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An Escape Room Is Opening Up Inside Buckingham Palace

It beats playing hide and seek in the corridors

Buckingham Palace Escape Room

As the trend of escape rooms continues to be a fun way to while away a weekend or get to know your co-workers, it turns out that even Buckingham Palace wants a piece of the action. That’s right, the home of the Queen herself is opening its golden gates and inviting you inside.

While plenty of us have been on a tour of Buck Palace, it’s not exactly the most fun thing you can do in London. Keen to reinvent the image of the sometimes stuffy palace, an escape room company is taking over. One is very amused!

This summer, the Queen’s Gallery is being transformed into a Leonardo da Vinci-themed escape room. Escape Room: Leonardo Artmergency! will accompany the “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing” exhibition.

Featuring over 200 hand-drawn images from the man himself, the gallery is celebrating the acclaimed artist and the 500th anniversary of his death.


Setting up shop in the gallery, players are tasked with becoming an art curator and getting out of this notoriously tricky predicament in just one hour.

The description explains: “Think like a Renaissance genius to unlock the mysteries in Leonardo’s drawings. You will need careful observation and detective work to beat the clock. The Queen’s Gallery will be transformed into four rooms of thematic puzzles and riddles as you solve the mystery of the missing curator.”

Set over four rooms, teams between four and eight are asked to take up the challenge. You pay per team instead of per person, with the experience coming in at £150.

The attraction runs Fridays and Saturdays until October 5, but be warned, there are only four places per day. Even though the London landmark is about as iconic as they come, I’m betting this is the first time it has ever been transformed into an escape room.

Well, we have to pay for the upkeep of the Crown Jewels somehow. Can you just imagine Harry and Meghan teaming up with Wills and Kate to take on Charles and Camilla, Philip and Liz?

[Featured Image: The Royal Collection/Pexels]



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