Author and scriptwriter Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in Kentish Town, and his brilliantly funny fantasy crime series ‘Rivers of London’ explores the capital in enough detail to broaden the knowledge of any Londoner. With the fourth instalment, ‘Broken Homes’, published this week, we got him to reveal the secrets behind the settings of all four books – and why they’re the city’s deadliest spots.
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Lady Chastity's Reserve, Hackney
This marvellously silly immersive team puzzle (a sort of cross between an escape game and the 'Mumsy' challenge in 'The Crystal Maze') has already spooked and amused many a team at its original venue in Battersea, but will now be challenging the people of Hackney from a dark corner of the People's Park Tavern. It's from the Handmade Mysteries team that does this kind of thing at venues across London. They know what they're doing. Expect plenty of surreal slants to challenges that can be pretty, well, challenging, and don't be surprised to be surprised either - we're told the immersive elements can be pretty interesting. They promise to let you out - or help you out - if you get really stuck but still, it might be best to bring some brains and leave your dumbass friends out of it.
Venue says: “Venture through an hour of hilarious clue-solving as you and your team attempt to win Chastity's fabled aphrodisiac wine.”