We, Gord and Liz, are a husband and wife team based in London, UK. We started doing escape rooms at a very leisurely pace in 2015 after a friend invited us along to do one with him.
At first despite thoroughly enjoying the room (SecretStudio: Escape in Time) we weren’t hooked, of course at that time we didn’t realise there were so many around and how different they all were.
We did rooms on and off over the next few years but it wasn’t until 2018 where it really stepped up a gear and has become a full blown addiction (according to some). Of course the acceleration in room rate is most definitely linked to us realising that most rooms can be done as a two.
Due to our location most of the rooms we do are around the Greater London area, but we do try and branch out and have so far added Newcastle, Wales, and even America to our list. Is there really a point in visiting a new city if there are no decent rooms?
We have a regular team of four or five people who we do rooms with, but we also have a couple of reserve teams of people who aren’t as keen but still enjoy the occasional room. If all of those fall through we do rooms as a two, although we have done rooms with strangers if we need additional players.
Sometimes before we do a room we’ll make the owners aware of the fact that we are bloggers, but a lot of the time we don’t so that our reviews can be as authentic as possible. If we do any rooms for free we will make this clear in our review. All our reviews are unbiased and not influenced by any ‘incentives’.
Turn around time
We try and get reviews up on the site within a month of doing them, however sometimes it can take a couple of months (we have full time jobs). If an owner invites us to do a room then that review goes to the top of our list and we strive to get it up in less than a week, but normally after a couple of days.