Have you booked an escape game at our room in Shacklewell?
If so, why not turn your trip into a day-long affair?
Based in the London Borough of Hackney, Shacklewell takes its name from a high quality well whose location is now forgotten. The area has never been an administrative unit in it’s own right; and these days north Shacklewell is considered part of Stoke Newington whilst the south is part of Dalston.
But what Shacklewell lacks in official status it more than makes up for in character and style. With quaint streets, historic buildings and some great places to eat, there’s more than enough to do to turn your hour-long escape game into a great day out.
Read on for some tips on how to make the most of your visit.
As part of inner London, reaching our escape room in Shacklewell by public transport is as easy as it gets.
The area is served by the London Overground (orange line), with the nearest stop – called Dalston Kingsland – being a comfortable eleven minute walk away.
Alternatively, you can reach us by bus. Catch bus 243 and stop at Princess May Road, or bus 236 and stop at Shacklewell Lane High Street. Both bus stops are approximately a gentle fifteen minute stroll away.
Finding clues and solving puzzles is hungry work. Thankfully, Shacklewell boasts some great places where you can feed your mind, your body and even your soul.
The Shacklewell Arms, the area’s best known pub, has an excellent selection of reasonably-priced food – from delicious burgers served with chunky fries to interesting twists on more traditional pub fare. Dishes you just have to try include the Pheasant and Cider Pie and a Venison, Stout and Prune Pie, both served with lots of fresh mash, vegetables and gravy.
And if you’re a vegetarian (or the health-conscious type), you’ll love the Secret Handshake Café. Based in the historic JR Brewer building, not only does it serve delicious food, it sports fun decor and a ton of atmosphere too.
Stuff To See
Once you’ve filled your belly, it’s time to take in some sights.
Walk down Shacklewell Row to admire St Barnabas Church, a grade II listed church built in the neo-Byzantine style. Then, head over to the Print Club to buy some original prints or even just for a spot of window shopping.
Finish off with a stroll around Hackney Downs – one of London’s best-loved green spaces – or catch a movie at the Picturehouse, a Hackney institution that also houses one of the most popular bars in the area.
Sounds like a pretty cool day out, right?
But first things first. Before you catch the next tube or bus to Shacklewell, why not book your escape game? Click here to get in touch with us today.