Phantom Peak: Phantom Peak

By | September 30, 2022

by Phantom Peak (website)

Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ

East London

Languages: EN

up to 270 mins
Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
Welcome to Phantom Peak, known far and wide as the Venice of the West! In this fully-realised steampunk mining town, nothing is what it seems…

What is hiding in the vestiges of the mines? What does the charismatic founder of corporate JONACO really seek in this sleepy town? Was the Blimp Crash really just an accident?

Dine, shop, play games, go sightseeing, collect clues… explore the town and uncover its mysteries at your own pace for up to five hours in an immersive open-world adventure the likes of which you’ve never seen before!
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Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5

based on ratings from 18 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 4.5 hours
originalgreat hostingrepetativevery easy
For what you pay, this is great value for money, and a good time to spend 4.5 hours in our nation's captial.

Doing 1 or 2 trials is easily achievable, getting 3-5 is possible, but unfortunatley they all get a bit samey. There's more walking from one end to the other than there actually is puzzle-solving. There are puzzles to solve, but nothing when compred to an Escape Room. Phantom Peak is not an escape room.

If you do not fancy interacting with the story/character, this really will not be for you. But if you go with the mindset of interactive well with the actors, you can and will have a great time.

Would I rush back? No. A new "story" is not enough to make me want to do more trials, as I cannot see how these trials will be super-varied, other than having unique interactions with the staff.
Would I go again? Yes.

The food is good quality too!

Lotsa Locks experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28 May 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 3 quests completed
immersivestory-drivenfamily friendly
🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 5 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulvalue for moneyoriginal

Not an escape room, and not really that puzzly, but definitely an experience. Enjoyed both the summer and Halloween runs so am very much looking forward to seeing where they take it next! 

Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 13 Aug 2022

Awesome immersive experience, will be returning in the future for other expansions

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 19 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: Two sessions (13 Wintermas quests) Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Viv Cassidy rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 18 Dec 2022 Team size: 2
value for moneyimmersivegreat hosting
🏆Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 22 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 2 trials complete in 4 hours Outcome: Successful escape!
StaceyF expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
originalimmersivegreat hosting
LouT rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 8
immersivestory-drivenfamily friendly
Hosts are great. Fun experience but could do with a few more puzzles. 
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Phantom Peak is a wacky place that has a strange obsession with Platypuses, and it works. The cool Wild West Steampunk vibe, cool machines, great cast, and obscure missions all come together to form the perfect family/friend/work/romantic experience.

I absolutely loved our time, and I will absolutely be returning, but there were definitely a few niggles here and there which will hopefully be ironed out as the experience expands. For a start, we heavily relied on my phone, which meant the battery ran down quickly. Luckily I had packed a portable charger, but even then I was down to 30% when we left. For such a phone-heavy experience, I was surprised by the lack of charging stations in the town – I can imagine some rentable power packs would be a big hit here!

Slightly longer review than normal, and for something that isn’t actually an Escape Room… But the crazy immersive open-world adventure of Phantom Peak was one of the highlights of our year.

Get lost in the immersive world of Phantom Peak, as they open for 5 hours usually between the times of 5pm to 10pm on Wednesdays through to Sundays (Saturday & Sunday have a 11am – 4pm slot). The gates open to this open world right on time, so we recommend being early to maximise your time here. You may question is it worth 5 hours? Our answer would be 100% worth every single minute you can be here, if anything 5 hours isn’t enough and multiple visits would be needed to explore everything and solve each mystery. 

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