Essentially, HintHunt is like ‘The Crystal Maze’ meets ‘LA Confidential’. You and three or four mates are locked in a ’40s-style detective office. You’ll notice the crime scene outline of a body drawn on the floor. A screen in the corner starts counting down from 60 minutes: you’ve got to figure out how to escape before the timer gets down to zero. It’s pretty leisurely at first. That 60 minutes stretches out in front of you like a Peter Jackson trilogy. You rummage through drawers with the insouciance of a bored cleaning lady. But, before long, someone goes: ‘Oh shit! We’ve already had 15 minutes!’ Thus begins the concentration phase. Maths types try bullying integers into opening combination locks. Wannabe Columbos lasciviously eyeball black-and-white photos. The office is searched so thoroughly that it begins to look like it was built over a fault line. And occasionally, the room rings with the slap of high-fiving palms and yells of ‘I’ve cracked it!’
As the end nears, it’s as though the universe’s remote got its fast-forward button jammed down. Ideas fly thick and fast. People move around the room at a speed usually reserved for kiddies who’ve left it too long to wee. The ticking clock becomes so all consumingly important it’s like a ‘24’ finale, albeit without the slide into self-parodic cackiness.
Then, before you know it, it’s over. If you succeed, there are so many ‘yeahs!’ it’s as though someone’s auditioning Usher impersonators. If you don’t? Well, firstly, it’s genuinely gutting. But then, after all that, they just unlock the door for you. Know what that means? That throughout, there has been absolutely nothing at stake. You’ve driven yourself up the wall for nothing more than your desire to prove that your brain is as good as someone else’s. And if a game can do that, you know it’s genuinely brilliant.
Welcome to HintHunt, the first escape room in London. Get locked in and free your mind while solving mysteries with your children, family or friends.
Great for couples and team building as well, not to say it is great way to spice up hen dos and stag parties and birthdays! Whether you’re after kid-friendly fun, or a murder mystery, we’ve got you covered. Find your favourite theme to book now and say goodbye to boring days.
Our newest games on offer:
The game that offers 2 scenarios, so you can immerse yourself twice! Get your Crew ready to head underwater into the unknown!
The Golden Share:
Brand new adventure game, with unexpected wow effects. Can you locate the golden envelope?
Your help is needed in the Central Hintelligence Agency, HintHunt's funds are being hacked, and you need to stop the transaction!
Be aware! Puzzle heavy experience in a single room - this is something different than you've ever tried.
Or try one of our classic scenarios: JM's office for a classic murder mystery where you need to prove our detective's innocence or The Zen room - a journey to the heart of Tokyo where your searching skills are much needed to locate 5 stolen heirlooms.
** 20% off when you enter the coupon code: SUMMER2019 on our website **
Code expires at 23:59pm on 31st July.
Game has to take place until end of August, cannot be combined with other offers. General T&C's apply.
Escape the ordinary! Book now!
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Average User Rating
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Been to this place twice and done the two different rooms styles they had (they may have more now). It is fantastic. You have to piece together a series of clues to unlock the next clue, and on and on you go until you either find the key to unlock the room, or your hour is up! Honestly cannot recommend this enough. It's great fun and a great sociable activity with your friends - give it a try, there's a reason it is rated so highly on Trip Adviser things to do in London.
This is ridiculously good fun, running around like a lunatic trying to solves the puzzles and unlock the door before the time runs out. I would recommend this highly to everyone! The elation when (if) you finish the game and the door clicks open is second to none. Well worth the money. Do it now!
Wasn't sure what to expect as haven't done anything like this before - but had a brilliant time. Very well organised and well executed. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to do something a little bit different in London. Friendly staff 10/10.