Get in muggle; we’re going to an escape room! Calling all Harry Potter lovers and thrill seekers alike, if you’re looking for something fun to do, and want to step out of the muggle realm for a bit, then here is a list of some must-do Harry Potter experience in Glasgow and London. Enough scene secrets and special effects to immerse in the Harry Potter films.
These escape rooms are the perfect activity if you’re a local looking for adventure or if it’s your first time in the city and you’re looking for something more magical. Quick pro-tip: if you’re traveling and need a reliable place to store your bags so that they don’t get in the way of your escape and mystical adventures, make sure to use Nannybag luggage storage in London.
Welcome to the wizarding world of Harry Potter; let's take a walking tour of the best JK Rowling-inspired escape rooms!
Located within London’s east side, Enigma Quests offers a School of Witchcraft and Wizardry-themed escape game where you have 60 minutes to complete and ace (because C’s don’t get degrees here) a final exam with obstacles purposefully put in your way to deter you from that pass. Every detail in this escape room has been precisely designed to take you on a journey and immerse you in the spellbinding Harry Potter universe.
Teams are composed of 3–5 people, but exceptions can be made for a courageous team of two. I’m looking at you, Gryffindor.
Where: 2-12 Wilson St, London EC2M 7LS;
Prices start at £105.00 for a group of 3.
Monsters, wands, and chambers- if any of these words stood out, this is the game for you. Breakin’ Escape Rooms brings to your Wizarding School: Fang of the Serpent, a 60-minute experience where teams composed of 2–6 members work together to achieve the headmaster’s mission and find ancient articles that lay in the depths of the campus.
Where: 89 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LA, United Kingdom;
Prices start at £27.00 per person.
In School of Magic 2, you have been tasked to protect the headmaster’s Golden Egg when she goes on holiday. However, the Dark Lord is after this Golden Egg. Battle directly with he who shall not be named in this escape room! From the second you step into No1Escape, you will be completely immersed in a magical space full of intrigue, mystery, and adventure.
Where: 18 Plumbers Row, “Entry on Mulberry Street,” London, E1 1EP; Prices start at £40 per person.
Picture this. You’re a Wizarding School student and suspect your professor is practicing dark magic (ring a bell Potterheads?). Your mission is to find evidence and hand it over to the headmistress before time is up. With a success rate of 57%, this will certainly be a challenging escape.
This Harry Potter experience Escape Glasglow will have you and your friends or coworkers or hinge date at the edge of your seats as you discover the truth. It's the ultimate escape room in Glasgow about Harry Potter!
Where: Baltic Chambers 50 Wellington Street Glasgow G2 6HJ;
Prices start at £16 per person.
You’re going to have to freshen up on those spells for this one because you have a final exam to pass that will include all the wizarding school subjects. Will you graduate? But no need to be Hermione Grainger for this, so Expelliarmus all your worries and have a good time because that’s all this escape room is about. In Locked In Escape Room Glasgow, Teams in this game can range from 2–8 players.
Where: 93 Hope Street Suite 390, 5th floor Glasgow G2 6LD; Prices start at £16 per person.
To make your journey as smooth as possible, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you start.
Bring out the wand from Olivanders (or make your own!), get your uniform ready, and practice your spells because you will be fully immersed in the Harry Potter Experience. Many goers might choose to dress up as their favorite character or dress in accordance with their house. If you don’t know your house, you can take the official Pottermore quiz here to see where the sorting hat will place you.
Comfort is key! Make sure to wear some comfy shoes because you will be on your feet for the majority of the time during these challenges.
Most of these escape rooms are meant for muggles of all ages but keep in mind that certain rooms can be a bit dark and scary at times, so make sure to pick your adventure accordingly to ensure that all members of your escape team have a magical time. Check online beforehand for any age restrictions or waivers that could be location specific.
Book in advance! These popular attractions can fill up quickly, so pick your time slot and book your tickets online to guarantee your spots.
Arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled time. This way, you can understand the game and the facility. Some places might offer a designated helper to offer assistance during the game. Not that you’d need it of course.
And lastly, don’t forget to pack your curiosity and sense of adventure. These rooms are meant to be fun and challenging, and not just for Ravenclaws!
If you want to keep the magic going and wish to experience more Harry Potter, here are some recommendations of things to do after your visit.
What if you could enjoy every minute in the city without the burden of your bags?