Due to the COVID19 outbreak Modern Fables have closed at least until the 12th April 2020.  We have been working hard to reschedule all our bookings so please do get in touch if you have any questions:


Pay what you can or nothing at all. At least have a go and bring some Modern Fables into your lockdown!

Created under COVID19 lockdown - We bring you MEDOGAN - The first part of an online episodic adventure set in the Modern Fables universe.

STRANDED IN YOUR IMAGINATION. The Modern Fables take on a pick-your-own-adventure played out in your mind. Can you uncover the secrets MEDOGAN has to offer? Can you escape the confines of reality?




Modern Fables is an award-winning escape room destination located just off Broadway Market in Hackney, east London. We produce exciting, enticing, nerve-jangling adventures that will create those fond memories your friends or family wont forget in a hurry.

With our roots in London, we are a proudly independent company that shuns conformity.  We design and create our experiences in-house with the aid of talented theatrical artists to bring you originality rarely seen in escape rooms.  We focus on creating experiences we love rather than relying on bought-in games and stale clichés.

We set ourselves apart from other escape rooms by creating intriguing stories that immerse 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...

Escape to another world with Modern Fables.


A stone's throw from the exciting Broadway Market alongside the beautiful Regents Canal in Hackney, East London.  We are accessible from Haggerston, Cambridge Heath,  London Fields and Bethnal Green stations.

Just around the corner from great pubs such as The Cat + Mutton, restaurants like Franco Manca and a couple of fantastic cocktail bars, Modern Fables' exciting location gives you the opportunity for pre- or post- game drinks and food.

And dont forget the picnic opportinities of nearby London Fields as well as other local destinations such as Columbia Road Flower Market, Hackney City Farm and London Fields Lido.  A destination not to be missed!

You’ll soon see stronger bonds being forged with your friends and colleagues while you take part in our adventures!

 For a bespoke event, drop us an email.


(2 - 6 PLAYERS*)

(*Only THE ESCAPIST and THE ORACLES are 2 player at £37.50 each)
(**Teams of 4+)



For an extra £25 we can personalise your escape room experience for a special someone.  This is great if you want to surprise somebody for a birthday or date!

As you explore and unlock the mysteries of the game you will uncover personalised items that you can take home with you.  This is always a hit!

All you need to do is book any session of The Escapist or Hypersomnia and fill out the personalisation form sent in your confirmation email.  We'll do the rest!

Please note we'll need two weeks to sort this out for you but get in touch if things are a bit more last minute!


Here at Modern Fables HQ, we're always thinking of the next story we're going to tell.  It may be a new escape room, immersive event or ultra-secret project in the pipeline (keep that just between us though, right?).  Either way, we've got lots of exciting plans we're preparing to unleash upon the world.  If you'd like to keep up to speed with all this and receive exclusive news and offers, then join to our mailing list below.  We dont want to be those needy guys who send out anoying emails every five minutes so we promise not to fill your inbox with junk.  By the way, you'll also receive a discount code if you join.  Winner, winner!



A strange mystery about conspiracy theory and the very the future of humankind.  Can you unravel the future to save the present?

After taking part in a recent psychological test, Dr Morell has noted something special about your results.... He is eager to meet you all to explain but this must be kept quiet.  He has a lock-up in Hackney, in building shared by others trying to keep under the radar.  Meet him there.  He'll leave his name on the door.  Knock and enter.

You  become The Oracles as you investigate mysteries that have intrigued humankind for centuries.  Who built Stone Henge? Just how did those giant heads appear on Easter Island?  You'll soon find out what lurks beneath and what this means for the future of our little green and blue planet.  But will you ever be the same again knowing what you know?



An 80s-tinged sci-fi involving travel to parallel universes where you experience different versions of yourself.  The Guardians question the ethics of this.  What side are you on? 

Your dreams have been getting stranger and more vivid lately.  In your dreams, you play yourself but there’s something different about you in some way.  Something you can’t quite put your finger on.  Something unsettling.  The past few nights dreaming have also featured a strange symbol that keeps appearing in the strangest of places.  One night it might appear as a secret tattoo, another night it might be the pattern of the wallpaper in a house you break into.  Of course, you’re used to odd dreams but you broke out into a cold sweat when one night, a card with the very same symbol on it was slipped into your pocket.   You didn’t see who left it with you but you have a strong feeling enticing you to investigate...

The address on the card is Second Floor, Regents Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QN.  What do you do?



A strange mystery with an ambiguous 1920's vibe. Has Lavinia's disappearance got anything to do with the cults her Grandfather used to associate with?

Your eerie escape adventure brings you to a once bustling underground bar called ‘The Escapist’, run by the enigmatic Lavinia Carter in Hackney.  For along time Lavinia was a leading figure on the New Cross and Deptford arts scene. But now strange happenings and mysterious disappearances mean the bar has been shunned and now Lavinia herself seems to have gone missing.

Lavinia does have a habit of taking impromptu trips though… but something does seem different this time.  Has her interest in her late grandfather got anything to do with her recent disappearance? Or will she turn up on the backpacker trail sipping a margarita?

It’s time to meet with mutual long-term friend Alfie who is trying to get the bar back to it’s former glory while she’s away.  Can you figure out what’s been going on?

This game can also be personalised to a member of your team for a small extra cost.  This works well for general surprises, birthdays and any other reason you can think of!  Get in touch to find out more.  Please note that we will need two weeks notice to work on this for you.


Our current games are inspired by the understated genius that was HP Lovecraft.  Relatively unknown during his lifetime, he has since gained cult following and his influence can be found throughout modern-day film and literature.  Lovecraft is known as the creator of the 'cosmic horror' genre.  This often relates to humanity's fear of the unknown and to the endless and boundless cosmos.  Have you any idea what lurks out there...?

Although Lovecraft wrote horror stories, he, like us, was never interested in shock factor or jump scares.  Our games are an unsettlig mystery that unravels the deeper you go and the more you exlpore.  Our goal isnt to terrify you but to make you feel slightly unsettled and push what you dare to explore.  So, if you're not a fan of horror, it's ok, all you need is a sense of adventure and you'll have a great time!

Our games are all part of the same (fictional...?) universe and story.  You don't need to play them in any particular order but each time you join us you will learn more about the universe in which they are set.  

For an hour, lead your team as you delve into an adventure like no other.  Our escape games are for teams of between 3 - 6 people and are located just off Broadway Market, Hackney, East London.

Using, sights, sounds, smell and touch we’ll transport you to another world and ignite your sense of adventure.  We set ourselves apart from other escape rooms by creating story-led games focussed on immersing players in unique sensory narratives. 

Escape to another world with Modern Fables.


Where are the Modern Fables escape rooms?

Second Floor, Regents Studios
8 Andrews Road, London,

E8 4QN

Tel No: 0203 302 6360

How To Find Us