Last week, a friend of mine was visiting London from Manchester, and he wanted to do something different and not the usual touristy things. He had been to London before and have seen all the fancy places like Buckingham palace, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower of London, etc. I couldn’t do anything but to post a status on Facebook to get some help.

“My friend is coming over to London for a few days. Need suggestions for something different, something fun. Not the usual touristy stuff”

Well, my post was flooded with tons of comments. Someone told me to go for Citydash, while others suggested to me try Undercover. I had already tried both of these live games, and they were already on my list, but then I got another comment.

“ClueQuest…. It needs to be ClueQuest.. I swear it’s the most fun and nostalgic stuff you can do in London”

I couldn’t resist but Google what it was about. It was a live escape room game that you need play with cues and puzzles. Well, I thought it was a great idea after all. I visited ClueQuest’s website and these were the details they had provided about the game.

“Sign up for Mr. Q’s 60 minute escape challenge, where he will lock you in a room…or rooms, filled with clues, puzzles, riddles and brain teasers, for you to solve. For a successful escape you will only need one power and two weapons. The power of teamwork and the deadliest weapons of them all, your brain and common sense. Well… releasing your inner detective might also help. Challenge accepted?”

I soon learned that escape games are a novelty now and people love to be part of these games a lot. In fact, TripAdvisor ranked ClueQuest as the No.1 fun activity to do in London. I was flabbergasted when I looked at the reviews, there were 1382 5-star ratings and just 1 poor rating.

I wouldn’t tell you much about the what ClueQuest is about and how the puzzles were, but there are currently three missions that you can pursue. Revenge of the Sheep ranks at the top and is considered as the hardest mission. There is another one Plan52 that is probably more suitable for the first-timers, while Operation BlackSheep is moderate level mission.

Because I had a good chemistry with my bud, we decided to go for the Revenge of the Sheep. Even the Travel Hack team staff were a little surprised over our decision. The mission starts with the appearance of Mr.Q—the evil professor—who wants to turn the whole human race into sheep through his experimentation. Only we could stop the evil professor BlackSheep from activating his vicious mutation device.We were given a walkie talkie through which got our clues to complete the puzzles. I won’t break any more spoilers on you, but I must say that one hour was fun. You don’t need any general knowledge but the puzzles does keep you busy a lot! It’s definitely a try.

Opening hours:

11:00 – 23:00

9:00 – 23:00

9:00 – 21:00