Locked In Edinburgh
Locked In Edinburgh
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Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
"Locked In Edinburgh” Edinburgh’s escape game based in real rooms and not purpose built sets. We let you explore the secrets of Summerhall, Edinburgh’s old Vet School. You may find yourself in an old laboratory, a dissection room, anatomy theatre or even a small animal hospital. A building steeped in history, creating an atmospheric setting for you to be immersed in and challenged.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • Colin F
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time experience with escape rooms - will be back for more
    This was our first escape room we had ever done, had gone in with the mindset that it would be fun - but honestly it exceeded that. We had a great time and the room was thematic and the puzzles were varied. We will 100% be coming back to do the different rooms available.
    Hello Colin, we love knowing we've exceeded expectations! See you again soon.
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • David G
    Inverness, United Kingdom212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun with lots of locks
    A very enjoyable and challenging experience in a charming old building. Games Master Arron was very good at providing just enough clues when needed to keep us retired folks on the boil and making progress. We managed to successfully complete the challenge in not too bad a time and would recommend the experience to anyone fancying something a bit different for an hour or so. By the way, you aren’t actually ‘locked in’ so can leave at any time for those worried about safety etc. The only criticism would be that the Locked In location is quite difficult to find in the Summerhall Building and it’s not mentioned on the signage outside either so allow time for orientation ahead of your slot time.
    Hello, thanks for leaving us a great review. With regard to signage, Summerhall is an Charity Arts hub and we are not allowed a commercial sign outside. We feel it's like your first puzzle to find us! hope to see you all again soon
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • sean
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Space monkeys escape
    We done the space academy room and it was really good! 2nd room we've done as well. Connor was our games master and done a good job of giving enough help that we weren't lost but still making sure all of the tips were cryptic enough that we still had to think. Will definitely be back for some of the other rooms!
    Hi there, thanks for leaving us a review. Two down, two to go!!
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Alistair_Innes
    Broadford, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family fun
    We did the Secret Lab on our hols and loved it, so came back for more with the Cutting Room 2 days later. The 4th and 5th rooms we’ve done as a family (teens) team, the best ones yet. Will be back to do the other rooms with Locked In the next chance we get.
    Hi Alistair, thanks for your kind words. Hope you have all given your brains a little rest after 2 escape rooms in one week! Hope to see you back next time you visit the city.
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Laura S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Secret Lab - family of four holiday fun
    We did the Secret Lab and it was amazing. There was a good mix of puzzles to complete with varying levels of difficulty. Thankfully we just managed to escape having thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and not having too many arguments!! Charlie, our games master, was absolutely fantastic and made the whole experience even better. Highly recommended.
    We agree, Charlie is fantastic and she loved running your game. Hope to see you back soon.
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Finlay N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Creative, challenging, and satisfying
    We did the Space Cadets room. 3 adults with mixed but non-zero escape room experience. We really enjoyed it, found it challenging and satisfying. Loved the amount of detail in the room. Importantly, I thought the hint-giving was well judged. Sometimes escape room staff give you too many hints (and sometimes they give you none unless you ask). But these ones were well chosen to enhance our enjoyment. The room seemed to be designed for 4 or more participants. It was fine with 3, but if you're able, I'd recommend finding a fourth, as some aspects would make more sense and go a bit more smoothly. There was a good-sized locker that we could put things in before entering the room. Big enough for a small rucksack and some coats. Will definitely be returning to try the other rooms. #lovelockedinedinburgh
    Good attention to detail #lovelockedinedinburgh! The AI aboard the SASA space shuttle definitely knows what it is doing and loves doing it. Hope to see you back soon
    Written 20 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • ScotsPine
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    We’ve been coming to Locked In since they started a few years ago and we always thoroughly enjoy the escape rooms. Locked In is independently owned and it shows - lovely, friendly and professional staff, and they’ll look after your dog whilst you escape if you like! A new Space themed room today and it didn’t disappoint. Just the right level of difficulty for 4 of us with unexpected puzzles and some tricky brain storming and we made it out before the end! Highly recommended.
    Thanks for your kind words we do really put in as much effort as possible and we love what we do! (don't press the red button)
    Written 20 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • EDIflyer_UK
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Had a great time this week at Locked In Edinburgh. Arron & Connor were great games masters and the challenges were good brain-teasers, all set in a fantastic historic environment of the old Dick Vet School. The only issue was who would want to actually escape a gin distillery? 😂
    Hello, You have a good point there, who indeed would want to escape a Gin Distillery??! You were also lucky enough to have 2 Games Masters to assist where needed, thanks for taking time to review our room.
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Charlotte Watt
    Glenfarg, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Locked in attempt two - electric boogaloo
    Having previously not managed to escape The Cutting room a few years back. I have been dreaming of returning to attempt the other rooms Locked In have due to their gorgeous setting. Each room is unbelievably immersive and so creatively crafted. Today we managed to succeed in the Distillery Room! Felix was our grand master and lead us through the experience - offering creative clues when we needed. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to set the scene before we entered the room: Thank you Felix! We shall be back :) #lovelockedinedinburgh
    So we hear we are in your dreams?! So glad you enjoyed our Distillery and Felix's guidance. thanks for your review
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • 205annekah
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day!
    Just had an amazing day at Locked In Edinburgh. From our greet and briefing by Marge to being 'locked in' to The Secret Lab, we had fun, felt challenged, frustrated and ultimately elated as we managed to complete the tasks to escape. Would highly recommend this for curious and determined people of all ages! Go on, give it a try. #lovelockedinedinburgh
    #lovelockedinedinburgh Thanks for leaving us a great review. Like how you went from frustrated to elated!
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 September 2023
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Christian N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We have been to many escape rooms and this one does not disappoint. The building is an old veterinary hospital with the kennels and surgical rooms still in the original condition which makes this very authentic. Great staff!
Written 12 July 2024
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Hi Christian, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us your review. We really are lucky to have such an atmospheric building to weave our narratives around.
Written 12 July 2024
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Ashley S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Great fun! We took our niece who was up visiting Edinburgh, it was a great way to bond a little and work together. Felix (the manager) had great energy and really added to the experience! Would recommend to anyone looking to have an hour of fun and a bit of problem solving.
Written 11 July 2024
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Hi Ashley, Thanks a lot for leaving us a review and we're glad you all enjoyed yourselves.
Written 12 July 2024
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Ellen M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We had far too much fun, absolutely loved it. Great for large groups as well which is always a plus. We had the fantastic Nikolai running our game, who was super friendly. They put up with and handled our absolute circus like a hero. Thank you! <3
Written 1 July 2024
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Hi Ellen, No such thing as too much fun! We agree, Nikolai is fantastic. Hope to see you and your team again.
Written 12 July 2024
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Greymew
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Very well-designed and fun space (prior veterinary school. The story was engaging and the other rooms looked great too.
Written 30 June 2024
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Hello, Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review!
Written 12 July 2024
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Alex F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Amazing experience! Marg and Flo were great fun during our visit and really helped our stag do group have a brilliant afternoon. Massively recommended!
Written 30 June 2024
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Hey, Thanks so much for your recommendation!
Written 12 July 2024
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Jason
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The best escape room I've ever played - challenging but fair, intensely immersive and enjoyable.

Tom was a great gamesmaster and nudged us along to victory ; an honorary member of the egg gang!
Written 30 June 2024
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Hi Jason, Great to hear our escape room is the best you've played. We also agree Tom is a great Games master
Written 12 July 2024
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Peg M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Best escape room weve been to in Edinburgh. Really good if you have a large group as well. We had so much fun with Nikolai running our game, who was only too happy to entertain our nonsense <3
Written 30 June 2024
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Hi, Thanks for the high praise and for taking time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it!
Written 12 July 2024
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Lisa B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We completed the space academy and the laboratories on a work day out and had a ball. It was great fun and we would definitely come back again. Marj was great in character and we would absolutely recommend for people to try this.
Written 30 June 2024
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Hi Lisa, Thanks for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it!
Written 12 July 2024
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kelda s
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Good fun! We had not been to an escape room before and was not sure what to expect. We enjoyed it! Our games master Nikolai was awesome. I personally would not want to do an escape room as a massive group of people because only 2 or 3 people can do a math puzzle at one time. Because there were 5 of us, we tripped over each other a few times all talking at once etc. Because we all worked on one puzzle before getting a clue to move on to a next one. It isn't always possible to all work on things if the next clue is locked up. Loved it! The cutting room was good. We will definitely be back to try another room. Even having to fight though swifty trafic to get into edin didn't put us off.
Written 8 June 2024
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Hi, Thanks for leaving us a review. We pride ourselves in making our rooms non linear so different groups can split into smaller groups and work on different puzzles at the same time. It's always difficult for beginners to realise at first that they can divide and conquer. We hope to host another game for you in the future.
Written 12 July 2024
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Sacha P
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Really enjoyed the dissection room. It's been a few years since we did an escape room and it was by far the trickiest we've done. Good variety of puzzles and the progression felt non-linear which was cool. The staff were excellent too! Look forward to coming back to try some of the other rooms!
Written 8 June 2024
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Hello, thanks for your review and we look forward to hosting another game for you and your group
Written 12 July 2024
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