London is set to host a new escape room based on BBC's popular series of Sherlock Holmes. The highly anticipated adventure will open in December of this year.
An old tale that still captures the attention of millions, the allure behind Sherlock Holmes is one that will never really falter. The fictional private detective was created by British author Arthur Conan Doyle, and first appeared in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet. Holmes has been adapted into various films and series since.
From the 2009 blockbuster hit featuring Robert Downey Jr. to the BBC series that saw Benedict Cumberbatch take on the leading role, the world of Sherlock Holmes will now face his most recent and different case – by being the inspiration of an escape room in London.
Set to open in December of this year, Sherlock: The Game is Now will offer fans a private detective-approved experience that transports them to the iconic set of 221B Baker Street. While there are various adaptations of the legendary character, this escape room will be based off Benedict Cumberbatch’s version, which also features Martin Freeman as sidekick John H. Watson.
For 90 minutes, the victims of the escape room will attempt to put together the puzzles that have been specifically written by the writers behind the BBC drama, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Considering how intense the show is, one can only assume that this escape room will be just as difficult and entertaining.
The story of the games will go something like this: a mystery must be solved through the troubles of Sherlock himself, because in this game he’s the victim. After Holmes goes missing, the players will be asked to step in to help The Network, a web of spies, solve an apparent epidemic of break-ins in London.
The game is currently offered as a four to six person team, though you are also able to sign up for public slots if you do not have the numbers. While December tickets are already sold out, people can now book advanced sales through to May 2019.
For more information, you can check out their official website.