Secret Studio
Secret Studio
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10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
About
Secret Studio is an exciting retro-themed mystery escape game! You and your team are locked inside the headquarters of 'Secret Studio Films', a (fictional) down-at-heel schlock movie production office that hasn't been refurbished since 1979. You have an hour to solve the puzzles inside the room and unlock the mystery to escape. Work together as a team to try and beat the clock...
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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  • Aldgate East • 4 min walk
  • Aldgate • 6 min walk
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  • Toby
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great top level escape room
    I've been to around half a dozen escape rooms.so far and while I've lived them all - this was the best for me for pure escape room greatness. Great puzzles, immersive atmosphere, great staff. Would absolutely recommend this truly 5 star experience to anyone.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Max
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun and great quality!
    Such great production value, really fun and clever puzzles, overall just such a great experience! Sarah was THE BEST. My escape room obsessed friend and I brought two friends who had never done one before, and we all had a great time. We succeeded with just over 3 minutes to spare! *phew*
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Zack_S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    Well I must say, for my first time trying an escape room, I had a blast. It was tricky, especially being against the clock but also very fun and overall an amazing experience. Along with that, the host was great, very friendly and helpful. I would 100% recommend, it’s tricky but a great experience nonetheless.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Zoë C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good time
    Was such a fun day out, hugely recommend it. Sarah was an amazing host, gave us lots of hints when we were stuck and was overall just a lovely bubbly personality. Entrance does look a bit odd. Don't be put off by that!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 September 2023
  • James C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top First Time Experience!
    Wasn’t sure what to expect as had never done an escape rooom before, but my friends had. So glad they talked me into it! Was drawn in from the very start and the games master was brilliant. Pacing and difficulty was good and challenging. Loved the decor and atmosphere of the whole experience. Big thumbs up hope you enjoy too!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Olivia
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enthralling Fun!
    This was my first time trying an escape room and it did not disappoint! The rooms were intriguing and kept us entertained the whole way through. Our games master Toby was enthusiastic and enlivened and he made the perfect accompaniment to our overall experience. Thanks for a great day out 🙌
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • MF
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of fun!
    Four adults and two kids, we all enjoyed every moment of it! Staff was very welcoming, helpful and organised. The game is just a lot of fun - no spoilers. FYI - I am a bit claustrophobic but I could go through it with no issues: I felt very safe.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Thom R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was truly unique!
    Me and my mates had a great day at this escape room! I've done a few over the years, but this brought something exceptional to the table; engaging, tense, full of suspense, and a good laugh plus some funny characters along the way (leader Toby was superb!). Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Amy B
    Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best escape room!!
    We had so much fun! Having done a few escape rooms now this one was by far our favourite. Andrew was the perfect host - clear instructions, great sense of humour, helpful and friendly. The escape room itself is brilliant, so many well thought out details, and plenty of things that make it stand out from others. If you’re going to do an escape room in London, do this one! We came from Reading and the trip was so worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Marcus C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    Our group of 30 attended on a corporate team building day and we had an incredible time. The staff were friendly and very good hosts and the escape rooms were fun and the right level of challenge! Thematically very good as well. Definitely one of the best Escape rooms I’ve experienced.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 13 October 2023
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Mat Smith
Woburn Sands, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We had a really good time as a family doing one of the escape room experiences at Secret Studio.

The experience started 24 hours before our slot, with an email from our host, Laurence, giving us very, very specific, instructions on how to find the Studio on Wentworth Street. This wasn’t just about turning up at an obvious place advertising itself as an escape room – the problem-solving started with the vague instructions in that email. It was a neat trick, putting us in the right frame of mind for the experience long before it started.

Laurence was a huge amount of fun and did an amazing job of blending humour with instruction in the pre-experience briefing; he was also brilliant at encouraging / helping us when we got stuck. It’s fair to say that we went into this a little apprehensive – only our eldest daughter had done an escape room before – and didn’t know whether we’d epically fail or wind up in a massive argument, or both (apparently, according to Laurence, this happens regularly). In the end, with a bit of support from the messages Laurence sent us while we were floundering and some pretty excellent team work, we escaped our experience after 65 minutes – just five minutes over our allotted time. We were all pretty pleased with that.

The theming of Secret Studio was part of what made this such a fun thing to do. The idea is that you’re entering a low-budget murder mystery film studio to solve a specific case, and the attention to detail was superb – old editing equipment, movie posters, TV equipment, film cases and so on. It felt hugely immersive and like you really had entered an old studio sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, fully leaving the hipster streets of Shoreditch behind. So much so that when we emerged into a bright Autumn afternoon, it took a while to adjust to normal life again – I was still trying to solve clues and looking at doorways and people with a detective’s eye while we walked back along Brick Lane.

Highly recommended and well worth the copious praise this experience has received. Note that we asked for the team to limit the number of jump scares in our specific experience because, well, we’re all a bit timid. “I’ll ask,” said Laurence, never once stepping out of character. “Mrs Stokes can be a bit funny about these things…”
Written 6 November 2021
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VJS
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I took a group of 20 to Secret Studio recently for a corporate fun event and we all had a fabulous afternoon. I can thoroughly recommend the whole experience. The four rooms can all start at the same time allowing teams to race each other. The challenges were well thought out allowing all team participants to be busy all the time - no one was standing around bored. Helpful clues kept us on track ensuring we didn't get stuck and frustrated but also not making it too easy. The team looked after us so well. Thoroughly professional from beginning to end. Emails were responded to quickly and when an issue arose due to my error the team helped me sort it out quickly. On site staff were extremely helpful and energetic - taking on their story personas with gusto but in a non cheesy way. 10/10
Written 24 October 2021
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Jo_Carmo
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Did this for a team event and thoroughly enjoyed it! The surprises kept on coming, everyone felt involved and managed to solve some of the clues.
The sets were brilliant, the use of the 70s and 80s props was perfect - some of our young players had no idea how to use an old dial telephone!
Much hilarity, great fun and very well put together.
A fantastic escape games, highly recommended!
Written 12 October 2021
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Lara Mcc
Estoril, Portugal3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Went here with some friends for my birthday. I'd done a couple of escape rooms before but none of the rest of the group had so they weren't sure what to expect. We ended up having the best time. Our host Laurence was fantastic at guiding us through the tricky bits (and let's be honest the easier bits too) whilst joking along with us. We somehow managed to escape with seconds to spare! Would recommend this to anyone, it's well worth it :)
Written 6 January 2020
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Somil
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A brilliant experience overall - certainly better than the first escape room I went to. As a group of friends (of which only half had experienced an escape room before) we would definitely recommend this for newcomers! The staff are very friendly, helpful and great hosts (especially Tice!). The scenarios are well thought out as well as the theming, and the acting was impeccable. The staff watch and listen throughout the escape room and assist immediately as necessary (even pausing the timer for unexpected difficulties). Do not worry about the difficulty of the scenario; they will provide small clues as you need them, so that you aren't just standing there for an hour making zero progress.
Written 31 May 2021
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Katt R
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Secret Studio was fantastic from start to finish!

The staff there were incredibly helpful, kind and funny.

The escape rooms were the perfect level of fun and mind boggling! The hints given were personalised to the team and really made us all laugh when we were stuck.

The perfect level of scary without being over the top.

This whole experience was fantastic and I’m already looking forward to booking again for their new room/story!

10/10 one of the most fun experiences I’ve taken part in in London for year. Pricing was incredibly reasonable and clearly a lot of work has gone into all of it, could not recommend it more.
Written 13 February 2022
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Elise
United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
This was our first escape room and it set the standard super high for any future escape rooms. Finding the venue was easy and fun, a lovely little warm up to get the brain thinking. We were greeted by our fantastic game host, Callum, who set the scene perfectly and told us everything we needed to know as first time players.

You have one hour to complete the game and we managed it with minutes to spare. Being first timers, we were well chuffed - especially when Callum informed us we’d beaten Derren Brown’s teams time.

The venue, set up and decor were all perfect mood setters. It really does feel like you’re somewhere different and spookily abandoned. The team have obviously put a lot of time and effort into this and it shows.

The game itself, well, there is so much I’d like to talk about but I can’t without giving any of the secrets (and scares) away. All I’ll say is it got us thinking in all sorts of different ways and was exceptional fun. Callum gave us a run down at the end and we had a lovely chat about the whole experience. It made the game so much better to have a host as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as Callum.

Who is it suitable for? Teens and everyone above. We were there for my 31st birthday and the oldest member of our team was my 70 year old Dad. He absolutely loved it!

Most importantly, we really felt like we were in safe hands with Callum.

Would 100% recommend to everyone, especially first timers as it’ll show you what true escape rooms can be. Cannot wait to see, and play, what the team come up with next.

Thank you for a wonderful birthday experience!

PS. Callum, if you’re reading this, sorry for the late review and thanks again for the sweets!
Written 26 September 2021
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James P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Having heard about Secret Studio through various escape room review sites and trip advisor we were very excited to try the room out for ourselves - a retro, movie themed horror room felt right up our street! With roughly 10-15 rooms under our belt between us, we were not disappointed by what Secret Studio had to offer!

We were welcomed by Callum and introduced to Laurence who was to be our games master, both were incredibly friendly and clearly enthusiastic, instantly making us feel at ease. they clearly and excitedly set the scene for the challenge ahead and explained the rules of the game (the usual, don't break things mainly!) before leading us into the room to begin the hour.

It's hard to say too much without giving any secrets away but throughout our experience the puzzles, clues and props around the room all felt very logical and the all important flow of a room and its puzzles was apparent in abundance. We never felt frustrated and always felt that we had what we needed and were working together to connect the dots. There was a great deal of satisfaction as we progressed and rather than simple relief at solving a puzzle, we really felt like we were unraveling the story and were part of the investigation team! The pacing of the room and the difficulty of the clues felt absolutely spot on - Laurence was on hand to offer encouragement and the odd steer when we really needed it but was not intrusive or too quick to offer help.

We had an absolute blast and were laughing and reliving the escape and some memorable moments on the return to our hotel. An absolute 10/10 experience.

Laurence was very kind and again enthusiastic in his review of our performance, we had a great debrief and a couple of photos to record our visit to the studio which were emailed to us shortly following our successful escape alongside a personalised email which felt like a nice touch rather than anything generic or automated.

If only it was possible for a video montage of our escape attempt and my pitiful cowering as fear took the better of me on occasion 😂
Written 9 October 2021
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Tom
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
The four of us had a great time at Secret Studio. Our host Oscar was really friendly and helpful, giving us hints when needed but not too obvious so that we weren’t just being told the answers. We have done quite a few escape rooms now as a team and this has to be one of the best that we have done- enthusiastic host, intelligent puzzles not just relying on padlock combinations, and a detailed set. Also several surprises along the way to get the heart racing! We managed to escape the ‘impossibly difficult’ level with less than a minute to go. Highly recommend this escape room!
Written 28 August 2021
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Peter J
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We have visited escape rooms in many cities but this is by far the best, most professionally run, and entertaining escape experience ever!

Our games master, Joakim was great and took good care of us and, without giving away too much, helped us to solve the challenge.

The game itself is well designed and challenging. It is exciting and will keep your adrenaline surging as you try to beat the clock; we had less than two minutes to spare!

A great event for families or friends alike.
Written 20 January 2020
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