Back in 2016, when I was at university, my friends and I tried an Escape Room. You know, you are locked in a room and need to solve loads of puzzles to get out, all that in 60 minutes. Well… we did not do brilliantly. And needed a lot of help! So when Lock’d got in touch to give us a second shot, well of course, we took it!
So we went. And here is how it went…
We did Grandpa’s Last Will escape room. So here is the story.
In London’s most exciting beginner friendly escape game, wealthy entrepreneur, scientist and world traveller Neil Morgan has died. And luckily, he’s left his multi-million pound mansion, business empire and life savings to you. The problem is, you’ve only got 60 minutes to find his will before the police arrive and arrest you for trespassing.
You got it! Our job was to get our hands on the will and get rich. Easy, right? As if… because of course, Neil Morgan is a bit of a trickster, so he created loads of puzzles for us to solve before getting to the Graal. That would not be fun otherwise, we agree!
The room was Neil Morgan study and was decorated as such – desk, bookshelves, chest, suitcases, photos, wardrobe, etc. And a lot of drawers to have a look into. Surely, they are here for a reason!
We were five in the Escape room – myself included – and as soon as the 60 minutes started, we were searching the room, looking for clues. Last time we did an Escape Room, we overthought it, so this time, we tried not to. And it worked for us. I can’t tell much of the puzzles and challenges in this post because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. But we had all sorts – numbers, letters, images, etc. Some were easier to find or understand than others but all had the same goal – help you find keys or number combinations to unlock the many safes in the room.
You need to first key to get to the second safe where a second key might be hidden, and so on.
It was very fun seeing each member of our team look for clues on their own and focus on the sort of things they were good at – puzzle wise I mean. And how when one of us did not know what to do with what they had found, would ask a teammate whom they’d knew would know what to do. I guess the secret to escaping an Escape Room is great teamwork.
Should you need help, you can use a talkie walkie that was handed over to you before you walked in.
What I loved most about the Escape Room is that it was an amazing way to get together with my friends and do something different. You know, something that is not clubbing, drinking or going for coffee. Something fun that would have everyone involved. Because that’s the thing, to make it out of the room before the 60 minutes ended, we needed to all put our weight in.
I think an Escape Room is the sort of unique experience that you can have with your friends, your partner, your family, etc. And Lock’d offers that as well! Turns out they even had marriage proposals in there… So, you see… It is also great fun because for an hour, you become a detective, an adventurer, a mastermind problem solver and you can feel the thrill and excitement each time you uncover a clue and progress ahead!
We did way better than our first time in Edinburgh. From asking for help every five minutes to managing it all on our own! It was much more gratifying when we got out! They currently have three rooms – Grandpa’s will, the one we did, Museum Warehouse, for trained spies and Perpetum Mobile for science lovers! They will be opening four new rooms soon! And it is just by Bermondsey, on the Jubilee Line so very easy to access for Londoners!
I recommend the room, Time Out does to, so really, you should give it a go! We had a blast and I think you would have too!
Have you ever been to an Escape Room before? Which one did you do? Was it with Lock’d? Will you try their Escape room now? Is that the sort of experience you’d like?
Thanks a lot for reading this post! Hope you liked it!
See you soon,
*We received complimentary entry in exchange for this review but all opinions remain my own!
I’ve never had the chance to do something like this. It sounds like an absolutely intriguing experience to have.
I’ve never done an escape room and I think I’d like to even though my anxiety would probably try and stop me! One like this sounds good and not too intense either.
I’ve never done an escape room before because as soon as I’m locked into somewhere I freak out due to claustrophobia but I can’t deny they sound super fun and everyone loves a puzzle to solve! I hope one day I can muster up the courage to do one, this one you guys did had an awesome storyline to it! x x
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I have been wanting to try an Escape Room! It looks like such a fun thing to do with a group of friends.
I have not been to an escape room, but have heard that it is a good time. Perhaps I will try it sometime. Glad you had fun!
I’ve never done anything like this before but I’d honestly love to. It sounds like so much fun! Congratulations on doing better this time x
I need to try this with my family one day. I’m not sure if we’d make it through or not. We tend to bicker. But it would be a fun experience at least!
I absolutely LOVE Escape Rooms. I’ve done a few, but never heard of Lock’d. My favorite are most in the Tampa Bay area – there was this really cool one that was themed like an old honky-tonk. I’ve only done solo and with my husband, but we want to try to get our boy (11) into them too.
I have wanted to try one of these for a while. Sounds really interesting and cool. Hope to try it soon, great review!
I did not hear about escape room. Thanks for sharing it.
Actually, I haven’t been in any escape room before but I loved to experience it once or twice. It gives the chill and trill of the atmosphere in a place like that.
We still not been to an escape room, We will try it sometime. Looks so much fun! Thanks for sharing.
I did an escape room with a couple of friends as well! We needed a lot of help too, but managed to get out in time!
I have never heard of this before, but it sounds like fun, especially if you’re good at puzzles. I’m not sure how I would do – ha ha!
I’ve never been in an escape room, but yes I would love to try it! Sounds like such a fun experience.
I’ve never managed to escape from one! I’m a lawyer, and my bf is a software engineer and I think we get too obsessed with the minutiae of the clues. xo, Natalie http://nataliastyleblog.com
What a stimulating activity to do with friends! I still have yet to try it.
I haven’t tried any escape room, but I think this is a fun experience for the team. To exercise teamwork and strategic plan.
These escape rooms are so much fun. I wish I was speaking from experience, we had two companies in town offering this type of experience, my son has tried the anime escape room with his friends, but I haven’t yet had a chance. Watching it on my favorite TV shows, I can see it would be so much fun.
I have done several escape rooms and they are such a fun time!
Honestly, I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but I haven’t had the chance to do so. Seems pretty fun!
I have never experienced an escape room but would love to try it someday. I really enjoyed reading your post. Great information.
The immersive experience room in lockd sounds super excting! I’ve not every participated in one but plan to after reading your review.
I have been to a few of these before. One of them really stood out though; it was such a high quality experience.
I’ve always wanted to try an escape room! It looks like so much fun!
I’ve never been to an escape room before, I live in LA and I’ve seen a few being advertised, I would love to do this as a date night with the hubs!
OMG I did this last summer! SO SO SO much fun right?! Plus you guys shot soem amazeee pics!
I have always wanted to do an escape room. It seems like so much fun, thanks for sharing this. Awesome pics.
I’ve always wanted to do an escape room. It sounds like such a great time! Awesome post!
I’ve never experienced an Escape Room but it sounds like so much fun! This would be such a cool thing to do with a group of friends. Thanks for sharing Corinne and glad you had a great time! ? xx
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This Escape room idea sounds like it would be fun for a date night. I’d love to give it a try with my husband. I’m glad that you all were able to give it another try.
My boyfriend and I have been talking about doing one of these for so long! Thankyou for the recommendations.
Wow, this place looks super cool. Never heard of this escape room thing but I think I would like to visit this place, sure will be an experience. Thx
i love escape rooms! it is a fun and unique way to spend activities with any one including family! it is especially popular here in ottawa during winter as it is indoor!
i would love to try this with my family too. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Lovely post 🙂
I so want to do an escape room!!! It looks like so much fun!
So funny that I came across your blog post, we’re planning to do an escape room next weekend – it will be my first time. I’m excited but nervous because I’m not the greatest at puzzles. Hopefully my group makes it out before 60 minutes! 🙂