Book Now: Sher-Lock Yourself In This Escape Room

By Lottie Hulme |
29th October 2018

We reconnected with our love for Sherlock Holmes as the remake took to our screens. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch – a man famed for the ability to make an unfathomable number of puns out of his name, oh and for Sherlock.

Well, good news for fans of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic: it’s time to don the trench coat, grow a Watson tash and dust off the old magnifying glass, as Sherlock: The Games is Now, a Sherlock live game, gets ready to open in December, and there’s new availability to book.

If you’ve ever experienced the escape room craze, you’ll be all-too-familiar with that time-running-out adrenaline buzz, that and falling out with your friends, family members, second cousins, colleagues and pretty much anyone you go into an escape room with. However, they are extremely fun and the Sherlock incarnation promises to include various Sherlock-style environments in the 90-minute immersive game with groups solving puzzles, challenges and mysteries, up against the ticking clock.

A big clue in the puzzle has now been released, with the location revealed as Shepherd’s Bush. Along with this, we now know clues about the set, as a new bunch of visuals from the game confirm that the iconic flat at 221B Baker Street will be one of the many immersive environments brought to life. A teaser trailer from our favourite detectives Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, can be found here: www.thegameisnow.com

As Holmes himself said, “what one man can invent, another can discover”, and discover you shall in this real-time adventure gaming experience. Co-scripted by the Sherlock creators themselves, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the Sherlock game will take an escape room form, beginning with master detective Sherlock mysteriously “indisposed” and his famous network of informants and operatives beginning to deplete.

Basically, Sherlock is on holiday and unfortunately you’re the one filling his boots in the meantime. From the Time Run team behind “London’s greatest escape room”, it sounds pretty unmissable.

The official launch of Sherlock live is in December 2018 a W12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8PP. The Game is Now is sold out until January but tickets for February to May 2019 are now available. To buy tickets, visit www.thegameisnow.com

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