If you’re in London right now, you’re in luck. If you’re currently not in London (like most of us), you now have a reason to plan your trip ASAP. Escape Room: Leonardo Artmergency!, an escape room located inside Buckingham Palace, is open for the whole summer.
You read that correctly. The palace has transformed the Queen’s Gallery into a Leonardo da Vinci–themed escape room. The four-room brainteaser accompanies the palace's da Vinci exhibit ("Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing" ) that will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the famed artist's death.
This kind of attraction has been popular for a while now. However, we've never seen one as unique as this.
Here’s what we know: The escape room puts you on the case of a missing curator, asking you to solve puzzles and riddles scattered throughout four different rooms. The game will allow teams (four to eight players) to enter and find clues within each da Vinci drawing. Each clue leads the teams closer and closer to escaping.
Here’s the catch, like any other escape room, there’re a time limit (only one hour), so you have to think (and search) fast.
The attraction is open Fridays and Saturdays until October 5—but you'll want to book your time slot quickly, there are only four (!) available spots each day to book. Tickets for the escape room are around $190 per team.
London, here we come!