This venue is in a really cool building right in the center of London. The staff are fantastic – friendly, polite, helpful, and know the rooms well. The foyer is comfortable and the wall decor is pretty cool and worth examining while you wait. The washrooms were really clean and bright. And they have lots of take home escape room games available for purchase.
I have a feeling this is going to be one of those forever-memorable experiences that I’ll talk about with escape room owners – “Have you been to Volcano’s Ruin at Trapdoor London? You have to go.” There’s so much attention to detail (as with all of their rooms) that it’s hard to find a fault. It’s hard to present something new to us at this point but nearly every puzzle in this space had a unique angle to it. Puzzles we’d never seen, physical characteristics of puzzles, ways of separating spaces – it’s all so unique. They considered how the room would look from top to boom. You can really tell the owners are passionate about what they’re building. The lighting, audio, and other atmospheric effects are well thought-out and help round out the experience.
The puzzles are smart. Having people that think differently from each other will really help. We typically do our rooms as a pair, but having our 13 year old daughter with us proved valuable as she was able to look at things in a different way. The space can be done with three people but could accommodate up to 6 people comfortably (once you get out of the first room). The puzzles here are mostly non-linear and you can have people solving 2 or 3 puzzles at once which makes it possible to have more people in the space.
There is really very little to pick at with this room – it’s really good. A solid medium difficulty. It’s earned a spot in our most immersive escape rooms list and you should scroll up at hit that Book Now button right now.