Escape Peterborough: 221B Baker Street

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Peterborough (website)

23 Church Walk, PE1 1SB

Peterborough

2-5 players

60 minutes

Primarily focusing on code-breaking, symbolism and association problems The Sherlock Escape Room will offer an interesting challenge for new and returning players alike.
Having been enlisted by Moriarty, your task is to break into 221B Baker Street, defeat Sherlock's failsafes and retrieve Sherlock's prized possessions.
Hurry though, Sherlock and Dr Watson are hot on your tail!
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based on ratings from 36 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
story-drivenfamily friendly
Oscar rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
immersiveillogicalunoriginal

I love the Sherlock Holmes theme, and there were a lot of fun props and references here. It isn't very imaginative or inspiring though, you are really just going through about 20 numerical padlocks. The 2 or 3 puzzles which didn't use padlocks were clunky and obtuse. It's also not clear why you're playing Moriarty in this room, surely everyone fantasizes about being Sherlock?

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 19/09/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 54:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Good beginner room with a mix of puzzles and an optional one if you want the credit, couple of potentially immersion breaking puzzles right at the end but still some good ideas/reveals.
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 42:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalplainunoriginal
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hosting
Richard Horton rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Lorraine Downing experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingfamily friendlyquite easy
Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Theming and Set: Lovely, until the weird timey-wimey wobble at the end. Searching: Not really enough to keep the teens occupied while solving one riddle at a time.

Many Sherlock-themed escape games need an excuse for why the great man himself isn't present - perhaps he's been kidnapped, or has died, or is simply too busy with more important cases. Escape's version takes a novel approach: here you are in fact the bad guys, sent by Moriarty to infiltrate Sherlock's apartment and steal a particular one of his possessions.

Although the Escape venues tend not to invest too heavily in the room decorations, 221B Baker Street looks more impressive than their norm...

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