Frights-Camera-action! For a fun Escape Game

Beneath the pavement – just 100 yards from the British Museum – lies a haunted film studio that’s waiting for you to release its secrets.

Once locked inside Secret Studio you’ll have just 60 minutes to solve its fiendish puzzles and escape. Stay calm, keep your wits about you and you might just escape the cutting room floor!

Secret Studio escape game in Central London - Eascape in time!
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Who gets into Secret Studio?

EVERYONE! Whether you’re having a party, corporate team builder or just visiting from Mars!

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FAQs

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Secret Studio is an exciting retro-themed mystery escape game! ‘I don’t know what on earth that means’, we hear you say. Well here’s what happens…

You and your friends/family are locked inside the headquarters of ‘Secret Studio Films’, a (fictional) down-at-heel schlock movie production office that hasn’t seen a lick of paint since 1979.

You have an hour to solve the puzzles inside the room and unlock the mystery to escape! You’ll start by searching, seeing what you can find and how things fit together to make sense.

The retro technology will delight you along the way – a journey back in time for the younger players (‘how did people used to manage in the old days?!’) and a trip down memory lane for Mum and Dad (marvel at your teen’s attempts at the dial phone!) You work together as a team to try and beat the clock.

There are also spooky scary bits and a few surprises in store… we don’t want to say much about these because that would ruin the surprise thing but we can accommodate the jumpy ones among you – see ‘Who can do it?’

You’ll have fun! We can (practically) guarantee it! And that’s all we can really tell you for now. That’s why it’s called SECRET Studio…

Secret Studio costs £22 per person off-peak, or £27 peak.

There is a £15 supplement for teams of three. Team sizes are three to six.

Peak times are 6pm onwards, Monday to Friday and all weekends.

Most people can experience Secret Studio.

Team sizes are three to six. Your team will be the only people in the room.

Children aged fourteen or over are welcome. We do ask that each team has at least one person over sixteen.

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

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

Also tell us if you’re claustrophobic; we should be able to make it work for you.

There is no excessively physical activity.

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

Although we play music and effects, audio is not essential to the experience.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access. We’re very embarrassed about this.

There are three flavours of Secret Studio: ‘Difficult’, ‘Impossibly Difficult’ and (coming soon) ‘The Sequel – for returning players’.

There’s no easy option. Less than 50% of people escape in time on their first attempt.

If you’re an experienced escape-gamer you might like to select ‘Impossibly Difficult’. Otherwise we strongly recommend you go for the easiest version. Which is, of course, Difficult!

Secret Studio’s exact location is a highly guarded secret. But here’s a clue or two…

We’re on Museum Street, London, WC1, within sight of the British Museum.

The studio is a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road and Holborn Underground stations and on the 38, 55 and 7 bus routes.

Don’t worry, once you’ve booked we’ll give you a fighting chance of finding us.

The Secret Studio experience will last around 90 minutes, including a short briefing beforehand, and a chat about how it went afterwards.

You’ll have 60 minutes to solve the Studio’s mysteries and escape. It’s not easy. Less than 25 percent of people escape in the time. If you’re close and we’re feeling generous, we might give you a few extra minutes. Otherwise, you’ll just have to come back (we’re sure you’ll want to). We’ll give you a bit of a discount second time round, but be warned: we mix things up a bit when you return.

You can bring extra people (up to a maximum of six per team). Just pay cash when you arrive for any additional team members. Don’t worry, if you’ve already paid the £15 supplement for a team of three, we’ll knock this off what you pay on the day.

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, or reduce the number in your team, let us know via the contact form. So long as you give us a couple of days’ notice, we’ll try our best. We need to charge £10 for each change, to cover our admin time. Sorry about that.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to Secret Studio. We’re very embarrassed about this.

There is no excessively physical activity.

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

Although we play music and effects, audio is not essential to the experience.

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

Tell us if you’re claustrophobic; we should be able to make it work for you.

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Here’s what people are saying!

I’ve woken up mulling over every detail this morning. You have made a truly immersive experience.
Team What The Butler Saw - April 2016
A whirlwind of fun and excitement from beginning to end.
Team Get Me Outta Here - March 2016
Honestly, it was just brilliant fun.
Team Bike - March 2016
I can guarantee you will enjoy it! If you want to try something new in London, this is it!
The Three Amigos – February 2016
Now the bar is set so high, I will really struggle to think of something half as fun for next year’s Christmas do!
Team Kinetic – December 2015
Last night was fantastic!! 
Team OO4s on a Mission – October 2015
A great day. Thanks.
Team Lost – October 2015
It was a brilliant session – we couldn’t stop talking about it for the whole day! Well put together and well managed.
Team MI5 and a Half – October 2015
Absolutely amazing experience. Clues took some real working out and not easy – teamwork essential! Being up against the clock put the pressure on and the story, props and effects were brilliant. So want to do it again.
Team Erin's Heroes – September 2015
Absolutely Awesome! We have never done anything like this before but now we are hooked! Worth Every Penny!
Team Awsomesauce - August 2015
Got the old grey matter working but had a great laugh in the process.
Team Thundercats - August 2015
Thanks so much, you guys were awesome. We’re still talking about it weeks later.
Team Huhu - July 2015
I’ve done over 100 escape games, and this is one of my favourites.
Team Boris the Killa - July 2015
Expect the unexpected!
Team Ruskin's Rabble - May 2015
Because you had to use all the old tools, it made you feel like you had jumped back in time. Amazing!
Team Bluebottle - April 2015
It’s a great feeling. We felt like it was only 10 minutes in the room.
Team Inspector Gadget - April 2015
Great start to my Hen party. Really excellent experience – so clever!
Team Heather's Hens - April 2015
I kind of wish I hadn’t done it, because then I could do it again!
Team Lila - March 2015
We all had such a wonderful time.
Team Banana - February 2016
We had a great time this evening, really great escape room and definitely inspired us to try some more in the future.
Team Test 1,2,3 - December 2015
We had such a fun time.
Team Tryers - October 2015
Secret Studio offered some total escapism but really justified in the way it brought us together.
Team Ruby Shandy - October 2015
It’s something you’ll never forget.
Team Go For It - September 2015
Words can’t describe how amazing the room is.
Team Ben - August 2015
Loved it. Very clever. Flowed well with a good mix of puzzles. Brilliant and if you get a 2nd room we will definitely be back. Excellent time thank you all.
Pugway Army - August 2015
Bloody Brilliant!
Rainbow Team - July 2015
You have to do it!
Team Poirots Protégé - May 2015
Great set up. Great story. Great atmosphere. Great fun. Thanks!
Team Small Shoes - May 2015
It was frustrating. But definitely good frustrating … good to be without my phone for an hour!
Team French Mushrooms - April 2015
Absolutely brilliant!
The A Team - April 2015
Out of this world
Team Spice Girls - March 2015
It was absolutely fantastic.
Team Excellence - February 2016
The concept is excellent, and the thought and passion that has gone into this game is obvious.
Fellowship of the Tuppence - December 2015
Amazing awesome wonderful – do this
Team Ghostbusters - October 2015
A great way to have fun with friends.
The Soup Dragons - October 2015
Thank you we loved it.
G&T Club - September 2015
We had a great time and I’ve already recommended it to a ton of people. 
Team Baby Shower - September 2015
I can quite honestly say that was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a Friday night with my trousers on.
Little Green Men - August 2015
Loved it.
Team Jerry Spritzers - August 2015
Everything from getting in to the venue, to the briefing, to the experience itself was fantastic and well thought out.
Team Rastafarian Targaryen - July 2015
Awesome! I felt like
a detective.
Team Nighthawks - June 2015
So much fun and a great background story to create some real tension.
Team No Sectioning Today – May 2015
It feels like a cryptic brain gym.
Team Escape to Lunch - April 2015
Terrific teamwork needed. Full of atmosphere, suspense and drama. Hitchcock meets the Crystal Maze!
Team London Trending – April 2015
A real life thriller. We’ll be back for the sequel
Team Super Sleuth - April 2015
That was just so exhilarating.
Team Tottenham Totty - March 2015
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Contact Secret Studio

Secret Studio’s exact location is a highly guarded secret.

Don’t worry though, once you’ve booked we’ll give you a fighting chance of finding us. Meanwhile, here’s a clue or two… We’re on Museum Street, London, WC1, within a stone’s throw of the British Museum. The studio is a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road and Holborn Underground stations and on the 38, 55 & 7 bus routes.

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