THE PRESS

 

 

 

★★★★★ - GREAT LITTLE PLACE: 

"‘The single greatest live game experience London has ever seen."

"London's growing collection of escape games has gained a special edition in Time Run."

 

"Immersive theatre meet Crystal Maze but better!"

 

★★★★★- HARPER'S BAZAAR:

"The best, most exciting escape room experience in London right now, 5 out of 5 stars."

FIRE HAZARD 

"There are a lot of escape rooms out there, but Time Run is leading the next wave - Escape Room 2.0, if you will."

WHAT PEOPLE SAID - THE PUBLIC

 

Here's just a selection of what people have said about Time Run. Want to read more? Click each review to see the full text!

 

★★★★★ - I have done escape rooms in Asia, the USA, and Europe, and this is by far one of the best, if not THE best. - farmerrc, TripAdvisor

I have done escape rooms in Asia, the USA, and Europe, and this is by far one of the best, if not THE best. Very modern equipment, fantastic story line, and a wonderful cast of employees. My partner and our friends had an incredible experience! 

★★★★★ - If you are thinking of booking Time Run - BOOK it and do not hesitate! - Renee C, TripAdvisor


"We had such a great time, I have been telling all my friends to do it! We were a group of four and we completed it in 64 minutes (they gave us extra time as we were soooo close). There is such a massive drinking / pub culture in London so it is great to experience something that is fun, creative and exhilarating - without the requirement of alcohol!"

★★★★★ - After reading rave reviews online, my housemate booked this as a house trip for another housemate's birthday. It was fantastic! - Helen W, TripAdvisor

"After reading rave reviews online, my housemate booked this as a house trip for another housemate's birthday. It was fantastic! Even standing outside the sandtimer on the front door was exciting. Aubrey stayed so in character throughout our introduction, and was excellent fun. The adventure itself was definitely hard but really good - they watched you live and this meant you got personalised help from the little robotic creature Babbage as you went (instead of the stock hints you get at other similar escape rooms). Overall, I simply loved it."

★★★★★ - It was mentally challenging and fun, and a great family team building experience - Oenophile, Tripadvisor

"This was my first experience with the new genre of "escape room" games, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. We went as a family of four including two teenage boys. The location is in an up and coming "hipster" section of London; we took public transportation to get there with no problems as it is an easy walk from the London Fields over-ground train stop taken from the Liverpool Street station. We were greeted by a very funny actor (a bit of a young David Mitchell lookalike) dressed in a Victorian England costume who explained "the quest" to the two teams there, and then we were off. We had a bit over an hour to solve clues and puzzles in order to advance over three rooms, each from a different era of time, with lots of helpful hints thrown our via various mediums way by an out-of-sight mentor watching our progress. It was mentally challenging and fun, and a great family team building experience as we had to work hard and fast together to solve the clues to advance to the next room. At the end of the quest, we received an evaluation of our team's efforts in an official debriefing. Well worth the admission price, I would recommend this highly to families with teenagers or older, or to teams from a workplace. Hope to see this in the USA soon!"

★★★★★ - I've done more than a dozen escape rooms in three different countries and Time Run is quite possibly the best one of them all. - Forest L, TripAdvisor

 

"I've done more than a dozen escape rooms in three different countries and Time Run is quite possibly the best one of them all.  The production was top notch with beautiful design; the puzzles were high quality and required novel insights without any irrational leaps of logic; and everything worked smoothly and reliably. I was very impressed and recommend it to novices and experienced 'escapers' alike. If you're a visitor from abroad and enjoy escape rooms, don't leave London without trying it.
We had a great time, and we're looking forward to their next one!"

★★★★★ - I loved my first Escape Room experience, very polished and exactly hard enough that we didn't finish but almost did! -Thorbjorn Kuhl, Google

I loved my first Escape Room experience, very polished and exactly hard enough that we didn't finish but almost did! I really liked the subtle Portal references throughout!
Definitely trying this place again next time I'm in London, there's also many wonderful Hipster places to have amazing coffee and food just across the street!

★★★★★ - Wonderful sets transport you into various points in time utterly convincingly...  Definitely going to be buying people tickets for this as gifts. We all agreed we'd have paid more than we did for the experience. - Chad M, TripAdvisor

"Wonderful sets transport you into various points in time utterly convincingly. The puzzles are great fun, challenging and original. The whole adventure has a lovely touch of humour and the hour zooms by as you remain utterly engrossed in the game. We all came out wishing they had a second adventure we could book ourselves in for immediately. It's basically like a real life version of a puzzle section of a great computer game, like Unchartered or Portal. Definitely going to be buying people tickets for this as gifts. We all agreed we'd have paid more than we did for the experience."

★★★★★ - A must-visit - absolutely tremendous fun! A totally immersive experience which made me feel like the hero in my own movie... Book your place now, you won't regret it! - Joel A, TripAdvisor

"A must-visit - absolutely tremendous fun! A totally immersive experience which made me feel like the hero in my own movie. My sister bought me tickets as a birthday present. I carefully selected my three most intelligent friends to give us the best chance of victory. As someone who watched The Crystal Maze all the time as a kid, and plays lots of computer games (Resident Evil & Zelda puzzles spring to mind), this was perfect for me. The puzzles were set at just the right level, and challenging enough to give a real sense of achievement when you solve them. They are also varied enough not to feel repetitive. The sets and props are wonderful and provided a terrific sense of escapism. There are also useful clues if you're stuck. The time limit was perfect - we managed to complete the challenge with seconds remaining, which added a genuine thrill to the experience. My tips would be: 1) Choose your team carefully; 2) Go to the toilet at the start; 3) Be hasty, otherwise you will run out of time! My team started at quite a leisurely pace which made the end of the game a mad rush. The staff were great and really enhanced the experience. Book your place now, you won't regret it!"

★★★★★- This was a fantastic, after-work event... I would return for a new adventure with Babbage! - Richard M, TripAdvisor

 

This was a fantastic after-work event - genuinely interesting and good fun. Groups of three-five are recommended. I would suggest splitting into teams of 3 to make sure everyone is fully engaged in one of the many puzzles in each room. A history of gaming certainly helped so make sure someone on your team has played Zelda, Neverwinter Nights or one of the many other titles with temple puzzles, multiple keys and lots of sand! Nearby there are a couple of good bars to pass the time whilst waiting for your opponents to exit! I would return for a new adventure with Babbage!

★★★★★ - Awesome! We went for my girlfriend's dad's 60th, it was great for all 4 of us. Practical and mentally challenging in just the right amounts. - MCsound, TripAdvisor

"Awesome! We went for my girlfriend's dad's 60th, it was great for all 4 of us. Practical and mentally challenging in just the right amounts. Very well thought through, the clues are given at the right times and the overall experience is of a very professional and we'll thought through adventure! Would defo recommend. I can't wait till they open another one/change it round a bit!"

★★★★★ - The attention to detail is astounding and you really get into the story line and feel so involved.. Simply awesome, can't wait to try again...and hopefully make it out in time! - Martine, TripAdvisor

"Took my dad here as a surprise when he came to visit. Could not be more pleased (well maybe if we won!). Amazing experience, challenging puzzles and definitely not easy. The attention to detail is astounding and you really get into the story line and feel so involved. Would highly recommend to families, groups of friends or work events. Simply awesome, can't wait to try again...and hopefully make it out in time!"

★★★★★ - Chose this as a Christmas holiday family jaunt - 2 adults, a 16 yr old and a 22 year old. This was perfect as it was challenging, fun and works for a wide age group... had an absolutely brilliant time. Recommended. - ESiobhan, TripAdvisor

"Chose this as a Christmas holiday family jaunt - 2 adults, a 16 yr old and a 22 year old. This was perfect as it was challenging, fun and works for a wide age group. The guide, Aubrey, was charming and engaging. The rooms are very professionally done (nice to have 3...many of these have just one room). One of the rooms is quite dark and hard to see the puzzles and instructions...luckily we had young eyes with us or we'd have been floundering. Still had an absolutely brilliant time. Recommended."

★★★★★ - We absolutely loved it. Just three of us; one ten year old included. Brilliant for a family... If you get the chance - do it!! - Rbeattie, TripAdvisor

"We absolutely loved it. Just three of us; one ten year old included. Brilliant for a family. Just wish we could have another go! If you get the chance - do it!!"

★★★★★- It was a fabulous experience... My 13 year old son even gave me a big hug half way through and said 'This is great Mum, I love it! Thanks for organising it!' [...] How do I apply for a job developing the next one? Seriously! - Deirdre Daly, Facebook

 

"Our family did Time Run on Sunday and it was a fabulous experience - even though we didn't actually complete it in time, we were almost there.... We have two teenagers and they were totally into it. My 13 year old son even gave me a big hug half way through and said 'This is great Mum, I love it! Thanks for organising it!' (Worth every penny just for that!)

We would love to do another game if you do develop any more and we'll be telling all our friends and family to have a go. Well done on creating such a well structured, immersive, challenging and entertaining experience with superb attention to detail. Even the website is better than all the others I looked at booking."

★★★★★ - A very authentic experience, I felt like the Indiana Jones at one point! Would highly recommend anyone, and would do again!! (This was Christmas party with the team at work, but would equally do this with friends/family.) - Anna A, TripAdvisor

"It was quite challenging at times but really, really good fun. The whole experience was personalised, and hints were given when needed, so we didn't get stuck, but at no point it was just simple. A very authentic experience, I felt like the Indiana Jones at one point! Would highly recommend anyone, and would do again!! (This was Christmas party with the team at work, but would equally do this with friends/family.)"

★★★★★ - We did time run as part of our team away day and it was one of the most enjoyable things I've done! Great fun for all and would highly recommend it. - Eleni Bateman, Facebook

"We did time run as part of our team away day and it was one of the most enjoyable things I've done! Great fun for all and would highly recommend it."

★★★★★ - A really good night out. Perfect for team building and all the games were good and challenging. I'd love to go back and do this again! - PY2K, TripAdvisor

"A really good night out. Perfect for team building and all the games were good and challenging. I'd love to go back and do this again!"

★★★★★ - This was a finely crafted adventure that never dropped its mask. Attention to detail and performance was great and the puzzles were a good mix to engage with different ages and interests. - Kath_Brentford, TripAdvisor

"This was a finely crafted adventure that never dropped its mask. Attention to detail and performance was great and the puzzles were a good mix to engage with different ages and interests. Family demanded to go back as soon as we walked out the door. It is expensive but having done it I would say the price is fair and worth it. Very intensive."

★★★★★ - We were a family team of time runners (kids ages 13 and 15) and everyone got involved... [it] was a brilliant experience and thoroughly recommend. -Dannycray, TripAdvisor

"We were a family team of time runners (kids ages 13 and 15) and everyone got involved. Without trying to spoil the suprise my son's experience playing Unchartered on the playstation helped with some of the tasks! Was a brilliant experience and throughly recommend." 

★★★★★ - It is real fun, and our entire group had a good time - I have recommended it to management at my office as Time Run would make a great team bonding exercise. - Alex G, TripAdvisor

"Myself and a group of 8 friends visited Time Run on a Saturday evening and had a great time. The introduction sets a scene before you are launched into a race against time contest against your companions. The challenges test your teamwork, logic, observation and time management skills. The story is that you are being transported between time zones with a different set of challenges in each zone, which are linked by portals - doors which unlock once the challenge is complete. It is real fun, and our entire group had a good time - I have recommended it to management at my office as Time Run would make a great team bonding exercise. I thought the whole concept was put together very well, and the actors who introduced us at the beginning and congratulated us at the end were excellent, particularly considering it was 9pm on a Saturday night." 

★★★★★ - Amazing good fun, challenging and exciting for everyone who likes to spend an evening with friends, being led through an adventure you don't want to end. - Rob Straathof, Facebook

"Amazing good fun, challenging and exciting for everyone who likes to spend an evening with friends, being led through an adventure you don't want to end. Go see if you can solve the quest on time!"