In May 2015 a couple of good friends started talking about a “room escape” they had played in Oslo. I wasn’t really paying that much attention but the name took root in my head. Later that month I went with some friends to Berlin for a few days. After doing the usual tourism thing, we considered some of the more “off the beaten track” things to do. After disregarding a tour of the sex dungeons of Berlin I remembered the name “escape room or was it room escape”. A quick internet search, a german latte and a short U-bahn journey later I became hooked! Since then I visited many, many rooms in many countries and over the last year the seed of escape room tourism has grown. In March of 2016 a business partner and I opened what would become a very successful room in Bletchley Park. Due to pressing work commitments we sold this to an amazing couple who are in the process building an independent escape room empire in the UK. I am happy to give advice or beta test rooms free of charge.