London is no different, with a rash of venues popping up in recent years. Archimedes is in Bermondsey, near London Bridge, and houses two different rooms of varying skill levels.
I did the easier room with a group of four friends, and it was quite the experience. The theme is a mental hospital, and players have to get inside the head of different patients in order to progress from one section to another. One challenge is particularly infuriating and has the potential to cause serious disagreements within the group, but it’s impossible to describe without giving away the secret.
In contrast to other escape rooms, Archimedes leaves you with a moral dilemma at the end. It provides an interesting twist to an otherwise fairly manageable escape room.
I’d recommend Archimedes, which boasts well-thought out puzzles that are engaging without being too complicated for first-time escape room visitors. Experienced players may want to try the advanced version for more of a challenge. Prices start from $120 for three people and decrease slightly per person the more people you bring along.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
You’ve passed through security and still have another hour or so to kill before you need to head to your boarding gate. So what is there to do? Shop, of course! But while the stores may be a tempting and expensive way to pass the time, here are a few items better left behind than toted in your carry-on.