About Us

Inspiring awe.
With a little bit of grit and determination, you may just break free from our escape room! Based in London, Mind the Game is a company that provides team building exercises specifically designed for couples and small teams of up to 5 people. We offer fun and memorable escape room experiences where you and your group will solve puzzles, riddles, follow hints and discover the awe-inspiring moments that lead to your escape.

Our escape room games are designed to test and exercise your intellect. The challenges don’t involve strenuous physical activity, just observation, teamwork, creativity, communication, and courage. So, whether you’re planning a date, hen night, birthday party, or you want to propose to your loved one, why not enjoy the thrilling entertainment that we have to offer. Mind The Game was recognised in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by TripAdvisor™ and was awarded a certificate of excellence.

The Game

Dr Ivanov’s Serum
For centuries, people all around the world were trying to create the eternal life serum. A well-known scientist was working on a project in his secret laboratory with the aim of creating the most powerful vaccine ever. Dr Ivanov was teetering of the edge of completing his serum. It would endow mankind with eternal youth, immortality and everlasting happiness. But something went wrong…

Dr Ivanov, thought to be abducted, disappeared and the serum was left unfinished. In this state, this combination of chemicals was considered extremely dangerous and could lead to a biological disaster.

By solving puzzles, hints, and clues, you’re able to save the world and stop the serum from ending up in the wrong hands. This is a race against time that’s guaranteed to be immersive, entertaining and leave you in a state of awe.

Good luck! Your time is ticking…

“Felt like super hero's when we made it out of the room with 12 minutes to spare!!!”

“We’ve done a few of these now and this was a good one. Good clues, good story, well set up.”

“A fantastic escape room with a vintage feel and some unique locks. Would definitely recommend!”

“A really good escape room, nicely devised narrative and props, and a good level of difficulty.”

“Few ‘things to do’ on Trip Adviser garner a rating of ‘Excellent’ from 94% of reviewers. This is one of them and with good reason. This is an excellent piece of entertainment.”

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Let’s Chat
Please contact us with any questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

    541 Holloway Road
    London, NW19 4BT

    0744 704 9225


    Business Hours:
    Monday to Sunday
    10:00am – 8:00pm


    Things we often get asked
    Before booking, we advise that you read our FAQ’s so that you can find out everything you need to know about our escape room. If you’d like to receive more information about Mind The Game, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

    What is an escape room game?

    An escape room game is a real-life experience designed for 2-5 people. The players are locked in a themed room and need to work as a team to solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and hints to escape within 60 minutes.

    Why try our escape room game?

    It is a fun and highly unique experience that will be remembered for a long time. Enjoy with your family, friends, or colleagues. The game is challenging but gives you a great sense of achievement and encourages you to work together with your team.

    How can I make a booking?

    You can only book via our booking system. We do not accept bookings via phone or email. If the booking was successful, you will receive a confirmation email about the details of your booking.

    How long can I play for?

    Our escape game is limited to 60 minutes.

    Can I pay by cash?

    We are unable to accept cash payments. Please use our online payment system when you book a game via our website.

    I’m claustrophobic, can I play?

    Our escape room is fairly spacious, so claustrophobia won’t be an obstacle. If you still feel like leaving during the game, you will be able to leave the room at any time during the game. If you would feel more comfortable, we can even leave the door unlocked.

    What time should I arrive?

    It is very important that you arrive 15 minutes before your booked session for your briefing and introduction. Unfortunately, it is not possible to delay the game because of the strict daily routine and fixed game times. If you are more than 10 minutes, the game timer will start and your team will have less time to escape.

    Do you have gift cards?

    Yes, we do, please get in touch for more details on how to purchase and redeem gift cards.

    Is it possible to host a special event?

    Our game is perfect for special occasions. We’re happy to organise some extra service for birthdays, hen parties, bachelor parties, and other special occasions. You can give us a small item/present and we will place it next to the final clue.

    What is the minimum / maximum size of the team?

    The game is designed for groups of 2-5 people.

    Is it safe to play? Is the game frightening or scary?

    Your safety is our top priority! There are no scary or frightening elements in our game, as the game itself is focused on solving logical and crafty tasks.

    What if I want to bring extra people to the game? The number of people coming to play has changed, what do I have to do?

    You are welcome to bring extra people (maximum 6 people per team) to join the game. Additional players need to pay £20 per person upon arrival, via PayPal™. No cash payments are accepted. As the game room has limited space, the recommended maximum number for a team is 5. If you are 6 or more, we suggest you book 2 games – one after the other. If fewer people are coming, you don’t have to let us know, but unfortunately, we cannot refund any money.

    Is there an age restriction for the game?

    There is no restriction on age, but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult as a member of the team.

    Is it safe to play? Is the game frightening or scary?

    Your safety is our top priority! There are no scary or frightening elements in our game, as the game itself is focused on solving logical and crafty tasks.

    Can I cancel my booking or re-book a new session?

    As this is a live event, unfortunately no cancellations or refunds are available once a game session is booked. However, you may be able to re-book your session for another time if you give us at least 5 days notice. For more details, please contact us.


    The service of game can only be taken with one’s own responsibility and every player will have to sign a disclaimer before the game. People under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not take part in the game. No offence, but we will send such people away for their own safety. It is strictly forbidden to bring pointing, cutting objects, weapons, firearms, or any other dangerous objects or to smoke in the game zone.

    Is there any preparation I should do before the game?

    You don’t have to do any preparation at all. Everything will be explained right before the game.

    Can I take photos or videos?

    Taking photos or videos is strictly forbidden in the game room. However, you are welcome to take photos in the reception area.

    Can I watch others playing?

    You can’t watch the game from outside. There is no viewing room.

    Can I bring alcohol with me?

    You can’t bring alcohol with you, however, there are pubs close by! The game is challenging, so it is important to be sober to enjoy the game and be able to solve the puzzles.

    Corporate Team Building Events

    Please contact us for any corporate event requests as we can make special arrangements to suit your needs.

    What should I wear?

    Anything goes, but casual, comfortable clothing is recommended.

    Before Getting Here

    Covid-19 Update

    As the last period proved difficult to all, in order to help us keep you and all of us safe, please ensure that you and your team adheres to government guidelines, which for London currently is Tier-2.

    What does this mean for you and your team?

    London being a Tier-2 zone, it would mean you should not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them.

    What is a support bubble?

    support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households in that support bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.

    For more information please visit www.gov.uk

    Please make sure you have downloaded NHS Track&Trace app prior to arrival.

    Please note that we are unable to accept or honor bookings that fall outside government guidelines