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DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES!

Sir Francis Drake's The Golden Hinde

Is creaking with history and haunted with mystery

What ghosts, below deck, will you find?

Brought to you by Secret Studio, London's No.1 Escape game!

Aboard The Golden Hinde, there's history to be learned…

But with spine-chilling ghosts you shall be interned

You’ve 60 minutes to escape ashore

And fiendish puzzles to solve galore…

Stay calm, keep your wits about you… and you might just escape Davy Jones' locker…!

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WHO GETS ABOARD?

FAQS

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What is 'Escape from the Golden Hinde'?

It's an Escape Game on a historic ship in the centre of London!

The Golden Hinde is a perfect reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world in the 1570s. It is haunted by ghosts from that journey.

The reconstructed ship also sailed around the world in the 1970s. Ghosts from that period also dwell on the ship.

So, the ship holds an unhappy mix of spirits - like a dodgy Rum Mojito. (Which, legend has it, was invented by Drake.)

You will be locked on the ship with these ghosts. You will have 60 minutes to escape.

You'll also learn some history. But don't let that stop you.

What if I don't escape in time?

The ship will sink, and you will be lost forever in the murky depths of the river Thames.

What does it cost?

'Escape from the Golden Hinde' costs £43 per person.

But remember to check out our OFFERS page.

You can pay by Credit or Debit card.

You need at least 3 people to play the game.

How many can play?

Any group from 3 to 18 people can play. Larger groups split into teams of 6 with staggered start times. Each team will start around 10 minutes after the previous.

But please note – during our reduced price 'Preview' period, the gap between teams will be up to 20 minutes. So we are limiting preview group sizes to 12.

If you have a larger group, you could always come to Secret Studio's classic game near Brick Lane, where we can host groups of up to 27 all playing the same game at the same time.

You won't be playing with strangers, but you might come across other people on board the ship.

Who can do it?

Most people can play, but it isn't suitable for everyone. Here are a few things to consider.

Ages:

The adult versions of 'Escape from the Golden Hinde' are perfect for ages 10 upwards.

One player per team who is younger than 10 is very welcome play. But there are some moments that they might find a bit scary and sometimes they don't enjoy themselves quite as much as the grown-ups. If this happens, just drop us a line afterwards, and we'll refund the fee for that youngster.

We do ask that each team has at least one person over sixteen.

Versions of the game tailored specifically for younger children are coming soon.

Language:

All team members need to be able to understand and read English.

Physical Activity:

There is some mild physical activity, but this needn't stop you coming. You can always ask one of our GamesMasters to come into the room and help. As a guide: if two team members can lift a medium-sized suitcase between them, then your team will be fine on its own.

Surprises:

There is the odd surprise! Let us know when you arrive if you really don't like shocks, and we'll tailor the experience.

Accessibility:

The Golden Hinde was designed in an age when health, safety and accessibility were not given enough priority. It is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users or visitors with serious mobility or sight impairments. We are very embarrassed about this!

There are steep stairs on the ship and low ceilings.

Space on board the ship can be very tight, this might be an issue for people who are claustrophobic.

To solve the mysteries at least one team member needs reasonably good hearing.

Will anyone else be on board?

Although you might come across other people on the ship, they won't be part of your team. So you will just be playing with yourselves, so to speak.

How long will it last?

For a group of up to six people the experience will last around 90 minutes, including a short briefing beforehand, and a chat about how it went afterwards.

Larger groups split into teams of six with staggered start times, ten minutes apart. So, allow an extra ten minutes for each team of six.

But please note – during our reduced price 'Preview' period, the gap between teams will be up to 20 minutes. So we are limiting preview group sizes to 12.

How do I get there?

The Golden Hinde is in the centre of London, right next to London Bridge.

The Golden Hinde
St Mary Overie Dock
Cathedral Street
London, SE1 9DE

Tube:

We are an easy walk form London Bridge, Borough and Monument stations.

Train:

The nearest train stations are London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and Waterloo.

Bus:

Any of these will be fine: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 344, 521, RV1.

River:

London Bridge City Pier and Bankside Pier. Thames Clippers serves both piers.

Bicycle:

This is very easy. There are loads of nearby cycle parking spots.

Car:

If possible, please use public transport as parking in the local area is very restricted. The Golden Hinde is inside the congestion charge zone. Parking is available at Kipling Street, London Bridge. The nearest accessible Blue Badge Holder parking bays are in London Bridge station.

Can I change or cancel my booking?

You can add extra people, up to a maximum of six per timeslot. If you're not sure how many timeslots you've booked, just check your booking confirmation. To add people, just reply to your booking confirmation telling us how many you would like to add.

This is a live experience, so cancellation isn't possible. But we want to be as flexible as we can. If you want to change your booking, let us know by replying to your booking confirmation. We'll try our best to find another customer to take your spot. The more notice we have, the greater the chances! If we do find someone else, we would need to charge £10 for each change, to cover our admin costs. Sorry about that.

Do you have more than one game?

Yes we do! We have multiple adult versions of the game and we'll soon have two versions for children aged 6 – 10.

Although the location, theme and some structural elements are the same between these versions, the challenges and puzzles are very different.

What's more, returning players come for free. There just needs to be 4 or more paying players for each free one. Just tell us on the booking form how many returning players there are.

Are there toilets?

Unfortunately, there are no toilets. In the 16th century people were known to stick their bottom over the side of the ship. But that would raise a few eyebrows in the centre of London. So please go before you arrive, if you see what we mean.

There are toilets nearby in Borough Market.

I've already played, can I come back?

Yes!

There are multiple versions of 'Escape from the Golden Hinde'. You can repeat the same game (which is still fun) or choose a different version. Although the location, theme and some structural elements are the same between these versions, the challenges and puzzles are very different.

What's more, returning players come for free. There just needs to be 4 or more paying players for each free one. Just tell us on the booking form how many returning players there are.

How accessible is it?

The Golden Hinde was designed in an age when health, safety and accessibility were not given enough priority. It is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users or visitors with serious mobility or sight impairments. We are very embarrassed about this!

There are steep stairs on the ship and low ceilings.

Space on board the ship can be very tight, this might be an issue for people who are claustrophobic.

There is some mild physical activity, but this needn't stop you coming. You can always ask one of our GamesMasters to come into the room and help. As a guide: if two team members can lift a medium-sized suitcase between them, then your team will be fine on its own.

To solve the mysteries at least one team member needs reasonably good hearing.

There is the odd surprise! Let us know when you arrive if you really don't like shocks, and we'll tailor the experience.

Unfortunately, there are no toilets. In the 16th century people were known to stick their bottom over the side of the ship. But that would raise a few eyebrows in the centre of London. So please go before you arrive, if you see what we mean.

There are toilets nearby in Borough Market.

Do you do gift vouchers?

We certainly do.

Just send us an email telling us how many players, the name of the recipient and the address you'd like us to send it to (or if it's urgent, we can email you a PDF).

It also helps if you can tell us what the gift is for, so we can personalise the card a bit.

We'll then send you an invoice by email. You can pay this by credit card or bank transfer. Then we'll send a shiny gift-voucher card.

The cost is simply our normal price of £43 per person.

Oh and by the way, the voucher will have no expiry date; we know how annoying it is to finally get round to using that gift, only to discover it ran out last week!

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HOW DO I GET ABOARD?

The Golden Hinde is in the centre of London, right next to London Bridge.

The Golden Hinde
St Mary Overie Dock
Cathedral Street
London, SE1 9DE

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