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2 - 6 Players*

*Please note 2-player games are not available on Saturdays

Reviews and Awards

Modern Fables Escape Rooms, London Awards

Top Quality Escape Rooms

Welcome to our escape rooms in east London. We’re located in the Broadway Market area in Hackney. We are known to be one of the best escape room destinations in London and we are also among the most reasonably priced at £26.50 per person.

We are serious about originality so we make all our games ourselves. To stay original we add unique elements to every game that you won’t find elsewhere – including custom scents in each room to set the scene! We also pride ourselves on our independence, not being part of an international chain. We know that every visit to our escape rooms is special so we do our best to make sure you feel that from the time you enter our unit to the time you leave.

We also prize narrative in our escape rooms as we believe this adds so much to the excitement. Our games are all part of the same story, although it doesn’t matter which order you play them in.

Your safety is the most important part of your time at our escape rooms. We are certicated COVID19 safe but don’t allow this to compromise on fun.  Even as restrictions lift we still make sure to follow safe Covid19 practices.  You can view our risk assessment on our COVID19 page.

Our local stations are London Fields, Bethnal Green and Haggerston. If you don’t want to take public transport to our escape rooms, we have a carpark onsite. You’ll also find Santander bikes along Ada Street on the north side of the building.

*Please note 2-player games are not available on Saturdays

Difficulty level of our escape rooms

Our Games Masters work hard to react to your team during play. This will make sure your experience is tricky enough to be challenging without being frustrating! So, even if your team are complete novices, have no fear!

All our escape rooms are the same for everybody. Difficulty is managed by tailoring clues according to how tricky you’re finding the game.

This way of managing difficulty level works really well to create a safe and friendly bonding experience for your team. Cheer at your successes and laugh at your mistakes!

Our Games Masters only watch over one game at a time to ensure your experience maximises the fun!

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With our roots in London, we are a proudly independent company. With the help of talented artists, we design and create our games in-house. The result is originality rarely seen in escape rooms, even in London.

We set ourselves apart from other escape rooms by creating vivid stories that will excite you right from the very beginning. You’ll meet odd characters who set the scene, immersing you in a story that feels like an adventure – not just a set of puzzles. By the way, our characters will never make you feel uncomfortable or force you to sing and dance! Unless you want to of course…

At Modern Fables we have three escape rooms. The original game is called ‘The Escapist’. This used to be located in south London and was run by our Director on his own. ‘The Escapist’ is an eerie game that feels like an investigation.

The next escape room we built is ‘Hypersomnia’. This science-fiction game is full of references from the 1980s and includes unique elements we think you’ll love. We then opened ‘The Oracles’. In this escape room you investigate the links between ancient aliens and dreams!

After Your Game at Our Escape Rooms

Our escape rooms are located just off Broadway Market, alongside the Regent’s Canal. The canal is connected to Paddington all the way through to Camden and Hackney and then down to the Thames at Limehouse. Along the way you’ll nd bars and cafes if you’d like to continue your day of fun.

If the weather is nice, you can also stop off at London Fields, which is at the top end of Broadway Market. There is plenty of room at London Fields to relax with your group but it is also busy enough to provide a great atmosphere.

Along Broadway Market, you will nd various cafes, restaurants and bars to add to your evening or day out. Or you could bring a picnic lunch and a few cans if the sun is shining. Our escape rooms are less than ve minutes walk away.

If you’re planning a big night out with your escape room visit, there are many drinking establishments to choose from. The Last Tuesday Society cocktail bar is located around the corner, walking along the canal away from Broadway Market. For drinks closer to the venue, there is also the Cat and Mutton pub which is located at the top of Broadway Market. They do great food and the atmosphere is always electric. Further back, The Dove does a great range of Belgian beer and also feels very cosy. Across the road you will nd Off Broadway, who also serve excellent cocktails. Kansas Smitty’s Jazz venue is also located downstairs i you’d like a bit more jazz in your life!

If it’s food you want after your escape room visit, you also have a lot to choose from nearby! On the corner of Broadway Market by the canal, you have Market Cafe, who serve up a fantastic brunch, as do The Bach, who do epic French Toast with Bacon and Banana. For a buzzing alfresco dining experience check out Bella Vita who serve up luscious Italian food. If steak is your thing, you can’t go wrong with Buen Ayre halfway up the street.

You can also get a coffee to wake you up before your game! Located on Broadway Market there’s Climpson and Sons. They pretty much started the speciality coffee movement in the UK. Another important name in coffee is Arabica, located half way up Broadway Market. Their set-up is ultra modern and trendy.

And don’t forget the market that gave Broadway Market its name! There has been a market here since 1883. After your escape room take a stroll along the market for fantastic street food. You’ll also nd clothes, jewellery and gifts. Street performers contribute to the atmosphere to give a real holiday vibe.

So, there you have it! With some of the best food and drink in London with an atmosphere to match, you’ll be spoilt for choice before or after your time at our escape rooms in east London.

Our Digital Escape Games

We have also created a number of digital games for you! When Covid19 closed our escape rooms we made ‘Medogan‘. Set in the town of ‘Medogan’, you can expect the usual Modern Fables quality and atmosphere. Inspired by choose-your-own-adventure books, ‘Medogan‘ can be played on your own or as a team.

The next digital game we created is called ‘Nexusurf‘. This game feels more like an online escape room. ‘Nexusurf‘ is an adventure set in an alternate reality where you can travel through time using your web browser.

Coming soon, we have an app-based game played on the streets of London and an online murder mystery. Of course, these are all set in the same story world! On top of this we are also working on games for other people. Watch this space!

Escape to another world with Modern Fables escape rooms!