Whilst itâ€™s customary on your birthday to receive gifts, we, at Escape Rooms, decided that this year weâ€™d give back. As a company, we recently turned 5 years old and itâ€™s not something we could have done without our customers and our incredible team. Since we opened 5 years ago at our London Bridge location, so much has changed. Our rooms have been redecorated, and weâ€™ve a whole new set of staff (though some of our oldest are still with us). For 3 years, our games at London Bridge steadily grew more popular, which lead to us, 2 years ago, opening up a new set of games which weâ€™re also very proud of. But what exactly did we do for our birthday, I hear you ask?
Well, we started off by offering discount at both of our venues for any booking made in within a two-week time frame. What was great about this is that you could book for any date in the future available on our website with the discount, not just for the two weeks that the campaign was running for. We continued this at our Angel venue, the more expensive of the two, for a week onwards from this. We also ran a competition over Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for customers to win vouchers to both of our venues, London Bridge and Angel. So, in the end, we had 5 weeks of surprises with a fun, exciting offers and events happening each week for our customers.
Alongside this, during the second week of August, we started putting aside a percentage of every booking made at our London Bridge venue to be donated to charity. The charity we decided to support was Mind, as the incredible work they do has an effect on many people around us and was voted for by our Game Masters. Mind state that â€˜[They] provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. [They] campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. [They] won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.â€™ The total amount that we donated was Â£450. If youâ€™d like to know more about Mind as a charity and how you can help, follow this link: https://www.mind.org.uk
We also celebrated from within the company as well. We held a party for our staff, which included pizza, homemade cake made by Eszter, one of our managers, and dancing. We also held a race to see who could solve our Project DIVA game fastest which we entitled â€˜The Project DIVA Olympics.â€™ This was a speed run of the game, as obviously we all know the answers here, and the quickest time came in at 6 minutes and 27 seconds, by me! We were all very out of breath by the end of this and the dancing slowed considerably. After filling ourselves up on food and catching our breath, we made our way over to a different escape room where we played, and completed, some fun games.
So here we are, 5 years after opening with an intelligent and fun team of workers and a wonderful unending number of customers â€“ from first timers to polished escape artists. Weâ€™re extremely proud of all that weâ€™ve achieved over the last 5 years and hopefully, in 5 yearsâ€™ time, someone else will be writing about all weâ€™ve achieved after another 5 years. So Happy Birthday to us, and thank you for your dedication. We were one of the first escape rooms to open up in the UK and with a bit of luck, weâ€™ll continue on to new exploits. Perhaps a new room and new games! Feel free to submit your ideas to us about this via our Twitter page â€“ weâ€™d love to hear your thoughts on what we should do next!
Onwards and upwards â€“ thank you for a wonderful 5 years.