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The Real Escape is a unique live action “exit game” for groups of between three and six people. Locked in a room, you must solve hidden clues to find a way out. The clock is ticking so you will need to work together – and along the way you’ll find out a lot about each other.

The Real Escape's first game is The Chamber of the Deep, inspired by Portsmouth’s maritime history and full of mysterious, nautical themes:

'Deep within a shipwrecked flagship lies the Captain’s Cabin. The door swings shuts behind you and it’s just you and your team-mates under the deck. It’s up to you to think your way out. Together you can find a way.'

We can’t give too much away because it’ll spoil the game – but you’ll need skill, determination and willpower to be able to open the door.

The Real Escape is suitable for friends and family groups, higher education students and as a team-building exercise for businesses.

The Real Escape is a great way to bond with friends and family – and to test how well you get along! You’ll find out new things about people you’ve known for years and see how easy or hard it is for you to work together. Concentrate, combine forces and think your way out of the room.

Get in, team up, get out… Unlock your team’s potential by taking part in The Real Escape with your colleagues. This superb team-building exercise will test relationships and help you find out more about people you think you already know well. Who’s the best listener? Who’s the most inquisitive? Who works best in a team? Find out by playing The Real Escape.

Learn lessons that you won’t find in lectures by taking on The Real Escape with fellow students. The game tests teamwork, cognitive ability and lateral thinking – all qualities that you need for your studies. The clues are there. You just need to find the answers.

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Establishment Features

  • Open all year round
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • Hungarian spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment only
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed towards student/youth



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    Recent Reviews:

    • AAteamsept
      Great Date night- we've already booked again.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd January 2022
      Yar me hearties go down to the chamber of the deep. Captain Barnacles - AKA Courtney was an amazing host and we had great fun escaping with about 10 mins to go. We have done a number of escape rooms... Read full review
    • BluetheNerd
      Amazing fun and a good challenge
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd January 2022
      My first time at an escape room, was extremely enjoyable, Reece was great and explained everything very well. Was a very challenging experience, but at no point did I feel like anything was... Read full review
    • 893haydend
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 25th January 2022
      Visited with a group of friends as part of a birthday celebration. The puzzles were challenging but very well designed and planned out. Lily was a fantastic host. Read full review

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    The Real Escape

    Type:Event Venue

    The Real Escape, 257 - 259 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4BP

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    Opening Times

    The Real Escape - Opening Hours (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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