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Omescape London

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4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)

Time Out says

This impressively ambitious escape game is the first I've tried where your team is immediately divided. Given the game we played was called 'The Penintentiary' we should have seen it coming, but being locked into prison cells is a surprising and suitably fun way to kick off our time in the warren of rooms it was our task to escape from. Having more than one room (there's even a flight of stairs involved) meant there was a fair bit of yelling instructions at each other through walls, which only added to the urgency of the situation, and the clues were spread far and wide across the set, adding an extra dose of satisfaction when you work out what solves what. The rooms aren't beautiful but the theming is strong, and the puzzles unusual. And this could be as close as you'll get to a real-life prison break. Ashleigh Arnott

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Address: Omescape
All Saints, Carnegie Street
N1 9QW
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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Kingdom of Cats - if you love cats youll love this escape room.  It is your mission to escape the cat kingdom before the king of the kingdom captures you.  There is so many puzzles to work out and solve from sniffing to unlocking locks. So if you love escape rooms, cats, a fun story line and great puzzles from numerical to sniffing then I highly recommend this game as it is simply pawtastic.


Omescape is one of the latest escape room providers to arrive in London.  There are a few different rooms available, all with varying difficulty, and with roughly the same team size (4-7) and time limit (1 hour).  

Our challenge involved a dangerous chemical being released which we needed to find the antidote for.  We had a total of about 4 rooms to solve clues to get through and were able to ask for hints if needed.  Frustratingly, there were parts of the experience where we were solving the clue correctly but due to technical faults on their end, we weren't getting anywhere.  I've seen in places that this has been fed back to them before, and the "watcher" responsible for our room was obviously looking after a few rooms at once and therefore not really able to give us very good clues etc.

All in all it was a fun experience, however I would recommend HintHunt over doing this again.  Having said that, there are other challenges here that I haven't tried that might be better.


Omescape is one of the many escape room providers that have popped up around London in the last three years.

Part of an international chain, its London incarnation is set in an old church on Caledonian Road. The crucifix on the doorway adds a certain something to the atmosphere on arrival, before you're sucked into the black abyss of the waiting room. 

There are three experiences available, which Omescape markets in a creepier way than many of their competitors -  think demonic clowns and serial killers. We went for The Penitentiary, a prison-themed experience which is one of the only rooms in London to allow 7 players: our main reason for choosing it.

We needn't have worried about it being too creepy, as despite the branding it was no more scary than any other escape room experience I've tried. On entry you're locked into two different cells, which was a great touch, and the entire experience is very well done with plenty of interesting and innovative puzzles.

It is perhaps slightly less challenging than HintHunt and around the same level as Clue Quest (which, incidentally, is just across the road) We escaped with 10 minutes to spare; more time than in any room I've tried previously - but we did have more people.

There are interesting clues and certainly enough to keep you occupied. If you're a type who likes the rummaging that comes with escape rooms there's less of that here, and more pure logic. Where Omescape is missing a trick is in the music - there was no soundtrack and thus less atmosphere and stress - my heart was barely pounding at all! 

Overall, Omescape is a fun experience and for less than £20 a head well worth it!

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