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“Great experience”

Escape Land Oxford Street
Ranked #31 of 353 Fun & Games in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Escape Land is a live escape game in London. Locked up in a room with a group of 3-5 people, you've got 60 minutes to fight through a maze of puzzles and mysteries and to open up the final exit door. Ideal for team building, game enthusiasts, friends & families.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We arrived not knowing what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The puzzles, riddles and games were not impossibly hard but some did take time to work out. I would definitely recommend Escape Land as it's something very different and I would have loved it to continue for longer!

Visited July 2014
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“Great fun for a group of friends!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Plus points:
-Amazing decor and well-executed steampunk theme
-Great variety of puzzles with varying difficulty
-Accommodating host who knows how to keep the flow of the game going (aka: not leaving you frustrated for 20minutes)
-Interesting puzzles kept us fully occupied for the duration of 60minutes

The puzzles were novel and definitely solvable if you keep your mind engaged at all times. I've been to other escape games and this definitely ranked among the top! I especially loved the steampunk theme. Also, the puzzles had varying levels of difficulty which means everyone in a group can contribute in some way,not only the intelligent ones!

I have to give special mention to the host, who was especially accommodating and understanding the whole way through.

In comparison to other escape games I've been to, he knew exactly when to provide hints when needed. This is a huge boon especially when you consider in other escape games, the host does not know when to interject or when to leave you to your own devices.
Bad hosts leave you stuck in a dead-end for 20 minutes or refuse to provide hints because it's 'against the rules', turning what should be a fun activity into a frustrating one. But this host was absolutely on-point with his valuable (!!) inputs which helped to keep the flow of the game going,and he always respected your intelligence all the way through.

I cannot stress the importance of a good host enough, you can have the best puzzles in the world but if it cannot be solved, then it wont be appreciated! The emphasis should be on having fun,not on being competitive!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“lovely stuff”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This was a great room escape irl! We'd done Hint Hunt before and this was similar but had enough fresh and different puzzles to keep us fascinated, and make it really tough to get through! We loved it. Luckily we made it out or we could have ended up locked in a different time for ever!

Visited July 2014
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant and different!!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is such a great idea. We went not fully knowing what to expect but we weren't disappointed. It's a simple concept but great fun and the kids really enjoyed it too (they were better than the adults).

I suspect It's something you can only really do once unless the game was changed but I would definitely recommend giving it a go.

Visited July 2014
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“An hour of mind boggling fun”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Brilliant time at escape land. Trying to solve challenging and fun puzzles as the minutes tick by. Brilliant achievement when you open the final door!
Only thing I would change is to add more rooms! Had so much fun I would have carried on another hour.

Visited July 2014
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