Crime Scene Live at the Natural History Museum – How to solve a double murder case in 4 hours

A couple of weeks ago, Mr B & I finally made it to Crime Scene Live at the Natural History Museum, which has been successfully running for more than two years. What is Crime Scene Live? Crime Scene Live is an immersive experience at our beloved Natural History Museum, involving actors and real-life experts, where several hundred paying customers are tasked with the investigation of a double-murder and the theft of a famous gemstone, which have just taken place. This murder mystery game is in part similar to some escape rooms, in part it resembles a treasure hunt or Secret Cinema. The event is being run in collaboration with Wet Picnic, an experimental theatre group.    We had not been aware that there are fully functional forensic laboratories and research centres at the NHM which assist the police in criminal cases. For the evening, these experts volunteered their precious time, […]

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The Game Is Now – The Official Sherlock Holmes Escape Room Experience

Ms B & I have finally done the ‘The Game Is Now’ escape room experience ten days ago with two friends of ours, and what a great afternoon it was! Created by the two guys behind the popular recent Sherlock Holmes TV series, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (the latter known by most as Mycroft Holmes, whom he impersonates in the series), as an official franchise together with escape room experts Time Run, no expense was spared. It is the actual world-famous actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, and Martin Freeman who speak to you over audio and video from pre-recorded tapes. Considering that two of our group were so-called Cumberbitches, you can imagine the level of excitement. Not my choice of words, just to mention it, this is the ‘scientific’ term; you might not YET find it in the Oxford dictionary, which will show ‘cucumber’ as first match, but […]

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Alastair Moon’s House at Lock’d – Best Escape Room Experience in London

We thoroughly enjoyed our first escape room experience with Lock’d Escape Rooms London (Grandpa’s Last Will – our review here), so when we were invited to come back to review their latest room, “The House of Alastair Moon” we were very excited. Mr B was busy, working abroad, so he missed out on this one and three of our friends joined me. Opened after three years of research and development, The House of Alastair Moon is Lock’d’s most difficult room, so I was pleased to have such a great mix of different skills and backgrounds with me, including a globetrotting English dentist, a Korean-born finance professional, and a French lawyer. Two were first-timers, while myself and another friend had experience “escaping” before…   All photos, including feature photo (c) Lock’d Escape Rooms Being a group of four turned out to be a good choice, too, because it allowed each of […]

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Going through Heaven & Hell at Cambridge Escape Rooms

On our recent visit to Cambridge, Cambridge Escape Rooms, very kindly invited us to check out their new Heaven and Hell (intermediate) experience. They are ranking #11 out of 187 things to do in Cambridge on Tripadvisor, just below University of Cambridge (#10) and River Cam (#9) and above King’s College (#15) and The Backs (the famous backyards of the colleges, next to the River Cam, #16). Needless to say that they hold a Certificate of Excellence. Ms B and I were joined by two friends from London, one of whom had done two dozen rooms and – despite the fact that she’s not giving away compliments easily – told us afterwards, that this was by far the best room she had ever done.     The premises are a 10-minute cab ride from the city centre. We were greeted immediately by Sam, one of the friendly staff, who explained the […]

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