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London Escape Rooms Unleashed: Immersive Outdoor Adventures

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore London's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the London leaderboard
Talk to us about team building options

Discover London's secret facts & places

Fun clues, puzzles & challenges

Play together or competitively

Fully flexible risk-free bookings

Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Find Your Nearest London Escape Room

Each game explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic games use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story games do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.

London Escape Rooms

Greenwich Guile

Greenwich Guile

2 - 2.5 hours across 4.9 km / 3.0 miles
Cutty Sark to the Royal Naval College
£15
per person
Secrets of the Squares

Secrets of the Squares

2.5 - 3.5 hours across 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
Piccadilly Circus to central SoHo
£15
per person
A Forbidden Fayre

A Forbidden Fayre

2 - 2.5 hours across 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
Piccadilly Circus to Shepherd's Market
£15
per person
A Rift In Time
  • Story

A Rift In Time

2.5 - 3 hours across 5.2 km / 3.2 miles
Oxford Circus to Covent Garden
£15
per person
Taste of Soho Food Hunt
  • New release
  • Food Included

Taste of Soho Food Hunt

2 hours across 3.2 km / 2.0 miles
Leicester Sq Station to Earlham St
£40
per person
East End Food Hunt
  • New release
  • Food Included

East End Food Hunt

2-3 hours across 4.7 km / 2.9 miles
Liverpool St to Spitalfields
£40
per person
Search For Shoreditch

Search For Shoreditch

2 to 3 hours across 4.6 km / 2.8 miles
Old Street to Rivington Street
£17.50
per person
The City

The City

2.5 - 3.5 hours across 4.7 km / 2.9 miles
St Paul's to the Tower of London
£15
per person
Mysterious Mews

Mysterious Mews

1.5 - 2.5 hrs across 5.0 km / 3.1 miles
Kensington High St to South Kensington
£15
per person
Return of Jack the Ripper
  • Story

Return of Jack the Ripper

2 to 3 hours across 3.4 km / 2.1 miles
Aldgate to Aldgate East
£15
per person
All Gone South

All Gone South

1.5 to 3 hours across 4.0 km / 2.5 miles
St Paul's to London Bridge
£17.50
per person
Humanity's Last
  • Story

Humanity's Last

1.5 - 3 hours across 4.0 km / 2.5 miles
Victoria Station to Waterloo Station
£17.50
per person
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Action-packed fun in London

How the London days out work

Clues & Challenges

Clues don't require any prior knowledge and are generally made up of two parts:

1) Obscured directions that make reference to the city around you. Unravel their meaning and be guided by your surroundings.

2) A puzzle to be solved once you've followed the directions, search nearby to find your answers.

A mix of clues, puzzles and photo challenges

Guided by clues sent to your phone

- Receive snippets of history, quirky facts and intriguing stories about the areas you visit.

- Pub/cafe breaks along your hunt, all totally optional and some with discounts on food & drinks.

- Make memories at locations along the way, get inspiration from previous teams and share a clever snap!

- Race for a top position on the game leaderboard, or go at your own pace.

Learn snippets of history, optional breaks in pubs/cafes and a leaderboard for each game.

Fun activity for all groups

Corporate Treasure Hunts
Work together with friends & family
corporate treasure hunts
Relaxed date escape games
Corporate Treasure Hunts
Competitive team building escape rooms
corporate treasure hunts
Fun-filled hen-do escape room games

London Escape Room Sights

London Escape Room Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays London Escape Rooms

Yeseboys London Escape Room

Yeseboys

Great tour and escapetour, it was really fun and was a good diffeculty!

ManyPaws London Escape Room

ManyPaws

We did the Search for Shoreditch hunt and it was interesting and a lot of fun. Even though I know this area I saw lots…

Cattle London Escape Room

Cattle

Excellent day , great fun

Burlesque London Escape Room

Burlesque

Brilliant walk, a little hilly but really enjoyed it.

Solar Flares London Escape Room

Solar Flares

Great day out with friends with a bit of education thrown in.

The killer catchers London Escape Room

The killer catchers

My mum and I had a great experience, we came to Sheffield on a weekend getaway to do this murder mystery experience and…

The Greenwich Wanderers London Escape Room

The Greenwich Wanderers

We both loved it - a fantastic hunt around Greenwich taking in all the sights.

Nicola Benstead London Escape Room

Nicola Benstead

It was fun but maybe could have been a tad longer maybe another 5 clues

Eurovision London Escape Room

Eurovision

Fantastic! A great blend of straight forward clues that guided us around plenty of hidden treasures away from the touri…

Verbs London Escape Room

Verbs

This was a great way to see the city.

Good Lookers London Escape Room

Good Lookers

Great day out exploring Greenwich reeking of history with its cobblestone paths and alleys, statues, magnificent views…

M&M London Escape Room

M&M

Great way to explore the City and make lots interesting discoveries along the way. The clues were cryptic enough to kee…

Esta and Lou London Escape Room

Esta and Lou

We had the best day. We loved the hidden gems and sites. It was brilliant to do the city tour on a Saturday as it’s so …

charootery London Escape Room

charootery

amazing adventure. better than i was expecting

Fox and Badger London Escape Room

Fox and Badger

A great day out for the family.

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits) London Escape Room

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits)

There was no storyline but it was just as fun as if there had been. We learned lots of interesting things about the cit…

Country tweed London Escape Room

Country tweed

It was a very enjoyable thing to do with teenagers and fantastic seeing parts of London you would otherwise not get to …

Birthday Bec London Escape Room

Birthday Bec

A really informative and fun treasure hunt, taking in lots of interesting sites. Unfortunately part of the route was bl…

Nicolas Cage Superfans London Escape Room

Nicolas Cage Superfans

Very Good

MaccyD's London Escape Room

MaccyD's

Great day, the 4 of us had a fabulous time trying to solve the clues and seeing the sights of London along the way!

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Your Outdoor London Escape Room - Your Way

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Unleash your curiosity and do away with floors, doors and ceilings with a CityDays London escape room! 

For too long, the curious, quick-witted and creative brains of London have been trapped behind doors, bound to opening hours and confined by four dark, gloomy walls with oppressive ceilings. 

But not anymore! 

Prepare to take on new challenges, puzzles and tricksome riddles with an outdoor escape room game that takes you further than you’ve ever been before into London’s many mysteries…

At CityDays, we create escape rooms in London and around the world that reveal more than just your competitive streak. 

You still get all the puzzles, riddles, cryptic clues and challenges of a traditional escape room – but instead of being cooped up inside, we take the games outdoors

No doors. No ceilings. No specific time slots. No hassle.

Urban Escape Rooms London: An Outdoor Extravaganza

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Our London escape rooms may differ slightly from what you’ve played before, so let us give you a quick rundown of what to expect.

First things first, our London escape room games are played outdoors.

This comes with quite a few benefits, for instance…

Your Escape “Room” is Bigger:

When you aren’t confined to just one room or building, the world really does become your oyster. No need to look for escape rooms in Central London, Covent Garden, Shoreditch or Soho: with CityDays, the entire suburb is your London escape room, filled with hidden secrets, odd passageways and murky mysteries!

More Freedom: Opening hours or booking slots are a thing of the past. You decide when you play, not us (although we do recommend playing during daylight hours. Some of our clues can be difficult to spot when it’s dark!). Otherwise, it’s entirely up to you. 

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Play With Who You Want: Whether you want to bring your whole friendship group along or go it alone, our London escape rooms can accommodate (pretty much) any number of people. For groups of over 8 people, we recommend splitting into teams and going head-to-head. Just reach out if you need a hand! 

Age is Just a Number: Most of our London escape rooms are family-friendly and suitable for people of all ages. Some of our narrative routes contain themes that may not be suitable for very young children. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any queries about suitability! 

A Varied Selection of Puzzles: Who knew that London was so “riddled” with mysteries? Well, we did. And you’re about to find out! You’ll encounter puzzles, riddles, tasks and challenges on our routes that have been designed to get you observing and interacting with your surroundings in a unique way.

How CityDays’ Outdoor Escape Rooms in London Work

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Since our London escape “rooms” are held outdoors, they’re “built” slightly differently. After all, since there are no physical barriers to get through or doors to unlock, you might be wondering what the object of the game is…

Well, it’s really very simple. 

You and your team start at a chosen location (depending on which trail you pick). 

From there, you have to complete a set of tasks, puzzles and riddles, deciphering clues to take you to your next location, sent to your phone(s) via WhatsApp. If you don’t give us the right answer, you can’t move on in the game!

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When you’ve sent us the correct answer, you’ll be given new clues and challenges to lead you to your next destination. Each location is located a short walking distance away, and may require you to keep your eyes peeled for possible clues along the way…

Once you’ve answered all our clues, visited all the destinations and completed the trail, we’ll tally up your score. This is based on how many correct answers you got, any time penalties you accrued, and how many hints you asked for. 

All you need to play our games is a phone with Whatsapp or Telegram, access to cellular data and a pair of comfy shoes. That’s it!

Here’s how it works

CityDays’ Escape Rooms in Central London, Kensington, Mayfair, Shoreditch and Southwark

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You’ll find our outdoor London escape rooms dotted all over the city - including Central London, Kensington, Mayfair, Shoreditch and Southwark. 

All of the locations are easily accessible (often located near a tube or bus stop), so whether you’re a local or a visitor, you can easily find the start location for your game and start playing! 

Because our escape rooms in London are held outdoors, you have the luxury of pausing the game whenever you feel like it and stopping for refreshment. We add recommended pubs, cafes and bars along your route so you can stop and take stock - and don't worry, there's no time penalty for taking a break. Simply pause the game, and let us know when you're ready to resume!

Narrative, Picnic and Classic Routes: Choosing Your CityDays’ London Escape Room

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In a city as wonderfully diverse, culturally rich and historically entrenched as London, we’ve been spoilt for choice when it comes to creating our London escape rooms.

What started out as a few carefully-chosen classic routes in Central London has now expanded to include many different themes, parts of London and mysterious stories…

Here’s a quick overview of our escape room types:

Classic: The original style London escape room that delivers challenges, history, fun, exploration and plenty of pub, cafe and bar recommendations along the way.

Picnic: The perfect blend of exploration, puzzle-solving and learning but with added stops to local gourmet hotspots where you collect delicious sweet and savoury treats throughout the trail.

Story: A London escape room with a plot twist! We’ve woven a fictional narrative alongside facts to give you even more fun while exploring your urban maze. These are often themed routes where characters reveal London’s secrets in an engaging and occasionally cryptic manner!

The Best Escape Rooms in London

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Whether you’re looking for London escape rooms to get your heart racing or a fun and friendly competition through a pocket of the UK capital, we’ve got you covered. 

Below are all our available outdoor escape rooms in London with a short description about what you can expect…

CityDays’ Outdoor Escape Rooms in Central London

Secrets of The Squares

Secrets of the Squares is a London escape room that leads you from the bustling Piccadilly Circus to the rambunctious Trafalgar Square, home to Nelson's Column. From here you'll be whisked down alleys trapped in time, Cecil Court and Goodwin's Court - all while solving tricksome puzzles and mind-boggling riddles! 

The City

The closest thing you’ll get to time travel, this London escape room allows you to unlock London's Square Mile. The City, is a London escape room set in the heart of what was once Roman London. Start at the beautiful St Paul's Cathedral and head east as you unravel riddles and decipher clues in a myriad of locations, including Leadenhall Market, home to Harry Potter’s Leaky Cauldron Pub and a magical resident - a Victorian goose named Tom. 

Whiz through history and collaborate with your team as you scour 900-year-old church ruins, uncover Roman architectural remains and much, much more… 

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A Forbidden Fayre - Mayfair

Go deluxe with a London escape room through the swanky district of Mayfair! 

Get to the heart of this upmarket suburb by cracking open its secrets that are hidden in plain sight. Riddles, puzzles and clues will have you scratching your head and giving ordinary street furniture a second glance. Your team will be tasked with striding through covered shopping alleys and discovering little known hidden gems - including one where gymnastics is forbidden… 

Humanity’s Last

Ideal for zombie lovers and binge-watchers of apocalyptic fiction, Humanity’s Last is a London escape room where you’re working against the clock and the spread of a “mysterious illness”.

This London escape room sees you and your teammates become the main characters in an interactive city game. Battle your way from Westminster to Waterloo as you hunt down the secret lab to find the cure - but beware, your ability to discern clues and make decisions will impact all your fates…

A Rift in Time

Get swept up in a Dickensian London escape room of your own as you traipse between Soho, Mayfair and Covent Garden, three former favourite haunts of the Victorian author himself…

In this outdoor escape room, you’ll be tracking down a mysterious ghostly stranger from many eras past as he leads you through the mysteries and cobbled streets of London. Along with puzzles, riddles and challenges, it’ll be up to you to decide whether you help the stranger…or hurt him. His fate is in your hands! 

Escape Rooms in East London

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Search For Shoreditch, East London

Plunder Shoreditch with your team as you turn your friends, families or colleagues into amateur detectives and codebreakers! 

Your quest to divulge Shoreditch’s once grubby and gruesome history will take you through spooky graveyards where plague victims rest, iconic street art and Brutalist architecture, as well as uncovering a few Blitz-y secrets…

Escape Rooms in West London

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Mysterious Mews – Kensington

Don’t be fooled by its seemingly prim and proper appearance, lurking between the grandiose homes of royals and the rich lie surprising and sometimes sinister stories… 

Take on the sheltered cobblestone mews and hidden gardens of Kensington in this London escape room game. Decipher clues, solve riddles and discover the reason behind headless lampposts, Cold War dead drops and plenty of other mysteries… 

Escape Rooms in South London

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Greenwich Guile - Greenwich

Immerse yourselves in a gallivant through Greenwich as you dive into the legendary birthplace of timekeeping itself…

This London escape room takes you on a puzzle-filled journey through grand palaces, royal parks, the scenic harbour of a famous ship and plenty more besides - if only you can crack our cryptic clues to take you there!

All Gone South - Southwark 

Once a haven for Medieval hedonists, this escape room in South London gives you the chance to expose Southwark as you’ve never seen it before.

Sordid secrets, modern marvels and 800-year-old ruins: that’s what’s up for grabs in this London escape room. Take optional breaks at a historic market or a fashionable food hall before resuming your race through South London’s streets in search of secrets… 

London Team-Building Escape Rooms

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We’re proud to say that we’ve helped many businesses in London and around the world plan better, more exciting and more sustainable team-building activities for over five years. 

Will your business be next?

Our team-building London escape room games have been designed to boost your team bonds, heat up your colleagues’ competitive sides and teach them a thing or two about the city they live and work in.

We offer premade routes and bespoke trails that cater especially to your businesses’ needs. 

Send us your queries and put us to the test!

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