Escape Rooms set for Peterborough city centre

An example of an Escape Room

An example of an Escape Room

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A new Escape Room leisure venue looks set to open in Peterborough city centre after being given the go-ahead by planning officers.

Already a popular activity, Escape Rooms is a real-life Crystal Maze, a problem solving game whereby players are locked in a themed room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles with the aim of escaping the room within a set time limit.

A planning application was ubmitted to Peterborough City Council to turn the former Peterborough Music shop at 4 Cattle Market Road into the Escape Room Centre, and planners gave it the green light this week as permission was not required.

Applicant Jason Stroud plans to turn the vacant shop into three themed escape rooms, each room having a capacity for six people.

Each game would take a maximum of an hour and the centre would be open seven days a week 10am to 10pm.