What is an Escape Room?

If you’re thinking of trying out an Escape challenge and you’re unsure as to what it is, then stay here, because we’re going to explain all about it in this week’s post. It’s an exciting way of enjoying time out with friends, or as a bonding exercise for corporate teams. Whether you’re a leader of a new project group or you’re part of a group of friends looking for a great day out, an escape room will provide enough excitement to put you through your paces.

What is an Escape Room?

An escape room is a place where you’re locked in with no means of escape, and the only way out is for you and a group of friends or work colleagues to solve the puzzles left for you to get out.

There are different versions of escape rooms and some with hyper reality features. We’re just going to have a general peek at what you can expect from most of them.

Some general features

Regardless of the features, most escape rooms will be team based with anything up to 12 people taking part. There’s a strong emphasis then on people working together to find a way out, working their way through clues and puzzles. There’s usually a story behind an escape room, you will play a character that has to escape and only your colleagues can help you leave.

There’ll be a theme in tune with the character you are playing. You could be a prisoner in a jail cell, or a hostage in some sort of alien/spacecraft scenario, in which case, the rooms will be decorated in accordance with this theme. Hopefully, the people running the escape room will have left no expense spared and it will be high in production values. It should be an amazing experience and the effort gone into creating it should show in every aspect of the room.


Puzzles will consist of finding hidden objects or filling out a crossword. There could be things you have to match together, and the placing together of physical objects. You’ll need to be able to think quickly and out of your comfort zone, and there’ll be a little creative thinking involved.

There’ll be lots of puzzles around the room for you to solve and eventually all of these puzzles will lead to a final escape. There’ll be a time limit which is usually around 60 minutes.

So, some of the most recognisable features of an escape room are:

  • Lock and keys

  • A locked door

  • Multiple rooms

  • Hidden doors

  • Puzzles

  • A theme.

If you want to take part in an escape room challenge you can join ours here in London, we have some really exciting and challenging escape rooms that are good for teams of up to 6. We can take teams of up to 18 people at a time because we have 3 rooms so if you have a large team, there’s room. You’ll have an hour to find your way out and in this time your team will have to work together and communicate.

Join us and find out whether you’ve got what it takes to get out of the escape room. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you and your team are capable of.