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ClueQuest- the revenge of the Sheep!

Now, I have experience one too many escape rooms since the phenomenon started early this year.. has that made me an expert? or have a I lost the love for it? No and no! is my answers.
I was invited back to try to solve the third room at ClueQuest, where our team need to find the hidden venom that when exposed will turn all of the human race into sheeps…baa baa you say!

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This final room is no walk through as my team discovered, they have also up the ante, with high tech gadgets to challenge those who think they are IT savvy and escape rooms are for kids. Think again mister!

This was one of the hardest room I have been into, with some of the clues, our team felt was a little unclear? confusing? or was that just us?

As usual, I cant give away too much, but I can tell you that only 20% of people will be able to escape within the 60 minutes allocated. We needed an extra 10 minutes to escape, but we did it!!

If you love a challenge then ClueQuest is the place to go, with currently three rooms and a fourth in preparation, you never know, one day, you may get locked in!

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Again, thanks to Love Pop Ups and ClueQuest for the invite.. I will be back!

 

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Beauty and the Feast- an immersive dinning experience

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Is it a pantomine or not, that is the question?

This is not your average panto, if you are thinking of bringing the kiddies- under 18 is definitely not recommended! so leave the kids at home, and come with the mindset of having fun.

This experience is from the people Darling & Edge who have previously brought us some of the coolest events and immersive experience, think, Gingerline, Alice in Wonderland and the Old Vic Tunnels.

📷 credit @shinylifeforme

Ok, when I think of this, this is definitely no panto, more of a culinary cabaret experience, based loosely on the story of Beauty and the Beast (remember, I said loosely!) The story is played out amidst food, cocktails and amazing interactive set (hey, I think they have definitely built up their experiences!) FYI- people say a little, I say more than a little bit of adult humour thrown into the mix.

The entrance to this venue is via the tunnel walk way, so that get lost…

Once in, your senses will be hit buy actors dressed up to, men, women, animals, you name it, they had it, the dinning room was upstairs and if you needed the restroom, you will need to pass it, but to maintain the surprise, they had actors to lead you blindfolded through.. or you can just close your eyes.. no biggie.. don’t peak!

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The feast was a sharing experience, there was definitely enough food to go around.. my favourite was the cheesecake– and nope it was not my dessert! It felt like the course never stopped coming- they had cocktails for brave, fairy liquid was a goodie!

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Once you have completed your feast, that’s when the story hits the high points and the party really gets on the way- bring your dancing shoes as you will surely be needing it!

Thanks again to Jo from Love Pop Ups London for another great immersive experience and the people from the Vaults for the tasty and fun experience.

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Secret cellar, and underground experience. 

I was kindly invited to attend a performance at the vaulty Towers at Waterloo.. It’s not normally a venue I have experienced.. The decor I say is eclectic, it’s a miss mash of anything and everything put together.. One area had period clothing, the other is covered in ivy and gargoyles and  skulls around.. I think if I didn’t need to be here I wouldn’t have found it.

The bar had a great choice of drinks available so that should definitely keep the punters happy.

There was a little misunderstanding on my part I must add.. That I turned up for the wrong performance.. But the previous show was running 45 mins late (that was the show I missed!) so there was a little bit of a wait.. However the crew was very accommodating and allowed me to see the next show instead.. I didn’t know where the show was going to be held as it wasn’t obvious.. But when the time came.. The cellar door open leading to a basement area where the performers were waiting.. It’s not a proper state more set up like a front room with miss match furniture.. No seating plan.. Just huddle together was the instructions.

The comedy sketch was based on improvisation.. So audience participation was important and I enjoy these as you do feel part of the performance and you can lead it and there was a code word ‘die’ if you don’t like where the sketch was going.. Call me a control freak.. But that sense of control is really enjoyable for me..

The MC Michael said that going forward they will have more guest performances so I would be interested in going back to see more..

Please note I attended this as a promotional event however all reviews are my own.. Thanks to @lovepopupslondon for arranging this and also secret cellar for the performance.

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Major X Ploe-Shun returns 


Agent November revised Major X Ploe-Shun game incorporates new puzzles and clues to enhance your experience within this escape game bases within Tavistock Square Park.
A great game to play in the London summer sunshine, you are briefed by an agent explaining that Major X Ploe-Shun has returned to his evil ways and in order for you to save London you must find the bomb and deactivate it before it blows!
You have 60 minutes to find the clues which are located  within this beautiful park… Be aware of the red herring leading you astray..

The clues requires teamwork.. Also a big clue would be to read your clues out loud, it really works trust me!
The game really brings the players together and that working together is the only way journey will be able to figure things out and save the day.

I just admit there were a little hiccups along the way. . Such as a key I found was for one of the safes but I managed to open a clue box instead.. It was funny seeing our games master trying to find an excuse why it happen. Jason our games master was so engaging, he really brought the character to life.

Oh, start thinking of a code name as you will need one when you play.. Be inventive and enjoy!

This time round we managed to save London from the dreaded bomb…. 12 mins to spare! Woot Woot…

Thanks again for Love Pop Up London for organising another great escape game experience.

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Immersive experience? Secret Theatre-Project Mayhem

Photo credit Secret Studio Lab

Secret cinema has brought the movies to life and brought  us closer to the film maker vision.. So what’s difference here? The Secret Theatre – Project Mayhem is the return from Secret Studio Lab. An immersive theatre experience which as soon as you get into the door of the entrance the actors area in character and you have to comply. Don’t forget your password!! 
I won’t give too much details on the movie or show its based on, but regulars will grasp it as soon as they are inside..there is a dress code, so participate as you see fit.. 

Photo credit Secret Studio Lab

This was my first immersive experience and I admit I was a little confused as to what we had to do.. The venue was huge, but I felt the activities didn’t occupy the space we’ll enough and some areas were inundated with people, while others looked bare. 

You are put into groups and are given task to complete.. It’s a great way to meet new people some are newbies and some love the immersive experience. 

I put my hands down to the actors in this, they did an amazing job and really brought it to life for us.. In our group, we had a mole.. It was so much fun seeing how the story plays out.. 

Photo credit Secret Studio Lab

For me personally, I didn’t enjoy the film it was based on.. But that’s just me.. However the whole experience has given me a taste and if I was to pick a movie I did like, I would really like to get stuck in.. 
Thanks to Love Pop Up London for the opportunity and Secret Studio Lab for the taster.. It had definitely made me think twice when watching my next movie! 

P. S we weren’t allowed any pictures so these are pictures from Secret Studio Lab 

Photo credit Secret Studio Lab