From the creators of the hit BBC TV series, Sherlock: The Official Live Game is the unique adventure combining immersive experience, escape game, and a fully themed bar.
Play the detective with your team as you travel through iconic sets from the show, working together to solve puzzles and crack clues. You’ll be helped along your journey with original content from the cast of the show featuring, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Martin Freeman, and more.
Crack this brand-new Sherlock case before time runs out and prove you have what it takes to step into the shoes of the great detective.
- Good To Know
The game is for a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 6 players per room. All games will be a private experience, playing only with members of your team.
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
Sherlock: The Official Live Game aims to be accessible to all, however due to the nature of the experience please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you book to ensure that we can accommodate your specific requirements.
The entire venue is step-free and most wheelchairs are suitable to play the game. We do have a wheelchair that is designed to go through the experience more easily.
The game lasts approximately 100 minutes, so although there are not great distances to walk, guests who are able to walk for short distances may feel more comfortable using a wheelchair.
If you require the use of our wheelchair or have any further questions or requirements, please email email@example.com and the team will ensure your needs for the day are met.
A relaxed game is open specifically to those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorder or learning disability. There is no strobe lighting or strong smells, but we advise there are loud noises, (ear defenders are available on request), and dark corridors.
We can arrange a walkthrough of the rooms prior to the visit if required. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking reference to arrange a walkthrough and or request the use of ear defenders.
- Cancellation Policy
Sherlock: The Official Live Game is a ticketed, live event. Once a booking is confirmed, refunds, cancellations and rescheduling are not possible. In addition, latecomers will not get a refund or reschedule: much like a theatre show, the show continues with or without you.
How does the game work?
Sherlock: The Official Live Game is part immersive experience, part escape room.
The full experience lasts approximately 100 minutes, with 60 minutes spent in the escape room itself. We can book teams of 4- 6 more people across rooms to play simultaneously.
Will I be actually ‘locked’ in a room?
Doors will automatically shut behind you but if you need to exit for any reason, we will of course let you out. Our game rooms are equipped with automatic doors that lock while in game state, but automatically open in case of an emergency and can be easily pushed open in case of major power failure.
Do I have to speak English?
Sherlock: The Official Live Game requires a basic level of English comprehension, you do not need to be fluent, but you must be able to read and speak English to a good standard.
I’m pregnant, can I play?
Firstly, congratulations! Naturally you can play at your own risk, but there is nothing in the experience that should cause concern. Please keep in mind that there are several instances where you will not have anywhere to sit down as well as some periods of low lighting, so please do tread carefully.
Drunk & Disorderly policy
Due to the nature of Sherlock: The Game is Now’s design and staffing, we are not able to facilitate intoxicated visitors. If you are visibly inebriated, you will be refused entry or your experience curtailed.
In a similar fashion, if you are disruptive, unruly or present a threat to our environments or staff we will be forced to terminate your adventure.
Where is it?
Our network headquarters can be found hidden in plain sight on the ground floor of the West 12 Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush, W12 8PP. Join us at Doyle’s Opticians where your training mission will begin.
Any problems finding us on the day, please call: 020 8130 0021– If you are running late you must call to advise the team.
There is no strobe lighting or strong smells, but we advise there are loud noises, (ear defenders available on request), and dark corridors. We can arrange a walk through of the rooms prior to the visit if required. Simply email email@example.com with your booking reference number if you wish to have a walk through and use ear defenders.
What if I’m late?
Our timing is very precise. Just like a train or a plane, if you miss your timeslot, your experience may proceed without you - and we’re afraid you will not get a refund.
If you are running late, please give us a call on +44 (0) 20 8130 0021 to let us know.
Is there parking nearby?
There is 24-hour parking in the W12 Centre car park per hour or additional car parking at the Westfield Shopping Centre, (approx. 15–20-minute walk away).
There is also limited on-street parking nearby, please check signage to see restrictions.
- Suitable For Children
The complexity of the game is best suited to children age 10+ with adult supervision and 15+ without supervision.
Players between the age of 15 and 17 will need an adult to sign a waiver on their behalf before playing the game. Please find a link to the waiver here.
Children 7+ can be admitted at a parent/guardian’s discretion.
Please note, players will view a covered model of a body and there are dark corridors and loud noises.
- Where Do I Go
You will receive an email in advance of your experience with instructions on how to pre-register.
Please arrive at Doyle's Opticians, (Ground Floor, W12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8PP), at the exact time of your appointment.
If you are having any issues on the day of your booking, please call us on 020 8130 0021.
Please note, latecomers will not be admitted, and no refunds will be issued.