Locked In Edinburgh – The Secret Lab – 8.5/10
The year is 1972 and Summerhall is home to The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Advancements in animal medicine have never been so progressive and revolutionary with record breaking numbers of animal organ transplants. Whilst students learn how to perform canine dentistry and the difference between a fur-ball and a swollen lymph gland, a secretive lab at Summerhall is created.
The lab known as the Kensie Research Lab or the ‘Secret Lab’ was a marvel of the 70’s with technology that no dog could ever imagine. It contained the very best equipment money could buy and a group of scientists whose work would go down in history. The genius in charge of the lab was Dr. Elsie Kensie, a brilliant bio-scientist, specialising in domestic animals. Her experiments were groundbreaking, her ideas were radical but not everything played out how she hoped.
Do you have what it takes to discover the secrets that she was working on and help save the pets of the world?
Jackie continued as our lovely and engaging host on this sunny day in Edinburgh after giving us a little peek at The Cutting Room which were sadly not able to do at this time due to her having to run everything on her own that day. That looked very cool indeed btw!
A great theme which obviously fitted in really well with the building and equipment. The set up of the room is used really well and (without giving too much away hopefully) enabled team members to be able to work on their own to clear an area which is something I particularly enjoyed. This room clicked well with us so we set a new record at the time of playing!
Lots of different things going on in here with use of equipment, tools, props etc. You’ll be doing something awesome on one side of the room but spot something equally brilliant going on elsewhere so you either wait until you’ve escaped to quiz that team member or lack patience and grill them straight away about what they’re doing!
As their website notes 4 is probably the minimum you want to do this room with as there is a lot going on. Recommend 6-8 people for escape room newbies so as not to be overwhelmed.
Locked In is located next to a lovely little courtyard which you can eat/drink before or after you play. There’s the Royal Dick pub and also Pickering’s gin distillery where tours and tastings can be arranged.
Theme/immersion – 8.5
Puzzles – 8.5
Fun Factor – 8
Difficulty – 8