Time Run Presents: Sherlock: The Game Is Now

By | March 20, 2019

by Time Run Presents (website)

Shepherd's Bush


4-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You’ve always known you could. You’ve seen the show. You’ve read the stories. “It’s not so hard,” you said to yourself. “I can do it.” Well, now’s your chance.
Sherlock: The Game Is Now is the only official Sherlock Escape Game, a 90 minute immersive experience for teams of 4-6 people.
Don your deerstalker and dive into an all-new mystery, penned by Time Run, renowned escape room pioneers, and series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Well then: what are you waiting for?
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In the early years, as escape rooms spread throughout the U.K., one London venue quickly gained an international reputation for production values that were streets ahead of anywhere else, as well as a variety of then unheard of innovations such as a briefing performed in costume and in character. That venue was of course Time Run, who eventually closed due to the loss of their lease, but returned in a new location having scored the massive coup of an official licence for a Sherlock game - not Co...
This was a fun experience, but for us at least it wasn’t worth the money and was over-hyped. Sherlock enthusiasts will probably love it, escape room enthusiasts will probably find it like Marmite

In our briefing we were told we’d travel around London very fast. They weren’t wrong! What starts as a very unassuming opticians shop quickly becomes an exciting briefing at 221B Baker Street (the iconic residence of Sherlock Holmes). We then rushed off to a series of fantastic locations from the TV series such as St. Barts Hospital, Mycroft’s office, and a brilliant (if a little creepy!) museum of medical instruments.

So, were our superfans satisfied? Absolutely. Copious use of video and voice work from the stars of the show, plus neat in-jokes and authentic props, gave a real buzz (there may have been actual squealing at points). It may be extra-pricey (for us non-Londoners) 
Entering via an optometrist shopfront into a world of espionage, Sherlock: The Game is Now has clearly invested thought, time and expertise into this new London escape room offering.

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