Escape in the Towers


Canterbury's award winning Escape Room experience set within England’s largest surviving Medieval gateway & Canterbury’s former city jail


60 Minutes of Escape Adrenalin!

Escape In The Towers is set within England’s largest surviving Medieval gateway built in 1380 and Canterbury’s atmospheric former city jail built in 1830, providing a one of a kind setting for your escape adventure!

Escape In The Towers is 5 Star rated on TripAdvisor and has been featured in The Guardian as one of the UK’s best escape rooms. Book now to find out why there's so much buzz about Escape Rooms!

Enjoy a 10% discount in our ground floor bar & kitchen (voted Kent’s Best Bar) with your ticket, perfect for reliving the best bits of your game with your team afterwards! 


Opening Times

MON - FRI 12:30pm - 8:30pm

SAT - SUN 10:30pm - 8:30pm

Games every 2 hours - Online booking only

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The Rooms

The Crime & Punishment Lab

An atmospheric and sinister adventure set within the cells of Canterbury’s former prison!

You’ve stumbled across Dr Wellington’s abandoned Crime & Punishment Lab founded in 1883, Dr Wellington based his controversial crime and punishment experiments in the treacherous cells of the former city gaol which has since laid abandoned for 80 years after his sudden and mysterious disappearance. Death is just the final nail in the coffin.

KEY SKILL: Puzzle & Problem Solving

The Crime & Punishment Lab is set within the original 1830s prison cells & has been featured in The Guardian.


A dramatic and high tension experience with chaos unfolding around you as if in your own blockbuster movie!

You’re thrown in at the deep end to replace the recently deceased former Air Raid Warden Mr Parsons. Your job is to defend Canterbury from a barrage of air attacks by deploying air defences and performing your duties, all the while unravelling the mystery of an unknown traitor sabotaging your every step.

KEY SKILL: Teamwork

The Comms Room is set within an original WW2 comms room never before open to the public.

magna Carta Murder - coming SOON 2019

An epic adventure romping through what must be one of the world’s largest escape room settings!

You’re unexpectedly at the centre of a daring raid on one of England’s famous Magna Carta manuscripts on loan to the Westgate Towers museum. The adventure unfolds in the epic after hours setting of the museum itself within England’s largest surviving Medieval gateway.

KEY SKILL: Observation

Magna Carta Murder involves numerous flights of spiral stairs and some elements take place outside on the rooftop battlements. Please see our FAQ for more details as it may not be suitable for everyone.

Magna Carta Murder is only bookable 3 weeks in advance, check back 3 weeks before your desired date!


Game Pricing (Per Person)

Bigger Team, Smaller Price!

5 Players

£19 per person

4 Players

£21 per person

3 Players

£24 per person

2 Players

£29 per person


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Find yourself immersed in our three truly unique heritage settings. Escape In The Towers is set within Canterbury's original former city gaol built in the 1830s and England’s largest surviving Medieval gateway. Packed full of atmosphere and intrigue, it is the perfect setting for your escape room adventure.


Included with your ticket is a discount for you to enjoy a 10% discount in our ground floor bar & kitchen voted ‘Kent’s Best Bar’. Perfect for reliving the best bits of your game with your teammates!


Play with friends, family, colleagues or on a date! Escape In The Towers offers a one of a kind live action experience with theme park quality settings and puzzles to test your abilities in teams of 2-5 players. The aim of the game is to escape by solving clues, puzzles and finding combinations and keys as you find yourself immersed in a truly unique and atmospheric setting. 


Recent Escape Artists (Or Victims)


Golden Key Award

“Creating a good game is hard enough, but doing so in a building that you can’t modify must be almost impossible. Definitely not impossible, though, because Escape in the Towers absolutely nailed it with their experience. It took something special to do the medieval towers justice, but they absolutely managed it.” Ken from The Logic Escapes Me - The Crime & Punishment Lab

5 Star Trip Advisor Rating

“Insanely good! The best escape room I’ve done yet by far - so atmospheric being in a real cell! The design of the room/puzzles was great and the games master was superb. Escaped on the hour mark exactly - phew! Highly recommend”
“Had a marvellous time, exciting, engaging and great fun. Set in real historic prison cells, very atmospheric and attention to detail excellent. Ben was welcoming and took the time to explain how it would all work to put minds at rest so that the game could be enjoyed fully. A really good way to spend an hour, or in our case 44 action packed minutes.”
“We have done lots of escape rooms in the last couple of years, and this is really one of the best. The location couldn’t be more perfect and the puzzles and story were engrossing. I can’t recommend this place enough. Plus a free visit to the little museum after was the icing on the cake.”