock the door of the room you’re in. 

Locked in a room, you’ll have to be smart to escape.

Let’s make it clearer, you and a group of friends are locked in a room together that’s themed. The theme will be anything taken from popular culture, usually a movie, or possibly a well-known game. Then you have to be able to find the clues, which are all carefully hidden, and then work them out and unlock the door. 

Break the ice, break the codes, break down barriers.

It’s an hour of ice breaking with fellow students, getting to know your cohorts and then after you’ve played the game, successful or not, a trip to the pub to celebrate. It’s 60 minutes of your life well spent amongst fellow peers, where you’ll get to forget all about your studies and university life and just have plenty of fun.

Escape London – The best escape rooms in London

We can’t wait to see you here, and if you’re feeling the stress back at college or uni, then why not come on down and see us here for an hour, we’re certain you’ll have a great time once you’re here. Book online today.

Escape And Take A Break

If you’re looking to get away from your studies for a while and completely forget about them, we think our Escape London is the best way to do it. You’re a student, so naturally, you’ll have a lot of work to get through and at times, it can be tough. By visiting us and letting your hair down, you’re going to be able to forget about that for a while and lose yourself in the Escape Game challenge.

Teamwork, communication, problem solving and analytical thinking - do you have what it takes?

Our live interactive game is all about teamwork and communication, as well as being able to problem solve and think analytically. This time of course you won’t be using these skills for university work, but for the love of the game. Can you find the carefully hidden clues all around the room? Once you do you work them out, you can free yourself.

One hour to escape the room and the clock

The only other problem is that you only have one hour in which to do it. You can bring your friends, fellow students, and even family if you’re in need of a catch up and they’ve come up to visit you. It’s also a great way of breaking the ice and getting to know new students. If they’ve been stuck in their rooms for the best part of an entire month, then this might be the best way of getting them out and talking.

Finally, all of the rooms are themed

The rooms come with different popular cultural themes from the past 20 years, it could be anything from Egyptology to Sherlock Holmes, science fiction to Harry Potter. It just makes the game that much more fun to take part in, you can role play or simply let your imagination run away with you.

Escape Games London – where students get to unwind and relax in the best possible way

If you’re studying hard and you need a break, then Escape London is the perfect way to get out of your own head for a little while. Book your room online or on the phone, or even in person if you’re passing, we’d love to see you here.

Benefits of Taking on an Escape Room

The benefits of brain teasers and puzzles are many, it’s key in preventing the onset of dementia and keeping your brain healthy and alert. We’re going to be looking at this today, so if you’re interested in how you can keep your brain healthy and sharp, then read on, oh and then book your escape room with us of course!

Keep tired and aging brain at bay

 A mind that regularly works out will be a mind that is active well into old age. It’ll keep your brain young and healthy, because by treating your brain in the same way as you treat your body – with respect, you’ll get more out of it. 

Have both a happy mind and body

You’re going to feel happier and get your endorphins going by exercising both body and mind as often as possible. Brain teasers and puzzles can increase your memory and help keep dementia at bay. You can also reduce boredom and spend less time doing sedentary things like watching TV, which although pleasurable, doesn’t really give your brain much to do. 

Give your mind varied workouts

Don’t do the same thing over and over, it’s important to mix up your puzzles and brain teasers so your brain is exercised and taxed more, rather than doing the same repetitive thing over and over. If you stick to the same thing, your brain gets a bit lazy and you need a wide variety of teasers to get those brain cells ticking over. 

Escape London – where your brain will be put through its paces

If you’re looking to exercise your brain in the best way possible, then get in touch with us here at Escape London. Our rooms are all themed differently and the puzzles and clues are all hidden, you’ll need to find them to escape and unlock the room. Make sure your mind is clear and sharp when you enter – because here is where the fun begins.

The Benefits of Brain Teasers & Puzzles

Brain teasers and puzzles offer a range of benefits that you can find as part of escape games in London. Challenging yourself to take on these brain teasers and puzzles are good for mind and body, having a sharp mind that is constantly put to work means you'll be healthier in the long run.

Give Your Mind a Workout

Research shows that mental exercise that tests your brain power with number or word puzzles may boost your brain's activity. This reduces the risk of dementia, reduces day to day boredom and improves concentration and memory.

Cognitive Skills, Temporal and Frontal Lobes

Regular brain teasers and puzzles that utilise your cognitive skills help to improve your ability to learn, your problem solving skills, and memory as you use specific neural networks. 

Your ability to remember relies on specific parts of the temporal and frontal lobes that are located behind the forehead. It is a common mistake to assume that simply reading books and working out your taxes will be enough exercise for your mind, but in reality it isn't enough. Your brain needs a real workout that keeps challenging you and pushes you further.

Test Your Brain Power

The day to day humdrum of your job is something many people feel they need an escape from occasionally. At Escape we provide the opportunity to do so and fill your time with puzzles and cryptic clues that challenge your mind, so by the time you have finished you will have had a proper mental workout.

So What are Escape Rooms All About?

You're locked in a room (which you can leave at any time if you wish to) that has a specially designed, immersive theme. Once your time has started  you'll have a series of clues, puzzles and challenges to work out in order to successfully escape from the room within the time limit (usually 60 mins).

Why don’t you get yourselves down to us here at Escape London and book your room. You can hop on a call to do that, and once you’ve booked it just bring yourself and your friends and family down and you can get started. It’ll be the best hour’s fun you’ve had in some time.

 

Things To Do in London: June 2018

June brings the better weather and warmer evenings, and there’s no better place to be than London because there’s so much going on. We’re going to highlight just a few so you can add them to your must do list when you visit the capital.

Trooping the Colour

Yes, London, the official residence of the queen, and in June London will celebrate her official birthday. As you can imagine, there’s a really impressive military parade right smack bang in the centre of the city. If you want to be a part of this spectacular display, you need to head towards The Mall on the 9th June.

Fancy a bit more of the pageantry? From the 6th to 7th June, you’ll also have the Household Division’s Beating Retreat at the Horse Guards Parade, or why not the Changing of the Guard ceremony? This takes place on almost all days in June outside the Palace.

Open Gardens

There’ll be well over 200 spaces, ones that are usually closed to the public, open to everyone. These are special green spaces where you can explore London’s most exquisite urban gardens, so if you love gardens then you definitely need to be around for that. If you think it’s right up your street, then make your way to London between the 9th and 10th of June. There’ll also be other family-oriented activities too, so there’ll be plenty to keep you occupied.

There’s other events going on in and around London for you to enjoy as well, including the taste of London food festival with over 200 food and drink stalls, live demonstrations and many of London’s restaurants providing samples of their most exciting cuisine. The Taste of London will be held between 13th and 16th June. You won’t want to miss that. There’s also all your favourite musical theatre from some of London’s most successful West End shows performing live on Trafalgar Square. Called simply West End LIVE at Trafalgar Square, it starts 25th June and ends 25th June.

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

This festival will be on 22nd June until 7th July, so plenty of time to catch it. It’s an outdoor arts festival and it’s free of charge, so if you’re on a tight budget, then this could be for you. There’s dance, theatre, art installations and an open-air theatre, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied. There’ll be a chance to see some of the UK’s most talented performers and artists in one place as well as those from overseas. This event is also going to be featuring disabled and deaf artists in the interests of diversity and quality of performance.

Escape London - Premier Escape Rooms

After all that you may be feeling like you need to do relax and unwind with friends or family. If that’s the case, why not come down to us here at Escape London and create your own unique team building activity, bring your friends, family and work your way out of a locked room with 60 minutes to get out. It’s a themed room and you’ll have to work out the hidden clues and puzzles in order to escape. Book your escape room and see if you have what it takes.