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U-Escape is part of the live, ‘escape the room’ phenomenon that has taken the UK by storm. Suited to teams of 2-6 people, you have 60 minutes to unravel the mysteries and complete your escape. You need to use the power of your mind and communication to solve mental puzzles and physical challenges to ensure successful completion of your assignment and secure your safe return to the real world.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Simon I
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good fun and a challenge!
    The four of us have got into the habit of doing at least one escape room each year and this time it was the Franksy room at U-Escape. I would highly recommend both U-Escape and the Fransky room as the staff are friendly (and helpful! ;) ) and the rooms provide just the right level of difficulty and fun. We'll be back to try out their other rooms soon!
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 17, 2023
  • CSmith_dorset
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommend!
    Brilliant fun! Right from the moment I made contact through the website, Jodie was so helpful, friendly and accommodating. Unlike some of the other Escape rooms in Bournemouth, the fact this is owned and run by an independent business and that Jodie herself created the rooms and is clearly so passionate about it, was real selling point for us. Myself and 9 colleagues came along, mid week, and tried to escape from the Barbershop and Franksy experiences! We had a mixture of escape room experience between us ranging from first timers to people who have done 2-3 elsewhere before. Jodie and her team gave us a through intro and briefing and got us all revved up for the adventures ahead! The rooms themselves were really impressive - the thought, skill, creativity and attention to detail. We all had a fantastic time and are looking at coming back again to try out other rooms soon. Thank you Jodie & Artemis :)
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written May 25, 2023
  • jdshallard1
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time escape room experience
    We had an amazing time in the Barber shop escape room. Really friendly and helpful host who gave us a few timely needed hints! We ended up finishing with 12 seconds to spare and felt very clever and proud of ourselves. Recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Shelley P
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Franksy!
    Having done both the other rooms here a little while ago I was very excited to see the new Franksy game advertised. The room was fantastic, a great mix of puzzles all very well thought out. We went as a small team of 2, with my friend quite new to escape rooms and Jodie was great keeping a close eye on how we were getting on and giving us some gentle nudges in the right direction when necessary, particularly as we started running rather low on time! I'd highly recommend all the rooms here and can't wait to see what they come up with next!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Becky
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant family activity!
    Had a great time completing the Barber Shop Mystery room today! We all agreed it was one of the best we've done with a variety of different puzzles and challenges, and escaped just in the nick of time with less than 5 minutes to go. Jodie was a fabulous host, very welcoming, friendly and informative. Definitely recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Mark and Jo R
    Muscat, Oman7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time with the family
    Second time we have played this escape room and definitely well worth the visit. Really well set up, Jamie is a great host and the game really enjoyable (made even more fun by our lateral thinking teens). We will definitely be back!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • alex
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Challenging, Fun, exciting
    We spent our 10th wedding anniversary here and it didn't disappoint we had the most amazing time and definitely tested the strengths of our marriage 🤣 Thankfully we didn't divorce after this. It was so much fun and challenged us in many ways. Highly recommended!!!
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Mark J
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An awesome time - and we escaped !!
    A very well thought out and immersive room, really making us feel like we were back in the 1930s. The puzzles were great and fun, and the props were just great. My sons and I will definitely revisit next time we are in Bournemouth, and take on one of the other rooms. Thank you Jodie
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Dean K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best escape room yet!
    Excellent experience from start to finish! We had previously experienced the Barber Shop Mystery room and therefore knew that the FRANKSY experience would be at least as good if not better, which it was! Jamie was an excellent host and the FRANKSY experience was well thought out, with
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Fin Davis
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really fun and memorable experience :)
    Honestly can’t recommend this place enough, if you are deciding which escape room in Bournemouth to do, pick this one! This is exactly how escape rooms should be done- I can’t fault the experience whatsoever, it was perfect and we had a great time! Our host (I think named Jamie) was welcoming and friendly from the start, explaining the story and escape rooms to us (one had never done it before) She is great at her job and deserves a raise! We did the barber shop game which was fairly challenging to novices like us but we managed to complete it, giving us a nice feeling of accomplishment. Thank you for the hints, they were vague enough for us to work it out without giving the answer away. I brought my girlfriend here on her birthday as she had never done one before and thought she might find it fun and it turned out to be her favourite thing in the whole day! Thank you so much for helping to make her day special :) If we lived in Bournemouth, we would be back straight away to try another game but unfortunately it is a bit far away- if we are ever in the area it is top of the list!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
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James
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I played ‘The Barber Shop’ room on 26th September during our trip to Bournemouth. Having played many escape rooms over the years, we would thoroughly recommend this particular room and venue! Clearly a lot of thought and creativity has gone into this room which we found very enjoyable yet sufficiently challenging.
The host/owner was very welcoming and she gave a great introduction ahead of us entering the room. We also felt comfortable playing this room with all COVID guidelines followed.
Written September 26, 2020
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Linesy88
Nottingham, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Having reviewed all escape rooms in the local area, as we were only in town for 1 day we decided upon U-Escape and what a great choice it was! We chose to complete the Barbers Room. Upon arrival Jodie was so welcoming, happy and genuinely excited to show us the rooms she had created, which having completed 130+ rooms is a great first sign!
After introductions and scene setting we entered the Barbers shop. I must say I was very impressed with how immersive the game was with all its little details. The puzzles are super varied and does not rely on 4 digit locks keeping you entertained throughout with always something to be doing. We were able to escape and had great fun in doing so. For beginners and seasoned campaigners U-Escape is certainly a location to try out :)
Written September 11, 2020
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James W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Came here as a stag weekend activity with a mixture of ages and escape room experience. Jodie couldn’t have been more helpful in organising our booking and along with Joe they hosted us all so brilliantly. We would thoroughly recommend U-Escape as excellent value fun!
Written February 15, 2020
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Brown Araújo
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
First time we’d done an escape room, went as a family for a 21st birthday. It was great, really original and easy to see how they can get addictive! Jodie was brilliant, really friendly and knew just how much help to give us when we needed it so that we’d get through. Also the fact that it was a labour of love for her - when so much entertainment is mass produced, this was the result of somebody’s creativity and felt like a unique experience. We want to go back and do it again, this time not being as thick as were last time! We were aged 12- 48 and all enjoyed it.
Written January 8, 2020
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Alex
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We purchased a gift voucher for our nieces and nephews (aged between 16 and 21) for their Christmas present then booked on to do the ‘Franksy’ escape room. We also did the same the previous year and completed the Barber Shop room. The booking process was super easy online, including redeeming the gift voucher. Jamie welcomed us with an extremely friendly manor and explained the game fully. We really enjoyed the escape room and managed to complete it (with a few hints) within the hour - we were pleased with this as it was rated 5/5! I won’t say much about what we had to do of course as that would spoil it but I fully recommend this escape room!
Written March 26, 2023
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Emily R
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
We had an awesome time doing the Barber Shop escape room today! I’m a novice but my friend had done quite a few different escape rooms, and we both thought it was brilliant, and very clever. Will definitely be back to do other ones in the future. The lady who runs it was so friendly and took time to explain things and answer our many questions about how things worked. Thank you!
Written September 19, 2020
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Felicity V
Isle of Portland, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We have done few rooms between us, my daughter has done 10 now, and U-escape remains our favourite. This room was fantastic. The owner is a truly lovely lady and our host for the game was really convincing during the set up. It's all pitched just right. The room, the puzzles, the characterisation, the sound effects. Fantastic value. We had a blast.

Can't wait for the next rooms!

I haven't put a pic as i dont want to spoil anything about it.
Written January 26, 2020
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Ameesha J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Jodie hosts every game with perfection and never goes out of character giving us an amazing experience. We were shocked to find out she created each game herself and invented the rooms with help of family!! One room is thriller and the other is more historical but each with the same difficulty however we enjoyed barbershop a lot more because it had three rooms within making it more exciting. She has told us that the building can hold 5 games and we are very excited to return for her next genius room! EVERYONE MUST GO! Thank you for having us!
Written August 16, 2020
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Kat3003
Bournemouth, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
We played the barber shop room. It was well thought out, detailed and challenging enough to really get you immersed in the game. The host was brilliant, from setting the scene, getting into character and subtly helping along the way if needed. After a tense last few minutes, we escaped with 2 mins to spare. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back again.
Written November 28, 2021
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erin1390
Poole, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I would highly recommend this venue and the Barber Shop Mystery game. It keeps you guessing and is challenging in a good way for all ages, experience levels and group types! Jodie, the owner, is also very approachable, friendly, professional and accommodating. We felt very welcome and informed during the booking process and the game briefing. I took my team there for a fun start to our team day and everyone enjoyed it, they were quoting moments of hilarity for the rest of the day :) thanks for a great morning Jodie!
Written January 27, 2020
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