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The Escapist Superb: 4.9 4.7 Use of technology 4.9 Immersion 5 Service 5 Fun for money (17)

2 - 6 60 min 18 + 12 +
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Superb: 4.9 4.7 Use of technology 4.9 Immersion 5 Service 5 Fun for money (17)

In a forgotten warehouse in South Bermondsey – South London, Lavinia Carter runs her bar ‘The Escapist’, once a lively part of the local arts scene. Rumours and strange occurrences have led to Lavinia and her bar to being shunned. Her behaviour becomes ever more erratic and now Lavinia herself seems to have gone missing.

Lavinia’s sense of adventure has always been strong, with her travelling the world at a moment’s notice. However, her trips have been getting more frequent and secretive since she has been uncovering strange truths about her late grandfather.

Lavinia’s long-term friend Alfie has asked you to help get the bar back to it’s former glory while she’s away on her latest trip. Will your curiosity lead you to snoop around when he isn’t looking..? What is Lavinia up to..? What happened to her grandfather..?

You have an hour to play this Escape Room where every puzzles tells a piece of the story. Lead your team to find clues, solve puzzles and uncover Lavinia’s secrets. This Escape Game is for teams of between 2 and 5 people and is based in South Bermondsey, just one stop from London Bridge station in South London.

Don’t be afraid to play The Escapist if you are particularly timid, Alfie will look after you and make sure you come to no harm. If this is your first escape room, you can always ask for more help to see you through.

Modern Fables is South London’s truly immersive escape room experience where every puzzle tells the story.

We set ourselves apart from other Escape Rooms by creating site-specific, story-led games focussed on immersing players in unique sensory stories. We use urban legends as our source material so it is not known how much of the stories are actually true… that’s up to you to decide.

Step into Modern Fables’ first Escape Room, The Escapist.


Is the game scary?

Our escape game is not designed to be scary but is spooky in places and created to be atmospheric. There are no scare tactics used and nobody will jump out on you so don’t be put off if you think you are easily scared!

How difficult is this escape game?

The Escapist by Modern Fables is designed to be played by 2 – 5 adults within 60 minutes. Therefore, The Escapist has a difficulty rating of Medium. None of the puzzles need factual knowledge from outside the game so there’s no need to have a degree in astrophysics or be the world pub-quiz champion to take part. In fact, you’ll bring in skills that may indeed show your pub quiz friends they aren’t so smart after all! That being said though, it’s still a game so some may find it easier than others… there’s no guarantee you’ll win!

Will we be safe during the game?

You can ask for help or assistance at any time during the game. A Games Master will be monitoring you at all times and they’ll make sure you’re safe. That being said though, as with anything, it’s important you engage common sense as you would in any situation! You are never actually locked in a room and can leave whenever you want.

What if I am late?

Because this is a live event game it is vital that you arrive 10 minutes before your booking to ensure that you are not late. Those that arrive late cannot be admitted as it may spoil the experience for others. Unfortunately, we cannot accept refunds or cancellations.

Is there anything else I should worry about?

The game contains flashing lights, dim lighting and a brief run-in with a fairly confined space. Please do get in touch if any of these aspects are a concern for you. Please note that some puzzles include written English.

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Summary Rating 4.9
Use of technology
Fun for money

Based on 17 reviews

James Rating
2019-03-05 14:00:45

This is absolutely brilliant. I can't recommend it highly enough!

Charlotte Rating
2019-02-23 11:04:23

It was a really good room, had a fantastic time! Would highly recommend.

Sinead Jackson
Sinead Jackson Rating
2018-07-16 05:30:06

Great team event, task just the right level of challenge. Good storyline too

Adrianna Charles Rating
2018-06-22 14:59:46

Absolutely amazing. Brilliant experience. Atmosphere is set from the moment you enter . I would recommend it to everyone without a doubt!!! Thank you!!!

Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor Rating
2018-03-17 08:46:29

Had a really good time here. This was my 1st escape adventure and it was just at the right level, with some very challenging puzzles and some clever red herrings. We were kindly given a little extra time as it was a very quiet day and without that we would have failed. Lots to talk about afterwards. Would recommend without reservation.

Erica H. Denison
Erica H. Denison Rating
2018-02-14 12:02:46

Great experience! Enjoyed the theme and puzzles and found the difficulty level just right. Thank you!

James Rating
2018-02-04 18:55:35

An immersive and challenging escape room. I wasn't sure what to expect since it was my first time but it turned out we all had an incredible evening of fun and excitement. Tho we failed to complete the task but still thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would recommend..

Lucy Holland
Lucy Holland Rating
2017-12-08 13:32:40

Booked this for my niece's 18th birthday as she’s massively into escape rooms but we've never tried an escape room together. One of her friend too was with us. It was absolutely incredible and such good fun!
We were three adults ranging from 18 - 33 and it took us about 58 minutes to find out what lavinia was up to. ;)
Strongly recommend a visit because you're gonna enjoy both the theme and the set-up for sure.

Alisha Francis
Alisha Francis Rating
2017-12-06 17:17:57

The game was sooo challenging. Definitely would do it another time.

Kiera Rating
2017-11-30 12:28:31

There are many things to figure out and keep you occupied. A thoroughly good escape experience. This was our third Escape experience as a group. Well run,good challenges, and an interesting theme. Would recommend a visit.

Joshua Harvey
Joshua Harvey Rating
2017-11-27 14:34:09

Loads of fun, challenging and well done! My first ever experience and I loved to bits.
Did not know what to expect but it was just so much fun!!! I will definitely be back for more!

Aaron S
Aaron S Rating
2017-11-23 13:55:54

Really enjoyed this one hour escape experience. Went as a group of 4, couldn't manage to escape the room but
was great fun! It was our first time ever trying to escape room, would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting
to try something new.

Leon Charlton
Leon Charlton Rating
2017-11-21 13:59:09

I've been meaning to try one for a long time and this was better than I'd expected.
brought my niece (age 18) to this. We had loads of fun.

Catherine Harper
Catherine Harper Rating
2017-10-22 16:41:21

What great fun! Certainly tested my brain. Scene was set well and clues quite cryptic.

James Critchlow
James Critchlow Rating
2017-10-18 19:04:32

Excellent host, very friendly and accommodating. Slightly more difficult than expected, sadly we did not manage to complete the challenge but still thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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