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TimeTrap Escape Rooms are Reading's award winning, 5 star rated immersive escape room venue. We send you back in time to rewrite the history with you as the hero!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Georgia R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immersive escape room
    Me and my parents did the pudding lane room and had the most amazing time! Our host Tabbie made it amazingly engaging and made sure we had a good time. Would undoubtedly recommend the room to anyone as the immersion was impeccable, thanks for the wonderful experience, will be back very soon!!!
    Hi Georgia. Thank you so much for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it! It is so lovely to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and that you found the room immersive! We have passed on your kind words to Tabbie who was delighted you all had a good time. We would love to welcome you back to TimeTrap for another mission soon!
    Written June 4, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Paige C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% returning for more!
    My mum, my sisters and I could not have chosen a better way to spend our bank holiday. We had all done one escape room previously at a different company, which proved to be quite linear. This escape room was far from that! We could do different tasks as individuals, pairs, or team up the four of us to focus on one and there is a number of ways you could have ordered the puzzles. The set design is truly spectacular. Dan was the man!!! As our 1940s host, he was such good fun and his enthusiasm for his job and puzzles in general was so infectious! We already have plans to return to complete the other 2 escape rooms they offer, and can't wait for the new room in September. Cannot recommend enough!
    Hi Paige. Thank you so much for writing us a review, it is very much appreciated! We are delighted to know you had an enjoyable time in our Station X experience! It's great to hear you found our room a good test of teamwork and liked the set design! We have passed your lovely words on to Dan who is thrilled you all had a good time! We hope to see you soon for another mission!
    Written June 4, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Juliet L
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun!
    We have done quite a few escape rooms and this is one of the best of them. We were hosted by Maddy who really made the whole experience great fun. The room was very well put together and nicely themed. The puzzles were good and tricky but achievable. We got out with 15 seconds to spare. We’ll definitely try other rooms.
    Hi Juliet! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and that you found the puzzles to be a good challenge. Thank you for you kind words, it was a true pleasure to host your game! We hope to see you sometime soon for another mission!
    Written June 4, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Ddlondon1
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pubbing Lane : brilliant experience !
    This is the first escape room I have tried and it was a brilliant experience. The host was great and the room was challenging and fun. As a threesome we were 5 minutes away from making it out of pudding lane and we all had a great time along the way. It was a great experience and i would thoroughly recommend it.
    Hello there. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's very much appreciated! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our pudding Lane experience and it's great to know you would recommend us to others. We hope to see you for another mission soon!
    Written June 10, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written June 7, 2023
  • The Andersons
    World20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a blast!
    Another AA Team Date - our 16th Escape room. The time travel element of this room was really interesting and different. We were transported to pudding lane in 1666 and the fire of London. We escaped of course with 5 mins to go (sign of a good room) - there were some very interesting puzzles here. I was very thankful for the torches and the smoke machine was a nice touch ( If that is an issue for you I would contact them in advance) Tegan our games master was fantastic and we had a couple of nudges but no actual clues. A really immersive experience they've clearly done their research. Would recommend! It was air conditioned which was great for a hot day
    Hi there. Thank you so much for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our pudding Lane experience and that you noticed all the little touches we add to our rooms to create the most immersive experience we can. We have passed on your lovely words to Tegan who was thrilled to know you had a good time. We hope to see you soon for another mission!
    Written July 2, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Josie C
    Andwell, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The great fire of Fundon, the escape room you don’t want to escape from!
    My friends and I did Pudding Lane with Dan as our host. Dan was a brilliant host and warmly welcomed us and explained what to do. He had a fiery sense of humour and his jokes were sizzling! The room was amazingly decorated and full of fun puzzles which were a good level of challenging and everything worked as it should. Our favourite puzzle was the 17th century vending machine. We will definitely come back again to try out the other rooms.
    Hi Josie. Thank you for leaving us a review, we really do appreciate it! It is lovely to hear you had a great time in our Pudding Lane experience and we all loved the pun! We really appreciate that you noticed the attention to detail we put into our rooms and that you found the puzzles just the right level of challenging. We have passed on your kind words to Dan who said it was a pleasure to host your game and was thrilled you had a good time. We hope to see you soon for another mission!
    Written July 22, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Marc F
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pudding Lane
    We did the Pudding Lane escape room and loved it. Lots of detail and facts in the set up and the room was beautifully done. Good variety of puzzles with hints available if you got stuck. Dan was our host and was great; really engaging, helpful and enthuiastic. Recommended!
    Hi Marc. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, we really do appreciate it! We are thrilled to know you had an enjoyable and engaging time in our Pudding Lane experience, and that you noticed the attention to detail. We have passed on your kind words to Dan who was delighted to hear you had a good time. We hope to welcome you back to TimeTrap for another mission soon!
    Written August 5, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Demothesis
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great - don’t hesitate….
    Pudding Lane + Curosier & Curosier - August 2023 ‘Disciples of Cthulhu’ Journeymen escape team. # 41 + #42. Great morning at this unassuming location for 2 really great escape rooms. Both of them heavily themed and good variety of puzzles. Would highly recommend and would return for any new games they install. Highly recommended .
    Hello there. Thank you very much for leaving us a review, we really do appreciate it! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in our Pudding Lane and Curiouser & Curiouser experiences, and you liked the variety of puzzles. We would love to see you back for our new experience opening later in the year!
    Written August 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Xander
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely wonderful escape room venue
    Absolutely wonderful escape room. We completed Curioser and Curioser as a two and it’s gone straight up as one of our favourite rooms. Really beautifully designed and constructed set that was a pleasure to explore, we loved all the immaculate details. The puzzles were a brilliant mix that all fit with the Alice Through the Looking Glass theme. Many of the puzzles encouraged teamwork in delightful ways, and there were a few clever surprises along the way. Our host was so friendly (we loved the on-theme clues) and the venue was lovely. Excited to revisit to complete the other rooms!
    Hi Xander. Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it! We are delighted to know you had an enjoyable time in our Curiouser & Curiouser experience and that you noticed the attention to detail we try and maintain in our rooms. It's also great to hear your host looked after you so well. We hope to see you soon for another mission in the future!
    Written August 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • James H
    Erith, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Through the looking glass
    We really enjoyed our visit to Timetrap escape rooms. Our visit was part of our nieces 16th birthday celebrations and she loved it. The theming of the building was all on point. Our host Maja was lovely and really added to the experience, even giving us an extra badge for our daughter who my wife is still carrying! The puzzles are hard enough without being impossible and the clues you get are wonderfully themed into the experience. Sadly we didn’t quite finish the room but we still enjoyed ourselves immensely.
    Hi there, James. Thank you for leaving us a review, its really appreciated! We are so glad to know you enjoyed our Curiouser & Curiouser experience, and are thrilled to know your niece enjoyed her 16th birthday treat. We have passed on your lovely words to Maja who is truly delighted to hear you all had such a good time! We would love to welcome you back to TimeTrap sometime soon for another mission!
    Written August 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
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Noybta
London, UK154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We went to the Pudding Lane room in TimeTrap with three adults and three children (10/11/14), although we did only just get out on time after a few hints from Samual Peyeps! All the family really loved this experience and would definitely go back to TimeTrap again (actually this was already the second trip for some). The puzzles were just the right level to be challenging but not impossible and they made logical sense. They were varied and enjoyable. The ambience and atmosphere of the room was perfect and all even the little details of Pudding Lane were researched and crafted with care. The backstory of the Great Fire of London worked really well and was interwoven with the puzzles. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic- fully bought in to their small company. All in all, an exemplary escape experience, the best of a number I’ve tried - and fun for a wide range of ages!
Written February 16, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. We're so pleased to hear you had such a good experience with us in 1666 and it is fantastic to hear you enjoyed the historical and immersive nature of the room! We look forward to welcoming you back soon to take on another mission!
Written February 23, 2020
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LianneDM
London, UK295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We're a relatively experienced team (have done nearly 40 rooms), so are pretty discerning about what makes a good escape experience and what's worth spending our time and money on.

PUDDING LANE

We had high expectations when booking Pudding Lane, but they were exceeded.

I'm a sucker for a well-themed and atmospheric room, and boy did this deliver. Not only was the historical narrative unlike others we'd experienced, but the implementation and the set design was outstanding. Everything felt great quality, from the floor finish to the props, from the physical puzzles to the hint system.

Our GM Rachel was spot on, not handholding and only giving us a clue when it was clear we were stuck on one part.

The whole experience from arrival was class, and Pudding Lane has jumped into my all time favourites list. We loved it so much that we booked another room straight away! Great room, would recommend to anyone.

STATION X

Another immersive room packed full of high quality set design. We enjoyed the puzzles, especially as many felt quite different to others that we'd seen elsewhere. That's probably in large part thanks to the impressive and authentic-feeling props and implementation of the theme.

Our GM Verity was fantastic, only nudging us when we needed it, and adding character to the game. Fab room!
Written September 19, 2021
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Hi Lianne, thank you so much for leaving a review. We really appreciate it. Wow, your kind words about our missions have blown us away, thank you so much. We are delighted that you loved Pudding Lane so much that it's now in your favourite list and we are glad that you enjoyed the puzzles and atmosphere in Station X! I will pass on your kind words to Rachel and Verity, they will both be thrilled! We hire to see you for another mission soon!
Written September 27, 2021
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Ashley ZB
New Malden, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We went on the 18th July and had a really fantastic time. The hosts are brillaint, very friendly and welcoming. They explain what you need to do really well.
The actual rooms are amazing! So much work has gone into making them feel authentic to the time period and all the pieces are good quality.
The puzzles are really fun and challenging.

In terms of covid-security, they strike a really good balace. Everything feels very safe but equally it doesn't feel like you're entering a biohazard zone.
We'll definitley be back and can't wait!
Written July 21, 2020
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Hi Ashely, thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. We're so pleased to hear you had such a good experience with us! We're glad to know you felt safe during your time here as that is a top priority now we are welcoming teams back and we look forward to seeing you soon for your next mission!
Written July 23, 2020
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EdH
Reading, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a fabulous time on our first visit to TimeTrap. The ‘Pudding Lane 1666’ game was clever, intriguing, fun and entertaining. Our host for the night, Tegan, was great - very welcoming, friendly and helpful - she explained everything clearly while still maintaining a fun sense of mystery and suspense. Thank you. A brilliant alternative date night! We are already addicted and will definitely be back soon to try another room...
Written January 15, 2020
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Hi Ed, thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. It was a pleased to host you yesterday evening and I am so pleased you enjoyed the experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon to take on another mission!
Written January 15, 2020
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Charlotte S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We recently completed the last of the three escape rooms that TimeTrap have on offer and we LOVED it. All three of their rooms are great - they're super high quality sets, which make them really immersive, and the puzzles are fun and interesting. Despite doing a fair few escape rooms, the puzzles at TimeTrap still catch me off guard every time and really make you think. I'm super impressed by the level of work they must put in. I've done it as a pair and as a group of 5, and the rooms work great for either size. The staff are also super friendly with a great sense of humour, getting you engaged with the storyline from the get go. AND you get a cute badge after completing each room. I recommend these guys so highly, and hope they continue to do well! I can't wait until they bring some new stuff out for us to go and try. We <3 supporting small businesses!
Written October 11, 2020
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Hi Charlotte, thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. We are so pleased to hear you had such a good experience with us each time you have visited. As an independent company, we create all of our experiences in-house so feedback like this means so much to us. Hopefully we will have some new experiences for you in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back for another mission when we do!
Written October 17, 2020
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Alex Oliver
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed Puddling Lane!
Two of us completed the room back in February and found it to be such a fun yet challenging experience with a very authentic set up, we felt like we were actually there!!
We would highly recommend others book to experience this room - it is time very well spent! Credit to the team at Timetrap who have put in a great deal of hard work to make this room so special. The attention to detail is outstanding. We will definitely be back. Thank you!!
Written July 30, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. We're pleased to hear you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your time with us in 1666! All of our rooms are made in house so it means so much to hear you enjoyed not only the puzzles but the theming and detail of the room. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to take on another mission!
Written August 11, 2020
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LNR73
Reading, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've never done an escape room before so didn't have any pre-conceptions, but our team (work colleagues) had a brilliant time! There were 8 of us and we did the mirrored Station X rooms in 2 teams of 4, based on a Bletchley Park theme hunting round a train station waiting room for clues to find out who the spy was. The actors were engaging, the themed rooms were amazingly detailed, and the puzzles were challenging but not insurmountable. And the prompts in our times of need were much appreciated. Thank you :)
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. We're pleased to hear you had such a good experience with us, especially as this was your first escape room! We hope to welcome you back soon to take on another mission!
Written February 23, 2020
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Alicia C
Farnborough, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I have played Station X as a group before and was keen to visit again. This time we went as a couple to do Pudding Lane. There is such attention to detail in the design of the room and the puzzles were nicely challenging without being frustrating. We had a really lovely time and managed to complete the room in 56:24 despite doing it as a group of 2!

Being 6 months pregnant, we were very pleased with the coronavirus safety measures. We only saw our 1 host the entire time and she consciously stayed at a distance the whole time. We had to wear a mask the entire time we were there which we had wondered whether it would be a problem. But they had air con in the room which kept us at a comfortable temperature throughout but without steaming up (we are both glasses wearers!) Very well managed. We felt very safe and loved being able to have a "normal" day out.

Can't wait to go back and try another room
Written October 19, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. It is fantastic to hear you had such good experiences on each of your visits. We're also pleased to know you felt safe and comfortable visiting our venue as that is such a high priority. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to take on another mission!
Written October 22, 2020
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Roy G
Bracknell, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited the TimeTrap Escape Rooms today and thoroughly enjoyed it!! It was only four of us - myself, my wife and my two daughters who are ten and six. We were not sure whether it would be suitable for our youngest, but we ALL loved it. The kids were able to join in and all of us were immersed in the experience, managing to "escape" with only 9 seconds to spare!

We played the Imaginarium room (Lewis Carroll themed). I can say that it was well themed, challenging and lots of fun.

Out host Chrissie was really good, helpful and friendly. We cannot recommend this place enough and will definitely be returning to try one of the other rooms.
Written February 19, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's really appreciated. We're so pleased to hear you had such a good experience with your family with us in 1863! I will pass on your kind comments to Chrissie and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to take on another mission!
Written February 23, 2020
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Louise
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Myself and my husband have done a few escape rooms - my dad was visiting and we decided to take him to his first one and settled on TimeTrap. I would say it's easily the best one I've done.

There were three things that drew me to this one in particular: the room theme, the teaser video and the ratings.

We chose to do the 1666 Great Fire room. The teaser video helped me see that alot of thought had gone in to the set design without giving anything away and that (along with the great reviews) really 'sealed the deal'.

Our host (I'm sorry I forgot your name - I think maybe Dan?) was great at the briefing and setting the scene for us. I also enjoyed the debrief at the end where he shared some details about the building of the room (such as the floor tiles!).

The clues were delivered in a unique way, and were well spaced, allowing us enough time to have a go at the puzzles ourselves. The puzzles were really interesting as well, having a good mix of difficulties in them. The background story was also quite interesting and they had a few nods to some historical facts that my dad enjoyed.

The set was probably one of the best ones I've payed. It was really immersive and really well maintained and you can tell alot of work had gone in to it.

We will definitely be coming back at some point to play the other two rooms and would heartily recommend TimeTrap Escape Rooms to anyone interested.

The only downside is now they've set the bar pretty high for us!
Written July 9, 2022
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Hi Louise. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it! Wow thank you for such a lovely review! We are so pleased that you all such a good time with us for your visit to Pudding Lane! We are thrilled you enjoyed the puzzles and found the room so immersive! I have passed on your lovely words to Dan and he's delighted that you all had such a good time! We hope to see you for another mission soon!
Written July 9, 2022
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