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The Real Escape

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Great Fun!

We were two middle aged escape room ‘virgins’ with our son who is a seasoned ‘escaper’. We didn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jubaltroop
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
A great escape!

My partner and I love escape rooms. It was our first time playing a room with this company and it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maps68240206739
via mobile
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The Real Escape is a unique live action “exit game” for groups of between three and six people. Locked in a room, you must solve hidden clues to find a way out. The Real Escape is suitable for friends and family groups, higher education students and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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257-259 Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit apprehensive to start but after 10 minutes you can quite into it. Groups of 4 are ideal. Would recommend.

Thank Declan H
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review! An escape room can be a daunting experience at first but we're glad you got into the swing of things, we hope to welcome you and your team to The Real Escape in the future! Kind regards The Real Escape Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two middle aged escape room ‘virgins’ with our son who is a seasoned ‘escaper’. We didn’t know what to expect but we absolutely loved it and managed to escape just in time! We will definitely be back. Thanks again.

Thank jubaltroop
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Escaping with moments to spare is the best! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time and we can't wait to see your team at The Real Escape for a future challenge. Kind regards The Real Escape Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I love escape rooms. It was our first time playing a room with this company and it was awesome! The room was well designed with lots of intriguing puzzles and mysteries! Adam, our games master was very welcoming and a great host!...More

Thank Maps68240206739
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We pride ourselves on our puzzles and are pleased to hear you appreciated them, we still have two rooms left for your team to try out so look forward to your return to The Real Escape! Kind regards The Real...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to try the Dr Ryddles memories and may i say i was surprised! First of all, the puzzles were very clever, the decoration was great, really fit the "in the mind" atmosphere. It really felt as if you were inside this 'master-minds' mind! The...More

Thank EthanExo
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a fantastic review! We appreciate all of the feedback and are glad you enjoyed the decoration of our game and escaped the mind of our favourite scientist, Dr. Ryddle! We have two other games at The Real Escape, for your team to tackle -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not great at puzzles but it turns out the rest of the family are! Lucky for me they helped me get out too. Good fun and just the right level of difficulty. Will be back to take on the rest of the rooms.

Thank kealohaSouthsea
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Teamwork is always the way to victory and it's good to know they didn't leave you behind! We're happy to know you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back to The Real Escape. Kind regards The Real Escape Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant and fun way to spend an hour - or just over! Great balance of mind and practical puzzles. Have now completed all three rooms. Hope you add more soon!! Would highly recommend to any game players out there.More

Thank NickiH-E
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, thanks for the brilliant review! We have one or two new things on the horizon so keep an eye on our social media pages for updates. We look forward to seeing you at The Real Escape again in the future! Kind regards The Real...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We have done two escape rooms here and will definitely go back to try the final room. We have great fun here, the staff are friendly and helpful and make you feel safe and welcome. It's a little pricey for an hour but worth it...More

Thank laura662018
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review Laura, The Real Escape team cannot wait for your return for the third and final challenge! Kind regards The Real Escape Team

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Excelent time, staff were great, twas a challenge to complete but we did it in the end! With it being our first ever escape room and all. Definitely be returning at some point!

Thank Lozo S
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! The team here at The Real Escape are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you for many more escapes! Kind regards The Real Escape Team

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Did the Chambers of the Deep room with a group of 4 and really enjoyed the range of challenges. Only one of us had done escape rooms before and this was a good room as a starter - not impenetrable but not obvious either. Looking...More

Thank Singinglady2014
Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We strive to strike the balance between challenging and enjoyable here at The Real Escape! We cannot wait to have you and your group come back for our other two games. Kind regards The Real Escape Team

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Not sure what we were letting ourselves in for as the experience was a present. I went with my husband , son and daughter and we had a really fun time. Finding all the clues led to lots of hilarity and great confusion . We...More

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Agnes S, Manager at The Real Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review Carol. We are really glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time unlocking your potential with us here at The Real Escape! Whenever possible we like to accommodate for our teams as much as we can and...More

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messenbird
29 October 2018|
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Response from Agnes S | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for the late reply. The recommended age is 14+ but 12 years old can play as long as at least half of each team are adults (18+), as these games are designed with adults in mind. We look forward to welcoming... More
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23 October 2017|
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Response from Agnes S | Property representative |
Hi, We will be open! We look forward to welcoming you all! The Real Escape Team
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23 October 2017|
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Hi, Thanks for your question. Please find our availability on the website. We look forward to welcoming you all! The Real Escape Team
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